Camp Counsellor

Greater Sudbury, ON, Canada ● Spanish, ON P0P 2A0, Canada Req #499
Wednesday, January 3, 2024
The YMCA of Northeastern Ontario is a dynamic charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of communities by offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. We have been offering programs and services to the North Bay community since 1958 and to the Greater Sudbury community since 1936! To learn more about our programs and services offered please visit our website.

We are currently looking for a Camp Counsellor to join our team of committed professionals. This full-time contract position within the Association is housed at the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario’s John Island Camp location in Spanish.

Under the leadership of the Counselling Manager, the Camp Counsellor is responsible for the overall health, safety and well-being of the campers. With a camper-oriented mindset, Camp Counsellors support campers through their camp experience. First Year Camp Counsellors are expected to take on a learner’s role by gaining valuable knowledge from their peers as well as share their knowledge 


CONTRACT DURATION: May 6, 2024- September 2, 2024



HOURS: 40 per week


Major Responsibilities

  • Supervise and support the campers to ensure their emotional and physical well-being
  • Participate in program delivery
  • Build relationships with and be a positive role model for all camper and other staff members
  • Provide a camper focused experience in all areas of programming
  • Assist in other areas of camp as well as programming and provide support during Family Camp
  • Other duties as assigned by the Association 


  • Possession of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) considered an asset *for education completed outside of Canada, applicants are required to submit a WES with their application 
  • Experience working with campers aged 7-14
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR C
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation/facilitation skills
  • Knowledgeable in camp practices and its risk management considerations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Bilingualism in both official languages considered an asset
  • Current and satisfactory Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector



If you would like to work in a family friendly environment, please apply, by website only, with a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Personnel Committee. 

Please ensure that your cover letter and resume both specify the job title of the position that you are applying for. 
All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Human Resources Department.
Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit a current and satisfactory Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Check for review prior to starting employment.
Please note that candidates invited for an interview will be required to submit three professional references.
YMCA of Northeastern Ontario is an equal opportunity employer that is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment. All of our employees and job applicants will be promoted or employed solely on the basis of their abilities and qualifications.
Educational credentials completed outside of Canada require a copy of your World Education Services documents (WES) along with your credentials. If you do not have a WES document, please visit Applications submitted without a WES document will not be considered. 

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  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Greater Sudbury, ON, Canada
  • Spanish, ON P0P 2A0, Canada