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Waterfront Assistant - Camp Douglas

  • 05/28/2024 2:28 PM
    Message # 13362846


    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 throughdeveloping opportunities for children’s and youth programming.

    The Camp Douglas property includes access to the Flume Creek beach and the Salish Sea, and much of our programming revolves around activities on this Waterfront. The Waterfront Assistant will work alongside our Waterfront Director to plan, prepare and lead beach-based waterfront activities, and will support the implementation of Waterfront Safety procedures during swim times.

    + Key Information


    $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

    Waterfront Director
    Executive Director

    Required dates

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

    + Essential Job Functions

    • Participate fully in all aspects of the camp program.
    • Clearly explain waterfront rules and procedures to staff, volunteers, and campers.
    • Support the Waterfront Director in the conduct of swimming ability evaluations and ensuring non-swimmers wear PFDs.
    • Organizing and supporting the Waterfront Director in waterfront activities such as swimming, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, and free swim.
    • Set up the waterfront area before the first camp starts, including buoy lines and dock.
    • Keep the waterfront area tidy, safe, and ensure equipment is properly stored and maintained.
    • Prepare and clean up equipment for sessions.
    • Assist in material preparations and readiness for all summer programs.
    • Help the Program Director plan and present staff training sessions.
    • Inform the Program Director of any low or missing supplies.
    • Lead and help plan various program sessions throughout the day as directed.
    • Assist with special themed activities and meals.
    • Support campers and cabin leaders as needed.
    • Help with camp clean-up throughout the summer and at the end of the season.
    • Prepare an end-of-summer report for the Camp Committee.

    + Alignment

    Employees of Camp Douglas 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.
      • Capable swimmer
      • Ability to work well in a team.
      • Standard First Aid/CPR C (that is valid as of June 30, 2024).
    • Desirable:
      • NL Certification
      • Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross/CPR C
      • Experience at Camp Douglas or a similar camp.
      • Experience working in an aquatic environment (e.g. assisting at a pool or waterfront).
      • Full BC Driving license

    This position requires the physical ability to safely lift and carry kayaks and other heavy equipment, in accordance with WorkSafe BC guidelines. Candidates must be capable of handling loads of up to 50 lbs in a manner that prevents injury and maintains the safety of themselves and others.

    + 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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