Camp Counsellor
Easter Seals Camp Horizon
About the Job
Program/Activity Leaders
Job Type
Seasonal
Start Date
End Date
Camp Location
1, Camp Horizon Rd. , Bragg Creek, AB
Job Description

Easter Seals Camp Horizon in Bragg Creek specializes in an accessible, and inclusive summer camp experience for individuals with disabilities. We offer programs
such as white water rafting, rock climbing, camping, arts and crafts, leadership training and much, much, more!

The Camp Counsellors are the ones that make it all happen. Camp Counsellors have the most hands-on and interactive role with our campers. They are responsible for assisting with camper’s personal needs, facilitating games and activities and the general supervision of all campers in their cabin. Our counselling staff have the most crucial role in the success of the camper’s summer camp experience. During staff training, counsellors will learn what it means to be an effective counsellor, develop strategies for behavior management, and collect resources to facilitate creative and inclusive programs. Bonding with campers, building relationships, experiencing heart-filled moments, and seeing first-hand the lasting effects that camp has on our campers are just some of the perks of this position. This position requires someone who is outgoing, hardworking, creative, fun, inclusive, and not afraid of having a good time.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Facilitating inclusive games and activities
  • Assisting Element Programmers in running technical activities
  • Participating in camp wide events
  • Supervising and providing direct care to campers as needed. Duties included but
    are not limited to:

    • Assisting at meal time, ensuring all dietary requirements are met
    • Personal care
    • Preforming night checks
  • Cleaning and sanitizing of camp equipment in between use
  • Providing a safe and welcoming environment for all campers and staff
  • Providing choice and opportunity within every activity. Following the framework of Challenge by Choice
  • Ensure that campers are engaged in meaningful activities throughout the day
  • Being a leader and role model for campers
  • Going above and beyond to provide campers with a memorable camp experience
  • Complete necessary administrative tasks for campers

Your Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working with individuals with various forms of disabilities.
  • Experience working with adults, children, and youth
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C
  • Excellent risk management skills
  • Excellent group management techniques
  • Previous experience working at an overnight summer camp
  • Musical talents, sport interest and/or artistic creativity are all assets
  • Class 4 drivers license an asset
  • Any additional outdoor certifications considered an asset:
    • ACCT Level 1 Assistant Ropes Course Instructor Certification
    • 40/80hr Wilderness First Aid
    • Outdoor Counsel of Canada: Field Leader Hiking & Overnight Certificate or
      equivalent

Working Conditions:

  • Contract dates: June 20th – August 20th 2022
  • 5 days a week Monday-Friday. 10+hr days with the occasional weekend.
  • Working outdoors each day in all kinds of weather
  • Working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and abilities

What We Can Offer You

  • Free lodging in shared staff cabins all summer in beautiful Kananaskis Country
  • 3 healthy prepared meals each day while onsite
  • Organized out trips for staff on weekends to places like Banff, Lake Louise, Calgary and more.
  • An unforgettable experience working with an amazing team from around the world.
  • Disability sensitivity training
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C training

Conditions of Employment

  • Satisfactory completion of a police and vulnerable sector check
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (3 doses) or valid medical exemption
  • Compliance with all Camp Horizons COVID-19 policies and procedures
How to Apply
Please email resume and cover letter with “Camp Counsellor” in the subject area to: camphr@easterseals.ab.ca