SUMMER EMPLOYMENT: Assistant Camp Director

  • Location: Baie Vert, New Brunswick
  • Deadline: February 23, 2024 at 11:59 pm

Reports to: Camp Director
Rate of Pay: $136.00 – $144.00 per camp day
End of Contract Bonus: $150.00 contingent on completion of the contract.
Referral Bonus: $100.00 per person – contingent on completion of the contract
Date of Employment: May 27th – August 27th, 2024
Camp Location: Baie Vert, New Brunswick

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 one to two (1-2) years in a supervisory, leadership role
• 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
• First Aid and CPR Level C Certification

• Ability to work within a budget and plan programs and activities accordingly
• Ability to drive, possession of a valid driver’s license, and clean driving 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 background check and child abuse registry check.
• 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 assist 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 the kitchen,
infirmary, outside contracts, and counsellors;
• Oversee all aspects of programming including organizing and scheduling (eg. Boat trips, hay rides, etc.);
• Complete administrative duties such as answering the phone, checking e-mail, and 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;
• Assists Camp Director in the 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 staff meetings for all Camp Tidnish Staff;
• Maintain appropriate supply inventories;
• Consider camper logistics with input from the Camp Director and Head Counsellors;
• Develop Table numbers and seating arrangements, working closely with Food Services Manager;
• In partnership with Camp Director, manage and monitor camp budget and schedules;
• Develop and facilitate staff training sessions for leadership staff and general camp staff, in conjunction
with the directing 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 27th – August 27, 2024. 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. – 11 p.m.) plus any additional hours required to fulfill the
duties associated with the position.
As Easter Seals Nova Scotia works with vulnerable populations we continue to require all employees,
volunteers and participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID.

Submit a Cover Letter and Resume and/or any additional questions to Justin Dubreuil, Camp Director –

Application due by: February 23rd, 2024