Camp Leader / Chef de camp

20 juillet, 2021
Yellowknife, Canada
Job Type


Camp Leader

Job Description



Position Camp Leader Program Camp Connections Reporting to (Title) Camp Connections Manager Position Location (Community) Yellowknife Supervision Non-supervisory role Salary $900/week Type Temporary/ Term

From Immediately –

August 17th, 2021 Schedule 5 days training (9AM-5PM)

After the Training:

7 days on and 4 days off




Camp Connections is located outside of Yellowknife, NWT (approximately 1 hour drive) up the Ingraham Trail along the northern shore of the Cameron River. The Camp site consists of wooden cabins, equipped with wood stoves and outhouses. Everything needed to run camp is set up every summer. There is no running water, plumbing or electricity. The kitchen facilities are equipped with propane stoves, and fridges, as well as a water tank.

Position Description

Camp leaders are responsible for engaging with campers and implementing Camp programming. The Camp Leaders will organize and implement five 7-day long sessions of summer camp. This is an over night camp and during the sessions the shifts are 7 days on and 4 days off. The Camp Leaders will always work cooperatively and effectively with all FFC-NWT staff, volunteers and guests.

The Camp Leaders duties include but are not limited to:


  • Participate in all staff training
  • Assist in session scheduling and planning
  • prepping the camp site for the start of season

During Camp

  • Engage with campers at all times; be open, communicative, and supportive
  • Ensure campers are supervised at all times
  • Lead activities and daily tasks with enthusiasm and energy
  • Assist any elders, workshop facilitators or guests with their programming
  • Assisting and supporting the campers as needed
  • Practice discipline techniques discussed in training, redirect campers to Camp Manager as needed
  • Help out with additional tasks as needed – there is no maintenance or clean up crew
  • Follow the program plan, and contribute enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, ingenuity, and input
  • Respect all equipment and facilities, and ensures proper care, use, and maintenance of them
  • One-on-one supervision as necessary, time outs etc.
  • Help prepare/set-up/supervise games and activities

Post Camp

  • Preparing an accurate and organized inventory of craft, sport, first aid and dry-good supplies.
  • Participate in end of season de-brief and evaluation


  • Excellent communication skills and ability to motivate and work with others
  • Ability to create and implement programming for children ranging in age from 7 – 18
  • Experience working with children with physical, mental health and neurological diversity such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Anxiety and Trauma.
  • Summer camp experience an asset
  • Enthusiasm and desire to work with children and make a positive impact on their life
  • Knowledge of northern cultures
  • Wilderness training or experience
  • Valid, Standard First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Mental Health First Aid, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Trauma Sensitivity and other trainings and courses an asset
  • Valid Drivers License, Class 4 preferred
  • Experience operating On-The-Land equipment (eg ATV’s, water pumps, generators ext.)
  • NLS certification (life guarding) an asset
  • Clear Criminal Record w/ Vulnerable Sector Check


I have read this job description and fully understand the requirements set forth therein. I understand that this is to be used as a guide and that I will be responsible for performing other duties as assigned.

Name:            ________________________________________

Signature:      ________________________________________

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