Fort Whyte Alive is seeking a Day Camp Section Coordinator

Job Title:                      Day Camp Section Coordinator (Summer Employment Opportunity)

Supervisor:                 Camp Director

Dates:                           June 4-Aug 26           

Hours of work:          June: Monday through Friday, 8:30 – 4:30; July/Aug: Monday through Friday 9:00-5:00

Job Summary:

Each Section Coordinator is responsible for the planning and delivery of age-appropriate activities for a particular age group of campers: Rabbit Rangers (ages 6 & 7), EcoQuest (ages 8-10), and Fox Bay (ages 11-13). Each Coordinator develops innovative nature programming, plans and implements training sessions for volunteer counsellors and supervises them in the delivery of activities with the campers.


  • Create theme-based recreational and educational day camp programs for school-age children and youth
  • Oversee the implementation of all the camp activities while watching for the safety and well-being of all program participants
  • Plan and implement training sessions for volunteer counsellors
  • Supervise and guide volunteer counsellors
  • Maintain cleanliness and order of camp space and other camp facilities
  • Communicate with parents to assess the quality of their child’s experience
  • Evaluate camp counsellors on their job performance
  • Prepare a final report at the end of camp
  • Other duties as assigned


  • University/college student working towards a degree/diploma in education, recreation, or other related field
  • Experience planning and implementing recreational/educational programs
  • Experience in a supervisory role
  • Extensive experience working with children in a camp, classroom or school-age day care setting
  • A strong interest in working with children and in environmental education
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Valid Driver’s License and daily access to a vehicle


  • CPR and Standard First Aid certification
  • Background in natural or cultural history
  • Experience and/or certification in canoeing, kayaking, archery
  • National Lifeguard certification

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