Camp Counsellor

Greater Toronto Area, ON, Canada Req #978
Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Position Details:

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $20.97/hr, Max = $24.32/hr

Employment type: Seasonal

Duration of employment: 11-12 Weeks

Hours of work: Up to 40 hours per week

Work location: Multiple work locations – listed below.

Division: Education and Training

Business unit: Various

Travel: None

Remote Work: None


Seasonal Hire TRCA – 2024

Seasonal job opportunities are plentiful at TRCA. If you are looking for seasonal job openings, we can provide great opportunities and seasonal perks. To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon.


Please submit your resume and cover letter in one file (PDF or Word) prior to midnight on February 16, 2024.


Work Locations: Candidates are encouraged to list which work locations are of interest in their application.  Final decisions will be made by TRCA during hiring process and locations will be assigned to successful individuals.

  • Kortright Centre for Conservation, Woodbridge
  • Albion Hills Field Centre, Caledon East
  • Claireville Conservation Area, Brampton
  • Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto
  • Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto
  • Claremont Field Centre, Goodwood
  • Lake St. George Field Centre, Richmond Hill
  • Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area, Whitchurch-Stouffville


By working at TRCA you will:

  • Work outdoors during the spring and summer in beautiful natural areas.
  • Gain valuable experience working at a conservation authority.
  • Get a free Conservation Ontario annual pass.
  • Get access to TRCA’s Reciprocal Program (discounts across various Ontario attractions).

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Camp Counsellor is responsible for the supervision of campers and the delivery of interactive programs and activities of camps for various age groups within TRCA’s portfolio of facilities and sites.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develops and leads camp activities.
  • Leads interactive and engaging camp programs for summer camp groups of all ages and abilities
  • Provides supervision of campers to ensure compliance with camp rules and prevent accidents
  • Coordinates the daily preparation and clean-up of camp programs, ensuring proper use of camp facilities and equipment
  • Reports and records any incidents, such as accidents or rule violations, to senior camp staff


What will you need to succeed:


Education (degree/diploma/certifications/licenses)

  • High School diploma
  • Standard First Aid & CPR/AED Level C certification required
  • Successful completion of a Vulnerable Sector Screening. Employees/candidates under the age of eighteen (18) years are not eligible to have a VSS, therefore will not be required



  • 1+ year of experience working with or volunteering with children in a group setting.
  • Experience delivering programs and interactive activities
  • Canoeing experience (dependent on location)


Knowledge/Skill/Ability - Competencies

  • Strong communication skills to provide clear and concise communication in both non-emergency and emergency situations
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify problems in a timely manner, seeking the appropriate level of support to solve issues
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and co-operatively as part of a team
  • Knowledge of natural history, 19th century history, or environmentally related disciplines is an asset (dependent on location)

While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.


TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.


Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection, and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Manager of Records and Information, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (437) 880 2308. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Temporary Contract
  • Travel Required No
  • Travel % 0
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  • Greater Toronto Area, ON, Canada