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Date Posted:
Feb 14, 2022

Closing Date:
Jul 31, 2022

Job Status:
Full-Time Seasonal/Contract

Art, culture, recreation & sport

Summer Senior Day Camp Counsellors

YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce

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Job Description:

We are preparing for our 2022 Summer Camps!

If anything should change as the result of the COVID-19 situation, we will re-evaluate our program delivery as necessary.  Thank you for your understanding.

Start Date:  Late June – part time for training, July and August – Full time

We are looking for students (high school, college, university) interested in providing our Day Campers with activity filled days that emphasize fun, safety, skill and social development.

About You

You enjoy being around children, being in the great outdoors, doing crafts and promoting physical activity. You have a demonstrated ability to positively interact with children of all ages and needs.   In a nutshell, children love being around you! 

With a strong focus on providing a fun and safe place for all, children in your care see you as an encourager, a motivator, a coach and a friend. 

You have a creative side that enables you to develop and implement fun, crafty and physical activities. 

Most importantly, you are a fun, kind, energetic, upbeat, hardworking, team player that believes in the YMCA Mission and Values.  You receive great satisfaction from helping others.


Reporting to the Supervisor; Youth & Recreation, Senior Camp Leaders are responsible for the on-site supervision and daily operation of the 2022 YMCA Summer Day Camps. Leader responsibilities include daily supervision of children, ensuring their safety and happiness, providing a positive environment; building positive relationships between participants, parents and staff; creating an environment of cooperation and friendliness while ensuring growth and development of participants.


  • Standard First Aid, CPR level C and AED certification; before start date
  • Previous experience working with children ages 4-12 years of age is required
  • Knowledge of a wide range of sports and leisure activities is an asset
  • Previous experience in a day camp setting preferred
  • Education in a related field (i.e. ECE, Child & Youth Worker, Bachelor of Education) is an asset
  • Must be available to work Monday to Friday commencing July 4 to August 26, 2022.

·      Must be able to provide, prior to start date, a vaccination certificate issued by the government of the province of Ontario proving full vaccination against COVID-19 or alternatively a valid medical or religious exemption from vaccination. 

·      Applicants 18 years of age or older: successful candidates are required to provide a current and satisfactory Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check issued no later than 90 days preceding start date

·    Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.


We thank all applicants in advance, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


Please submit your cover letter, résumé and completed YMCA Employment/Volunteer Application Form* no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 18, 2022:

*Candidates must submit a completed YMCA Employment/Volunteer Application Form in order to be considered.

Patty Publuske – Supervisor; Youth & Recreation


The YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.


Work Site Location:

Owen Sound

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