Our Staff is Dedicated to YOU
One of the greatest assets Adventure Valley Day Camp enjoys is its staff. Young adults are selected for their leadership ability, skills, experience and ability to engage in outrageous camp fun. What stands out for us is good character, a sense of humor, a passion for fun, strong communication skills and a keen interest in spending time outside, with kids, having a blast!
Many of our staff return year after year, and we know why! We treat our staff like family, and support each other all day, everyday. We know that our staff, more than any other single factor, make AV the incredible camp that it is.
Staff are eligible to be hired the summer after grade 10 (born in 2002 or earlier for the 2018 season). We accept grade 9s (born in 2003) as volunteers. Volunteers should complete the same staff application form.
Interested? Read on below for our available positions!
AVDC's Head Staff are a group of fun-loving, mature individuals looking for a leadership experience. We look for Head Staff who have experience in a camp setting and a genuine interest in working with children. Generally Head Staff are finishing their undergraduate studies, in teacher's college, or adults.
The Head Staff Role:
- Motivate and inspire a group of 10 - 20 staff
- Organize 3 - 10 cabin groups of campers
- Act as a liaison between staff and parents
- Plan amazing special programs for their unit
Head Staff must have the necessary levels of maturity, common sense, dependability, trust, organization, flexibility, and selflessness required in working with children and developing leaders.
Group Leaders (aka Counsellors)
AVDC's Group Leaders are energetic, engaged young leaders looking for an awesome summer experience working with children. Our Group Leaders work directly with a cabin of children, creating an awesome summer experience for our campers.
Applicants for Group Leaders should:
- Genuinely love of working with children
- Be willing to have fun, get messy, and get involved in activities
- Have a good sense of behaviour management
We hire staff who come to camp to give all of their energy and spirit to our campers. Awesome counsellors = awesome camp experiences for our campers!
Swimming is a very important skill for children to learn, and we pride ourselves on delivering an excellent swim program.
Our Swim Staff Team guard our campers while they swim, and teach Red Cross lessons. Swim Staff must have at minimum their Bronze Cross, though NLS is preferable.
Red Cross Instructor Certification is necessary. We accept applicants who do not yet have this certification, and can do the training with us.
Our Specialist Team is a group of highly-skilled individuals, ready to teach their talents to the next generation! We hire staff who can take a leadership role and who have the expertise to run a program for children of all ages.
For Summer 2018, we are hiring for the following Specialist positions:
- Martial Arts
- Co-operative Games
- Recording Studio
- Drama / Theatre
- Photographer / Videographer
Skilled in another area? Let us know! We are always considering adding new and exciting programs for our campers.