Day Camp Senior Team Leader - Closing April 28 2024

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

The Day Camp Senior 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

$18.17 to $19.72 per hour
May to August


  • Post-secondary education in the field of recreation, social services, 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.
  • 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 all of camp including specialty camps, centered around a theme or activity; research any themes that may be unfamiliar to develop knowledge base and enhance material for lesson plans; implement programs, organize and supervise all activities.
  • Lead the Summer Day Camp Staff in a positive and professional manner in the delivery of the programs and supervision of the participants, ensuring the safety of all participants.
  • Role model enthusiasm, camp activities and behaviour management techniques 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, and encouraging staff to be aware of and work with special needs of participants and report any difficult behaviour to the Recreation Program Coordinator .
  • Comply with the Child Care Legislation and Child Abuse Policies.
  • Ensure Summer Day Camp Staff 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 provided to Day Camp staff and Volunteers.
  • Assist the Recreation Program Coordinator with the evaluation of staff, and volunteers.
  • Assist with scheduling of Summer Day Camp staff, lunch breaks and ensuring ratio’s and age requirements are met.
  • Assist with  social media posts, camp newsletter and marketing of the day camp program.
  • Act as the liaison between the parent, child, Summer Day Camp Staff and the Recreation Program Coordinator including weekly phone calls to parents and guardians.
  • Resolve operational conflicts in a swift and professional manner, taking into consideration operations, procedures and customer service standards.
  • Advise the Recreation Program Coordinator of any problems related to equipment, programs or public inquiries. Ensure equipment is available for camp at the proper locations.
  • Take the lead with the development and the facilitation of summer staff training ensuring all compliance issues and regulations are covered including updating the camp manual.
  • Organize and implement special events and guest speakers in collaboration with day camp staff and the Recreation Program Coordinator
  • Organize, order, pickup and deliver hot lunches, organizing cash utilizing cash handling procedures.
  • Monitor off site activities including specialty camps and trips, completing regular checks and ensuring safety, acting as the lead in emergency situations and communicating with transportation when needed.
  • Adhere to high standards of ethical behaviour and demonstrate their understanding that their 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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