A job at a summer camp should be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have: teaching social, creative, physical and living skills to children; helping them grow and change; challenging them to think and appreciate everything around them.
Working with people, which will provide stimulation and challenge, and assist you in the development of working and social skills.
Learning to problem-solve, listen and work with children can provide you with the greatest satisfaction – one that will stay with you. There is a job to be done. You can learn while you are doing it, you can help youngsters grow and change, and you can achieve a deep sense of personal satisfaction from doing a job well.
Camp White Pine has traditionally employed an older, more experienced staff, and you can benefit from their experience, both in formal supervision with your supervisor and in seeking out people with specific backgrounds.
(A five-day period of orientation and training), helping you learn, not only your specific job and responsibilities, but also participating in learning ways of working with children, handling behaviour, programming, etc.
During camp, all staff participate in sessions with trained people, dealing with common problems, solutions, program ideas, etc.
These are provided for all staff.
Staff busses from Toronto and back are provided by the camp. All staff are responsible for getting themselves to and from the busses. Staff returning to Toronto on the camp bus will be expected to supervise campers during, and for a short period after the trip.
There are six days off during the 7 1/2 weeks of camp. They commence at 6:00 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. the following day. This is an opportunity to relax, spend the day away from camp in the company of old and new friends, and return to camp refreshed. Maintenance and dining room staff have one day off each week.
You can obtain food by requesting it from the kitchen (48 hours in advance) so that your days off expenses are minimized.
In the evenings, with the support of a Staff Rec. Committee. We usually have 4 or 5 evenings a week for movies, coffee houses, dances, banquets, games nights, town nights, speakers, etc. It’s your opportunity to relax, socialize and just unwind after the day.
At Camp White Pine, we draw our staff from many places (e.g., throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico, England, Japan, Ireland, Scotland, Israel, Australia, etc.). It’s a treat to be able to travel and have friends with whom to visit and stay after the summer.