Summer Day Camp Counsellor

at Amberlea Presbtyerian Church (view profile)
Location 1820 Whites Rd., Pickering, Canada
Date Posted April 11, 2024
Category Summer Job
Job Type Full-time


Amberlea Presbyterian Church

1820 Whites Rd., Pickering, ON L1V 1R8



Amberlea Summer Day Camp Counsellor


Primary Scope of Position:

Support the ongoing ministry to children and youth in the community by being a member of the Summer Team in planning and implementing summer programming. Build relationships with children and youth, modeling a Christ-like lifestyle and attitude, assisting and leading ministry events that reinforce our church's priorities, and becoming actively involved in the life and community of Amberlea.


Job Description:

  • Participate in team planning and execution of all summer, children, youth and family ministry initiatives in cooperation with the church including:
    • Mini Camp
    • Musical Theatre Camp
    • Family events
    • Youth volunteer events
    • Community outreach events
  • Prepare and lead specific activities including games, crafts, dramas, snacks, stories, music, communications and administration.
  • Ability to use media resources.
  • Build relationships with children, youth and parents
  • Communicate with parents, children, youth, co-workers, volunteers and congregation in joint initiatives, public relations, management of tasks and concerns
  • Participate in preparing a summary report of the Summer Team, and programs complete with an evaluation and recommendations for improvement.


Qualifications and Characteristics:

  • Live a lifestyle that reflects an authentic commitment to Christ and one that models Christ
  • Respect and appreciation for the Presbyterian expression of faith
  • Energetic, self-motivated, and a strong ability to lead, work and serve well with others
  • Excellent time management, organization, administration and research skills
  • Experience with children and youth programming and creative planning
  • Comfort with sharing Bible stories and the Gospel
  • Interest in education and/or children or youth ministry
  • Between the ages of 15-30
  • Complete a Vulnerable Sector Check with suitable results
  • Follow the Leading with Care policies and all Health & Safety training
  • Reliably get to and from the church location at varied hours



  • The Day Camp Counsellor will be under direct supervision of the Day Camp Leader, Administrator, and Lead Pastor.
  • The supervisor(s) commit to:
    • Communicate daily to go over the tasks to be completed and review the activities of the day.
    • Meet weekly one to one to provide feedback on job performance and insure the health and safety procedures are being met.
    • At least once weekly observe the employee at work insuring quality and completion of tasks
    • Evaluate and review their work experience at the end of the work term.


  • The mentor(s) commit to:
    • Connect at the start of the work term to review the work skills he/she will develop during their placement including: client services, teamwork, communication, leadership and childcare programming skills.
    • Connect weekly to review the achievement of these goals and where there are other opportunities they can be guided in their development.


Duration:  8 weeks, June 24 – August 18

Hours: 35 hours/week

Remuneration: $16.75/hour

Contact to apply.