Camp Counsellor

3291 Stouffville Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 7X5, Canada Req #1018
Friday, March 22, 2024

Position Details:

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $21.39/hr, Max = $24.81/hr

Employment type: Seasonal

Duration of employment: 12 weeks

Hours of work: Up to 40 hrs/week

Work location: Bruce’s Mill Nature Centre

Division: Education and Training

Business unit: Education and Training

Travel: 40%

Remote Work: Onsite


About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.


TRCA is considered the provincial leader in conserving, restoring, and managing natural resources to advance safe and sustainable development.


To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF or Word file prior to midnight on April 5, 2024.

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:

  • 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.
  • Develops and leads camp activities.


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 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.

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.

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values by demonstrating the following behaviours: integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare)


You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Pregnancy & Parental Leave Top-Up Program.
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.


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 Seasonal
  • Min Hiring Rate $21.39
  • Max Hiring Rate $24.81
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 40
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  • 3291 Stouffville Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 7X5, Canada