Still Looking For Staff:
Staff applications are remaining open as we are still short on staff. All applications are still open, however we are particularly short on people for the following roles:
Lifeguards (both Assistant LG and Head LG)
Counsellors (both male and female)
CIT's (particularly boys)
Sr. Camper Program Leader
New Application Deadline is March 2
Upcoming Dates for Staff:
Staff interviews will be scheduled for the morning of Sat. March 3 at Dundas United Church in Woodstock. You will be contacted to book your interview time. If you cannot make this time please let us know as early as possible.
Will be a weekend day in late April or Early May. The Date is still TBA. This meeting will take place at Knox Church in Embro.
This is a time for all staff to take part in planning weekly themes, special meals, and special plans for each week. We will work through the weeks in the order they occur. If you are only working one week you can arrive later or leave when your week is done. We have budgeted about 45 minutes per week. All staff are to attend this meeting unless other arrangements have been made. Please come with your ideas!
CIT & New Staff Training Weekend:
CIT training takes place during our May Long Weekend Camp. CIT's should plan to arrive Friday May 18th at 5pm and will go home on Monday May 21 after they help with the Parade Float in Thamesford (around 2pm) All CIT's and new staff are expected to attend!
First Aid Training:
Camp Tanner will be offering a first aid course to all our staff who require certification. Date and location will be released once all staff have been hired. The course will likely take place in May or June
Who: All staff is required to attend this mandatory training
When: From Thursday July 5 at 6:30 pm till Saturday July 7th at 5pm. This is a sleepover event, you will be expected to stay at camp and take part in all aspects of training. There will be an optional sleepover Saturday night into Sunday July 8th (which is our first day of camp).
Where: Camp Tanner - 316667 31st Line Embro, ON
Attention Past Staff:
If any of your contact information has changed please update us with your new contact information. This includes phone numbers and addresses. This helps us to make sure you get contracts, T4's and other information you need.
Now Hiring for SumMer 2018!
Camp Tanner is in the process of hiring for all roles this summer!
Camp Tanner Inc. is an overnight camp which runs 6 weeks of summer camps and a weekend camp on May Long Weekend. We are an accredited member of The United Church of Canada and The Ontario Camping Association. Again, this year we are seeking staff who wish to take part in our summer camps and experience positive leadership development and work with young people ages 7-15. Staff will be hired on weekly contracts that run from Sundays to Friday night, in which they will live at Camp Tanner while they work.
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
· Standard First Aid with CPR – C certification
· Current vulnerable sector police check
· Positive teamwork and communication skills
· Interest in youth program development and facilitation
· Ability to work with/without supervision
· Preference to candidates who can commit to working 6 weeks
· Staff must be committed to attending ALL training sessions and pre-camp meetings offered by Camp Tanner Inc.
Interested candidates should submit their application to Christina Husband, the Staffing chair, by e-mail at email@example.com. Applications should include a resume, 2 letters of reference (new staff only, returning staff are not required to submit reference letters), and a cover letter specifying your position of choice. NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE! We are keeping applications open longer as we are still looking to fill some of our roles. The new deadline is March 2. Please get your applications in as soon as possible.
Positions To Be Filled
Camp Coordinator – pre-camp role taking place in May and June
-preparing for camp, communicating with staff, posting schedules, updating website, taking part in promotional events, planning new programs, organizing special programs, etc.
Camp Director - 5 yrs. camp experience is an asset
-director will oversee all camp activity and all other staff
Program Director – 4 yrs. camp experience is an asset
-oversees programming, organizes special programs, oversees sports staff and programs
Camper Director – 4 yrs. camp experience is an asset
-creates camper lists, deals with camper problems and camper discipline
CIT & Staffing Director- 4 yrs. camp experience is an asset
-creates CIT program, supports CIT’s and counsellors, does evaluations for CIT’s and counsellors
Crafts Program Leader & Sr. Staff Support – 3 yrs. camp experience an asset
-run crafts programs, keep craft cabin clean, assist all other directors when needed
Head Lifeguard – must be 18 years of age (born 2000), 2 yrs. camp experience an asset
-required to have NLS certificate, pool maintenance experience is an asset
Assistant Lifeguard – must be 17 years of age (born 2002), 1-year camp experience an asset
-required to have NLS certificate
Counsellor- Must be 17 years old (born 2001), completion of the CIT program an asset
-supervise a cabin of campers (between 4-8 campers), plan activities for campers to take part in
Counsellor in Training (CIT)- must be 16 years old (born 2002)
-This is a volunteer role! Take part in the CIT program, learn how to be a great staff member, shadow a counselor and assist in supervising campers and running activities.
**all staff who are interested in running a special program or sport should indicate on their application
First Aid Staff- must be a live-in role, nursing experience an asset
-dispense medications, look after camper’s medical needs and seek additional care if needed
Camp Cleaner-preference to be a live-in role
-takes part in cleaning tasks including sweeping, mopping, bathrooms, garbage, laundry, dishes, etc.
Kitchen Supports- 3 roles available, food safety handlers course required
-1 person morning to after lunch (Monday – Friday)
-1 person mid-day shift, after breakfast clean up to dinner (Sunday, just dinner; Monday – Thursday full shift; and Friday till after lunch)
-1 person evening shift part time. Mid afternoon to after dinner and snack prep (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday)
Changes To Roles!
As past staff will have noticed when reading through the roles listed above, there are some changes this year. A few of our higher up roles have been adjusted to provide more leadership and more distinct jobs. We have clarified a few roles and split previous roles into more people to provide more support this year. Firstly, we will have a Camp Director. This person will oversee all roles at camp. They will assist and support in whatever capacity is needed. Next we have changed the 2 program director roles and the CIT director role to make 3 equal leveled roles. These roles are the Program director (overseeing programs, schedules and special programs), the camper director (overseeing camper problems, discipline and dismissal), and the CIT and Staffing Director (overseeing the CIT program, and both counsellor and CIT issues). Included below is a new diagram that visually will show how our new staff hierarchy will look. If you have any questions feel free to ask Christina Husband, our new staffing chair.
Staff please take note that most of our planning and communications will happen through Facebook. We have one main staff planning group for 2018 as well as a group for Sr. Staff, one for CIT's & new staff and one for each of our 6 weeks of summer. These groups are all private so you will not be able to see it unless you have been added by someone in the group. Groups will be opened as soon as staff applications are all in. Please message our coordinator e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have not been added yet or have any trouble finding these groups.