SUMMER 2023 EMPLOYMENT: Assistant Camp Director

  • Location: Baie Verte, New Brunswick
  • Deadline: March 30, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Easter Seals Nova Scotia-Camp Tidnish

Job Title: Assistant Camp Director
Reports to: Camp Director
Rate of Pay: $100.00/per camp day
Bonus: $300.00/on completion of contract.
Date of Employment: May 14 – August 30, 2023
Deadline: March 30

The main responsibility of the assistant camp director is to support the director in any way possible. This
includes upholding the values and goals of the camp, enforcing safety and health regulations, enforcing the
rules of behaviour set forth by the camp director, monitoring staff and campers, facilitating a line of
communication between the camp director and counsellors, and serving as camp director in the absence of
the director. The Assistant Camp Director will promote high standards in all aspects of the camping program
and serve as a role model to campers and staff through actions, appearance, manners, language, and general

• Minimum two (2) years in a supervisory, leadership role in a camp setting
• Knowledge of and experience in risk assessment and management
• A graduate of or currently enrolled in a degree in recreation or a related field, or equivalent work
• Experience working with persons with disabilities is considered an asset
• Standard First Aid with AED/CPR Level C

• Ability to work within a budget and plan programs and activities accordingly
• Ability to drive, possession of a valid driver’s license, and clean DMV record.
• Organized and detail oriented.
• Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple demands under pressure.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and as a team member.
• Must be willing to submit to vulnerable sector and police background checks and child abuse registry
• Willing to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours to ensure the success of the program.
• Must be a very independent individual able to understand objectives and think quickly
• Must be able to communicate, direct and lead the camp counsellors efficiently to goals
Under the direction of the Camp Director, the Assistant Camp Director will:
• Provide mentorship and leadership to camp staff members in fulfilling their jobs properly.
• Supervise camp staff in the planning, organizing, and implementation of camp activities.
• Participate, lead and/or assists other staff members with planning and carrying out scheduled
• Develop, research, and implement innovative activities for all participants.
• Working closely with all staff members to ensure the program runs smoothly, including kitchen,
infirmary, outside contracts, and counsellors.
• Support all aspects of programming including organizing and scheduling (staff breaks, cabin
• Complete administrative duties such as answering the phone, checking e-mail, submitting reports.
• Keep Camp Director appraised of any camp problems concerning staff, participants or the
camp activities.
• Counsel staff and campers when necessary to resolve problems using approved behaviour
management techniques.
• Fill vacancies if necessary to ensure the Camp program’s success.
• Evaluation of counsellors at mid-season and end of the season and makes suggestions and
recommendations for improvements for the next season;
• Upholds all Easter Seals Nova Scotia, Camp Tidnish policies and philosophy, and utilize Camp Tidnish
goals and objectives as a basis for working with one and all.
• Facilitate/co-facilitate staff meetings for Camp Tidnish Staff.
• Maintain appropriate supply inventories.
• Consider camper logistics with input from senior staff and Head Counsellors.
• Develop Table numbers and seating arrangements, working closely with Food Service Manager.
• In partnership with Camp Director, monitor camp schedules.
• Develop and facilitate staff training sessions for leadership staff and general camp staff, in conjunction
with the senior staff team and head counsellors.
• Provide a minimum of one (1) in-service for staff.
• Screen and manage volunteers.
• Submit daily, weekly, and end of season reports.
• Other duties as required.
*Room and board included in pay.

Camp Tidnish operates from May 14 – August 30, 2023. During this time, the staff is required to live on site during camp sessions
and to be on call as required to provide effective support for our campers. Hours of work are directly related to a typical camp day (7
a.m. – 10 p.m.) plus any additional hours required fulfilling the duties associated with the position.

Effective October 1, 2021, full 2-dose vaccinations will be mandatory for all staff, clients, program participants and volunteers
directly associated with program delivery through Easter Seals Nova Scotia. Proof of vaccination will be required. Those who cannot
to be vaccinated for medical, religious, or cultural reasons must be tested for Co-Vid twice a week through our Workplace Screening

HOW TO APPLY Complete the Online Application.
Questions can be directed to Camp Director, Roxy Peterson –