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YWCA Toronto Camp Tapawingo - Activity Head, Camping Department


JOB TITLE: Activity Head, Camping Department
PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Activity Head is responsible for maintaining a high quality of service through direct delivery of program at Camp Tapawingo
SALARY: $9,920/Season
POSITION DATES: May 18 - August 28, 2023

YWCA Toronto promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women and gender diverse people of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations. We also encourage members of designated equity-seeking groups to self-identify. YWCA Toronto provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation.
Vaccination Policy: In accordance with YWCA Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all YWCA Toronto employees, students and volunteers are strongly encouraged to obtain all COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses as recommended by Toronto Public Health.

Tap into a 94-year tradition of learning, adventure and fun. For girls and gender diverse children and youth 6-15 years of age, YWCA’s Camp Tapawingo can turn a summer experience into a summer of unique memories. The relaxed atmosphere of a child and youth-focused setting creates the perfect environment for embarking on a camper’s journey to self-discovery, confidence and achievement.

We are excited to share that over the next five years, we plan to increase diversity, equity and inclusion within our services at Camp Tapawingo. We aspire to be a camp that is representative of Toronto’s diverse community and to provide a welcoming space where camp participants, families, counsellors-in-training and staff feel safe and valued.
Through active diversity outreach, partnerships, and camperships for families on lower incomes, we work to ensure that all experiences are positive and valuable ones. We strive to be a community where individuals can relax and be their best selves.

YWCA’s Camp Tapawingo is currently recruiting applicants, ages 17 years old or older, for various positions. All staff lives at the camp on Georgian Bay near Parry Sound and work directly with children and youth in the following areas: swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, climbing, dance & drama, fitness sailing, nature activities, land sports, tripping, kayaking, guitar and mountain biking.

• Develops, implements and evaluates camp activities including scheduling of staff and teaching schedules;
• Assist the planning and implementation of the summer pre-camp training week;
• Co-ordinates program schedules, arrivals and departures with Activity Heads as required;
• Collaborates with the Manager on the running of programs for New Campers Night;
• Works in collaboration with the manager to develop and implement programming for outside groups;
• Liaises with groups and organizations related to programs on site;
• Assists with the provision of food service including grocery shopping, serving and cooking, delivery of program, set-ups and clean ups for Outdoor Centre groups as needed;
• Assists the Manager in the supervision of Outdoor Centre staff in the delivery of program, physical preparation and clean up for groups;
• Assists with the maintenance and clean-up of camp prior to the summer;
• Monitors staff use of hand tools, maintenance techniques, and safety equipment to work safely;
• Ensures that all tasks are performed within WHMIS, WSIB and YWCA Health and Safety Guidelines;
• Assists the Manager to meet the overall goals and objectives of the program.
A police reference check is required by the successful candidate prior to hiring. YWCA is a unionized workplace. Staff are represented by CUPE Local 2189. These positions are not within the Bargaining Unit.
While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

• 3-5 years directly related work experience (Cases for Equivalency will be considered);
• Current Bronze Cross or NL preferred;
• Current Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate plus CPR Certification;
• Ability to take and pass Pleasure Boats Operators card, WHMIS certificate, Province of Ontario Health and Safety Supervisors training;
• Experience in a residential children's camp or children’s program;
• Experience in a broad range of summer camp activities;
• Demonstrated experience in working with children 6-15 years old;
• Strong interpersonal skills;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, email and social media;
• Must have a valid Ontario drivers license.

• Understand and support the mission and beliefs of YWCA Toronto;
• Incorporate principles of anti-oppression and equity at YWCA Toronto;
• Demonstrate respect, consideration and acceptance of the opinions of others while expressing her own expertise and effectively utilizing relevant resources and specialists;
• Consistently collaborate with team members, sharing ideas and differences openly;
• Be receptive to new ideas and adapt to change as necessary;
• Set goals, prioritize tasks and carry out responsibilities to achieve quality results;
• Take action to avoid or solve problems and create opportunities for positive change;
• Demonstrate commitment to ongoing personal and professional development.

• Evening and weekend work is required.
• Candidate is required to live on site from May 2023 to end of August 2023.
Posting Date: April 26, 2023