Summer Camp Senior Leader

Competition Number: 21008

Job Title: Summer Camp Senior Leader

Department: Recreation & Cultural Services Department

Employment Type: Summer

Salary: $17-$20

Posted Date: February 25, 2021, 12:00 am

Closing Date: March 21, 2021, 11:45 pm

Last Modified: March 30, 2021, 8:56 am

Posting: Closed

Status: Screening


Courtenay Recreation is looking for fun and energetic individuals who enjoy working with children to join our dynamic Summer Camp Team!

Develop your leadership, programming and facilitation skills while delivering summer camps to children ages 3-18 years! Continue to learn and grow in the field of Recreation while enjoying team work, collaboration and serving the public!

As a Senior Camp Leader, you are responsible for developing weekly program plans for summer camp participants in the areas of leisure hobbies, sports, cooking, STEM, performing arts, culture, physical literacy, socialization and outdoor exploration. You are also responsible for providing direct supervision, instruction and leadership to all participants while promoting healthy lifestyle choices through the incorporation of physical activities and educational components. Senior Leaders will also act as mentors to volunteers and junior leaders by helping them develop their leadership skills. Summer programs are facilitated both on and off site and some candidates may be required to drive groups of children to off-site venues in vehicles supplied by the City.

We are hiring staff for up to 40 hours per week June 25 – September 4,pending operational needs. Wages range from $17-$20/hour +4% in lieu of vacation, stat holidays and benefits. Please note the position(s) you are applying for in your cover letter.


  • Applicants must be available to work from June 25 through to September 4, 2021 between the hours of 7:45am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday; Staff not available until July 2, must be available to attend alternate training, dates to be determined.
  • Completion of (or currently completing)  Grade 12;
  • Experience and/or certificates in recreation, physical literacy, education, human/social services or equivalent will be preferred;
  • Applicants must have previous experience working with children;
  • Applicants must have First Aid and CRP C certification or be willing to obtain prior to start date;
    • A class 4 BC driver’s license, High Five, Physical Literacy Training, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Food Safe, & NLS certifications are considered an asset;
    • Consent to complete a criminal record check.
    • Ability to instruct special hobbies or skills such as dance, art, sports, skateboarding, scootering and cooking is an asset;
    • Applicants must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and maintain a level of confidentiality with program participants, volunteers, staff and the public.

How to apply:   Please submit your cover letter and resume through the APPLY button below by March 21, 2021.  We sincerely thank all applicants – only those short-listed for interviews will be contacted.


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