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Day Camp Leader

Day Camp Leader

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Parks, Recreation and Facilities
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Competition #18/66

Internal / External Posting

Closing date: March 23, 2018


Day Camp Leader (20 Temporary positions – up to 2 months)

Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department


An exciting opportunity exists within our Parks Recreation and Facilities Department for Day Camp Leaders. We are looking for creative and enthusiastic individuals with a keen interest in recreation, the outdoors, and a passion for teaching children.


Here are the various day camps that Day Camp Leaders may run:


Jetin’ Day Camps (Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre): Have a great summer heading on exciting out trips and adventures. Successful candidates will come with a large variety of games, sports, and crafts ideas. Creativity and ingenuity are key!  Activities such as: swimming, bowling, and geocaching round out these fun, popular camps.


Victoria Playground Program (various outdoor Victoria parks):  Victoria Playground Program staff are passionate about engaging children in an outdoor setting. Enjoy working within creative themes like: across the galaxy and land of the lost. Successful candidates will be highly energetic, have an abundant knowledge of camp games and songs and will demonstrate a passion to connect children to the outdoors in creative and fun ways.


Swim n’ Splash Camps (Crystal Pool):  Staff need to have a love for the water and have experience with swimming and various water sports for Swim n’ Splash. Spend summer days helping kids learn skills and have fun in the water. These camps also include a mix of sports, crafts, games, and swimming!


Sports Camps (Crystal Pool and Various Parks): Enjoy spending days teaching children and youth to play a variety of fun and exciting sports.  Sports camps include: basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer, badminton, and skateboarding.  Successful candidates will be energetic and demonstrate a passion for sports and camp activities.


Beacon Hill Explorers Camp (Beacon Hill Park): This preschool-age camp is tons of fun! Staff will spend their days exploring the wonders of Beacon Hill Park, and creating fun games and activities for campers.  Enjoy working with themes such as: wonderful wizards, busy bugs, and sensational superheroes.


Teen & Leadership Camps (Crystal Pool and Offsite): Staff must have capacity to lead day, week and/or overnight camps.  Topics include: strategy games, initiative tasks, nature appreciation, camping and adventure racing.  You will need skills such as; outdoor pursuits, team-building, problem-solving, risk management, leadership and public relations.



Main tasks include programming, leading and supervising children in camps throughout the summer. Candidates will have a sound knowledge of games, crafts, sports, outdoor recreation, weekly program planning and risk management. Strong leadership abilities along with an understanding of how to effectively work with children is essential.



Current Standard First Aid and CPR C are required. A Class 4 Driver’s Licence is preferred. Successful applicants will be required to provide criminal record clearance as a condition of employment.


Work schedule: July 2, 2018 to August 31, 2018. Monday to Friday, up to 40 hours per week. Please note: hours may change depending on camp registration.

$17.74 per hour, with an additional 14% in lieu of benefits, Pay Grade 103

Job Code 2011

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position


All applications, including qualifications and supporting materials, must be submitted online via to City of Victoria, Human Resources Department by 4:30 P.M. on the closing date noted above.