Silver Lake provides the unique opportunity to work in an environment that is as fun as it is professionally rewarding. Our staff work hard and long days, but the experience that results is well worth it!
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Thank you for your interest; we have filled all positions for this year.
All paid Silver Lake staff:
- must have completed grade 12
- are required to live on-site; room & meals provided
- assist with cleaning duties
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The Outdoor Program Coordinator and the Leadership Development Coordinator positions are open to individuals with considerable experience working with children and youth in an outdoor environment. These two Coordinator positions are integral to the delivery of the Silver Lake Camp program, including developing, planning and executing outdoor education for school rentals, summer camps and the development of youth leaders. These Coordinators provide the leadership, skills and supervision necessary to counselors and program volunteers to ensure a positive experience and safety of all campers attending Silver Lake Camp.
All counselors are required to hold current Standard First Aid and CPR-C certifications.
Certifications in any of the following are an asset: National Lifeguard Service (NLS), Leadership Development, Occupational First Aid Level, High Ropes training and wilderness / out tripping.
There are two (2) starting dates available for Camp Counselor positions:
- Spring / Summer Camp Counselor (May – August)
- Summer Camp Counselor (June 24 – August)
Spring Counselors work with private and school groups to provide a quality outdoor education experience. They teach outdoor based lessons that focus on experiential learning that is active and fun. Spring Counselors are assisted by private or school provided chaperones with regards to camper care.
Summer Counselors lead and care for groups of campers ages 6-14 who come to camp for our 2-5 day programs. Summer Counselors are responsible for residential campers in all activities and provide for the individual and group needs of the children in their care, 24 hours a day. Counselors may lead some or all of the following activities: outdoor education, arts and crafts, drama, teambuilding, high or low ropes, canoeing, kayaking, archery, orienteering and swimming.
Camp Counselor Specialist – Waterfront Coordinator (Mid May to August)
The Waterfront Coordinator takes a leadership role in all waterfront based programs (ie lifeguarding, water & boat safety, swimming, etc.) and maintains high standards of safety and risk management.
Qualifications/Experience includes: Current National Lifeguard Service Award, Waterfront Canoe Instructor Certification and prior pool or waterfront lifeguard experience.
Camp Counselor Specialist – High Ropes Coordinator (Mid May to August)
The High Ropes Coordinator takes a leadership role in all High Ropes based programs and maintains high standards of safety and risk management.
Qualifications/Experience includes: Current Level 1 Challenge Course Practitioner; Level 2 Challenge Course Practitioner Preferred.
Camp Counselor Specialist – First Aid Coordinator (June to September)
The First Aid Coordinator assesses and administers minor first aid, dispenses medications and completes incident reporting.
Qualifications/Experience includes: Nursing or paramedic student or Occupational First Aid Level.
Assistant Cook (May to August)
Under the direction of the Head Chef, the Assistant Cook assists in preparing, cooking, and serving meals. They may also assist in meal planning and supervision of other staff.
Kitchen Assistant / Dishwasher (May to August)
These staff members assist in preparing, cooking, and serving meals. They are also responsible for cleaning, dishwashing and housekeeping duties.
We are pleased to announce our new volunteer program for the upcoming camp season. Youth will assist in the operation of the camp by volunteering their time to support the camp’s maintenance, food service and children’s program areas. Admission to this week long program requires a cover letter outlining any previous work/volunteer experience and why you would like to be a volunteer at Silver Lake. Applicants will be interviewed by camp administration to ensure they are the right fit. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
We create a fun environment that campers and staff want to return to year after year. Our wilderness and our commitment to camping excellence ensure that children leave with increased confidence, self-esteem, new skills and an understanding of the importance of our environment. The campers and staff will have a chance to participate in some or all of the following activities:
- Music, Drama, Arts and Crafts
- High and Low Ropes Course
Working at Silver Lake Camp will provide our staff with practical skills that are useful in all professional paths, not just working with children. Our staff learn and improve on the following transferable skills:
- Self-directed team and independent work
- The ability to lead and be led
- Problem solving and decision making
- Conflict resolution
- Discipline and dependability
- Listening to and learning from professional feedback
We are committed to our staff and invest in their training, support their goals, and evaluate their performance. We believe that every member of our team should have as great an experience as the campers that they are working with.
Thank you for taking the time to look into employment with us.