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Day Camp Leader (20) (SS.24.13)

by Norfolk County

Position Type: Temporary
Location: Simcoe, Ontario
Date Posted: May 14, 2024
Norfolk County

Job Description


The duration of this contract will be approximately 3 months.  Applicants are expected to fulfill the entire contract period commencing May 25th until August 23, 2024. Training will occur in June and camp begins July 3, 2024.  Schedules of up to 40 hours per week will not commence until July.

Position Description:

As a member of an energetic Day Camp team, you will facilitate a recreational program for a group of children/youth in one of Norfolk County’s summer camps with responsibilities including program planning, program delivery and administration; supervises a group of 1 to 10 campers (children or youth).

Through effective leadership and programming, enables children and youth to develop skills, make friends, socialize and build self-esteem. Accountable for the wellbeing of a group of campers under the guidance of the Day Camp Coordinator, ensuring camp activities are safe, inclusive and high quality following the High Five model.

  • Facilitates daily camp activities such as sports, games, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, crafts and special events. Helps to ensure programming is inclusive and adapted to camper needs with regard to safety, hygiene, weather, breaks etc.
  • Closely monitors camper conduct and provide in-water supervision during all swim times.
  • Keeps attendance records and promptly reports absences to the Day Camp Coordinator. This includes knowing the location of each camper at all times during camp operation
  • Prioritizes and ensures child well-being, safety and protection throughout the camp and for each camper within his/her assigned group. Evaluates situations of potential risks to the safety, protection and well-being of campers and staff, proactively taking mitigating actions to address such risks
  • Serves as a liaison with parents of campers, reinforcing Norfolk County’s customer service, diversity and inclusion (children/youth with a disability, ethno-cultural, English as a second language, socio-economic) policies.
  • Prepares and organizes program equipment and supplies, reporting any inventory shortages/damages to the Day Camp Coordinator
  • Organizes and assists with set up and clean-up of camp events, activities and programs
  • Assist with the facilitation of special events hosted by Norfolk County Demonstrates the confidence and ability to make decisions independently of peers and in the best interests of the campers. Resolves problems and conflicts effectively as they arise
  • Ensures all participants and parents are aware of upcoming events and schedule changes
  • Follows Norfolk County policies and procedures and Summer Day Camp procedures in program activities
  • Maintains positive, constructive relationships with staff and volunteers with the goal of meeting camper needs
  • Coaches and mentors, volunteers and campers
  • Provides regular updates and feedback to the Day Camp Coordinator
  • Attends all and participates in orientation, training sessions prior to and throughout the summer.
  • Other duties as required



  • High School – minimum of 15 years of age
  • Standard First Aid with CPR Level C (if hired, must be obtained by July 2, 2024)
  • HIGH FIVE – Principles of Healthy Child Development (if hired, must be obtained by July 2, 2024)
  • Experience working with children; knowledge of child development, crafts, sports, music and/or games
  • Experience in a leadership capacity is required i.e. student council member, leadership role on youth council
  • Ability to facilitate and adapt program plans and activities on a daily basis
  • Excellent customer service and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of programs offered by Norfolk County
  • Ability to work in a team environment, accept and follow verbal and written instructions, complete duties to an acceptable level of quantity and quality with minimal supervision and follow all of Norfolk County Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Ability to deal with the public courteously and effectively
  • Must be motivated, hardworking individual able to work outside in all weather (hot, dusty, cold and wet)
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act


Must be willing to work weekends, evenings and holidays.

Employment is conditional upon: attendance at all training sessions, submission of required documentation/certification, adherence to the minimum age requirements and ability to meet the employment term.

At time of application must be enrolled in a post-secondary education institution or institution of higher learning.

Applicants must submit a criminal record check (dated within the last 3 months) from their local police service for approval prior to commencing employment.


Position: Day Camp Leader

Division: Community Development

Department: Recreation

Location: Simcoe, Delhi, Waterford, Backus

Rate: $17.38 per hour

Hours: up to 40 hours per week

Posting Period: May 14, 2024 – until positions are filled (applications received by June

1, 2024 will be considered first, any applications received after will be on a first come

first serve basis)

Application information:

  • Ensure the file extension for your resume document is .doc, .docx or .pdf
  • If you are electing to include a cover letter, the cover letter and resume must be uploaded as 1 file.
  • Find out more information about Norfolk County here: Employment at Norfolk County -

The Corporation of Norfolk County is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Successful applicants are required to provide the Employer with a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector where required and verification of education.

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   Norfolk County
Company Website:
Application URL: Click here to apply online