This month we had Summer in the Snow (SITS). This is our first staff training of the year. All of our prospective 2016 staff came to Knox United Church in Embro for a day of fun and learning.
We had approximately 40 staff at our event. Staff got to know each other while they took part in many activities including: team builders, leadership sessions, anti-bulling sessions, learning to make camp bracelet and about other cabin time activities, learning camp songs, learning how to deal with difficult camper situations, and learning about their role as different staff positions.
Staff also had fun throughout the day competing in a team challenge. Staff were placed in 6 different teams. Each team worker together throughout the day to earn points for their team in team challenges. The competition was close but in the end the "Sticky Unicorns" were the winners.
Overall, staff had some fun and enjoyed bonding and being back together after the winter back at school. We were glad to see so many of our staff returning to us and so many of our past campers who are now coming on to staff as CIT's. We look forward to having these great people of our staff this summer.
See below to take a look at some of the fun we had and to take a look at which staff are returning to us this year:
It's that time of year again. We are looking for some awesome people to be a part of our staff for the summer of 2016. We are seeking summer program staff who wish to experience positive leadership development and work with young people ages 7-15.
All applicants should please have applications in before Feb. 15 2016. Also, it is asked that all potential applicants attend our summer in the snow training on Sat. Feb. 20, 2016. For more information please visit our staff info page.
Preference will be given to applicants who meet the following requirements:
-previous leadership and/or camping experience
-education and/or experience working with children and youth
-current CPR/First Aid "C" certification
-positive teamwork and communication skills
-interest in youth program development and facilitation
-ability to work with/without supervision
-availability to commit to working at a residential camp for up to 6 weeks throughout the summer with Saturdays off
-commitment to attend all training sessions and pre-camp meetings offered by Camp Tanner
Interested candidates should send a resumé, two letters of reference and a cover letter, specifying your position of choice as listed below to the attention of:
Camp Tanner Staffing Committee
c/o Sandra Schurman
Here is a list of the postions we are looking to fill:
Camp Coordinator: Camp Tanner requires a camp coordinator from May – June 2016
Duties will include promotion of Camp Tanner at Churches, community events, community calendars, radio stations, schools, camp open house etc. Help plan and implement staff training events, Leadership Development, May Weekend Camp, CIT Training and other related duties as required by Camp Tanner Inc.
Applications may be sent to Sandra Schurman, R.R. 4, Embro N0J 1J0. Please respond with resume and two letters of reference by Feb. 15 2016
All other positions
Positions to be Filled:
All of the following applications are due by February 15, 2016
2 Camp Directors (born in 1996 or earlier), available for up to 6 weeks)
1 CIT/ Craft Director (born in 1998 or earlier), available for up to 6 weeks)
1 Sr. Camper Director (born in 1996 or earlier)
1 Lifeguard (fully certified, born in 1998 or earlier, available for up to 6 weeks)
1 Assistant Lifeguard (fully certified, born in 2000 or earlier, available up to 6 weeks)
8 Male Counselors (born in 1999 or earlier), available for up to 5 weeks)
8 Female Counselors (born in 1999 or earlier), available for up to 5 weeks)
1 or 2 Kitchen Support Workers available for up to 6 weeks
2 Houseparents available for up to 6 weeks (1 Live in)
1 Nurse available for up to 6 weeks (Live in)
Resumes will also be accepted for volunteer positions:
For Counsellors-in-Training (born in 2000)