Summer Day Camp Regional Supervisor

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Summer Day Camp Regional Supervisor


Positions available in: Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Niagara West, Welland, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls

Contract Start/End: Full time: April– September 2020.

Camp runs July 2 – September  2, 2020.  Evenings and weekends required in May and June for training, Monday to Friday for the most part in July and August

Starting Wage: $17/hour plus YMCA Membership benefits from June-August

Hours per week: Approximately 42.5 hours/week


YMCA Day Camp is seeking three Regional Supervisors for summer 2019. Regional Supervisors oversee camps in a designated city or geographical region and will provide oversight in one of the following aspects of camp: camp promotion and family engagement, staff recruitment and hiring, staff training, or program planning.



– Post-secondary degree or diploma in recreation and leisure, child and youth studies, education or related field

– Minimum 2 years’ experience as a camp Site Supervisor or equivalent

– Minimum 2 years’ experience supervising a team of staff or volunteers

– CPI (Crisis Prevention) Training is an asset, training will be provided

– Knowledge of Ontario Camping Association is an asset

– Sound judgement and decision making skills

– The ability to provide leadership, encouragement and coaching for teams of staff

– Energy, enthusiasm and flexibility

– Class G driver’s license and reliable transportation

– A Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Search within 1 year
– Standard First Aid and CPR- C (within three years of certification date)



– Be an active member of the Day Camp senior leadership team that supervises approximately 150 seasonal team members.

– Oversee a number of camp sites located throughout the Niagara Region or a specific aspect of camp.

– Act as a team leader to direct, support, and assist other team members in the delivery of excellent customer service.

– Build quality relationships with camp partners and YMCA camp staff.

– Provide leadership in building a productive happy team that provides members with quality programming opportunities.

– Supervise and coach team members to ensure that YMCA Day Camp objectives are being met.

– Assist Site Supervisors with problem solving at their camp sites as well as with the hiring, training and coaching of camp staff.

– Assist with program development and promotion of camps.

– Work with the Camp Leadership team to take action on poor staff performance and implement performance reviews.

-Assess conflict situations and exercise good judgment in recommending solutions.

– Respond to and handle parent concerns and questions in a timely manner.

– Model excellent customer service and leadership behaviors.

– Ensure Ontario Camping Association Standards are followed at the camp sites

– Greet, welcome and serve members, volunteers, participants, and parents with prompt courteous service.

– Support and work as part of a staff/volunteer team by remaining flexible (willing to learn new skills, alter shifts)

– Provide leadership as situations occur and lead investigations as necessary.

– Maintain strong communication with camp parents, staff and volunteers in person, by phone and via email.

– Act as a liaison between the Day Camp team and other YMCA departments.

– Respond to first aid and emergency situations as required

– Ensure that program areas are kept safe, clean and organized.

– To check for potential health and safety hazards at all times when on duty and complete incident reports when necessary.

– Follow CPI Non-violent Crisis Intervention guidelines (when certified)



Camp runs Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, with extended care from 7:30am to 6pm. The majority of camp staff are scheduled to work between 7.5 and 8.5 hours per day.

For more information on this and the variety of camps we offer, please visit our website

Successful applicants must attend all pre camp meetings and trainings, including training on YMCA Child Protection Policies & Procedures.

All applicants are invited to submit an online application via:


Only those applicants being considered for an interview will be contacted.
Accessibility accommodations and materials in alternate formats for individuals with disabilities can be arranged upon request


If you require additional information or have any questions about the hiring process please email or call 905-934-9755 ext. 280.


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Accessibility accommodations and materials in alternate formats for individuals with disabilities can be arranged upon request

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