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Ontario Pioneer Camp

Chalet Leader

Location: Port Sydney, ON

Job Information

Category: Camp & Conference Centre
Start Date: June 23rd, 2017
Employment: Contract
Travelling: No Travel
Openings: 1


Education: High School
Experience: 0 years

Job Description

Ontario Pioneer Camp (OPC), located in Muskoka Ontario, is seeking to fill several summer Chalet Leader positions. OPC is owned and operated by Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, and has been in operation since 1929. The purpose of this position is to care for and disciple campers. Chalet leaders are responsible for a small group of campers on a day to day basis. In addition to teaching activities, they also participate in program alongside campers. This person will be expected to provide excellent care for the campers, in a manner that is consistent with the values and standards of Ontario Pioneer Camp and Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. The ideal applicant for this position will possess the following qualifications: • Personal relationship with Jesus Christ and desire to grow as a follower of Christ. • Exemplifies servant leadership and a genuine love for the Lord, and is a role model for campers. • Enthusiastic, energetic team player who enjoys working with children and youth. • Ability to positively influence, and instruct children and youth spiritually, emotionally and socially. • Ability to sustain the physical demands of an outdoor overnight camp setting. • Minimum 17 years old. • Maturity in accepting responsibility, and ability to submit to those in authority. • Knowledge and experience in camping ministries. This is a volunteer position which includes an honorarium. There is also an opportunity to raise funds through our summer missions program. Interested applicants are invited to apply online at Closing Date: Job will remain posted until the position has been filled. Employment is conditional upon a clear police reference check. The successful candidate must be able to submit to Inter-Varsity’s Code of Conduct and Statement of Faith Agreement.


RESPONSIBILITIES Camper/Staff: • Know the lines of care and responsibility at camp and work through the proper channels. • Communicate concerns, questions and encouraging news to your supervisor. • Know your Chalet Responsibilities and First Day Responsibilities (attached) • Know where your campers are at all times. Know what activities they take and what they'll be doing during their free time or other times when you are not with them. • You are responsible for the health and safety of your campers. All illnesses and accidents must be reported to the Health Centre and to the Section Head/Mayor. If a camper has seen the nurse, ensure that you know what the follow-up plan is for the camper. • Make sure campers are dressed appropriately for the weather conditions. In particular, younger children need guidance; be the example (e.g. wear a hat and sunscreen)! • Teach the campers the dining hall routines and see that they are properly carried out - insist on good manners and respect for property. • It is possible you may be asked to have a Leader In Training (LIT) assigned to your chalet group (or class). You will need to meet daily with this individual to encourage, coach, and pray with them. Frequent reports should go to the Section Head/Mayor. • Make contact with parents on opening/closing day • Create real community within your chalet by sharing some of who you are (things you like to do i.e. playing the guitar, teaching a camper a game that you all play together) Administration: • Fill out camper profile forms at the end of each session • Hand out and collect camper feedback forms Training & Community • All leaders are expected to attend pre-camp training (exceptions must be cleared through the director). • Attend morning prayer meetings and the staff Bible study daily - these are not optional • Participate in the growth report process with your supervisor Programming • You will be teaching an activity at camp • You are encouraged to offer an 'Choose your Own Adventure (CYOA)’ or ‘Today’s Special (at Adventure Camp)' when these are scheduled (e.g. cookie-making, fishing, art, guitar lessons, nature hike, etc.) • Plan a chalet time per session, in conjunction with your Section Head/Mayor. • Settle the campers at night by reading to them, having quiet, age-appropriate conversation, reflecting on the day together, praying together, etc. Appropriateness is essential! No ghost stories, no inappropriate jokes, etc. Site & Equipment • Know the camp policies and adhere to them. • Be safety conscious—report anything you see that is a potential hazard • Make sure your chalets are clean and fully prepared for the arrival of the campers each session Self-Care • We want all our staff to have the opportunity for a daily quiet time. • Staff will be given an hour off every day. • Plan time off each week in conjunction with your Section Head. Neither the first and last days of each session, nor Sundays, are days off.


This is a volunteer position which includes an honorarium. There is also an opportunity to raise funds through our summer missions program.

Contact Information

Name: Laurie Russell