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Female LIT Director - Camp Douglas

  • 05/28/2024 2:25 PM
    Message # 13362844

    Overview

    Camp Douglas was founded in 1949 and is now one of the specialised ministries of the Presbytery of Westminster. The campsite itself is located in Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast of BC, and lies within the traditional, ancestral, and unceded lands and waters of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation and the shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation.

    The purpose of Camp Douglas is to invite children, young people and young adults into a personal exploration of the Christian faith, through play-based, child-led, relational children’s ministry.

    Camp Douglas seeks to provide:

    • An excellent children’s ministry in which children and young people can explore the Christian faith
    • A positive and supportive first workplace for young adults to grow and develop
    • Resources for the Westminster Presbytery - through maintaining affordable and accessible use of the Camp Douglas property and through developing opportunities for children’s and youth programming.

    The Leaders in Training (LIT) program is a 2 or 3 week camp for ages 15-17, where campers learn leadership skills such as session planning, public speaking, and teamwork, and they have lots of space to explore the Christian faith. Typically, over a 3-week program, LITs will have a Bible study each day, and they will spend one week enjoying the camp program, one week shadowing cabin leaders, and one week shadowing another role of their choice.

    The LIT Director works alongside a co-leader to plan and carry out the LIT program.

    The LIT directors work to plan the LIT's schedule, plan and lead Bible study times and act as mentors throughout the camp. They stay at the camp with the LITs over the weekends, and plan and supervise activities including out-trips. LIT directors reside in the LIT lodge (Lone Pine) with the LITs and work as a male-female team.

    + Key Information

    Salary

    $138.93 per day

    Meals and accommodation provided. Reimbursement for camp-related travel and approved expenses.

    Recruited By

    The Executive Director and Camp Committee, through an application and interview process.

    Reports to

    Executive Director (day-to-day)

    Required dates

    July 2-26 and August 11-25
    (optional paid days June 28-July 1 and Aug 2-9)


    + Essential Job Functions

    • Lead and supervise LITs, ensuring they have a fun and safe experience.
    • Plan and run programs that teach leadership, camp skills, and Bible study.
    • Act as a bridge between LITs and the rest of the camp program.
    • Ensure LITs are cared for over the weekend with planned activities and prepared meals.
    • Ensure LITs follow camp policies and help with any discipline issues.
    • Organize and lead the LIT out-trip.
    • Be flexible and help out with other camp activities as needed.
    • Participate in camp clean-up throughout the summer.
    • Prepare an end-of-summer report.
    • Attend a training week covering health & safety, emergency procedures, child development, Bible study preparation, and camp policies.
    • Participate in regular mentoring and evaluation by the Camp Director.
    • Follow all camp rules and the "Leading with Care" policy.
    • Engage in spiritual growth and participate in staff prayer and Bible Study.
    • Maintain a positive attitude and be ready to help out wherever needed.

    + Alignment

    Employees of Camp Douglas should should hold a faith in alignment with the Presbyterian Church in Canada’s subordinate standards and Camp Douglas’ vision, mission and strategic plan as they stand at their time of appointment. 

    It is also desirable that members exhibit active involvement in their local church, be a professing Christian, and possess a personal history and love for Christian camp ministry.

    + Qualifications

    • Required:
      • At least 19 years old.
      • Experience leading youth programs.
      • Ability to work well in a team.
      • Basic First Aid qualification (that is valid as of June 30, 2024)
    • Desirable:
      • Experience at Camp Douglas or a similar camp.
      • Foodsafe Level 1

    + Application Process

    1. Fill out our staff application form (scan QR Code below).
    2. Provide two references
    3. Attend an interview with the Executive Director and Camp Committee Representatives.
    4. Approved candidates will be required to complete a criminal record check, health form, tax forms, and submit relevant certifications before employment is finalized.

    Apply here

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