Updated: Outdoor Summer Day Camp (6-12 yrs)

The West End Community Centre will be running an Outdoor summer camp for kids aged 6-12 from July 20 – Sep 4 2020. The camp will focus exclusively on outdoor games, sport and skill activities, just outside the West End Community Centre. Camp closed August 3.

Online registration opens June 29 at 9am. No in-person registration.
 Visit Vancouver.ca to register.

9:30 AM-3:30pm
$118/5 days, $94/4 days*

M-F Jul 20-24
M-F Jul 27-31
T-F Aug 4-7*
M-F Aug 10-14
M-F Aug 17-21
M-F Aug 24-28
M-F Aug 31 – Sep 4

Note: Drop in and Pick up times will be staggered to provide extra precaution, and as such, may be slightly earlier or later than the camp times.

JOB POSTING – Summer Day Camp Manager

JOB POSTING – Summer Day Camp Manager

The West End Community Centre Association enhances the quality of life of the residents and visitors of the West End and Coal Harbour communities by providing recreational, educational and social activities and services.

The West End Community Centre will be running a summer camp between July 20 – September 4, 2020, and is looking for energetic, enthusiastic and responsible individuals to plan, lead and implement it.

The camp will be completely focused on outdoor activities and will be run just outside the community centre.

Qualifications:
– At least 19 years of age
– Experience working in a Day Camp setting as a leader or manager
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
– Demonstrated leadership skills with children & adults, including supervision, training, problem-solving and giving feedback
– Demonstrated administrative skills in program planning, evaluation and reporting
– Microsoft Word & Excel processing and desktop publishing skills
– Ability to work independently and within a team
– Ability & willingness to work within a culturally, economically and socially diverse community

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
– Liaising & working with the senior recreation staff at the West End and/or Coal Harbour Community Centres to ensure the efficient operation of all Day Camp programs
– Working with the day camp leaders to plan & implement age-appropriate activities (ie. arts & crafts, games, out trips)
– Identifying supplies & equipment needs and replacing/purchasing necessary supplies
– Marketing and promotion of all Day Camp programs including detailed schedules for each camp
– Hiring, training, supervising and evaluating all Day Camp staff
– Providing supervision, leadership & support to day camp leaders and organizing regular opportunities for feedback and evaluation
– Managing the budget in a responsible manner and overseeing weekly petty cash usage & reporting
– Providing a safe, educational and engaging environment for children, volunteers and staff
– Communicating with parents who have questions/concerns regarding the day camp programs and working with the supervisor to resolve any issues
– Coordinating the collection of participants’ waiver forms and ensuring that the daily sign-in & sign-out of participants in conducted in a safe, efficient manner
– Compiling program evaluations from leaders and participants and preparing an overall final report

Conditions of employment:
– Successful Police Records clearance
– Current First Aid and CPR C certification
– Preference will be given to those who are choosing a career in recreation, education, social services or social sciences

Terms of Employment:
*positions, rate of pay, total hours, and start date dependent on funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Grant
– July 20 to September 4, 2020
– 25 to 40 hours per week

Please forward your cover letter & resume, via email by Monday, June 29, 2020 at 5pm to: July 20 to September 4, 2020 (Please send CL & Resume as one PDF)

We would like to thank all applicants for taking their time to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

JOB POSTING – Summer Day Camp Leaders

Summer Day Camp Leader

The West End Community Centre Association enhances the quality of life of the residents and visitors of the West End and Coal Harbour communities by providing recreational, educational and social activities and services.

The West End Community Centre will be running a summer camp between July 20 – September 4, 2020, and is looking for energetic, enthusiastic and responsible individuals to lead it.

The camp will be completely focused on outdoor activities and will be run just outside the community centre.

Qualifications:

– Experience working in a day camp or related setting as a leader or volunteer
– Strong knowledge of age-appropriate activities for children ages 6 to 12 years
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
– Demonstrated leadership & problem solving skills
– Familiarity with working within a budget and tracking expenses
– Demonstrated administrative skills in program planning, word processing and reporting
– Current First Aid/CPR certification
– Ability to work independently and within a team
– Ability & willingness to work within a culturally, economically and socially diverse community

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

– Providing direct leadership, supervision and instruction to Day Camp participants
– Planning, promoting and implementing age-appropriate activities (ie. arts & crafts, games, out-trips) that fit with
the weekly theme developed by the Day Camp Managers
– Providing a safe, educational and engaging environment
– Working cooperatively with and being a positive role model to fellow staff
– Preparing and submitting feedback for the Day Camps & providing recommendations for future programs
– Liaising & working with Recreation Staff at the West End Community Centre to ensure the efficient operation of Day Camp programs
– Collecting information for medical & waiver forms from participants each week and ensuring that the sign-in &
sign-out of children each day is conducted in a safe & efficient manner
– Tracking & reporting petty cash usage on a weekly basis
Conditions of employment:
– Successful Police Records clearance
– Current First Aid and CPR C certification
– Preference will be given to those who are choosing a career in recreation, education, social services or social sciences

Terms of Employment:

*positions, rate of pay, total hours, and start date dependent on funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Grant
– July 20 to September 4, 2020
– 30 to 40 hours per week

Please forward your cover letter & resume, via email by Monday, June 29, 2020 at 5pm to: Jordan.moorhead@vancouver.ca (Please send CL & Resume as one PDF)

We would like to thank all applicants for taking their time to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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