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Summer Day Camp Director - Summer Employment

The Town of Petawawa is currently seeking a responsible, enthusiastic and outgoing Summer Day Camp Director for our active and diverse summer camps (ages 4-12 years old). The Summer Day Camp Director will act as a role model and leader alongside camp staff in providing campers with a fun, safe and educational camp experience.

Description of Position:

  • Implementation and active involvement in all aspects of the summer camp programs, including designing, planning, and delivering programs
  • Supervise staff with guidance from the Recreation Program Coordinator
  • Assist with responding to parent questions and concerns to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Assist with registering campers and preparing attendance lists and tracking and maintaining attendance and registration records
  • Ensure programs run on schedule and all required supplies are purchased
  • Review, complete and follow up on incident reports and report to the Recreation Program Coordinator
  • Learn and teach assigned camp curriculum and weekly camp programming


  • Kinder Camps: Ages 4-6
  • Junior Camps: Ages 6-8
  • Senior Camps: Ages 8-12


  • High energy, self starter
  • A keen interest and ability in outdoor adventure including biking, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, hiking and other related interests
  • Experience working with children ages 4-12 in a camp or educational setting
  • Experience supervising staff in a camp environment or related discipline preferred
  • Excellent people skills and a friendly, responsible, service-oriented attitude
  • Strong communication and teamwork abilities
  • Current CPR-C and First Aid certifications
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Formal studies in Education, Recreation/Leisure, Outdoor Recreation or Physical Education, an asset
  • High Five certification (or willing to obtain)
  • Able to withstand a physically demanding job (very active job, primarily outdoors)

Hours of Work:

  • May 6 - June 28, 2024: 30 hours per week
  • July - August 30, 2024: 40+ hours per week

Rate of Pay$21.76 per hour.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume by 4:30 PM on March 1, 2024 to:

Town of Petawawa
ATTN: Summer Day Camp Director

The Town of Petawawa is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the Town of Petawawa of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.