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Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority seeks camp counsellors

The duties of a camp counsellor are varied, but include signing campers in and out every day and greeting parents at the start and end of each day
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Here's a good opportunity for students who are planning to work with kids and would like to add some experience to their resumé.

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority is looking for people who would like to be camp counsellors to work in their individual day camper groups.   

The duties of a camp counsellor are varied, but include signing campers in and out every day and greeting parents at the start and end of each day.

Counsellors must ensure the well-being and safety of all campers including reminding them to wear hats, have water bottles, sunscreen and other outdoor needs.  

The counsellors will lead groups through the day using a daily schedule provided by Tiffin education staff.  

Counsellors should be prepared to assist with the set up and take down of Tiffin Programming blocks and put away all program equipment where found and assist with the general tidiness of the facilities and craft room, and complete other duties as assigned.  

Camp counsellors must be mature and able to work in a fast paced environment and be proficient in multi-tasking , while working effectively with minimal supervision. Excellent communication skills and the ability to problem solve is required.

Students with an interest in outdoor pursuits, science, nature, environmental education, teacher or other related career considerations is an asset.

Experience with children, camp, co-op placement, day care, babysitting coaching, and related activities is required, as is Standard First Aid training with Level CPR. 

Lifeguarding experience with a Bronze cross is also considered a valuable asset.  

Camp counsellors will be required for six to eight weeks, which may not necessarily run consecutively.  

The salary is $14.25 per hour for a 35 hour work week.  

If you think you've got the experience and ability to be a good camp counsellor with the NVCA you can e-mail your resume to www.careers@nvca.on.ca.  

- Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative, New Tecumseth Times