Staff Position

We appreciate all those who help us during the camp season. Click on each staff position to read the position description. Let us know if you can serve in any one of them. All positions must demonstrate agreement with the Camp’s Statement of Faith.

Director

Position Summary

The Director complements the vision and direction of the Camp and assumes primary responsibilities in programming and personnel.

Qualifications

Personal qualifications:

  • Maturing follower of Jesus Christ with a heart for outreach
  • Agreement with the Camp’s Statement of Faith and its objectives
  • Self-starter
  • Personable and courteous
  • Faithful, available and teachable

Professional qualifications:

  • Bible College / Seminary education preferred
  • Ministry experience in the areas of children and youth
  • Administration, organization and leadership skills
  • Team player

Reporting / Accountability Relationships

  • Operational: The Director is accountable to the Camp President on a day-to-day basis.
  • Positional: The Director is accountable to the Camp Board, which has been delegated authority by the affiliated churches.

Primary Responsibilities:
Consistent with the vision and objectives of the Camp, the Director is responsible for the following areas of ministry:

Programming

The Director shall:

  1. Work with the Program Committee in implementing the camp program.
  2. Schedule daily activities for each camp session such as crafts, chapels, waterfront and sports, seeking to maintain a high level of excellence.
  3. Oversee all programming to ensure it meets safety regulations as well as a standard of moral or Biblical excellence.
  4. Ensure sound Biblical teaching occurs throughout each camp session.
  5. Ensure spiritual counselling occurs with campers as opportunities arise.
  6. Purchase, with the Program Committee’s approval and/or assistance, program materials and supplies (excluding food-related supplies), taking into consideration cost-effectiveness.
  7. Recommend new or improved program ideas and additional camp sessions to the Program Committee for approval or consideration.

Personnel

The Director shall:

  1. Assist the Personnel Committee in recruiting camp staff including speakers, Counselors, nurses, maintenance workers, lifeguards and activity leaders.
  2. Develop in consultation with the Personnel Committee a staff training program.
  3. Conduct staff training prior to camp sessions and develop staff through regular meetings and evaluation during each camp session.
  4. Lead or coordinate daily and weekly staff meetings, prayer and devotions.
  5. Deal with staff issues.
  6. Encourage staff in daily duties.

Administration / Organization

The Director shall:

  1. Keep a written time log that shall be available to the Camp Board when requested.
  2. Provide to the Camp President on a regular basis a progress report of the Camp ministry.
  3. Coordinate camper registration and assign campers and staff to cabins.
  4. Interpret Camp policies to staff and campers.
  5. Notify parents, in consultation with the Nurse, of any serious injuries or visits to the Hospital.
  6. Ensure evaluation and follow-up takes place with each camper.
  7. Maintain camper, staff and program records and forward to the Camp Secretary.
  8. Forward all Camp-related bills to the Treasurer in a timely manner.
  9. Ensure monies received from registration, canteen and sales are forwarded to the Treasurer.
  10. Attend Camp Board meetings as requested.
  11. Submit written reports to the Camp Board as requested.
  12. Submit a year-end report to be included in the Camp Annual Report.

Promotion

The Director shall:

  1. Assist the Promotions Committee in promoting the Camp.

General

The Director shall:

  1. Work in harmony with and in support of the Camp Board.
  2. Ensure the campgrounds are secure from undesired outside influences such as unruly visitors, animals, etc.
  3. Provide appropriate discipline to disruptive campers.
  4. Exhibit traits that will positively contribute to the reputation of the Camp and the effectiveness of its ministry for Jesus Christ.
  5. Assume other duties as assigned by the Camp Board or the Camp President.
Lead Counsellor

Lead Counsellor Position Description

Qualifications:

  • At least 17 years of age for Junior and Junior High Camps.
  • At least 20 years of age for Youth Camps.
  • Leading an exemplary Christian life in behaviour, attitudes and conduct prior to camp.
  • Agreement with the Camp’s Statement of Faith 

Accountability: 

  • Director(s)

Abilities:

  • Cooperative, willing to work under supervision, and willing to abide by the rules.
  • Enjoy being with children in a cabin setting.

Responsibilities:

  1. Assist the Director(s) in seeking to carry forth the Camp’s objectives within the lives of the campers.
  2. Lead a consistent Christian life before all campers and serve as a positive role model in speech, actions, attitudes and attire.
  3. Seek to lead campers to personal faith in Jesus Christ and help them grow in their Christian life.
  4. Suppress personal prejudices, problems and opinions and show no partiality or favouritism to any individual or group.
  5. Live in the cabin with the campers assigned to him or her.
  6. Get to know each camper personally by spending time individually with him or her.
  7. Seek the safety of the campers.
  8. Be responsible for the discipline of his or her group. In case of serious problems, discuss the matter with the Director(s) and pursue the recommended course of action.
  9. Report missing campers to the Director(s) immediately.
  10. Monitor physical well-being of campers, e.g. sufficient rest, cleanliness, and changing clothes.
  11. Report any health problems to the Nurse.
  12. Teach and supervise lessons assigned to him or her.
  13. Encourage camper participation in cabin and all camp activities.
  14. Organize and lead daily devotions with the cabin group.
  15. Seek to build up each camper’s self worth, facilitate relationships between campers and encourage a high level of morale.
  16. Interpret the rules, policies and traditions of the Camp to the campers and obtain camper cooperation with same.
  17. Implement informal programming with the cabin group during free time.
  18. Supervise and encourage any Associate Counsellors assigned to the cabin.
  19. Complete all evaluations and forms as requested by the Directors(s) or Camp Board.
Associate Counsellor

Qualification:

  • At least 14 years of age for Squirt Camp, 15 for Primary Camp, 15 for Junior Camp, and 17 for Junior High Camp
  • Leading an exemplary Christian life in behaviour, attitudes and conduct.
  • Agreement with the Camp’s Statement of Faith.

Accountability:

  • The Counsellor for his or her cabin

Abilities:

  • Cooperative, willing to work under supervision, and willing to abide by the rules.
  • Enjoy being with children in a cabin setting.

Responsibilities:

  1. Live in the cabin with the campers as assigned.
  2. Work under the general direction of the cabin Lead Counsellor and assist with or carry out responsibilities assigned to him or her.
  3. Get to know each camper personally by spending time individually with him or her.
  4. Lead a consistent Christian life before all campers and serve as a positive role model in speech, actions, attitudes and attire.
  5. Assist the Lead Counsellor in seeking to build up each camper’s self worth, facilitate relationships between campers and encourage a high level of morale. 
  6. Assist the Lead Counsellor in seeking to lead campers to personal faith in Jesus Christ and to help them grow in their Christian life.
  7. Assist the Lead Counsellor with interpreting the rules, policies and traditions of the Camp to the campers and obtain camper cooperation with same.
  8. Assist with program and other activities as the campers participate.
  9. Assist the Lead Counsellor in implementing informal programming with the cabin group during free time.
  10. Complete all evaluations and forms as requested by the Director(s)or Camp Board.
Chaplain

Purpose: To act as spiritual advisor and provide encouragement to campers and staff

Qualification: Pastor of a church or a person recognized by their congregation as having pastoral gifts, and who demonstrates agreement with the Camp’s Statement of Faith

Accountability: Director(s)

Abilities: Ability to relate well with young adults and children

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide pastoral counselling and spiritual support to campers and staff.
  2. Assist at chapel, fireside and other meetings as able and requested by the Director(s).
  3. Consult with the Director(s) throughout the camp session regarding prayer concerns or staff persons who need special encouragement.
  4. Pray for staff and campers daily.
  5. Offer advice to staff as they counsel or encourage campers who make significant spiritual choices at camp.
Speaker

Purpose: To complement the vision of the Camp of nurturing campers in their relationship with Jesus Christ by providing Biblical instruction in salvation and discipleship to the campers

Qualification: Agreement with the Camp’s Statement of Faith

Accountability: Director(s)

Abilities: Ability to relate well with young adults and children

Responsibilities:

  1. Speak at assigned chapel services, campfire meetings, etc. on the theme and in the time allotted in consultation with the Camp Director(s).
  2. Work with the Director(s) and Chaplain in planning and carrying out such services or meetings.
  3. Seek to nurture spiritual growth in the campers through sermons, illustrations, skits, object lessons, and so forth.
  4. Provide spiritual counsel to campers and staff as required.
  5. Connect with campers outside of chapels as able and as opportunities arise.
  6. Serve as Camp Chaplain if requested.
Activity Leader

Purpose: To facilitate God-honouring and God-oriented activities

Qualification: Agreement with the Camp’s Statement of Faith

Accountability: Director(s)

Abilities:

  • Possess leadership skills.
  • Able to work in harmony with and motivate others to fulfill responsibilities.
  • Possess a sufficient level of interest and skill in the assigned activity and be able to communicate this to others.
  • Able to appropriately adapt the activity to the specific age group.
  • Know the legal and safety requirements of the activity.

Responsibilities:

  1. Plan, promote and supervise the assigned activity as scheduled.
  2. Prepare and be responsible for all supplies, equipment and facilities pertaining to the activity and keep an inventory of the same.
  3. Work within the total camp program and cooperate with other staff members.
  4. Teach skills required for the activity.
  5.  Practice and teach safety standards pertaining to the activity.
  6. Seek to foster Christian character and growth through the activity.
  7. Adjust the activity to meet individual needs.
  8. Communicate environmental awareness and responsibility.
  9. Suggest equipment or facility purchases or upgrades to the Director(s)
Kitchen Supervisor

Purpose:

  • To ensure quality, quantity and safety in the provision of food to campers and staff throughout the camp session.

Qualification:

  • Abide by the principles in the Camp’s Statement of Faith.

Accountable to:

  • The Waters Edge Bible CampFood Services Committee.

Dates:

  • July 3 – August 11, 2019 (Counsellor Training June 29-July 2, 2019)

Remuneration:

  • As mutually agreed upon with the WEBC Food Services Committee.

Accommodations:

  • A staff cabin will be available for the Kitchen Supervisor.

Requirements:

  1. Must possess and present a copy of current certification for completing a Food Safety Course.
  2. Must be acquainted with the Manitoba Health Regulations for Public Eating Establishments.
  3. Must possess and present a copy of current Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check

Responsibilities:

  1. To supervise the kitchen including food preparation, safety and cleanliness.
  2. To divide the daily tasks among the daily kitchen volunteers.
  3. To implement the daily menus that the Food Services Committee have put together.
  4. The director(s) is in charge. The kitchen schedule adapts to the changing needs of the camp schedule. Daily communication with the Director(s) in very important.
  5. Accommodate dietary restrictions and food allergies for campers and counselors and other staff.
  6. Be responsible to compile a grocery list based on present camp leftovers and next camp’s needs. Communicate this list to the next church’s contact person on the evening prior to the last day of camp. The Kitchen Supervisor does not have authority to make purchases without the permission of the Food Services Committee or its representative.
  7. Record food amounts used and adjustments made on the posted menus. Return these to the Food Services Committee chair at the end of the camping season.
  8. To keep all the kitchen equipment (stove burners, ovens, fridges, drains) clean, either daily or weekly. Freezers must be cleaned at the end of the camping season. Floors must be swept and washed daily. Any needed repairs must be reported to the Food Services Committee chair.
  9. Submit a report to the Food Services Committee chair at the end of the camping season.
  10. To be a positive and spiritual example to all campers and staff and to treat each person with dignity and respect.
  11. Must abide by the Waters Edge Bible Camp policy of:
    1. No liquor or non-medical “drugs” shall be brought onto camp property or consumed while in residence.
    2. No smoking anywhere on camp property.
Kitchen Worker

Purpose: To assist the Kitchen Supervisor in the provision of food to campers and staff throughout the camp session

Qualification: Agreement with the Camp’s Statement of Faith

Accountability: Kitchen Supervisor

Abilities: Skilled in food preparation

Responsibilities:

  1. Assist the Kitchen Supervisor in the preparation, setup, serving and cleanup of all meals and snacks throughout the camp session.
Nurse

Purpose: To provide appropriate medical treatment to sick or injured campers and staff

Qualifications:

  • Currently registered RN or LPN.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Current first aid certification.
  • Agreement with the Camp’s Statement of Faith.

Accountability: Director(s)

Abilities: Able to teach health practices to staff.

Responsibilities:

  1. Become familiar with medical conditions, medication needs, food restrictions or allergies for all campers and staff.
  2. Collect, store and administer all medication for campers and staff.
  3. Inform Counselors of any campers with special needs.
  4. Inform kitchen staff of all food allergies and assist kitchen staff with special diets.
  5. Treat all injuries and sickness incurred by campers and staff, referring them to a doctor or hospital if necessary.
  6. Assist the Director(s) in notifying parents of any serious injuries or visits to the hospital.
  7. Chart medication administered, all injuries, treatments and follow-up.
  8. Promote personal hygiene and general sanitation.
  9. Report any unsatisfactory conditions or health risks to the Director(s).
  10. Maintain and safeguard the inventory of medical supplies.
  11. Provide emergency first aid kits and instruction for groups taking off-site trips.
Maintenance Person

Purpose: To maintain the Camp property throughout the camp session

Qualification: Agreement with the Camp’s Statement of Faith

Accountability: Trustees Committee

Abilities:

  • Familiar with tools and equipment required for maintenance work
  • Self-motivated

Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure the camp facilities are well maintained and in good repair for the duration of the camp session.
  2. Consult with the Trustees Committee before undertaking major repairs.
  3. Run errands for the Director(s) and Kitchen Supervisor as requested.
  4. Suggest improvements or upgrades to camp facilities or equipment to the Trustees Committee.
Lifeguard

Purpose: To ensure the safety of campers and staff at waterfront activities

Qualification: Lifeguard certification

Accountability: Director(s)

Abilities: Able to supervise and instruct

Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure the safe and efficient running of all waterfront activities, including keeping the waterfront area clean.
  2. Enforce all rules and regulations for the use of the waterfront.
  3. Notify the Nurse and Director(s) immediately of any accidents.
  4. Work with the Director(s) in organizing and implementing all waterfront activities.
  5. Submit to the Director(s) in written form any recommendations to improve waterfront activities and safety.

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