Employment Details

Ways of the Woods Camp Counselor

Posting: 20210322-1
Date Posted: March 22, 2021
Closing Date: May 30, 2021

Ways of the Woods Camp Counselor
Contract, Seasonal

Conservation Halton was created to protect, restore, and manage the natural resources in our watershed but we have grown to become so much more. Today, we protect our communities and conserve our natural environment through planning, education, and recreation and to support our partners in the creation of sustainable communities within our watershed.

We believe that diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives make us stronger. Conservation Halton is committed to be an equal opportunity employer, creating an inclusive work environment and encouraging employees to be their most authentic self, no matter their ethnic background, religious beliefs, age demographic, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, mental health or general appearance.

Our strategic plan, Metamorphosis, continues to drive us to embrace more innovative ideas to communicate and collaborate more effectively, create the capacity for us to form new partnerships and position us to become leaders in conservation. We are looking to build our team with the kind of inspired, ambitious people that aren’t satisfied with the status quo, that see the opportunity in every challenge, are driven by measurable results and thrive in a busy work environment. If you are looking to join an environmentally focused, socially conscious community organization, then we are looking for you!

Your Opportunity

  • Provide for the care, safety, well-being, and personal growth of a group of children.
  • Provide safe environment promoting best practices for the well-being of campers and other staff members
  • Provide ongoing feedback, verbal and written, to parents concerning their child’s camp experience.
  • Provide leadership & education at facilities (or during activities) which require specialized knowledge or training. (Biking, Waterfront, Climbing, etc.)
  • Cleaning/Sanitizing of products and equipment related to program
  • Park maintenance and other duties as assigned.

Your Qualifications

  • Must be at least 16 years of age to be considered.
  • High school enrollment a minimum. Enrollment or completion of a College or University stream relating to recreation, teaching, sport, or similar is an asset.
  • Experience working in a summer camp setting is an asset.
  • Experience as a C.I.T is an asset
  • Other employment in a position working with or providing education / supervision to children an asset.
  • Specialized training, experience, or certification in activities or facilities relating to Recreation Program activities is an asset (but not mandatory).
    • Wilderness First Responder
    • Standard 1st Aid & CPR
    • PMBI – Mountain Bike Instructor L1, 2, or 3
    • ACCT Accredited Level 1, 2, or 3 Challenge Course Cert.
    • Paddle Canada certifications (canoe / kayak)
  • Desired experience or areas of skill:
    • Archery, Biking, Boating, Teambuilding / Challenge Course use, Outdoor Education –i.e. survival skills, Birds of Prey (Raptor Camp)
  • Standard First Aid and CPR certification is required prior to the first day of employment
  • Strong creativity, leadership, communication, and cooperative skills required for mentorship of other staff, and campers
  • Applicants selected for hire will be required to submit a valid Vulnerable Sector Check. It is recommended that anyone wishing to apply commence sourcing this in advance.
  • Ability to travel to the work site (Kelso Conservation Area OR Mountsberg Conservation Area)

Your Reward

  • Starting at $14.25 per hour
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment with no traffic lights for several miles
  • You will work with a creative, talented, and solutions-focused team
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
  • Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski and snowboard area
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food, and merchandise

Our Core Values

Be Respectful: Respect one another, celebrate diversity, and embrace new ideas.
Be Adaptable: Change is constant. Channel your passion, be innovative, and focus on results.
Be Collaborative: Share your knowledge, listen to understand, and always communicate clearly.
Be Sustainable: In everything you do, think conservation.
Be Accountable: Uphold your integrity, demonstrate measurable progress, and strive for excellence.

To Apply

Please visit the link below to apply online:

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. To discuss accommodations, please contact operations@hrca.on.ca. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


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