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Camp Leader

Foster Family Coalition of the NWT, Camp Connections
April 12, 2021
Job Type
  • 24-26/hr


Camp leaders are responsible for engaging with campers and implementing Camp programming. The Camp Leaders will organize and implement five 7-day long sessions of summer camp. This is an over night camp and during the sessions the shifts are 7 days on and 4 days off. The Camp Leaders will always work cooperatively and effectively with all FFC-NWT staff, volunteers and guests.

Position Runs June 21- August 17, 2021

All Applicants must already be in the NWT or be in the NWT at-least 2 weeks prior to June 21, 2021

Job Type: Full-time, Temporary

Pay: $24.00-$26.00 per hour


The Camp Leaders duties include but are not limited to:


  • Participate in all staff training
  • Assist in session scheduling and planning
  • prepping the camp site for the start of season

During Camp

  • Engage with campers at all times; be open, communicative, and supportive
  • Ensure campers are supervised at all times
  • Lead activities and daily tasks with enthusiasm and energy
  • assist any elders, workshop facilitators or guests with their programming
  • assisting and supporting the campers as needed
  • Practise discipline techniques discussed in training, redirect campers to Camp Manager as needed
  • Help out with additional tasks as needed – there is no maintenance or clean up crew
  • Follow the program plan, and contribute enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, ingenuity, and input
  • Respect all equipment and facilities, and ensures proper care, use, and maintenance of them
  • One-on-one supervision as necessary, time outs etc.
  • Help prepare/set-up/supervise games and activities

Post Camp

  • Preparing an accurate and organized inventory of craft, sport, first aid and dry-good supplies.
  • Participate in end of season de-brief and evaluation


  • Excellent communication skills and ability to motivate and work with others
  • Ability to create and implement programming for children ranging in age from 7 – 18
  • Experience working with children with physical, mental health and neurological diversity such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Anxiety and Trauma.
  • Summer camp experience an asset
  • Enthusiasm and desire to work with children and make a positive impact on their life
  • Knowledge of northern cultures
  • Wilderness training or experience
  • Valid, Standard First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Mental Health First Aid, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Trauma Sensitivity and other trainings and courses an asset
  • Valid Drivers Licence, Class 4 preferred
  • NLS certification (life guarding) an asset
  • Clear Criminal Record w/ Vulnerable Sector Check

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