Seasonal, Summer Camp Programs

Part-time hours between December and June 2022

Full-time hours between June 27 – September 2, 2022

Camps at Appleby College provide coeducational opportunities to develop and advance skills and promote interactive skills among participants. Appleby provides excellence within each camp through the use of superb facilities and instruction. In all our programs, we emphasize individual development, participation, co-operation and fun! Appleby’s scenic 60-acre campus offers outstanding academic, art and athletics for all its Camps.

Campers at Appleby experience an exciting week of discovery, friendship, sports and fun! Appleby College offers Discovery Camps, Arts & Media Camps, Science & Success Camps and Sports & Adventure Camps. For a listing of all Sports & Adventure camp programs offered, please visit Appleby College's Sports & Adventure Camp Programs

The Program Director, Sports Adventure is responsible to manage, operate and oversee the Appleby Summer Camp’s Sports Adventure Camp Program. Reporting to the Camp Director, this position involves extensive planning, program development & enhancement, facilitating cross-camp activities/themes, camper and parent care and engagement, staff training and risk management.

Specific Accountabilities (Pre-Camp Planning):

Responsibilities would include 1.5-2 weeks (approximately) of pre-summer work of camp planning, organizing and purchasing supplies, recruiting guest athletes for cross-camp activities.

Work closely with the Camp Director to build & enhance the Sports Adventure program

Monthly Senior Staff meetings December through June

Corresponding and checking email address: Sports And. Adventure Camp

Contribute to the strategic planning and development based on research in the community, competitors, enrolment trends and analysis of previous years.

Visit local Sports Teams, athletic clubs, library and community centre events and distributing flyers. Assist at local camp fairs. Support camp booths or programs organized for specific events.

Plan and coordinate themes within category and cross-camp with other Program Directors.

Assist Camp Director in the recruitment, hiring, and orientation of staff

Develop and deliver training modules that support the professional development of staff and volunteers. Ensure Appleby’s Mutual Respect policy is communicated

Plan cross-camp and cross-category activities, tournaments and shows

Specific Accountabilities (Summer: July, August)

Ensuring all Covid-19 Safety protocols and Government regulations are being followed

Nurture a positive camp culture by leading, motivating and developing strong teams.

Create activities that are welcoming for parents to join/observe aspects of camp (for the shy or timid campers).

Ensure all training modules include an element of follow-up, discussion and analysis to ensure the needs of the staff and campers are met

Assist in scheduling all staff/volunteers; ensure all employee documentation for employee files are collected. Manage sick leave, absences and staff issues

Ensure all facilities, equipment and programs are managed in accordance with the practices of Appleby College

Prepare and deliver staff performance evaluations

Be first aid response and behavior management response presence for all Sports & Adventure camps.

Ensure compliance to Appleby’s procedures and protocols.

Ensure safe drop-off and pick-up for all Sports Adventure campers.

Always present at these points, mingling and getting to know parents, helping and answering questions.

Acts as a parent liaison to build relationships with camper families and to ensure satisfaction and drive increased customer service

Ensure that lunches run smoothly and participate in planning and execution of new activities and shows in lunch time periods.

Post Camp Review

Debrief after Summer is completed

Suggestions/Ideas for the following summer

Create Lessons Learned/Best practices documentation

Knowledge and Skills:

Strong athletic & coaching skills

Related work experience in teaching in various sports, canoeing, rock climbing in camp or educational environments.

Demonstrate strong organizational capabilities and be able to host/direct warm-ups and activities in front of large groups.

Co-ordination of sports camps, sports competitions, morning warm-ups, hosting all key end of week activities such as slideshows and tournaments and ensuring appropriate balance of “fun”damentals vs high performance training in all camps.

Senior leadership experience in a similar camp/recreation program setting is required

Proven ability to mentor young staff to work effectively with children and youth in a camp setting

Strong independent work ethic

Training and work experience building relationships with instructors, campers, camp families and staff

Standard First Aid Training and CPR- C or higher required (certified on or after September 2020)

Bronze Cross and/or NLS (and/or Red Cross) certification in lifeguarding is an asset

Current Boat License (Pleasure Craft Operator) required as a condition of employment

Have knowledge of (or have the ability to achieve) high level certification in canoeing: ORCKA certifications and/or Paddle Canada certifications in basic Canoeing/flat-water

High & low ropes facilitation/training & climbing experience an asset

Workplace Requirements:

Successful candidates must attend the required training sessions from Attend mandatory training June 3 – 5, 2022, June 18, 19, 2022

Part-time pre-camp prep work to be completed from December 2021 includes:

Monthly Evening Meetings Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, April (Exact date/time TBD) and Individual homework

Leading program breakout sessions during Staff Training Weekends Friday June 3 – 5, & June 18 -19, 2022

As a condition of employment, a criminal record check with a vulnerable sector screening is required.

Valid driver’s license required.

Current Boat License (Pleasure Craft Operator) required (to be obtained prior to Start of summer camp).

Appleby College Camps and Academies provide the highest quality of instruction to campers in a fast paced and challenging work environment. Compensation is dependent on experience and qualifications.

While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Please apply online by Monday, November 15, 2021 via

Appleby is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.

Job Category:
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Appleby College
Posting Date:
10/26/2021 5:44:39 AM
Oakville, Ontario