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Summer Camp Staff

Camp Brigadoon - Other
Overview
Salary Not specified
Posting Date January 16, 2019
Closing Date March 1, 2019


Description
Brigadoon Village is a non-profit year-round recreational facility dedicated to meeting the needs of children and youth in the Atlantic Provinces who are living with a chronic illness, special need, or other life challenge. During the summer months, we operate a residential camp program designed to give camp opportunities to children and youth who might not otherwise be able to enjoy a sleepaway camp experience.
Brigadoon passionately transforms the lives of our campers, ensuring that they have a place where they can get back to being kids – not patients, not charts of symptoms, just kids. We give extraordinary kids a chance to be ordinary.
Some Quick Camp Facts:
- Our camps run for 6 days at a time, with campers arriving each Sunday and departing each Friday
- Our camp sessions are condition-specific, catering to a specific medical need or challenge
- Every aspect of our camp program (schedule, menu, supports) are tailored to the specific needs of our campers
- Summer 2018 will be our 8th summer of operation
- We are located on Aylesford Lake, in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia
- We run a wide variety of camp programs during the summer, giving campers a chance to experience activities such as: swimming, boating, archery, music, cooking, drama, wilderness survival/orientation, campfires and more!


Responsibilities
While working with us, you will get to be part of a team of passionate change makers who are among the kindest, silliest, most energetic and enthusiastic people you will ever meet. You’ll also meet a hugely diverse group of amazing kids who will have just as much to teach you. You’ll have the incredible privilege of sending these brave kids home as even better versions of themselves. You’ll laugh and smile more than you ever thought possible, even while you’re falling into your bed exhausted every night
Our Camp Sessions:
- Camp See-Ya (blindness and visual impairments), June 30th – July 5th, 2019 - Camp Brainiac (neurosurgical conditions), June 30th – July 5th, 2019 - Camp Carpe Diem (epilepsy,) July 7th - 12th, 2019 - Camp Braveheart (congenital heart conditions,) July 7th - 12th, 2019 - Camp JoinTogether (arthritis,) July 14th - 19th, 2019 - Camp Kedooopse (bereavement,) July 21st - 26th, 2019 - Camp BELIEVE (parental mental illness,) July 21st - 26th, 2019 - Camp Treasure Chest (lung health/anaphylaxis,) July 28th - August 2nd, 2019 - Camp Lots-a-Wata (kidney disease,) August 4th - 9th, 2019 - Camp Guts & Glory/Camp Got2Go (crohn's & colitis/IBD,) August 11th - 16th, 2019 - Camp Goodtime (pediatric cancer,) August 18th – 23rd, 2019 - Camp Silly-Yak (celiac disease,) August 25th – 30th, 2019
Opportunities to Get Involved
Each year, we hire a fantastic team of passionate young professionals whose job it is to execute our mission of transforming the lives of campers. These people join us in the form of full-time staff members, or on a weekly basis as Medical Staff or as Volunteers.
- We require that each of our staff members and volunteers be a minimum of 18 years old in order to be involved.
- Days of camp are long, requiring our staff to work from about 7:00 am until 11:00 pm.
- We provide a thorough orientation process for all of our roles prior to the beginning of your involvement.
- We provide accommodations and food for the duration of our camp sessions, so there is no need to worry about costs associated with that.
- We require that every member of our team provide us with up-to-date immunization history, and criminal record check screening documents prior to arrival at camp.

Skills
Our Roles at a Glance:
Summer Staff:
- In 2019, we will be hiring a team of 30 people in a wide range of roles. We are anticipating having a team made up of 50% returning staff and 50% new staff.
- We require that each of our staff members be able to commit to joining us for the entire summer season in order to be considered for employment (June 21st – August 30th)
- Staff members have time off each week from Friday afternoon until Sunday morning, plus time off allocated each day.
- We run one week of staff training prior to the beginning of camp in order to prepare our staff members for the summer, as well as an additional few days of program-specific training earlier in the spring.
We also employ off-season programming staff during the Spring and Fall seasons. Do get in touch if you’d like to know more about these opportunities.
Volunteer Counsellors:
- Our volunteers join us in a counselling role, helping to mentor and build relationships with a group of campers, usually paired with a full-time staff member.
- We bring volunteers on a weekly basis, most volunteers choose one camp session in which they are interested and for which they are available. However, opportunities for multiple camp sessions may be available!
- We require that volunteer counsellors be able to commit to the entirety of the camp session they have selected.
- We have some camps which require fewer volunteers (due to lower numbers, etc.) so in some cases, a volunteer’s first choice may not be available.

Other Information
How to Get Involved:
Should you wish to join us in any of the above capacities, you can find our online application at https://brigadoon.campbrainstaff.com by selecting the applicable application. You will then be contacted by our Summer Director to discuss opportunities for involvement.
Applications will be opening as of January 15th. Staff Applications will be accepted until March 1st, while Volunteer and Medical Staff Applications will be accepted until June 1st (though spaces may not be available by then!)
Have further questions, or want to get involved in a different capacity? Get in contact with our Summer Director, Tiffany MacInnis!
Phone: (902) 681-8100 ext. 224 E-mail: tiffany@brigadoonvillage.org

How To Apply
Contact: Tiffany MacInnis

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