City of Guelph

2018 SUMMER - Summer Camp Team Leaders

2 weeks ago
Job ID
# Positions
Job Type
Summer Positions
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector
Career Level

Job Description


The City of Guelph Recreation Services Division offers a variety of summer camps for kids ages 3-12 and camps and leadership programs for youth 13-17 years old. For more information about camps, please reference camps listed in the camp section of the Spring/Summer Guelph Community Guide at or visit



Reporting to the Recreation Coordinator – Programs and the Summer Camp Program Facilitator, successful candidates will coordinate a staff team, program plans and implement programmed activities at a city of Guelph camp location/site.


The Recreation Division is seeking Summer Camp Team Leaders who have direct experience working with children in a camp program setting.



  • Develop a well unified team concept with all members of the team
  • Assist in the coordination and delivery of the training/orientation sessions for all summer camp staff
  • Take appropriate precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of all children
  • Provide understanding, encouragement and a positive experience for each child
  • Ensure all staff are actively involved in all aspects of programming – planning, set-up, running activities, actively participating, clean-up and evaluation
  • Establish and enforce rules, report any accidents to Supervisors and complete all necessary forms
  • Supervise, support and evaluate staff in all areas through continuous feedback
  • As a coach, communicate effectively, maintain open lines of communication and help develop skills in others 


  • Currently completing high school or attending post-secondary education, with an interest in pursuing further education in the field of Recreation, Child Studies, Social Services or related field
  • High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development certification (willing to obtain prior to commencement of summer camp programs)
  • A valid Standard First Aid & CPR C certification (willing to obtain prior to commencement of summer camp programs)
  • A satisfactory Police Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Check is required at time of offer
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with children in a recreational/camp setting. Previous day camp staff experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to respect and maintain participant confidentiality
  • Full availability is required for training in June and the full summer (July-August) 


These are seasonal positions, with training hours beginning in May and operating full-time hours starting first week of July and ending the week before Labour Day weekend in September. Full time hours applies to daytime weekly programs (Mon-Fri). Occasional shifts required on a Saturday for training and special events. 40-42 hours per week. Mandatory training dates are listed below.

  • May 30, 4:30pm- 9:00pm
  • May 31, 4:30pm-9:00pm
  • June 2, 9:00am-5:00pm
  • June 5,6,7 from 4:30pm-9:00pm
  • June 9, 9:00am-5:00pm
  • June 29, 9:00am-3:00pm
  • 0 hours online training






Applications must be received online by Monday, January 15, 2018.  To apply for this position, please visit for further detailed instructions.  Please follow the instructions and follow all steps to the process. In order to be considered for this position you must complete all of the steps when creating your profile. This will include a short online screening questionnaire specific to this position as part of the application process.  You will also need to attach both your cover letter and resume saved as one document (PDF format preferred). If you have already created a profile, you may simply login to begin your application.


The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.


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