Camp Leader - 3 positions available

Req ID:  791
Business Unit:  Executive Services
Division:  Salt Spring Island Administration
Shift:  Auxiliary
Rate of Pay:  $23.78 - $23.78 per hour
Hours of Work:  Up to 80 hours bi-weekly
Posting Date:  Jul 1, 2024
Closing Date: 

Req ID: 791 

Business Unit: Executive Services 

Division: Salt Spring Island Administration

Regular/ Auxiliary: Auxiliary term position July 2- Aug 30, includes training and program development.

Pay Grade: CAN/05/02/JB06 

Rate of Pay: $23.78 per hour, plus 14% in lieu of benefits

Hours of Work: Up to 80 hours bi-weekly

Posting Date: April 5, 2024

Review will begin on: April 19, 2024, but will remain open until filled.



As an important member of the community recreation team, the Day Camp Program Leader is responsible for planning active, fun, and engaging programs for children and youth aged 3 to 13 years. Preparing and leading a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, along with leading exciting out trips, the successful applicant will have a positive impact on the families whose children are in attendance. Get ready for summer fun with this opportunity to play like a kid again!

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plans and leads safe, healthy and enjoyable activities, crafts and games for up to 30 children (3-13 years) per week
  • Provides learning and guidance on appropriate behaviour during play and activities
  • Delivers care and support with behaviour management, inclusion, first aid and other areas relating to caring for children
  • Organizes and plans out trips to a variety of locations within Salt Spring Island
  • Drives passenger bus within Salt Spring Island for planned out trips
  • Monitors distribution and use of program supplies and equipment
  • Ensures that program supply needs are within the provided budget
  • Provides direction and guidance to assistant leaders and volunteers assisting with program operation.  
  • Acts as a liaison between the general public and CRD, providing clear customer communication with parents and caregivers
  • Maintains a clean and safe environment for children in their care
  • Excellent customer service, communication (both verbal and written), organizational, interpersonal, and public relations skills and experience are required
  • Follows all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD
  • Performs other related duties as required.  

Additional Information

  • Term position anticipated early July through early September.
  • Some paid planning, training and development time will be scheduled in June and/or first week of July.

Key Skills & Abilities

  • Experience leading and activity planning recreational programs for school age children.
  • Leadership abilities, including role model behaviours, along with the ability to demonstrate sound judgement while creating a positive, enthusiastic, safe and fun program environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications, interpersonal and customer service skills.


  • High School Graduation
  • Some directly related experience
  • Childhood development or recreational program planning certification, HIGH FIVE or equivalent


  • Acceptable criminal record check. The applicant/incumbent is required to undergo a criminal record check to work in this position and to report to their supervisor if any criminal charges are laid against them that may be related to their employment.
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C
  • Valid BC Driver's Licence Class 4 (Unrestricted)
  • Driver's Abstract


To apply for this exciting opportunity, please click "Apply now" to submit your resume and covering letter online.

We welcome all qualified applicants to apply and may consider a combination of experience, education and/or training where possible.

The Capital Regional District wishes to thank you for your interest and advises that only those candidates under active consideration will be contacted.


We value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. In our commitment to bring differing perspectives to our workplace, and to deliver the best possible service to our customers, we encourage and welcome applications from all people with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and lived experiences.

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