Paid Positions – Summer 2018

Applications for 2018 seasonal staff positions (May-August) will remain open until all positions have been filled. You may apply for our staff team by clicking the link and submitting an application

Please contact our summer program coordinator Claire Friedrich with any questions about the application process or for assistance in submitting your application.

Summer staff for 2018 are required to be on-site from Sunday evening to Friday evening. All positions include room and board. Staff must attend a paid staff training week July 2-6th. Staff must provide a clear criminal record check and have a valid Standard First Aid & CPR-C Certificate before starting the position.

Volunteer Positions

Volunteer positions require a time commitment from Sunday evening to Friday evening. All volunteers will have at least two references checked and will have to provide a clear criminal record check. We ask volunteers to apply early (March if possible) to leave enough time for criminal record checks to be completed as these can take many weeks. All volunteers need to complete full applications to ensure we have all of your information and so that you can participate in all camp activities, if you so choose.

Responsible for a child who is not old enough for camp (under 6)? Volunteers can bring a pre-camp aged child for free . You do need to let the Camp know when you sign up to Volunteer– call 250-743-2189 or E-mail: volunteer@camppringle.com You can review the Camp Pringle Policy on Fees and Camp Participation for Children of Volunteers.

WATERFRONT DIRECTOR– School Program & Summer Camp (1 Position Available)

Term: May 14th-August 31st, 2018
(MANDATORY PAID STAFF TRAINING: July 2-6th)

Compensation: $15.00/hr for School Program Shifts and $672.00/week for summer camp program (including training week) + up to 16 hours paid pre-summer prep work and end of summer reporting

Description:Waterfront Director – The leader of our waterfront team. Must have NLS – pool as a minimum certification and have experience as a supervisor. Certifications and instructor abilities in canoeing, sailing, fishing and kayaking are definite assets. Must also be able to ensure a safe waterfront at all times. Beyond being the Waterfront Director, you will be expected to lead waterfront games and be an active member of the full camp program. Waterfront Staff work Sunday evening to Friday evening with on-site accommodation and all meals provided. Accommodation will be provided in the Laura Butler lodge in a shared accommodation with access to the staff/CIT lounge. The Waterfront Director is expected to work all school rental groups in May and June.

Job Requirements:
• Minimum 18 years of age by July 1, 2018 (no exceptions)
• Must be available for staff training, see above dates
• Must Undergo a Criminal Record Check to be submitted by start of term
• Valid Standard First Aid & CPR-C Certificate
• Valid NLS Certificate
• Valid WSI Certificate
• Pleasure Craft Operator Card
• LSI Certificate an asset.

NLS Waterfront Staff – School Program & Summer Camp (2 Positions Available)

Term: May 14th-August 31st, 2018
(MANDATORY PAID STAFF TRAINING: July 2-6th)

Compensation: $14.00/hr for School Program Shifts and $576.00/week for summer camp program (including training week)

Description:Under the leadership of the Waterfront Director this position requires excellent instruction skill that will lead to campers having a satisfying and fun experience when learning canoeing, kayaking, sailing and swimming lessons. Beyond being a lifeguard, you will be expected to lead waterfront games and be an active member of the full camp program (field games, skits, camping, night games and at times leading a cabin, camp activities and or sleeping in a cabin, as needed). Waterfront Staff work Sunday evening to Friday evening with on-site accommodation and all meals provided. Accommodation will be provided in the Laura Butler lodge in a shared accommodation with access to the staff/CIT lounge. Ideally you are an experienced lifeguard and swim instructor. If you have your Bronze Cross Instructor certificate it is considered an asset. Successful candidates may be offered extra employment opportunities working as program staff for school rental groups in May and June.

Job Requirements:
• Minimum 18 years of age by July 1, 2018 (no exceptions)
• Must be available for staff training, see above dates
• Must Undergo a Criminal Record Check to be submitted by start of term
• Valid Standard First Aid & CPR-C Certificate
• Valid NLS Certificate
• Valid WSI Certificate
• Pleasure Craft Operator Card
• LSI Certificate an asset.

CABIN LEADERS & DAY CAMP LEADERS (Males only position) – Summer Camp (4 Positions Available)

Term: July 2nd-August 31st, 2018
(MANDATORY PAID STAFF TRAINING: July 2-6th and participation in the Ropes Training June 2-3rd)

Compensation: $13.00/hr for School Program Shifts and $544.80/week for summer camp program (including training week)

Description:Counsellors – The defining role at camp. Counsellors are the people who supervise the campers day and night and really get to know each camper as the true and great individuals they are. Counsellors assist or lead all activities at camp from archery to campfires and skits. Leaders work Sunday evening to Friday evening with onsite accommodation and all meals provided. Counsellors will sleep in cabins with campers every night. Additional accommodation will be provided in the Laura Butler lodge in a shared accommodation with access to the staff/CIT lounge, in Ruth Kershaw. Ideal candidates are outgoing, energetic and are experienced working with children ages 6-14. Successful candidates may be offered extra employment opportunities working as program staff for school rental groups in May and June.

Job Requirements:
• Minimum 18 years of age by July 1, 2018 (no exceptions)
• Must be available for mandatory staff training, see dates above
• Must Undergo a Criminal Record Check to be submitted by start of term
• Valid Standard First Aid & CPR-C Certificate
• Completion of site specific ropes course training, date to be determined

Camp Parent or Grandparent - Summer Camp Volunteer

Term: Sunday evening to Friday evening of your choice of week during the summer.

Compensation: The knowledge that you have helped enrich the life of one or more young people and a week at the lake with someone else cooking for you!.

Description:This position has two main responsibilities. To help ensure the dining hall is prepared for meals and snacks; and to be a parent to any child who needs time away from the group dynamic. The first responsibility includes ensuring there is water at every table, chairs are down, cups are out and that the kitchen has everything they need for service. You may be asked to help serve food. You are also responsible for helping ensure the cabin gopher group stays after the meal to sweep and clean up the dining hall. You will also decide if the floor needs a spot, or a full mopping and ensure this is done. This role also looks after ensuring there is coffee prepared and the coffee and juice areas are kept tidy. The second responsibility might involve supervising a cabin while a leader goes to get changed, or taking a camper for a walk to help the group dynamics. Camp has a strategy for helping homesick campers cope and we ask that volunteers learn this strategy.

Skills Needed: Empathy and compassion, a good work ethic and the ability to look for ways to be helpful.

To apply send your resume and cover letter (specify the week you are applying for) to volunteer@camppringle.com

COUNSELLOR-IN-TRAINING (CIT) – Summer Camp Volunteer (8-10 Positions Available)

Term: July 2nd-August 17th, 2018
(MANDATORY STAFF TRAINING: July 2-6th)

Compensation: ~Volunteer position - Room and board provided and reference letter.

Description:Camp Pringle Counsellor in Training program builds the skills to be a camp counsellor. Participants co-lead our camper program all summer.

CITs will participate in staff training from July 2-6th and co-lead for the rest of the weeks of July and August 17th, Sunday at 5:30pm to Friday at 4:30pm. To apply complete an application form on line at camppringle.com by May 1st and 8-10 youth will be selected to participate for the summer.
Ideal candidates are outgoing, energetic and are experienced working with children ages 6-14. Successful candidates may be offered extra employment opportunities working as program staff for school rental groups in May and June.

Job Requirements:
• Minimum 17 years of age by July 1, 2018 (no exceptions)
• Should be able to commit to 4 weeks of camp, plus the training week.
• Special consideration give for those with experience working with children with special needs