Summer Staff 2018
Being a member of our staff team means knowing what it is to have fun, go deeper, serve faithfully and make a difference all together as a team.
A Kwasind staff member is being someone who has a love for Jesus, has a desire to serve others, knows how to have fun, is hardworking, and is willing to step up and take initiative.
Core Staff Values
S.O. D.O. I.T.
S – Service At Every Opportunity
O – Over & Above
D – Due Diligence
O – Outright Christ-Focused
I – Innovation
T – Teamwork
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BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF 2018 STAFF POSITIONS
Hospitality Manager – Responsible for managing the Dining Hall, Tuck Shop, Welcoming/Care for special guests and additional administrative support to Camp Administrator
CABIN LEADING TEAM
Cabin Leader Coordinator (Female / Male) – Responsible for the training, support, resourcing and mentoring of all cabin leaders and cabin leader assistants for Sessions 1-6. This position is also part of the senior staff team.
Cabin Leader – MUST BE AT LEAST 17 years old. Provides primary leadership for all campers in cabin during weekly Sessions 1-6 and supervises their activities at all times including meals, group activities, bible studies and devotions, recreation and free time.
Cabin Leader Assistant (usually volunteer position only) – MUST BE AT LEAST 17 years old. Assist cabin leader with leadership in camper cabins.
Program Director – Works with the Assistant Director to plan and implement fun and meaningful camp activities to reflect and enhance each week’s theme including character development, storyline, and set design. This position is also part of the senior staff team.
Program Assistant – Arts – Under the direction of the Assistant Director in partnership with the Program Director assists with character development for weekly themes, giving leadership to specific land electives in the arts and camp program.
Program Assistant – Sports – Under the direction of the Assistant Director in partnership with the Program Director assists with character development for weekly themes, giving leadership to specific land electives in sports and land activities and camp program.
Program Assistant – Audio Video – Under the direction of the Assistant Director and in partnership with the Program Director, assists with character development for weekly themes, giving leadership specifically to audio / video elements.
Program Assistant – Theme – Under the direction of the Assistant Director and in partnership with the Program Director, assists with development and implementation of weekly themes.
Video & Photography Technician
Takes photos and video footage of campers and camp activities every day with a view to producing a selection of photos to share online on the camp’s website and produce a weekly video as a memorable reflection of the week’s activities and teaching.
Assistant Head of Maintenance – Responsible for the day to day maintenance of all camp buildings, property, tools and equipment and management and mentoring of the Maintenance staff. This position is also part of the senior staff team.
Maintenance Assistant – Works with the Head of Maintenance to attend to the day to day maintenance of all camp buildings, property, tools and equipment.
Maintenance Assistant (Special Projects) – Works with the Head of Maintenance on an as needed basis to complete special projects on property.
Head of Waterfront ** requires waterfront qualifications AND must be at least 18 yrs old – Responsible for the organization and management of all waterfront and program activities and managing and mentoring all waterfront program staff throughout the summer. This position is part of the senior staff team.
Lifeguard / Boating Coordinator ** requires waterfront qualifications – MUST HAVE waterfront qualifications AND boating license. Under the direction of the Head of Waterfront, carries out the daily tasks involved in the safe operation of the waterfront, giving leadership to specific electives for boating as part of the camp program
Lifeguard ** requires waterfront qualifications – MUST HAVE waterfront qualifications. Under the direction of the Head of Waterfront, carries out the daily tasks involved in the safe operation of the waterfront, giving leadership to specific electives for swimming as part of the camp program.
SPECIALTY CAMPS TEAM
L.I.T. Director – Plan, organize and implement the running of the 4-week Leaders-in-Training program which includes components for leadership, discipleship and skill development. Includes a 4-day wilderness canoe trip in Algonquin Park.
L.I.T. Assistant – Assist the L.I.T. director with the planning, organization and execution of the L.I.T. program.
L.E.A.P. Director – Lead, plan, organize and carry out the 2-week L.E.A.P. adventure-based program which includes a component of onsite at camp activities, book offsite activities, develop learning initiatives, create personal development activities as well as facilitate wilderness canoe trip (Wilderness Survival Certification strongly recommended).
L.E.A.P. Assistant – Assists with the planning, organization and execution of the 2-week L.E.A.P. adventure-based program.
Tripper Lead – This role is responsible for the planning and leading a canoe trip. Specialty camps that include out tripping include LIT, LEAP and Explorers. If applying for this role, please indicate with camp(s) you would be available to lead.
Click here to complete our online staff application.
Contracts for the various positions range from 5 to 15 weeks in length during the summer.
Interviews will be scheduled with applicable candidates at a time and location convenient to the candidate and interview team.
While we appreciate all applications, only candidates being considered will be contacted for an interview.
What is it like working at Camp Kwasind?
All positions are seasonal contracts and require residence at the camp during later June, July and August.
The hours of work are long. One day off per week is scheduled for each staff member. Accommodations are provided in a staff cabin or room shared with 1 or more other staff members / volunteers of the same gender. All meals and snacks will be eaten with the campers and other staff in the dining hall.
While the work that is done as a staff member is important, it is just as important to remember that you are a part of a Christian community while at camp. This community brings with it expectations for lifestyle and personal behaviours.
Working at Camp Kwasind is a conscious mission / ministry choice. Some positions at Camp Kwasind are volunteer positions. Wages for paid summer staff start at $100 per week . In addition to this, the camp as part of the compensation provides room and board.
Code of Conduct
All staff members are asked to sign a letter of agreement that is part of the contract for employment. This letter outlines agreed and expected behaviours for all staff.
Applying for a Position
Why apply for only one position? If you are qualified for several positions and would consider serving in a variety of positions, please indicate that on your application. Where do you feel God is leading you?
The Camp Kwasind Leaders-in-Training program is excellent preparation for applying to work at the camp.
Special Qualifications / Equipment
Certain positions require previous experience or qualifications to be met. This includes waterfront and life guarding certification. Preference will be given to applicants that have experience and additional skills. Certain positions legally require people to be of a certain age before they can be considered for hiring. Some positions require staff members to supply their own specialized equipment such as steel-toed footwear.
People serving at camp will be asked to provide a police check. The cost of this check is the responsibility of the staff member.
Staff Application Forms
Click here to complete our online staff application (note you will need to create an account on our registration database which later will allow you to also upload relevant staff documentation if/when you are hired).
Staff Reference Forms
If you are providing a STAFF REFERENCE for an applicant, please click here to download a PDF and return by email to email@example.com.