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TBD Gee-Gees Camps Head Counselor 01 Mar

Gee-Gees Camps Head Counselor


Posting Dates: Thursday January 16, 2020 to Sunday March 1, 2020

Number of Positions: TBD

Hourly Rate: $14.78/h

Duration: Seasonal: 35 hrs/wk (2 weeks June) + 42.5 hrs/wk (late-June – August)

Job Description:

As a Gee-Gees Sports Camps Head Counselor (H.C.), it is your responsibility to uphold all camp values by delivering quality programming while creating a safe and dynamic atmosphere for all.

H.C.’s dedicate their summer to providing a fun, dynamic and supportive environment for camp children, youth and their families as well as mentorship and program support to camp counselors. Responsibilities are as listed below but not limited to:

  • Attend and complete all Mandatory Trainings (Online April - May, In-person May - June)
  • Day-to-Day Childcare and Delivery of Programs and Activities + Planning, Organization and Delegation
    - Includes: budgeting, theme activities, camp-wide games, equipment set up
  • Ability to work with and care for children and youth ages 6 – 17 + guide counselors in their everyday tasks
  • Provide a safe and secure camp environment for all camp participants
  • Complete paperwork (Incident/Accident reports, behavioural forms, logs and updates)
  • Communicate daily updates to Parents/Guardians and ensure proper messaging
  • Attend weekly meetings
  • Demonstrate maturity, sound judgement, leadership and professionalism at all times
  • Plan, facilitate, and lead activities throughout the day and ensure proper clean up of those activities.
  • Be in constant communication with your Co-Counselors, camp administration and Coordinators.
  • Be a positive role model
  • Promotion of camps within School Workshops and other

Head counselors are experienced and knowledgeable individuals who are adaptable in their role. H.C.’s go beyond the status quo to ensure quality of programming throughout Gee-Gees Camps.

Overall Skills & Required Experience:

Position Pre-Requisites:
(Must be willing to obtain prior to the first day of camp)

Background and Competency in Sports
Experience working in a camp environment (~2 Summers)

Leadership and ability to work as a part if a dynamic team

Certification in Standard First Aid/CPR

Language Skills: Bilingual, English & French

Valid Police record check
(Vulnerable Sector)

Excellent Organizational and Planning Skills

Strong Asset: Supervisory Experience in a Work Setting


Gee-Gees Camps offer a variety of programs during the summer including General and Specialized Sports Camps. As a H.C., you are an expert in planning and execution of these programs. H.C.’s will have ample planning time, and support from the administrative and coordination team.

Within each sector, each H.C. will require a specific skill set to be successful in their role. See table below for more information:

Camp-specific Experience and Skills Required

General Sports Camps

Experience and Skills:

Specialized Camps:

Experience & Skills:

Garnet & Grey Multi-Sports Camps

Knowledge in Multiple Sports + Athletic & Adaptable

Able to break down each sport to the level of each participant

Varsity Stream 1:





Athletic & Autonomous

Able to take direction from Coaches

Great Energy

Understanding of sport benefits and risks that accompany them.


Able to keep individuals up to task and take initiative

Dance Camps

Knowledge of dance + cheer styles/safety practices and how to break them down
Been on a Dance/Cheer Team
Ability to create and deliver routines

Cheerleading Camps

Varsity Stream 2:



Competitive Swimming

Swimmers Camps

Strong Swimmer
Aquatics Experience
Overall water comfort playing water sports

Leaders in Training

Leadership Experience
Taken courses in Leadership
Able to facilitate group learning and cohesion.
Able to mentor and support youth in their overall development.


Has taken fencing courses
Understands rules and equipment
Substantial training and experience

If you are missing any specific experience listed, ensure that you are highlight your transferrable skills
 in your full application.


Send resume to:

Please complete your application and submit it:

In person: 125 University Private (MNT 102)

E-mail: ggcamps@uottawa.ca

University of Ottawa - Gee-Gees Camps
125 University  Private (MNT 102)
Ottawa ON  K1N 6N5

Individual interviews will be taking place March 3rd, 2020 (between 9:30 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.) & March 10th, 2020 (between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.). A day group interview will be scheduled late-March (TBA)

Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview

Submit your full application (Application form, CV, and Cover Letter) to the Gee-Gees Camp Team: ggcamps@uOttawa.ca