Students in the Brooklin and Whitby area are encouraged to apply for employment at the Summer Day Camp. Each year, the camp employs 7 counsellors and two senior staff member. The Optimist Club has applied to Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) through Service Canada and Ontario Government’s Summer Job Service (SJS) through Durham College to assist in funding jobs and allowing us to offer better than average wages. You must be between the ages of 15-28 and returning to school in the fall to qualify for subsidization.
The program is run at the rear of Luther Vipond Arena, 67 Winchester Road East, Brooklin, Ontario. Durham Region Transit and GO Transit provide public transportation.
You will report directly to the Program Director as you work for the 9 week camp, Monday to Friday 9:00-4:30. Duties require the supervision and management of a group of children aged from 6 to 12. Age groups are set each week and it is the responsibility of the counsellor to aid the children in the enjoyment of their camp experience by exposing them to program that interests them.
After hours care is offered daily from 7:30am and until 6:00pm offering counsellors the opportunity to earn additional income. On a weekly basis, Counsellors will escort their campers on Wednesday outings to various venues, linked to the weekly theme.
Candidates will be required to show proof of current First Aid qualification (and will be subjected to a background check if 18 years and older.) It is expected that applicants will be returning to full time education in the fall. (Employment period 7-9 weeks plus one day orientation.)
As Program Director, you will have several years experience in a day camp or residential camp. You will be prepared to demonstrate your ability to manage a 9 week program for approximately 80 children per week, and 8 high school/college/university students. You will be responsible for managing parental enquiries and handling difficult and emergency situations. Upon completion of the camp you will be responsible for preparing a summary of the activities and evaluation of the camp staff.
The candidate will be subjected to a background check and will be required to show proof of current First Aid qualification. Priority will be given to candidates returning to full time education in the fall. (Employment period 12 weeks.)
C.I.T. Program Director
As CIT Program Director, you will have several years experience in a day camp or residential camp. You will be prepared to evaluate and update the training manual and deliver a 3-week training session during the summer camp. Upon completion of the camp you will be responsible for preparing a summary of the activities and evaluation of the camp staff. (Employment period 7 weeks.)
To apply, send resume including details of previous work experience, educational ambition, date of your last First Aid course and three (3) references to:
Attn: OPTIMIST SUMMER CAMP
Mail: Optimist Club of Brooklin
1-105 Industrial Dr
Whitby, ON L1N 5Z9
Application Deadline February 15, 2021
CIT Counsellor in Training Program
This program is specifically designed for youth aged 13-16 interested in seeking future work as a camp counsellor. The program has been developed over a 9 year period and will run a three-week session this summer. The sessions will run Aug 6-23, 2019 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm daily in Brooklin Memorial Park (next to the arena). The fee for 3 weeks is $450 and include uniform t-shirt and participation in Wednesday outings. A select number of successful candidates will be invited to continue volunteering at no extra cost. Link to 2019 CIT Registration Information