Camp Counsellor


Posting Id 2352
Department Community Services
Division Recreation and Culture Services
Shift Monday to Friday 
Rate of Pay $16.55 - $16.55 Hourly

Job Length/Start Date 

Job Length/End Date         

June 22, 2024

August 23, 2024 or August 30, 2024 depending on location 

Job Type Temporary Full Time
Posting Type Internal and External
Posting Date 12/04/2023  
Application Deadline 06/28/2024  


Position Summary

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the Camp Counsellor will supervise a group of children or youth in a day camp setting. Camp Counsellors will assist in the implementation and delivery of camp activities and ensure camper safety and security throughout the day.  Follow policies and procedures, while delivering camp services.  Work effectively with Program Coordinator, Camp Directors, Supervisors, peers, participants and the public

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement daily camp activities.
  • Modify camp activities to ensure campers with disabilities are able to participate in programs and be fully integrated into the camp setting.
  • Ensure there are a variety of activities in the camp program.
  • Ensure camp ratios are met at all times.
  • Work with the Camp Volunteers to ensure they are included in the programs and have various responsibilities.
  • Communicate and interact with participants and make everyone feel welcome
  • Ensure campers safety and security throughout the day. 
  • Complete all necessary forms (accident, incident) in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Represent the City of Richmond Hill by presenting yourself in a cooperative, organized, enthusiastic and well-groomed manner.
  • Report to work promptly.
  • Wear assigned uniform and name tag.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and staff training sessions.
  • Know and understand the policies and procedures of the Community Services Department.
  • Maintain excellent public relations at all time, with staff and the public.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Required to work before care and after care shifts throughout the summer

Education and Experience

  • Candidates must be minimum 15 years of age.
  • Background experience and an eagerness to work with children
  • High Five PHCD Certification
  • Standard First Aid and CPR C

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Strong leadership, communication, organization and decision making skills. 
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector check upon hiring
  • Specialty camp staff are expected to demonstrate experience and knowledge in the applicable area.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and makes sound decisions
  • Shows commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities
  • Shares new ideas and challenges the status quo
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust
  • Takes initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing
  • Contributes to building and being a part of a positive culture
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of service, collaboration, care and courage

Leadership Competencies

  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Builds people and culture
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Shapes the future
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change


Attention Internal Candidates:  All current City of Richmond Hill employees are required to apply via the ‘View Jobs for Current Employees’ link on the City’s Careers Page.


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.