Full-time Summer Day Camp Co-ordinator

at Avenue Road Baptist Church (view profile)
Location Cambridge, Canada
Date Posted May 10, 2022
Category Summer Jobs
Job Type Full-time

Description

Avenue Road Baptist Church has offered fun and inclusive day camps for children in our community for many years. Last year was our first year doing 6 weeks of camp, and the summer was a huge success - we had over 100 kids participate!

We will be offering two types of camp - 4 weeks of Vacation Bible Camp, which will include Bible stories, games, crafts, and lots of other activities, plus 2 weeks of Sports Camp, which will emphasize learning skills in different sports (like badminton, soccer, basketball, etc.) each day of the week, as well as including other activities. In the middle of the summer, there will be a week to pause from camp for staff to regroup and
reset for the final weeks.

The Camp Co-ordinator will work with the Youth & Family Pastor to develop and run the day-to-day camp activities and schedule. You will also help to oversee our team of up to 6 other summer staff and volunteers as you all build relationships with campers. You will get to develop your leadership skills, but the role is also collaborative. We want you to learn and grow, and you will be mentored throughout.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Run the day-to-day camp activities and schedule, with assistance from the Youth & Family Pastor. Organize the afternoon big group game, decide what’s for snack, make sure groups are rotating through their stations, that kind of thing.

2. Work with the Youth & Family Pastor to delegate responsibilities among staff and volunteers, thinking about their growth and development, as well as the successful functioning of the camp.

3. Ensure equipment and facilities are kept safe, organized, and clean; ensure camps have all necessary supplies (in consultation with the Youth & Family Pastor and other staff).

4. Lead activities according to gifts and interests. Teach daily Bible story and memory verse from curriculum, and/or assist other staff in leading Bible story time. E.g. if you’d enjoy teaching kids singing and dancing, you could lead the kick-off session at the beginning of the day.

Qualifications:

Creativity, flexibility, enthusiasm, interpersonal skills, willingness to take on new challenges and learn from mistakes.
Desire to share the love of Jesus with kids, staff, and volunteers.
Demonstrable experience working with children/youth.
Passion for camp ministry.
First aid training an asset.

Job Details:

Status: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Hourly rate: $16.50
Start date: June 27, 2022
End date: August 19, 2022
Regular hours: Monday to Friday – 9am until 4:30pm (with a half hour off for unpaid lunch)
Lieu time/Time off: We are happy to offer time off (for necessary reasons) if accommodations are made to replace those hours at another time.

If you’re interested in the position, send applications to avenueroad@rogers.com by May 31, 2022.

Note: This job is funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. You must be aged between 15 and 30 and be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Janelle Arnold
Avenue Road Baptist Church
Church phone: 519-621-4391