YMCA Overnight Camp CQE Staff

by Southwestern Ontario YMCA

Reference #: 989
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: May 16, 2024
Southwestern Ontario YMCA

Job Description

Join the YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth Team!
Be the Spark! Join our passionate team and be the spark that ignites the potential in others. YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of licensed child care in Canada, offers settlement services to newcomers to Canada, operates 2 overnight camps and 15 Health & Fitness branches across Southwestern Ontario, and we have been making a positive difference in the communities we serve for over 50 years!
Why The Y?
The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to the development of healthy communities and welcomes people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities. We are committed to helping our employees reach their full potential and are recognized by Forbes as one of Canada’s Top Employers. We offer meaningful employment and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families.

Position: Overnight Camp Counsellor
Location: YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth, Beausoleil Island
Start Date: June 22, 2024
End Date: August 23, 2024
Salary: $400-425/week based on experience

As part of your total compensation:
• Receive a 1-year complimentary YMCA membership to our Health & Fitness facilities, and discounts on YMCA child care and camp programs
• Be part of a caring and supportive network of people to help each other succeed
• Complimentary access to wellness and counselling services

In this role, you will:
• Provide adequate and engaged supervision of all campers in your care
• Proactively manage emotional and physical risk for campers and colleagues
• Respond quickly and effectively to accidents and incidents
• Plan and deliver creative and skill-based programs for your cabin group and skill-based morning activities
• Bring creativity and inspiration into exciting programs and works to create new creative activities
• Adhere to internal policies and procedures regarding lifeguarding, waterfront, and boating activities
• Adhere to NL standards for lifeguarding
• Plan and lead safe, fun, and challenging outtrips
• Ensure that campers’ life needs are met on trip, including food preparation, campsite management, medication administration, and first aid administration
• respond when necessary to camper needs any time of day or night
• Maintain a consistently positive attitude, role models the YMCA core values and maintains a healthy lifestyle
• Be committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and building a sense of belonging
• Embrace and exemplify the Y’s core values

Other Job Details:

• This is a seasonal position and the successful candidate is required to live on site at YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth for the duration of their contract in rustic accommodations.

Education and Skills Qualifications:
• National Lifeguarding
• Standard First Aid, CPR C
• Attendance at the CQE Training Weekend for New Staff (May 31-June 2) This is a paid and highly encouraged, but not mandatory, training.
• Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Position Screening
• Preferred Applicants: Fun and responsible individuals looking to focus on the needs of campers. Successful completion of CQE or equivalent leadership programs and/or one year of counselling experience
• Legally entitled to work in Canada


To Apply:
• Submit your cover letter, resume, and supporting documents via this application. This job posting will be active until the role is filled.
• Include in your submission your specialized experience, and why you are the best candidate for this role. Please include the name of the position and location in your application.

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
NOTE: The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our members/participants, employees, job applicants, suppliers, and any visitors who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our services. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), and its associated standards and regulations.

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   Southwestern Ontario YMCA
Application URL: Click here to apply online