Day Camp Leader

February 26, 2024

Day Camp Leader


Under the general supervision of the Supervisor – Children’s Programs and supported by the Summer Camp Co-ordinator, the Summer Day Camp Leader will aid the Summer Camp Co-ordinator in all aspects of the operation of Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre’s Summer Camp for children between 5 and 12 years. This will include assisting in all administrative, program and event planning, training, and supervisory aspects of Summer Day Camp.


1.         Assists in the hiring, evaluation and supervision of summer camp staff and volunteers (approximately 10-15 people).

2.         Assists in the development and co-ordination of a training and orientation program for summer camp staff and volunteers.

3.         Assists in the establishment of a basic framework for the camp program (e.g. daily and weekly schedule; swim times/days; outing time/days; snack schedule; community special events; parent’s night, end of session events/show, etc).

4.         Assists with coordination of camp fundraising and attendance at community special events.

5.         Assists with facilitating the planning and implementation of leadership, creative and stimulating program activities with the Summer Camp staff team.

6.         Assists in the facilitation of regular summer camp staff meetings.

7.         Collects, maintains and manages files (e.g. registration, health, and subsidy records, and other related participant information) respecting privacy regulations.

8.         Assists with managing the camp budget and petty cash.

9.         Assists with purchases (e.g. food, supplies, guest speakers, outings, etc.) within camp budget.

10.        Prepares weekly snack schedule.

11.        Establishes a filing system that collects all information pertinent to the program including a Participant Program Evaluation.

12.        Works with Camp Co-ordinator, camp staff and Supervisor – Children’s Programs to handle and document camp incidents.

13.        Assists camp co-ordinator and staff to keep camper families informed of daily/weekly schedule, outings and events, etc.

14.        Works with campers, their families, and camp staff to assist children in their personal development.

15.        Knows, enforces and follows WNC program safety guidelines.

16.        Identifies and responds to camper behavioural issues as per WNC policies.

17.        Assists in the preparation of an end of summer camp report, and other reports as required by Program Funders.

18.        Assists in the creation of a Summer Camp yearbook and update weekly blog.

19.        Other duties as assigned.


  1. Working on a Degree or Diploma in a human service discipline and experience working with inner-city children ages 5 -12 years (including those with special needs).
  2. Applicants must meet the funding criteria; be between the ages of 15 and 30 years; be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; have a valid SIN at start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation and regulations. 
  3. Successful certification in standard CPR/First Aid (CPR/First Aid training will be provided as part of summer camp training).
  4. Must possess a Vulnerable Sector Police Reference Check.


  • Experience in promoting, planning, and implementing programs for children between the ages of 5 and 12 years.
  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills.
  • Demonstrates background in working with persons from diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrates experience in team-work and co-operation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork.

Salary Scale: $17.13/hour + 6% vacation and mandatory Employment Standards benefits

Hours: 37.5-40 hours per week / half hour unpaid lunch          

Summer Contract Dates: June 3rd  – August 23rd , 2024

Deadline for application: March 22nd, 2024

Please send resume to:

Day Camp Leader Hiring Committee
Waterfront Community Centre
627 Queens Quay West,
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G3

Fax: 416.392.1509

Note: Please put position title in the email subject line.

This position is dependent on funding. Only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants who provide an email address may receive their written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address provided with their application. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence.

Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy; accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in applying for this position, please email us at:, quoting the job title.

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