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STUDENT SUMMER JOBS – CAMP FORWARD
Do you want to make a difference this summer in the lives of kids? Are you a leader that loves developing other leaders? Do you want to have a job that makes a difference? If so, consider applying to work at Camp Forward (Forward Church’s Summer Camps). Whether you’re looking for a full-time role developing programs for children, working with children with special needs, or a part-time, split-shift position, we have great roles College and University-aged students. And we have a Leaders in Training Program for High School students!
Leaders in Training Program
Are you a High School student? We have an exciting opportunity for you, our LIT (Leaders in Training) Program. This paid program will provide you with leadership and practical training to be a future leader in camps and elsewhere.*
Information about our LIT program for 2020 will be available in February.
*If you are a highly motivated High School student, you are also welcome to apply for the staff positions below.
Role Descriptions for Summer Camps Staff 2020
Program Coordinator (8 positions available, 4 in each camp)
The Program Coordinator will work on a specific team (Kindergarten or Elementary) and report to the director of that camp. The Program Coordinators will work within their team to come up with the program for all weeks of camp. The Program Coordinator will likely be responsible for:
-planning and implementing of all camp related activities
-ensuring that all program supplies are available for program
-creating a program in a way where any staff, LIT or volunteer can run it
-behaviour management of campers
This is a full time (40 hours/week) job, for 12 weeks, beginning on Monday, June 1 and ending on Friday, August 21. This position is intended for a post-secondary student, however an exceptional high school student will be considered.
Special Needs Director (1 position available)
The Special Needs Support Director will support our campers with special needs and their support workers, allowing them to have an excellent camp experience where they are fully immersed in the camp program. The Special Needs Director will report to the Kristen Christopherson, Associate Director of Children and Family Ministry. The Special Needs Director will likely be responsible for:
-recruitment, training, support and leadership of all support workers (staff and volunteers)
-being the point person before and during camp for parents whose camper has special needs
-with program coordinators, ensuring all camp program is accessible to all campers
-creating of additional supports such as visual schedules, when/then charts, etc.
-for certain campers, taking the lead on toileting and/or feeding (training will be provided)
This is a full time (40 hours/week) job, for 13 weeks, beginning on Monday, May 25 and ending on Friday, August 21. This position is intended for a post-secondary student.
Special Needs Support Worker (3 positions available)
The Special Needs Support Worker will support our campers with special needs, allowing them to have an excellent camp experience where they are fully immersed in the camp program. Special Needs Support Workers will report to the Special Needs Director. The Special Needs Support Worker will likely be responsible for:
-ensuring all children, regardless of ability, are able to participate in camp
-contacting families of campers with special needs to provide appropriate camper support
-providing assistance to a small group of campers -for certain campers, taking the lead on toileting and/or feeding (training will be provided)
This is a full time (40 hours/week) job, for 8 weeks plus one training day, beginning on Friday, June 26 and ending on Friday, August 21. This position is intended for a post-secondary student, however an exceptional high school student will be considered
Before and After Care Coordinator (2 positions available)
The Before and After Care Coordinator will work with the Admin Director to ensure a safe and high quality before and after program is planned and implemented. The Before and After Care Coordinator will report to the Admin Director. This position will likely be responsible for:
-ensuring the safety of all campers registered in before and after care
-planning and implementing fun and creative programming
-ensuring camp information is communicated with parents of before and after care campers
This is a part time (30 hours/week) job, for 8 weeks, beginning on Monday, July 29 and ending on Friday, August 21. This position must be filled by a person 18 years or older as of June 29. This is a split shift position. Hours are 7:15am-10:15am and 2:45pm-5:45pm with some flexibility.