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Tyndale Youth Ministry Leadership Conference 2019 #TYMLC2019: 

Third annual two day leadership conference for individuals of all ages who work in youth ministry settings whether in the Church or the marketplace from November 15 to 16 this year. The conference will include a mixture of main and breakout sessions on topics of relevance both to youth workers and their students.

Assistant Director of Camp

Assistant Director of Camp

Company: The Scott Mission
Contact Person: Joyce Kiu
502 Spadina Ave, 502 Spadina Ave
Toronto, Ontario , M5S 2H1
Phone: 4169238872

Position Description

  • Department: Children, Youth & Camp
  • Work Location: 502 Spadina & Camp in Caledon
  • Status: Full Time
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Starting Date: ASAP

Job Purpose:

  • To foster and grow the Christian spiritual life of children through camp programming towards Jesus Christ.
  • To assume a “Supportive & Pastoral Presence” at Camp, providing spiritual support in the Christian Faith to staff, campers, guests and visitors.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning, defining, guiding, operate and overseeing all aspects of the summer camp program
  • In collaboration with the Camp Director, define and delegate areas of supervision and leadership duties (potential areas including but not limited to health & safety, food services, registration, maintenance, behaviour management, ministry & program and staff development)
  • Assist in the management and implementation of our year round youth programs
  • Frequent, hands-on participation in ministries to stay in touch with staff, programs and client’s needs.
  • Maintain a vibrant spiritual life with the Lord and build personal fellowship as a resource.
  • Provide Pastoral support, care and spiritual guidance to both staff and campers
  • Assist in develop staff training material and program for pre-camp and in-service staff training
  • Develop marketing and devotional material for summer season; give oversight to camper follow-up efforts during the school year
  • Assist in developing and updating camp staff’s manual, handbook, and orientation process; ensure policies and practices outlined are being followed
  • Participate in full cycle recruiting and training for staff in accordance with ESA & OCA’s employment standards
  • Conduct regular meetings with staff to ensure goals and objectives set out are met
  • Provide verbal and written evaluations for staff; provide spiritual development opportunities and support for staff
  • In partnership with the Director, ensure all Ontario Camping Association standards are met and maintained; ensure emergency procedures are explained, observed and practiced by all persons in camp
  • Maintain inventory, ordering and reordering of supplies and equipment; arrange for proper distribution
  • In partnership with the Director, maintain and review records and evaluations of all programs, operations, staff and facilities 
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned and as needed


  • Hold a solid and vibrant Christian faith. Regular attendance at a recognized church or worshipping community
  • Agree with and support The Scott Mission’s Statement of Faith, Goal and Objectives and Philosophy of Ministry
  • Post-secondary education with at least 4 years’ experience at children’s camp in a leadership capacity
  • Strong theological background; able to guide staff and campers on their spiritual journeys
  • Good knowledge of Health & Safety procedures and regulations; ability to respond to crisis and hazardous situations with sound judgement in a timely fashion
  • Ability to set objectives, delegate and prioritize workflow such that objectives are met
  • Good conflict resolution skills; ability to provide leadership, spiritual counsel, supervision and motivation to a staff of 50 young adults and approximately 96 campers each week.
  • Ability and desire to work in multiple locations, including a residential camp setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; poised to communicate with staff, children, parents, donors, volunteers, leadership team and others
  • Good with budgeting and financial stewardship
  • Physical stamina to handle the demands on a residential camp environment including long work days, extended work weeks, extensive walking, intense heat and humidity
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Child and youth behaviour management training is an asset
  • G or G2 driver’s license an asset
  • Proficient in MS Office

A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the responsibilities of this position may be considered in lieu of stated education and experience requirements.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume with cover letter.

The Scott Mission welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Posted: September 24, 2019 | Expires: October 31, 2019
Posted Under: Camps
Career ID: [ 7333 ]