Assistant to the Summer Camp Director

Assistant to the Summer Camp Director

Collingwood School is a gender inclusive day school located on two campuses in West Vancouver, BC.

Our vision is socially responsible students pursuing passions for a better world. We are committed to contributing positively to our local and global communities, environmental stewardship, and supporting the wellbeing, and inclusion of all people. Through the pursuit of passions, students will find their unique purpose in the world. 

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring a barrier-free work environment. We welcome applications from all qualified job seekers, including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour), persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ (persons of all sexual orientations and genders). If you are an applicant with a disability, we will work with you to make reasonable workplace accommodations you may need for your best work performance.

 At Collingwood, we seek faculty and staff who live our values of courage, curiosity and community to be in service of others and, who are inspired by our mission to inspire and support young people for meaningful lives. 

We are looking for an Assistant to the Summer Camp Director. This role will work directly with the Camp Director to ensure the smooth operation of daily life at Collingwood Camps. This is predominantly an administrative position with some instructing in various programs as an instructor on call. 

Date:  June 17 – August 9, 2024 (8 weeks)

Hours: 8:30am – 4:00pm (30-minute unpaid lunch)

Hourly Wage: $20 per hour


  • Provide support in planning, scheduling and implementation of all programming
  • Put together staff welcome packages and first aid kits
  • Assist with daily check in and check out
  • Assist with online registration
  • Answer the phone or any in-person parent questions
  • Email reminders to families
  • Create class lists with authorized pick up and medical information
  • Track weekly numbers
  • Maintain constant supervision of campers (if/when required)
  • Ensure all equipment and supplies are in good working condition and ready for instructors
  • Provide program support if needed
  • Assist with the Volunteer Program – scheduling, communication, hours, recognition
  • Participate in lunchroom supervision including help with serving the lunch program
  • Assist with Wacky Wednesday planning and set up
  • Take photos of campers in action for promotion
  • Assist with end of camp clean up duties – supply inventory and packing up supplies
  • Maintain high standards of health and safety on campus and during activities for campers and staff.
  • Lead / instruct in a variety of programs if someone is absent
  • Other duties as assigned

Required qualifications

  • Min of 19 years of age
  • 1-2 years of camp experience preferred
  • Current (within 6 months of start date) Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C
  • Canadian residency and legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Mature and professional attitude
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Knowledge and experience instructing children at various age levels, in a camp or classroom setting
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Excellent leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with Google docs / sheets
  • Must be able to attend/complete all staff training opportunities.
  • Ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner.
  • Willingness to receive and offer constructive feedback, and offer necessary supports
  • Able to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  • Must have transportation to the Wentworth Campus – 2605 Wentworth Ave, West Vancouver
  • Able to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  • Able to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid and assist campers in an emergency situation (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury)
  • Must be able to work outdoors for long periods of time
  • Able to lift 25 lbs. 

Our “Must Haves”

  • Respect, dignity and inclusion for all members of the community
  • Collaborative mind-set and courageous approach to adversity
  • Demonstrated communications skills (oral and written)
  • Creative “out-of-the-box” thinker
  • Flexible and adaptable and embraces change
  • Proven work ethic with utmost integrity
  • Enthusiasm, eagerness and genuine interest in all aspects of the school’s success
  • Self-awareness, with a desire for constant self-improvement (goal-oriented) 

If this role is a good fit, we would love to hear from you!  Please submit a cover letter detailing your suitability for the position along with your resume, including three employment references, by April 15, 2024 to

We sincerely thank all applicants for your interest however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please visit our website for more information about our school.

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