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Summer Camp Jobs

Overnight Summer Camp jobs are located in Ayer’s Cliff at: 

Camp Massawippi
3161, Round Bay
Ayer’s Cliff (Quebec) J0B 1C0

As Camp Massawippi is an overnight camp, all staff live on-site.

Lodging and meals are provided.

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Details on application process:

  • Applicants must be 17 years or older and have completed Secondary 5 to apply to the Summer Camp in Ayer’s Cliff. 
  • Complete the online application and attach a copy of your CV. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]
  • We start recruiting in January for the summer season. 
  • Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. 
  • Please note that all employees are subject to a criminal background check. 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Leadership Team

Number of positions to fill: 1

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision of the Executive Director and the Operations Coordinator, the camp leader will in charge of:

  • The daily operation of the overnight camp in Ayer’s Cliff;
  • Supervise and ensure constant follow-up with the team of coordinators
    • Daily meetings
  • Ensures good communication with all users, campers, partners, parents, and staff from all sectors (maintenance, catering, office etc.)
  • The integration of all staff, including but not limited to coordinators, animators, supervisors, lifeguards and nurses
  • Reviews camper files prior to campers’ arrival and shares relevant information with the health staff and the head counselors;
  • Participate in the recruitment, training and evaluation of employees
  • Ensures the safety of campers and all contract staff, in particular through the implementation and respect of emergency protocols
  • Supervise the programming and carrying out of activities in a way that is safe, fun, interactive and adapted to the reality of customers with disabilities;
  • Work collaboratively with other camp management staff to ensure the preparation, updating of all documentation specifically related to the Association des camps de Québec accreditation program, and compliance with all required standards;
  • Work in collaboration with the Camp Leader of the Montreal site and the Recreational Programming Technician on collaborative projects and ensure shared learning between the two sites;
  • Work closely with the Recreational Programming Technician to understand and prepare an inclusive program
  • Takes daily pictures and and prepares activity summaries
  • Works with the HR Development Manager to promotes collaboration, teamwork and unity
  • Collaborates with Site Manager to make sure everything runs smoothly
  • Helps prepare the site in early summer and close it in late summer
  • Ensure the maintenance of health measures related to COVID-19.
SALARY AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Salary offered: Starting at $1000/week+ vacation pay, retention bonus

Employment status: Fixed term contract, full time, day, evening, night, week-end

Duration of employment: May 21 to August 25, 2024 (14 weeks) and occasionally from January to April (recruitment and meetings)

Conditions : Meals and accommodation provided; must remain on site for the duration of the camps; Sessions are 6-12 days long and you will have 2-3 days off between sessions.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum age: 16 years and Secondary 4 completed

Language: Bilingual

Education: College/University

Employment related experience: 3 years +

Languages spoken/written: Bilingual (French, English)

Competencies:

  • Experience working in a camp or related field.
  • Experience with people living with physical, hearing, visual or language impairments is an important asset.
  • A good listener and problem solver.
  • Possess a good sense of responsibility, organization, initiative, leadership, resourcefulness, and maturity.
  • Enjoy working with children and young adults and is ready to invest the time and effort required for their well-being.
  • First Aid and PDSB training is an asset.

Number of positions to fill: 2

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the responsibility of the Camp Leader:

  • Ensure the well-being, comfort and safety of campers
  • Participate in the recruitment and training
  • Act as a resource person for the counselors
  • Evaluate the work of the counselors in mid-summer and at the end of summer
  • Manage discipline and conflicts in the cabins
  • Ensure good communication, regular meetings and follow-up with the cabins
    • Keep cabin log up to date
    • Follow up closely with the Camp Leader
  • Ensure well-being follow-up
    • Ensure that campers’ journals are completed
    • Report any problems to the camp leader and the nurses
  • Write an end-of-summer report on the progress of the cabins (campers, counselors, etc.)
  • Work in collaboration with other coordinators
  • Ensure the maintenance of health measures related to COVID-19.
SALARY AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Salary offered: Starting at $920/week + vacation pay, retention bonus

Employment status: Seasonal, full time, day, evening, night, weekend

Duration of employment: May 27 – August 30, 2024 (14 weeks) including training and occasionally from January to April (recruitment and meetings)

Conditions:  Meals and accommodation included; must remain on site for the duration of the camps; 6-12 consecutive day work period with scheduled breaks and 2-3 days off between sessions.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education: College/University

Employment related experience : Minimum of 2 years

Languages spoken/written: : Mandatory bilingual (French, English)

Required skills :

  • Hold a driver’s license
  • Have a great sense of listening and problem solving
  • Have a great sense of responsibility, initiative, leadership, resourcefulness and maturity
  • Have experience in personnel management
  • Has a great ability to work in a team
  • Knowledge of clients with physical, auditory, visual or language impairments

 

Will be considered as an asset (not mandatory to apply):

  • Studying in Recreational Intervention Techniques, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychoeducation, Special Education or a related field, an important asset
  • Hold your D.A.F.A. (Diploma of aptitude for the functions of animators)
  • Hold a valid CPR-first aid card
  • PDSB training
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) or Quebec Sign Language (LSQ)

Number of positions to fill: 1

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the responsibility of the Camp Leader:

  • Supervises the quality and safety of the activities of the team of animators
  • Act as a resource person for animators
  • Responsible for a cheerful and dynamic camp atmosphere
  • Participate in employee training
  • Meet all the animators to ensure a good team spirit and review the course of the day
  • Organizes large group activities, themes, and special activities
  • Responsible for the animation binder
  • Ensure that activities are electronically transcribed and stored
  • Evaluates the work of the animators at mid-summer and at the end of the summer
  • Write an end of summer report on Animation
  • Ensures good communication with the camp leader
  • Works in collaboration with the other coordinators and the Recreational Programming Technician to execute adapted and inclusive activities
  • Ensure the maintenance of health measures related to COVID-19.
SALARY AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Salary offered: Starting at $920/week + vacation pay, retention bonus

Employment status: Seasonal, full time, day, evening, night, weekend

Duration of employment: May 27 – August 30, 2024, 14 weeks (including training) and occasionally from January to April (recruitment and meetings). Possibility of extending contract in June and August

Conditions: Meals and accommodation provided; must remain on site for the duration of the camps; 6-12 consecutive day work period with scheduled breaks and 2-3 days off between sessions.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education: College/University

Employment related experience : Minimum of 2 years

Languages spoken/written: : Mandatory bilingual (French, English)

Required skills :

  • Hold a driver’s license
  • Have a great sense of listening and problem solving
  • Have a great sense of responsibility, initiative, leadership, resourcefulness and maturity
  • Have experience in personnel management
  • Has a great ability to work in a team
  • Knowledge of clients with physical, auditory, visual or language impairments

 

Will be considered as an asset (not mandatory to apply):

    • Study in a related field (Intervention techniques in leisure, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychoeducation, special education, etc.)
    • Hold your D.A.F.A. (Diploma of aptitude for the functions of animators)
    • Hold a valid CPR-first aid card
    • PDSB training
    • Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) or Quebec Sign Language (LSQ)

Number of positions to fill : 1

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the responsibility of the Camp Leader:

  • First responder regarding the safety and use of the waterfront (emergency plan, rescue cases, etc.)
    • Develop a plan and implement it with all staff
    • Provide training for this purpose
  • Supervise the quality and safety of activities at the beach and in the boats (swimming, tubing, water skiing, pontoon, kayak, etc.)
  • Ensuring the implementation of beach regulations
  • Act as a resource person for the lifeguards and the boat operator
  • Participate in the recruitment and training of employees
  • Animate the meetings with all the lifeguards to ensure a good team spirit and review the course of the day
  • Assist in planning waterfront activities
  • Supervise the participation of lifeguards in camp life (evening activities, rainy day, etc.)
  • Evaluate the work of lifeguards in mid-summer and late summer
  • Write an end-of-summer report (progress of nautical activities, evaluation of his team, etc.)
  • Ensure good communication with the camp leader
  • Work in collaboration with other coordinators
  • Ensure the maintenance of health measures related to COVID-19.
SALARY AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Salary offered: Starting at $920/week + vacation pay, retention bonus

Employment status: Seasonal, full time, day, evening, night, weekend

Duration of employment: May 27 – August 30, 2024 14 weeks (including training) and occasionally from January to April (recruitment and meetings). Possibility of extending contract in June and August

Conditions:  Meals and accommodation provided; must remain on site for the duration of the camps; 6-12 consecutive day work period with scheduled breaks and 2-3 days off between sessions.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education: College/University

Employment related experience : Minimum of 2 years

Languages spoken/written: : Mandatory bilingual (French, English)

Required skills :

  • Valid National Lifeguard Certification
  • Hold a Pleasure Craft Operator Card
  • Have a driving license
  • Have a great sense of listening and problem solving
  • Have a great sense of responsibility, initiative, leadership, resourcefulness and maturity
  • Have experience in personnel management
  • Has a great ability to work in a team
  • Ability to manage emergency situations

 

Will be considered as an asset (not mandatory to apply):

  • Study in Intervention techniques in leisure, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychoeducation, special education or a related field, an important asset
  • Hold your D.A.F.A. (Diploma of aptitude for the functions of animators)
  • Hold a valid CPR-first aid card
  • Training in PDSB
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) or Quebec Sign Language (LSQ)
  • National Beach Lifeguard

Animation Team

Number of positions to fill: 1

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the responsibility of the Animation Coordinator:

  • Plan, animate and supervise a program of activities personalized to your assigned group
  • Explain and animate the activities in English and French so that the campers and counselors can actively participate
  • Ensure a balanced ratio of types of activities during the session (sports, music and theater, arts and crafts, nature)
  • Facilitate large group activities and Open Waterfronts for the afternoon or evening period
  • Collaborate with other animators to plan, adapt, animate and supervise activities
  • Keep equipment in good condition and organized
  • Be responsible for the cleanliness of your activity and the preparation of the equipment
    • Schedule and reserve different activity locations and equipment
    • Be autonomous in the creation and planning of activities via template
  • Adapt activities according to the personal level of skills and interests of each camper
  • Help campers respect health measures related to COVID-19.
SALARY AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Salary offered: Starting at $860/week + vacation pay, retention bonus, and referral bonus

Employment status: Seasonal, full time, day, evening, night, weekend

Duration of employment: June 3 to August 30, 2024 (13 weeks) including training; Possibility of extending contract in June and August

Conditions: Accommodations and meals provided; Must remain on site for the duration of the camps; 6-12 consecutive day work period with scheduled breaks and 2-3 days off between sessions.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum age: 17 years and Secondary 5 completed

Employment related experience : An advantage

Languages spoken/written: : Mandatory bilingual (French, English)

Required skills :

  • Contribute actively to camp life, offer contagious energy to our campers
  • Be active, dynamic, creative, organized and with initiative
  • Animation experience in summer camp
  • Excellent communicator
  • Knowledge of clients with physical, auditory, visual or language impairments

Will be considered as an asset (not mandatory to apply):

  • Hold your D.A.F.A. (Diploma of aptitude for the functions of animators);
  • Hold a CPR card — valid first aid;
  • Training in PDSB;
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) or Quebec Sign Language (LSQ);

Number of positions to fill: 1

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the responsibility of the Animation Coordinator:

  • Plan, animate and supervise a program of activities personalized to your assigned group
  • Explain and animate the activities in English and French so that the campers and counselors can actively participate
  • Ensure a balanced ratio of types of activities during the session (sports, music and theater, arts and crafts, nature)
  • Facilitate large group activities and Open Waterfronts for the afternoon or evening period
  • Collaborate with other animators to plan, adapt, animate and supervise activities
  • Keep equipment in good condition and organized
  • Be responsible for the cleanliness of your activity and the preparation of the equipment
    • Schedule and reserve different activity locations and equipment
    • Be autonomous in the creation and planning of activities via template
  • Adapt activities according to the personal level of skills and interests of each camper
  • Help campers respect health measures related to COVID-19.
SALARY AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Salary offered: Starting at $860/week + vacation pay, retention bonus, and referral bonus

Employment status: Seasonal, full time, day, evening, night, weekend

Duration of employment: June 3 to August 30, 2024 (13 weeks) including training; Possibility of extending contract in June and August

Conditions: Accommodations and meals provided; Must remain on site for the duration of the camps; 6-12 consecutive day work period with scheduled breaks and 2-3 days off between sessions.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum age: 17 years and Secondary 5 completed

Employment related experience : An advantage

Languages spoken/written: : Mandatory bilingual (French, English)

Required skills :

  • Contribute actively to camp life, offer contagious energy to our campers
  • Be active, dynamic, creative, organized and with initiative
  • Animation experience in summer camp
  • Excellent communicator
  • Knowledge of clients with physical, auditory, visual or language impairments

Will be considered as an asset (not mandatory to apply):

  • Hold your D.A.F.A. (Diploma of aptitude for the functions of animators);
  • Hold a CPR card — valid first aid;
  • Training in PDSB;
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) or Quebec Sign Language (LSQ);

Number of positions to fill: 1

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the responsibility of the Animation Coordinator:

  • Plan, animate and supervise a program of activities personalized to your assigned group
  • Explain and animate the activities in English and French so that the campers and counselors can actively participate
  • Ensure a balanced ratio of types of activities during the session (sports, music and theater, arts and crafts, nature)
  • Facilitate large group activities and Open Waterfronts for the afternoon or evening period
  • Collaborate with other animators to plan, adapt, animate and supervise activities
  • Keep equipment in good condition and organized
  • Be responsible for the cleanliness of your activity and the preparation of the equipment
    • Schedule and reserve different activity locations and equipment
    • Be autonomous in the creation and planning of activities via template
  • Adapt activities according to the personal level of skills and interests of each camper
  • Help campers respect health measures related to COVID-19.
SALARY AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Salary offered: Starting at $860/week + vacation pay, retention bonus, and referral bonus

Employment status: Seasonal, full time, day, evening, night, weekend

Duration of employment: June 3 to August 30, 2024 (13 weeks) including training; Possibility of extending contract in June and August

Conditions: Accommodations and meals provided; Must remain on site for the duration of the camps; 6-12 consecutive day work period with scheduled breaks and 2-3 days off between sessions.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum age: 17 years and Secondary 5 completed

Employment related experience : An advantage

Languages spoken/written: : Mandatory bilingual (French, English)

Required skills :

  • Contribute actively to camp life, offer contagious energy to our campers
  • Be active, dynamic, creative, organized and with initiative
  • Animation experience in summer camp
  • Excellent communicator
  • Knowledge of clients with physical, auditory, visual or language impairments

Will be considered as an asset (not mandatory to apply):

  • Hold your D.A.F.A. (Diploma of aptitude for the functions of animators);
  • Hold a CPR card — valid first aid;
  • Training in PDSB;
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) or Quebec Sign Language (LSQ);

Number of positions to fill: 1

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the responsibility of the Animation Coordinator:

  • Plan, animate and supervise a program of activities personalized to your assigned group
  • Explain and animate the activities in English and French so that the campers and counselors can actively participate
  • Ensure a balanced ratio of types of activities during the session (sports, music and theater, arts and crafts, nature)
  • Facilitate large group activities and Open Waterfronts for the afternoon or evening period
  • Collaborate with other animators to plan, adapt, animate and supervise activities
  • Keep equipment in good condition and organized
  • Be responsible for the cleanliness of your activity and the preparation of the equipment
    • Schedule and reserve different activity locations and equipment
    • Be autonomous in the creation and planning of activities via template
  • Adapt activities according to the personal level of skills and interests of each camper
  • Help campers respect health measures related to COVID-19.
SALARY AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Salary offered: Starting at $860/week + vacation pay, retention bonus, and referral bonus

Employment status: Seasonal, full time, day, evening, night, weekend

Duration of employment: June 3 to August 30, 2024 (13 weeks) including training; Possibility of extending contract in June and August

Conditions: Accommodations and meals provided; Must remain on site for the duration of the camps; 6-12 consecutive day work period with scheduled breaks and 2-3 days off between sessions.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum age: 17 years and Secondary 5 completed

Employment related experience : An advantage

Languages spoken/written: : Mandatory bilingual (French, English)

Required skills :

  • Contribute actively to camp life, offer contagious energy to our campers
  • Be active, dynamic, creative, organized and with initiative
  • Animation experience in summer camp
  • Excellent communicator
  • Knowledge of clients with physical, auditory, visual or language impairments

Will be considered as an asset (not mandatory to apply):

  • Hold your D.A.F.A. (Diploma of aptitude for the functions of animators);
  • Hold a CPR card — valid first aid;
  • Training in PDSB;
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) or Quebec Sign Language (LSQ);

Number of positions to fill: 1

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the responsibility of the Animation Coordinator:

  • Plan, animate and supervise a program of activities personalized to your assigned group
  • Explain and animate the activities in English and French so that the campers and counselors can actively participate
  • Ensure a balanced ratio of types of activities during the session (sports, music and theater, arts and crafts, nature)
  • Facilitate large group activities and Open Waterfronts for the afternoon or evening period
  • Collaborate with other animators to plan, adapt, animate and supervise activities
  • Keep equipment in good condition and organized
  • Be responsible for the cleanliness of your activity and the preparation of the equipment
    • Schedule and reserve different activity locations and equipment
    • Be autonomous in the creation and planning of activities via template
  • Adapt activities according to the personal level of skills and interests of each camper
  • Help campers respect health measures related to COVID-19.
SALARY AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Salary offered: Starting at $860/week + vacation pay, retention bonus, and referral bonus

Employment status: Seasonal, full time, day, evening, night, weekend

Duration of employment: June 3 to August 30, 2024 (13 weeks) including training; Possibility of extending contract in June and August

Conditions: Accommodations and meals provided; Must remain on site for the duration of the camps; 6-12 consecutive day work period with scheduled breaks and 2-3 days off between sessions.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum age: 17 years and Secondary 5 completed

Employment related experience : An advantage

Languages spoken/written: : Mandatory bilingual (French, English)

Required skills :

  • Contribute actively to camp life, offer contagious energy to our campers
  • Be active, dynamic, creative, organized and with initiative
  • Animation experience in summer camp
  • Excellent communicator
  • Knowledge of clients with physical, auditory, visual or language impairments

Will be considered as an asset (not mandatory to apply):

  • Hold your D.A.F.A. (Diploma of aptitude for the functions of animators);
  • Hold a CPR card — valid first aid;
  • Training in PDSB;
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) or Quebec Sign Language (LSQ);

Cabins

Number of positions to fill: 8

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the responsibility of the Cabins Coordinator:

  • Responsible for preparing, setting up and welcoming campers to your cabin
  • Before each start of the session, ensure the needs of their cabins (hospital bed, hoyer, commode, etc.) and communicate them with the coordinator
  • Have a cabin meeting every evening to look back on the day
  • If there are problematic situations, establish a plan with the counselors on how to rectify the situation in the days to come
  • Ensure good communication with the Cabins Coordinator
  • Fill out a daily log [questions regarding their campers, their counselors and the content of their cabin meeting] and send it to the coordinator
  • Leader of the group of counselors in your cabin
  • Manages discipline and conflicts in the group
  • Ensure rotations in your cabin (shower, activities, toilet)
  • Responsible for managing the care provided to campers on a daily basis
  • Ensure that the Wellness Table is rigorously completed
  • Works in collaboration with the animators to facilitate the integration of campers in your cabin into the various programs.
  • Ensure the maintenance of health measures related to COVID-19.
SALARY AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Salary offered: Starting at $860/week + vacation pay, retention bonus, and referral bonus

Employment status: Seasonal, full time, day, evening, night, weekend

Duration of employment: June 3 to August 10 2024, 10 weeks (including training)

Conditions: Meals and accommodation provided; must remain on site for the duration of the camps; 6-12 consecutive day work period with scheduled breaks and 2-3 days off between sessions.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education: College/University

Employment related experience : Minimum 1 year

Languages spoken/written: : Mandatory bilingual (French, English)

Required skills :

  • Contribute actively to camp life, enthusiastic
  • Be active, dynamic, creative, organized and with a sense of initiative
  • Summer camp experience and enjoy working in a team
  • Know how cabin operations work
  • Have a great sense of listening and problem solving
  • Excellent communicator, be responsible, mature
  • Knowledge of clients living with a physical, auditory, visual or language impairment
  • Enjoy working with children and young adults and be ready to invest in their well-being

 

Will be considered as an asset (not mandatory to apply):

  • Training related to counseling
  • Hold a valid CPR-first aid card
  • PDSB training
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) or Quebec Sign Language (LSQ)

Number of positions to fill: 32

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the responsibility of the Head Counselor:

  • Ensure the safety, hygiene and well-being of campers in addition to accompanying them in activities
  • Assist campers in their activities of daily living (hygiene care, clothing, food, toilet, shower, transfers)
  • Assist campers as they move around the site (e.g. pushing wheelchairs, etc.)
  • Welcome campers at the start of the session and accompany them when they leave
  • Promote the development, autonomy and learning of each camper through adapted activities;
  • Contribute to the maintenance of order and cleanliness in the cabin
  • Cooperate with other employees to create a fun environment where campers’ disabilities are secondary
  • Help campers respect health measures related to COVID-19.
SALARY AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Salary offer: Starting at $800/week + vacation pay, retention bonus, and referral bonus

Employment status: Seasonal, full time, day, evening, night, weekend

Duration of employment: June 14 to August 10, 2024 8 weeks (including training)

Possibility of extending contract in June and August

Conditions: Meals and accommodation provided; must remain on site for the duration of the camps; 6-12 consecutive day work period with scheduled breaks and 2-3 days off between sessions.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum age: 17 years and Secondary 5 completed

Employment related experience: An advantage

Languages spoken/written: Mandatory bilingual (French, English)

Required skills :

  • Have an interest in working with clients with disabilities
  • Have good physical capacity (for transfers, pushing wheelchairs, etc.)
  • Listening to the needs of campers
  • Be responsible, autonomous and dynamic
  • love teamwork

Will be considered as an asset (not mandatory to apply):

  • Training in a related field (health, counseling)
  • Knowledge of clients living with a physical, hearing, visual or language impairment
  • Hold a valid CPR-first aid card
  • PDSB training
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) or Quebec Sign Language (LSQ)

Waterfront

Number of positions to fill : 4

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the responsibility of the Waterfront Coordinator:

  • Prepare, animate and supervise aquatic and nautical activities during the day (tube, canoe, kayak, swimming, etc.)
  • Ensure the safety of campers and employees at the beach and on the camp

– Know, communicate and enforce the regulations in the bathing area and in the boats

– Know and apply emergency procedures

  • Facilitate large group activities during evening activities, rainy days, theme days, etc.
  • Collaborate with animators, counselors and other lifeguards to plan, adapt, animate and supervise activities
  • Explain and animate the activities so that the counselors can actively contribute
  • Adapt the activities according to the available resources (staff and equipment), the skill level of the campers and their interests
  • Use the equipment at your disposal and ensure its maintenance and storage
  • Help campers respect health measures related to COVID-19.
SALARY AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Salary offer: Starting at $900/week + vacation pay, retention bonus, and referral bonus

Employment status: Seasonal, full time, day, evening, night, weekend

Duration of employment: June 3 to 30 August 2024, 13 weeks (including training)

Possibility of extending contract in June and August

Conditions:  Meals and accommodation provided; must remain on site for the duration of the camps; 6-12 consecutive day work period with scheduled breaks and 2-3 days off between sessions.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum age: 17 years and Secondary 5 completed

Employment related experience: An Advantage

Languages spoken/written: Mandatory bilingual (French, English)

Required skills :

  • Valid National Lifeguard Certification
  • Have knowledge of the activities offered: water skiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, rabaska, sailing, pontoon
  • Be responsible, mature, active, dynamic, creative, organized, with initiative and like to animate
  • Excellent communicator
  • Enjoy working with children and young adults and be ready to invest in their well-being and personal development

 Will be considered as an asset (not mandatory to apply):

  • Have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card
  • Training in a related field (counselling, health, etc.)
  • Knowledge of clients living with a physical, hearing, visual or language impairment
  • Hold your D.A.F.A. (Diploma of aptitude for the functions of animators)
  • PDSB training
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) or Quebec Sign Language (LSQ)
  • National Beach Lifeguard

Health Hut - Infirmary

Number of positions to fill: 1-2

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the responsibility of the Camp Leader:

  • Supervise and train the nursing team
  • Help select, train and supervise nursing team
  • Person in charge of the medical files of the campers
  • Administers medications and oversees the care of campers
  • Manage enteral nutrition (eg gavage by gastrostomy);
  • Intervene in emergency situations and administer first aid
  • Establish standards and procedures for the conduct of emergency and daily routine activities
  • Establish telephone contact with parents as needed
  • Participates in educating staff on hygiene, health and well-being standards
  • Ensure a constant presence in the field
  • Ensure good communication with the camp leader and coordinators
  • Getting involved in camp activities and life
  • Ensure the maintenance of health measures related to COVID-19.
SALARY AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Salary offer: According to salary scale of the OIIQ

Employment status : Seasonal, full time, day, evening, night, weekend

Duration of employment : June 14 to August 10, 2024, 8 weeks (including training) and occasionally from January to April (recruitment and meetings). Possibility of extending contract in June and August

Conditions:  Meals and accommodation provided; must remain on site for the duration of the camps; 6-12 consecutive day work period with scheduled breaks and 2-3 days off between sessions.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education: College/University

Employment related experience: 1 to 3 years

Languages spoken/written: Mandatory bilingual (French, English)

Required skills:

  • Completed diploma in nursing studies;
  • Member of the Order of Nurses of Quebec (OIIQ);
  • Hold a valid CPR – first aid card;
  • The ability to work in a team;
  • Enjoy working with children and young adults and be ready to invest in their well-being;
  • Responsible, attentive, organized;
  • Be ready to get involved in camp life;
  • Knowing the needs of clients living with a physical, hearing, visual or language impairment, an important asset;

Number of positions to fill: 2

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the responsibility of the Head Nurse:

  • Assist the nurse in daily tasks related to the health, hygiene, comfort and well-being of campers;
  • Become familiar with campers’ files before their stay;
  • Administer medication and supervise the care provided to campers under your responsibility;
  • Carry out treatments related to elimination;
  • Manage enteral nutrition (eg gavage by gastrostomy);
  • Intervene in emergency situations and administer first aid;
  • Maintain campers’ files up to date (eg reports, notes, medical records, etc.);
  • Participate in educating staff on hygiene, health and well-being standards;
  • Ensure a constant presence on the ground to help the animation staff;
  • Ensure the maintenance of health measures related to COVID-19
SALARY AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Salary offer: Starting at $900/week + vacation pay, retention bonus, and referral bonus

Employment status: Seasonal, full time, day, evening, night, weekend

Duration of employment: June 14 to August 10, 2024, 8 weeks (including training). Possibility of extending contract in June and August

Conditions: Meals and accommodation provided; must remain on site for the duration of the camps; 6-12 consecutive day work period with scheduled breaks and 2-3 days off between sessions.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education: College/University

Employment related experience : 2 to 3 years

Languages spoken/written: : Mandatory bilingual (French, English)

Required skills :

  • Diploma in nursing studies in the process of being obtained, 2nd or 3rd year;
  • Hold a valid CPR – first aid card;
  • Training in PDSB;
  • Enjoy working with children and young adults and be ready to invest in their well-being;
  • Responsible, reliable, caring, organized;

 

Will be considered an asset (not mandatory to apply):

  • Knowledge of clients living with a physical, auditory, visual or language impairment;
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) or Quebec Sign Language (LSQ);
  • Hold a driver’s license

Technical and Support Staff

Number of positions to fill: 3

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the responsibility of the Site Manager:

  • Clean and maintain the various facilities (including bedrooms, common areas, bathrooms and sanitary facilities) and the furniture and equipment in them;
  • Perform regular and periodic sanitary maintenance of floors, vertical and ceiling surfaces;
  • Sort, wash, dry, and fold clothing, sheets, towels and blankets;
  • Declare and store lost items;
  • Move furniture as required (seasons/groups);
  • Perform any other related tasks as requested by supervisor;
SALARY AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Salary offer: from $17/hour, according to experience

Employment status : seasonal, full-time. Must be available during the day and every other weekend.

Duration of employment : June 1 to August 31, 2024 (12 weeks)

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Schooling: High School diploma (DES); A.E.C. in Hygiene and Sanitation is an asset

Employment related experience: An asset

Languages spoken/written: Bilingual (French, English) is an asset

Required skills:

  • Able to lift heavy weights, perform repetitive movements and remain in a standing position for several consecutive hours.
  • Versatile, resourceful, autonomous and reliable
  • Able to work alone or as part of a team
  • Detail-oriented
  • Respectful of all staff and campers

Administrative Staff

  • No job postings at this time

FAQs

Applicants must be 17+ years of age. Staff training begins late May – mid-June (depending upon your position). We require staff to be there for the training. If you are still in school at that time, you should clarify with your school if you can change your exam times if you were offered a position at camp.

Yes, all camp programs are run in both official languages. We have as many French as we do English campers. Counsellors must be able to converse with their campers in either language and programs animators must be able to animate all activities fluently in both languages.

You need an interest in or previous experience working with children/young adults. You do not have to have any experience working with people who have special needs, although it is considered a definite advantage. Camp Massawippi will provide you with all the training you will require. It is highly recommended that all staff be certified in CPR or First Aid before their contracted start date. Those applying for waterfront positions must have a current National Lifeguard certification and Nurses must be part of their professional order.

Campers vary in age between 6 and 30+ years. All the campers have a physical disability. The most common disabilities are cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and spina bifida, although we welcome lots of other types of physical disabilities. Some campers are deaf or hearing impaired, some are blind or visually impaired and many are multi-handicapped. All campers have a means of communication either verbal or non-verbal. The campers come from all over Quebec, Nunavik and some from across Canada. 

There is a management team of 5 people working year-round and all other staff members are university/college students or recent graduates hired for the summer season. All Staff members must be bilingual. There are approximately 60 staff members hired at the Summer Camp in Ayer’s Cliff and 25 at the Day Camp in Montreal.

Camp Massawippi encourages everyone to apply. However, working at camp can be very strenuous. Each of the candidates must be able to perform all the tasks related to the job position, including: transferring campers, pushing wheelchairs, personal care and hygiene, etc. Applicants who require attendant care are required to provide their own attendant care.

Most staff members are either counsellors, program animators or lifeguards.

As a Counsellor, you will work as a member of a cabin team and be responsible for a group of campers. Cabins are divided by age group and sex. There will be approx. 6-9 campers and 4-6 staff in each cabin. Together your team will be responsible for providing all the care for the campers, this can include; dressing, feeding, bathing, toileting and transferring, accompanying the campers in all their activities, getting to know your campers, and being a positive role model. Being a counsellor is one of the most rewarding, but potentially challenging, jobs at camp.

Program Animators are the “life of camp”! You must be dynamic and energetic. You plan and lead all camp programs. There are four activity periods each day and you may run a program in all activity periods. You will also animate large group activities, theme days, and special events. When not programming, you will be assisting in your assigned camper cabin.

The waterfront is one of the most popular places on camp! As a lifeguard, you are expected to assure the safety and security of the campers/staff during all aquatic and nautical activities including swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, pontoon boat rides, tubing, waterskiing, etc. You will also be expected to animate activities at the beach. All lifeguards must have their National Lifeguard certification. When not lifeguarding, you will be assisting in your assigned camper cabin. 

ALL camp staff are involved in camper care. 

Accommodations are provided for everyone who works at the Summer Camp in Ayer’s Cliff. If you are a counsellor, programs animator or lifeguard, you will live in the camper cabins in an adjoining room. These rooms hold 6 staff in bunk beds. Coordinators and Health Staff live in separate housing on the site. As Camp Massawippi is an overnight camp, all seasonal staff live on-site.

The consumption of alcohol and the use of drugs is prohibited on camp property and while you are working and on your paid time off. Smoking is prohibited on camp property. There is a designated smoking area outside of the site. Camp Massawippi strictly enforces this policy and has ZERO TOLERANCE for any infractions. If a staff member is caught with alcohol or drugs on site, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs their contract will be terminated immediately.

Working at an overnight camp is very hard work and it can be very tiring. You are ‘on duty’ almost 24 hours per day. Every day you will have scheduled free time. The camp sessions are 6-12 days long and you will generally have 2–3 days off between sessions. Everyone leaves camp between sessions. If you have a wedding or special event, you should advise the HR Development Manager at the time of hire to request this time off. She will do her best to accommodate your request, however, it is expected that you will be available for Staff training (pre-camp) and the session dates per the job description.

If you are looking to make a fortune, working at a summer camp may not be for you! However, if you are looking for a challenging, fun job that requires you to personally invest to offer young people magical and unforgettable moments with lots of love and happiness as your reward, this is the right place! Salaries are based on the position applied for (see job descriptions). You will be paid every 2 weeks per the pay schedule, either via direct deposit or by cheque. You will also receive 4% vacation pay added to each cheque. In addition to your pay, you will receive room and board as well as access to the Employee Assistance Program (health and mental health support).

There is a computer in the staff lounge to use but many staff bring their own laptop or tablet. The internet is accessible on most of the site, however some areas of camp having better access than others. Cell phone reception is good. Cell phones and personal electronic devices are to be kept in the staff cabins and can only be used during free time. Camp Massawippi is not responsible for lost or stolen personal items.

Pre-Camp corresponds to the training period to prepare for the campers’ arrival. It is a time to learn the camp routine, learn your roles and responsibilities, plan for the summer, get to know each other and to become a strong working team. This is an intensive stay that will require all your energy, learning capacity and concentration. It is time to familiarize yourself with the camp, the programs, and to learn everything you need to know about the campers. You will be trained in PDSB and camper care (feeding, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring and continence). Good preparation means that when the campers arrive, you will be ready. Take some time before you arrive to think about things you can share at camp – stories, games, funny costumes, skits, and songs to teach the group.

You can contact Camp Massawippi at 819-838-4707 or toll-free at 1-866-838-4707 or via email at [email protected]