Bridging People and Possibilities  |  A Service of  Tyndale University

Small Group Leader

Small Group Leader

Company: Camp Mini-Yo-We
Contact Person: Patrick Sutherland
1878 Muskoka Road 10 West
Port Sydney, Ontario , P0B 1L0

Position Description

Reports to: LIT Director, LIT Assistant Director

Commitment: May Long Weekend, Staff Training, Weeks 1-8, November Reunion Weekend (date TBD)


  • 19+ years old (by Dec 31 2020)
  • Compliant with Staff Standards (see Staff Manual)
  • Mature Christian, confident in answering questions, with a passion for discipleship
  • A desire to mentor and disciple young people
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Patient and kind, enjoys working with teenagers
  • Good listener, discerning, calm under pressure, able to deal with situations in a Godly way
  • Able to maintain a high level of responsibility and accountability
  • Maintains a high level of responsibility, and will supervise and care for teenagers diligently
  • Ability to provide guidance and encouragement for LIT’s in leading their own cabins
  • Preferred: Experience with Outtripping


  • LIT Training Weeks:
    • Abide by all camp policies, know, understand, and follow Plan to Protect guidelines for safe
    • interactions with LIT’s
    • Intentionally develop relationships with all LIT’s assigned to your small group
    • Spend daily time in 1-1s with members of your small group individually, praying with them and
    • supporting them in their spiritual development (at least 2 1-1s with each LIT over the 2 week training
    • period)
    • Encourage independence of proper hygienic care of LIT’s in your cabin/ small group (showering,
    • brushing teeth, changing clothes) and taking their medication
    • Establish and follow bedtime routines, making sure lights out is respected at 11 pm
    • Bring any recurring or significant behavioural issues to the attention of the Assistant Director
    • Ensure LIT’s are respecting the “no relationship” rule during the program with each other
    • Maintain a clean and tidy cabin area - emphasize cabin cleanliness with your cabin
    • Teach or assist with electives as assigned
    • Come up with 2 electives-half an hour each, to send to the Director before LT Weekend
    • Participate in Emergency Drills as directed by the Waterfront Director
  • Canoe Trips:
    • Co-lead a 4 day canoe trip with each session following the instructions from the Outtripping Directors
    • Encourage and support LIT’s to take initiative and share responsibility on canoe trips by doing dishes,
    • selecting roles at each portage, cooking meals, setting up and tearing down sites etc.
    • Placement Weeks:
    • Check in on each member of your small group at the beginning and the end of their first week of
    • placement
    • Support, encourage and pray with small group members in these 1-1s
  • Opening Day
    • Ensure cabin and surrounding area are clean, tidy, and ready for campers
    • Warmly welcome campers and their families. Assist with setting up personal belongings, and escort to
    • the Activity Area
    • Assist as requested by Assistant Director and Director
    • Closing Day
    • Meet with Assistant Director and other LIT staff to debrief the week and pray
    • Thoroughly deep clean cabin - spray and wipe all mattresses, sweep floors, empty garbages etc.
    • Time off begins with the completion of all assigned tasks and the permission of the Director

Don't Miss Out on the Best Summer of Your Life!

Find Out More & Apply:

To find out more, or express interest in a position, please contact Pat Sutherland at

You can apply online at

Posted: January 20, 2021 | Expires: June 30, 2021
Posted Under: Camps
Career ID: [ 8443 ]