Job Description: Members of the Day Camp Program team’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to) learning our core programs and implementing them for campers, developing, planning and preparing fun new program ideas, teaching and supporting the counsellors, and overall facilitating fun! But being a camp programmer is so much more. You get to be a host and a character in the lives of campers. You become a friend, mentor, and role model to both campers and other staff. You get an opportunity to inspire, share your passions and help kids grow and learn about themselves. Most of all, you get to keep the fun and the positive spirit of camp going, all while having fun, finding purpose and learning about yourself.
Program Director: The program director is responsible for creating the weekly schedule, having an overall vision for the summer program, helping to plan pre-camp, overlooking the program, and checking in and supporting the program team. Some administration and computer experience is an asset.
Section-head: This position is assigned a section of campers (Tykes grade SK to grade 2, Juniors grade 3 and 4, Intermediate/Seniors grade 5 to grade 8) to manage and support counsellors throughout the summer. Responsibilities include morning and evening camper checkins, daily staff checkins, problem solving and running programs specific to your section.
Crafts Specialist: Let’s get crafty! The crafts specialist is responsible for planning and prepare age-appropriate arts and crafts projects each week, managing crafts supplies, as well as running other core programs.
Rabbitropolis Specialist: The Rabbitropolis Specialist is responsible for caring for and managing our bunnies and rabbits, developing and preparing unique programs relevant to empathy and care for animals, teaching campers about calmness and mindfulness in order to prepare them for interacting with the rabbits, as well as running other core programs.
Program Manager: This program role is responsible for running our core programs, planning and preparing fresh program ideas, as well as overlooking the general upkeep and quality of the programs and program materials. From fixing archery arrows, shopping for crafts supplies, painting signs for different program areas, this is a jack-of-all-trades kind of leadership role. Some carpentry and general handiness is an asset.
● Programmers must attend our Senior Pre-camp Training (June 20 – 23) as well as Pre-Camp Training from June 26 to June 30th, 2023.
● Day Camp runs from July 3rd, 2023 to September 1st, 2023. Programmers are asked, if possible, to commit to the entire summer..
● This is a day camp position. Living on site is not available at this time. Day camp bus stops are available in London, ON.
● Staff must bring their own lunches and snacks.
● Standard First Aid and CPR C is a must.
● NLS Lifeguarding qualification is an asset but not required
● Provide a Clear Background Check
● Skills in empathy, adaptability, initiative, problem solving, stress management
● Have a positive attitude and a willingness and openness to grow as a leader and receive feedback.
● Must be able to work well with children and in a team setting.
● Horseback riding experience is an asset but not required
● Valid G Driver’s License is an asset but not required
The Ranch is currently hiring day camp Programmers for Summer Day Camp 2023. Through outdoor play, connecting with our animals and the natural world programmers teach their campers responsibility, compassion, respect, self-esteem, the value of community, and the joy of living an active, healthy lifestyle. Programmers are also responsible for keeping everyone safe, showing respect for each other and the land, and including everyone in the fun of camp.
To apply to work at camp this summer as a Day Camp Programmer please go here.
For more information please contact the Camp Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Circle R Ranch
3017 Carriage Road
or Toll Free: (877) 844-8738