We offer training in a variety of areas such as non-violent crisis intervention, learning disabilities, child and adolescent mental health issues, counselling and behaviour management
2017 Camp Staff Dates
EXCEL Training: June 18 to June 19
Pre-camp Training: June 19 to June 29, with day off: June 29th at 4pm to June 30th at 6pm
Session 1 (10 to 13 year olds): 2 weeks, Saturday July 1 to Friday July 14
Session Changeover days off: July 14 4pm to July 16 6pm
Session 2: (14 to 18 year olds) + LITs. 3 weeks, Monday July 17 to Sunday August 6
Session Changeover days off: Sunday August 6, 4pm to Wednesday August 9, 6pm
Session 3: (10 to 18 year olds). 2 weeks, Thursday August 10 to Wednesday August 23
Contract end:Thursday August 25, 2017
Which Job is Right for You?
· Waterfront Program Leaders
· Adventure (EXCEL) Program Leader
· Adventure (EXCEL) Supervisor
· Experiential Arts Program Team ? Music Programmer
· Health Centre Supervisor
· Maintenance Assistant
· Office Administrator
· Nanny for Camp Director's children
Counsellors live with and directly supervise campers. They participate in daily activities with campers,
go on a canoe trip and ensure their overall physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Counsellors
help campers get along and support them to work on their individual goals and
challenges throughout the sessions. This is an extremely rewarding job where
you get to form close relationships and experience true growth! Each cabin
has three counselors and 5-7 campers. Counsellors
live in their own rooms within the cabin.
The Waterfront Program Leaders spend the days on Camp Towhee's
beautiful sandy beach! They create safe and fun
activities for campers of all ages and swimming abilities, and ensure that programs are designed and facilitated to meet the needs and abilities of all campers. All applicants must have CURRENT NLS and previous lifeguarding
experience. Instructor qualifications an asset.
the Waterfront Program Leaders Job Description
Outtripping Program Leader (AKA – Tripper)
Outrripping Program Leaders create and implement programming that teaches technical outdoor skills (orienteering, fire building, tent set up, etc.) and also lead a group of approximately 6 campers and 3 staff on a 1-4 night canoe trip. Outtripping Program Leaders are supported by their Supervisor in packing and repairing gear, route planning, menu planning and food packing. Applicants must have previous tripping experience and CURRENT Bronze Cross or higher (or willingness and ability to obtain before summer).
the Outtripping Program Leader Job Description
(“EXCEL”) Program Leaders
The EXCEL Program takes cabin groups through the progression of team challenges, initiatives, low ropes and high ropes over the course of the two or three-week session. Program Leaders develop adventure programming that helps campers work on communication, interpersonal skills and trust. Campers build self-confidence through challenging their limits and stepping outside of their comfort zones in a safe and supportive environment. Ropes Course Instructor certification, or equivalent experience strongly preferred.
the Adventure (EXCEL) Program Leader Job Description
In addition to leading programs alongside team members (see above), responsibilities of the EXCEL Supervisor include (but are not limited to) overseeing equipment inspection, scheduling the use of the high ropes course, and the supervision of the EXCEL staff members. Applicants must have experience working in high ropes courses and must have Ropes Course Instructor Level 2 or equivalent, or the ability to obtain it before camp.
the Adventure (EXCEL) Supervisor Job Description
Therapeutic Arts Program Leader ? Music Programmer
The Music Programmer is responsible for designing, implementing and facilitating process-oriented music programs for cabin groups, while taking into account the needs and abilities of all campers. The Music Programmer has access to instruments, recording equipment and a variety of other materials. The focus in the music program is on fun instead of performance, although campers are welcome to prepare songs or other musical performances to present to the camp at appropriate times.
Therapeutic Arts Program Leader ? Music Programmer Job Description
The Health Centre Supervisor looks after all of the various health needs of our campers and staff. He or she provides care and support to campers and staff. Duties range from tending to daily cuts and scrapes, to administering medication, and educating campers and staff on their health and wellness. The Health Centre Supervisor is a skilled Registered Nurse or upper-year Nursing student with camp and supervision experience.
the Health Centre Supervisor Job Description
The Health Centre Assistant works in conjunction with the Health Centre Supervisor to look after all of the various health needs of our campers and staff, including first aid and triage care. Other duties range from tending to daily cuts and scrapes, to administering medication, and educating campers and staff on health and wellness. The Health Centre Assistant is a student nurse or advanced first aider with camp experience.
the Health Centre Assistant Job Description
The Maintenance Assistant helps keep camp running smoothly and looking great! He or she works alongside our Property Manager to ensure that the facilities are clean and safe. Duties include some cleaning, garbage disposal, repairs around camp and building projects. Applicants must be physically fit and able to assist in some tasks that involve heavy lifting.
the Maintenance Assistant Job Description
The Office Administrator is an integral part of the Camp Towhee team. He or she works in conjunction with the Camp Director and Assistant Camp Directors to oversee the smooth and efficient running of the camp office. Some responsibilities include answering phones, filing, photocopying and book-keeping. There are always opportunities to get involved with campers in the evening, for staff who are interested. The Office Administrator is a part of the Supervisor Team, and as such is depended upon to be independent, extremely responsible and to have excellent judgment and decision making skills.
the Office Administrator Job Description
Nanny Job Description:
The Director has two children who will be 3 and 5 years old in the summer. This will be their 4th summer at Towhee. The nanny will be responsible for the care, safety and activity facilitation for the two girls while the director works on site. The nanny and children will have access to all camp program areas and resources; when campers are not using them. The individual should have experience working with young children/ toddlers; possess creativity, flexibility and initiative; an early education background is preferred but not required. Contract dates and compensation (i.e. accommodation and meals included in salary) is equivalent to that of counsellors and program staff.�