All Summer Camp counsellors must be available for all sessions of camp per season. Please fill out the appropriate counsellor position application below:
The Junior Counsellor position is the first stepping stone to becoming a counsellor! You will act as a support person for the Senior Counsellor in your group, helping them with anything they may need. This can include setting up/cleaning up crafts, playing games with the campers, taking them to the bathroom, and generally being an extra set of eyes on the campers. While in this position, Junior Counsellors are not required to plan crafts on their own, though there is always the opportunity to lead certain activities upon discussion with your Senior Counsellor.
This role requires someone who is always ready to help whenever possible. It also requires someone who has a “camper first” mentality. This means that even though as a Junior Counsellor you may be close in age to some of your campers, this is a role that is part of our counsellor team so you are no longer a camper… the campers come first in every aspect of the day. This role is for someone who is enthusiastic, creative and helpful.
**To apply for this position you must have completed at least one season as an LIT and been invited by MYTP to move into the JC position.
The Shared Senior Counsellor role is the next step up after being a Junior Counsellor. This role comes with more responsibility and more tasks. As a Shared Senior, you will be splitting the responsibilities of running a group with another counsellor. As a team, you will work together to teach vocal, dance, drama and improv to your group, as well as play games and do crafts. You and your group partner will split the work evenly, working cohesively and collaboratively. The difference between this role and the Junior Counsellor role is that as a Junior, you act as a support person to the Senior Counsellor; as a Shared Senior you have to act as the leader of the group as well as a support to your partner.
Together, you and your partner will be responsible for not only the planning and execution of your group’s activities, but also the overall safety and well-being of your campers.
This role requires someone who is willing to collaborate and work closely alongside another person. It also requires someone creative and enthusiastic, as the energy of the counsellor team influences the energy of the campers. Finally, this role requires someone who is able to go with the flow and adapt to unexpected situations.
**To apply for this position you must have completed at least one season as a Junior Counsellor.
The Senior Counsellor position is the next step after being a Shared Senior for at least 1 year. This position holds more responsibility than the Shared Senior position as the Senior Counsellor is the overall leader of the group. The Senior Counsellor is required to plan crafts and games, as well teach vocal, dance, drama and improv. The Senior Counsellor will have to prepare all of these things ahead of time in order to be prepared each day to teach their group. They are also responsible for the overall safety and well-being of their campers.
In addition to being the leader of the group, often times a Senior Counsellor with have a Junior Counsellor as a part of their group. It is the Senior Counsellor’s responsibility to model excellent Counsellor behaviour for their Junior Counsellor, as it is a learning opportunity for them to follow the example of their Senior.
This role requires someone who is organized as there are many things a Senior Counsellor needs to keep track of and be prepared for. Additionally, it requires someone creative and enthusiastic, as the energy of the Senior counsellor influences the energy of the campers. Finally, this role requires someone who is able to go with the flow and adapt to unexpected situations.
**To apply for this position you must have completed at least one season as a Shared Senior Counsellor.
The assistant director position is a position with several different duties that revolve around assisting the Director with running camp. This position is quite different from being a senior counsellor; as a senior counsellor you are responsible for your group and your group’s activities. However, as part of the Director team you are responsible for the whole camp and the activities done as a whole camp. The Assistant Director will be part of the planning of such activities as well as the execution of them. While this position does act as a “right-hand man” position to the Director, this role is a partnership with the Director. Through collaboration and guidance with the Director, as a team you will run the camp. Some examples of activities that would require your planning could be: lunch time activities (scavenger hunts, group games, etc), water day activities, and Friday Fun Day activities.
Along with the Director, the Assistant Director is also a point of contact for the campers and counsellors if they have any issues; they could be first-aid related or problem solving with group dynamics. The Assistant Director must be ready at all times to assist the camp in any way that is required, as this person will be someone that the campers and counsellors look to as one of the primary leaders. This position also holds the responsibility of enforcing the rules set in place by the Director, and modelling excellent behaviour for the counsellors and campers to follow. This position may also result in taking over groups in the event of last minute absences of counsellors, where floating into whatever position maybe be required.
This position has a required commitment of 2 years where after you will automatically move up to the Director position for a guaranteed 2 years. This person will also be required to be available for the entirety of both summers, and prepared to come in early, stay late and attend meetings as necessary and as required by the Director.
This role requires someone who is ready and willing to learn. The Director will be guiding and teaching the Assistant Director on how to eventually become the Director of camp. The candidate must also be ready and willing to support the Director in any way possible. They must be creative, able to solve problems, and be enthusiastic. The energy of the Directors influences the energy of the whole camp!
Though this is a role that comes with a great deal of responsibility, it is also a role that is incredibly rewarding!
There are always changes to each year of camp. The current situations of the time will determine how we navigate our days and activities. You must be prepared to go with the flow and be open to changes as they arise.
**To apply for this position you must have completed a minimum of two full seasons as a Senior Counsellor.