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Camp Forward Staff 2022

Alongside working within a specific team at Forward summer camps (Camp Forward), all staff will contribute to the larger staff team by working towards a “one-team” culture and being available to the needs of the other teams as needed. Our desire is to employ a staff team based on complementary skill sets and gifts. Therefore, the job descriptions listed below may change depending on the skill set of each individual team member. Other duties may be assigned to each role throughout the summer.

To apply for any of these positions please complete this application and submit your resume to ashleighd@forwardchurch.ca by February 4, 2022. We appreciate all who apply but will only contact those we wish to interview.

Program Positions

Youth Leadership Coordinator (2 positions available)

The Youth Leadership Camp Coordinator will work in tandem with the other YLC Coordinator to create and manage a unique, creative, challenging and exhilarating camp experience for our Youth Leadership campers. They will have one (or more) adult volunteer(s) as a part of their team. The Youth Leadership Coordinators will report to the Director of Children and Family Ministries. These positions will work very closely alongside the Camp Forward Program Coordinators to ensure an effective integration of the Youth Leadership campers during leadership opportunities.  Duties include but are not limited to:

  • creating a fun and engaging program for students in grades 6-12
  • working with the Camp Forward Program Coordinators to create leadership opportunities for students in grades 6-12 by teaching them how to plan and implement program for day camps
  • recruiting and training a minimum of one adult volunteer a week to help implement the camp program
  • behaviour management of students in the Youth Leadership Camp
  • alongside the family and children’s ministry staff, recruit, interview and select youth to join the youth cohort
  • ensuring that all campers and volunteers reporting to them are physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually cared for

This is a full time (40 hours/week) job for 12 weeks beginning on Monday, May 30 and ending on Friday, August 19. There will be required hours worked in February and/or March during the candidate interview window. This time will be given as lieu time in June. To be considered for this position you must be 18 years or older as of Monday, July 4.

 

Program Coordinator – Kindergarten Camp (1 position available)

The Program Coordinator – Kindergarten Camp will report to Director, Camp Forward. This position will work very closely alongside the other camp Program Coordinators to ensure an overall cohesive and connected camp program. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • taking the leadership responsibilities for the Kindergarten camp
  • creating a fun and engaging program for students in JK & SK
  • working with the other Camp Forward Program Coordinators to ensure the camps work in tandem and cooperatively
  • participating in developing volunteer training specific to their camp environment
  • on-going behaviour management during the summer
  • working with Camp Counsellors and volunteers to implement their camp program during summer camp
  • working with other program coordinators to develop creative program for before and after care
  • ensuring that all campers, volunteers and staff reporting to them are physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually cared for

This is a full time (40 hours/week) job for 12 weeks beginning on Monday, May 30 and ending on Friday, August 19. To be considered for this position you must be 18 years or older as of Monday, July 4.

 

Program Coordinator – Juniors Camp (1 position available)

The Program Coordinator – Juniors Camp will report to Director, Camp Forward. This position will work very closely alongside the other camp Program Coordinators to ensure an overall cohesive and connected camp program. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • taking the leadership responsibilities for the Juniors camp
  • creating a fun and engaging program for students in grades 1 to 3
  • working with the other Camp Forward Program Coordinators to ensure the camps work in tandem and cooperatively
  • participating in developing volunteer training specific to their camp environment
  • on-going behaviour management during the summer
  • working with Camp Counsellors and volunteers to implement their camp program during summer camp
  • working with other program coordinators to develop creative program for before and after care
  • ensuring that all campers, volunteers and staff reporting to them are physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually cared for

This is a full time (40 hours/week) job for 12 weeks beginning on Monday, May 30 and ending on Friday, August 19. To be considered for this position you must be 18 years or older as of Monday, July 4.

 

Program Coordinator – Pre-Teen Camp (1 position available)

The Program Coordinator – Pre-Teen Camp will report to Director, Camp Forward. This position will work very closely alongside the other camp Program Coordinators to ensure an overall cohesive and connected camp program. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • taking the leadership responsibilities for the Pre-Teen camp
  • creating a fun and engaging program for students in grades 4 to 5
  • working with the other Camp Forward Program Coordinators to ensure the camps work in tandem and cooperatively
  • participating in developing volunteer training specific to their camp environment
  • on-going behaviour management during the summer
  • working with Camp Counsellors and volunteers to implement their camp program during summer camp
  • working with other program coordinators to develop creative program for before and after care
  • ensuring that all campers, volunteers and staff reporting to them are physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually cared for

This is a full time (40 hours/week) job for 12 weeks beginning on Monday, May 30 and ending on Friday, August 19. To be considered for this position you must be 18 years or older as of Monday, July 4.

 

Camp Counsellors (3 or 4 positions available)

The Camp Counsellors will be responsible for reporting to the Program Coordinator for the camp in which they are serving on any given week. Camp Counsellors will work closely with the Program Coordinators to implement the camp program. The Camp Counsellors will be responsible for:

  • assisting in the implementation of all camp related program (crafts, games, Bible lessons, STEM, etc.)
  • ensuring that all program supplies are available for program
  • assisting with behaviour management of campers
  • ensuring that each camper is physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually cared for

This is a full time (40 hours/week) job for 10 weeks beginning on Monday, June 13 and ending on Friday, August 19.  Preference will be given to applicants who are 18 years or older as of Monday, July 4.

 

Camp Technician (1 position available)

The Camp Technician will report to the Director, Camp Forward and will be responsible for creating an engaging and interactive large group environment through the use of sound, lights and effects. They will ensure the large group sessions run smoothly and efficiently from technical perspective and will be responsible for documenting the full camper experience. They will work with the Program Coordinators and Special Needs Director create the best possible Camp Forward experience. The Camp Technician will be responsible for:

  • ensuring any video, lighting and sound elements are in place each morning for the large group sessions
  • running the video, lighting and sound elements during large groups session
  • ensuring equipment is shut down properly and back in place for other ministries
  • capturing photos and video of the Camp Forward experience
  • producing photo and video to be used for community connection and promotion

This is a part time (20 hours/week) job for 10 weeks beginning on Monday, June 13 and ending on Friday, August 19. Strong technical skills are an asset for this position.

 

Camp Administrator (1 position available)

The Camp Administrator will report to the Director, Camp Forward and will be responsible for maintaining the administration of Camp Forward. They will ensure a smooth registration process and that the administrative tasks of the Camp Forward are completed well to contribute to a great camp experience for campers, families, volunteers and staff. The Camp Administrator will be responsible for:

  • setting up all aspects of camp registrations in Planning Center
  • monitoring registrations as received and ensuring they are complete
  • processing payments and refunds
  • liaising with community organizations to arrange scholarships
  • along with the Director, Camp Forward, coordinating scholarships for campers who have applied for scholarships
  • assigning campers to their respective camps
  • forwarding information regarding campers with special needs to the Special Needs Director
  • communicating with respective Program Coordinators about arrangements made for field trips or Fun Day Fridays
  • arranging bussing, booking trips, booking rentals

This is a part time (10 hours/week) job for 25 weeks beginning on Monday, February 28 and ending on Friday, August 19. Strong administrative skills and attention to detail are an asset for this position.

 

Special Needs Positions

Special Needs Director (1 position available)

The Special Needs Director will support our campers with special needs and their support workers, both paid staff and volunteers, allowing them to have an excellent camp experience where they are fully immersed in the camp program. The Special Needs Director will be responsible to oversee any Camp Counsellor while they are working as special needs support during the summer.  The Special Needs Director will report to Ashleigh Dunkley, Director, Camp Forward. The Special Needs Director will also be responsible for:

  • recruiting, training, support and leadership of all support workers
  • being the point person before and during camp for parents whose camper has special needs
  • working with program staff to ensure camp program is accessible to all campers
  • creating 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)
  • ensuring all staff reporting to them are physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually cared for

This is a full time (40 hours/week) job for 13 weeks beginning on Monday, May 23 and ending on Friday, August 19. There will be required hours worked in February and/or March during the hiring window. This time will be given as lieu time in June.

 

Camp Counsellors with a Special Needs Focus (3 positions available)

The Camp Counsellors with a Special Needs Focus will be responsible for reporting to the Program Coordinator for the camp in which they are serving on any given week, and to the Special Needs Director while serving as a special needs support on any given week. Camp Counsellors will work closely with the Program Coordinators and Special Needs Director to implement the camp program and support campers with special needs. The Camp Counsellors will be responsible for:

  • assisting in the implementation of all camp related program (crafts, games, Bible lessons, STEM, etc.)
  • ensuring that all program supplies are available for program
  • assisting with behaviour management of campers
  • providing support to campers with special needs under the direction of the Special Needs Director
  • ensuring that each camper is physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually cared for

This is a full time (40 hours/week) job for 10 weeks beginning on Monday, June 13 and ending on Friday, August 19.  Preference will be given to applicants who are 18 years or older as of Monday, July 4.

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