Day Camp Team Leader - Closing April 28 2024

Port Hope, ON, Canada
Municipality of Port Hope
Student (High School)

The Day Camp Team Leader is responsible to provide guidance and supervision to the staff in their planning, delivery and supervision of Day Camp participants; ensures high quality lessons and programs are being delivered in compliance with HIGH FIVE® standards, the Health and Safety Regulations; and Municipal Policies and procedures.

Benefits and Perks

  • Optional OMERS Pension Plan from the date of hire
  • Work-life Balance Initiatives
  • Wellness, Social and Staff Ambassador Committees
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan
  • Perks and Savings Partnerships

Compensation and Work Term

$17.47 to $18.96 per hour
May to August


  • Enrolled in or completed Post-secondary education in the field of recreation, social services, education, childcare or equivalent preferred.
  • Standard First Aid, CPR “C” with AED or willing to obtain.
  • Experience working with children and youth.
  • Previous experience with the day camp program preferred.
  • HIGH FIVE ®: Principles of Healthy Child Development or willing to obtain.
  • Must be 18 years of age by July 1st, 2024.
  • Valid and satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Able to commit to the full term of employment and be available Monday to Friday From 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Valid and Satisfactory G2 or G drivers license and access to only vehicle preferred. 
  • Oversee lesson plans for assigned camp, centered around a theme or activity; shall research any themes that may be unfamiliar to develop knowledge base and enhance material for lesson plans; shall implement programs, organize and supervise all activities.
  • Lead the camp staff in a positive and professional manner in the delivery of the program and supervision of the participants, ensuring the safety of all participants.
  • Role model enthusiasm and active supervision as well as creating an inclusive environment for all campers, staff and volunteers.
  • Create an educational, safe and inviting experience for all participants; incorporate the principles of HIGH FIVE ® regarding healthy child development, be aware of and work with special needs of participants and report any difficult behaviour to the Senior Team Lead, Recreation Program Coordinator/Inclusion staff.
  • Comply with the Child Care Legislation and Child Abuse Policies.
  • Assist with the facilitation of staff training.
  • Ensure Day Camp Counselors and volunteers, develop and maintain positive relationships with participants and that staff are engaged and interacting with participants at all times.
  • Assist in the guidance and supervision of volunteers.
  • Assist Senior Team Leader and Recreation Program Coordinator with the evaluation of staff and Volunteers.
  • Act as the liaison between the parent, child and Recreation Program Coordinator and Senior Teamer Lead including assisting with weekly camper phone calls to parents and guardians. Resolve conflicts in a swift and professional manner, taking into consideration operations, procedures and customer service standards.
  • Advice the Senior Team Leader and Recreation Program Coordinator of any problems related to equipment, programs or public inquiries.
  • Adhere to high standards of ethical behaviour and demonstrate understanding that personal actions impact the public’s perception of the Municipality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Recreation Program Coordinator or designate.
Submit an Application

Please submit your cover letter and resume online at on or before Sunday April 28, 2024.
Recruitment Process

The Municipality of Port Hope is a progressive employer who believes a diverse and inclusive workplace strengthens the team and fosters an environment where everyone feels as though they belong and their dignity, beliefs and identity are respected.

We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that provides a supportive workplace and equal opportunity for all employees. Accommodations can be requested throughout the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Applications will be reviewed, and interviews may be scheduled prior to the job posting closing date. All applicants will receive an automated email confirming the submission of their application, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be further contacted by Human Resources.

Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Municipal Act, as amended.


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