Camp Walden’s cabin groups are like families – living, eating and playing together. Each cabin group is made up of 8-12 children and at least 3 staff. As a Counsellor you, along with a co-counsellor and under the direction of the Unit Head, support and direct children, to ensure that they each have a safe and healthy camp experience.
To apply for this position you must be able to commit to the following time commitments:
Last Year’s CITs Meeting (1st Year Staff Meeting)
Jun 26 – Jul 2
All Staff Pre-Camp
As a Cabin Counsellor at Camp Walden you will provide a safe and caring environment for everyone. Cabin Counsellors are always with their cabin group. Counsellors eat meals with their respective cabin group, supervise scheduled activities, and see their campers safely to bed. A typical day could include any or all of the following responsibilities:
Getting your campers to the dining hall
On duty during the meal, supervising your cabin group.
Organizing the table and making sure everyone gets fed.
Manage table clean-up.
Ensuring attentive campers during announcements.
Making sure campers are polite and respectful to kitchen staff and each other.
Instructing your campers on how to keep a tidy home.
Model cleanliness in maintaining your own area.
Getting your campers to their activities on time and in appropriate gear.
Ensure everyone participates and has fun.
Make sure kids respect the staff and maintain safety standards.
After ensuring campers are attended to, you may be required to attend meetings or prep for evening programs.
Remain on duty during this camper's choice activity period.
Accompany your campers to the activity areas of their choice.
Assist specialists in their areas.
Assist with programming while maintaining supervision of your campers.
Assisting with preparation, planning and stocking supplies.
Helping keep kids quiet & engaged.
You may volunteer or be asked to run evening programs throughout the summer – it's a chance to express your creativity and originality. Planning and timely follow-through are essential.
Round-up & Lights Out
Assist Head Staff in getting campers to their cabins.
Helping campers wash up and brush their teeth.
Seeing that campers are in pajamas and have settled down with lights out.
Checking in with staff that are on overnight duty
Checking in often with your cabin group.
Are you considering being a Colour Counsellor?
Staff assigned to our youngest campers the Colour Unit, should be aware that they may be asked to move cabins or units during the July session, which may also affect your days off and OD schedule.