Job Descriptions

Tapawingo Trails Camp Staff Job Descriptions

Team Work Philosophy

 

At Tapawingo Trails Camp every staff member is committed to creating the best summer possible for each and every camper. By working closely with each other towards this common goal, we create a sense of community and fellowship that makes camp a wonderful place to be. We are only as successful as the level of commitment and heart each one of us brings to our position at camp.

 

Together, we have the possibility of creating something wonderful! It must be remembered that every person’s efforts are important and every contribution is significant; from the Cooks to Counselors, from Groundkeeper to Drama staff. Never has this been more important as we plan for this summer. At the very centre of all of our efforts are the campers who have selected Tapawingo Trails Camp as the place to be this summer.

 

 

Roles & Responsibilities

 

Counselor – for Campers (9-12 yrs old) & Leaders-in-Training (13 &14 yrs old)

Responsible to:  Camp Director

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the assigned campers in your cabin are supervised and safe

  • Utilize appropriate behaviour management techniques

  • Prepare and lead a variety of activities that are age-appropriate

  • Model good behaviour for campers as it relates to sportsmanship, manners, and respectfulness

  • Identify teachable moments and capitalize on them

  • Perform all responsibilities in a manner that guarantees the safety of campers

  • Facilitate and encourage participation in camp activities

  • Interact with parents and other camp staff in a professional and polite manner

  • This role is ideally suited to someone who has experience supervising and working with children and who can plan, organize and lead activities.  The ability to maintain a safe environment for others in adherence to the provided protocols and camp standards is also important.

 

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) – for Campers (9-12 yrs) & Leaders-in-Training (13 &14 yrs)

Responsible to:  Camp Director and Assigned Counselor

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Learn the role of the Counselor while participating in a number of duties (see below)

  • Ensure the assigned campers in your cabin are supervised and safe

  • Utilize appropriate behaviour management techniques

  • Prepare and lead a variety of activities that are age-appropriate

  • Model good behaviour for campers as it relates to sportsmanship, manners, and respectfulness

  • Identify teachable moments and capitalize on them

  • Perform all responsibilities in a manner that guarantees the safety of campers

  • Facilitate and encourage participation in camp activities

  • Interact with parents and other camp staff in a professional and polite manner

  • Examples of duties:  help campers prep for the day, assist in maintaining organization of camp space, lead cabin games, etc.

  • This role is ideally suited to someone who has experience supervising and working with children and who can plan, organize and lead activities.  The ability to maintain a safe environment for others in adherence to the provided protocols and camp standards is also important.

 

Grounds Director

Responsible to: Camp Director

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Become familiar with Camp Rehoboth’s cleanliness requirements

  • Keep camp grounds and facilities clean and tidy

  • Model good behaviour for campers and LITs as it relates to completing work cheerfully, orderly and thoroughly

  • Instruct and then supervise the campers and LITs as they perform their assigned cleaning duties

  • Monitor cleaning supplies and ensure all cleaning equipment is handled with care and put away after use

  • Identify teachable moments and capitalize on them

  • Perform all responsibilities in a manner that guarantees the safety of campers

  • Facilitate and encourage participation in camp activities

  • Interact with parents and other camp staff in a professional and polite manner

  • Set up and conduct the Outdoor Survival activities

  • Responsible for adherence to all rules, regulations and policies of the camp. 

  • Responsible for filling in when necessary or as scheduled for other areas, e.g., assisting in the cabins in the evenings

  • Responsible for other duties that may be assigned from time to time 

  • This role is ideally suited to a hard-working individual who can adjust to many circumstances and who has a cheerful disposition.

 

Drama Director

Responsible to: Camp Director

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement and supervise all drama activities at camp that provide a wide range of creative entertainment to campers

  • Use props and costumes to help campers explore acting, improvisation, creative movement, voice, sound, storytelling and playwriting

  • Ensure campers are encouraged to be creative and to have a healthy sense of play

  • Maintain costume and prop inventory between practice sessions by hanging and/or properly storing

  • Solicit participants for Talent Nights

  • Identify teachable moments and capitalize on them

  • Perform all responsibilities in a manner that guarantees the safety of campers

  • Facilitate and encourage participation in all camp activities

  • Responsible for adherence to all rules, regulations and policies of the camp 

  • Responsible for filling in when necessary or as scheduled for other areas, e.g., assisting in the cabins in the evenings

  • Responsible for other duties that may be assigned from time to time, e.g., dishes or kitchen helper

  • This role is ideally suited to someone who has strong communicative and interpersonal skills and has some experience with the creative use/construction of props, costumes and sets (or has a strong interest in developing).

 

Sports Director

Responsible to:  Camp Director

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the successful implementation of the land-based sports programming of the camp, e.g., sports and archery

  • Use creative planning to determine the contents of each age-appropriate sports segment in the camp timetable

  • Purchase equipment and supplies as necessary

  • Ensure the safety of all activities and that the first aid kit is ready and available at all times

  • Follow safety guidelines and procedures

  • Ensure all supplies are cared for and put away after use each day

  • Model good behaviour for campers as it relates to sportsmanship, manners, and respectfulness

  • Perform all responsibilities in a manner that guarantees the safety of campers

  • Facilitate and encourage participation in camp activities in order to ensure a fun and safe experience for campers

  • Interact with parents and other camp staff in a professional and polite manner

  • Responsible for having the supports equipment and supplies set up and ready to go, 10 minutes before the scheduled time of event 

  • Responsible for adherence to all rules, regulations and policies of the camp 

  • Responsible for filling in when necessary or as scheduled for other areas, e.g., assisting in the cabins in the evenings 

  • Responsible for other duties that may be assigned from time to time, e.g., kitchen assistant and dishes

  • This role is ideally suited to someone who enjoys organizing games, directing large groups, encouraging teamwork and fun.