Camp Counsellor (Sports Specialist)

Camp Counsellor (Sports Specialist)

The Camp Counsellor (Sports Specialist) will be employed by Onside Athletics in partnership with Woodside. The employee will help run summer camp programs at Woodside. These include three weeks of Onside Athletic sports camps and three weeks of independent, mixed-activities camps.

Employment Status: Seasonal

Employment Length: 8 weeks starting June 29, 2020

Mandatory Training: July 2-3, 2020

Reports to: Camp Director

Job Requirements

  • Must be willing to work in a Christian environment
  • Must be committed to Woodside’s mission, vision and values
  • Must have experience, knowledge of, and interest in the camp sports
  • Must have experience working with Onside Athletics or equivalent coaching experience
  • Must exhibit strong interpersonal communication skills (with parents, staff, campers)
  • Must have the ability to teach and lead campers through activities
  • Must be at least 16 years of age as of December 31, 2020
  • Must participate in staff training (dates noted above)


  • To build on the church’s positive reputations by adding sizzle and demonstrating excellence in all Summer activities
  • Leading and instructing the participants and staff in how to properly perform sport related drills, warm ups and teach and enforce the rules of the sport
  • Focus on skill development and sport understanding
  • Active, positive participation in the community of camp and in staff activities
  • The employee will coach a team and facilitate a faith-based discussion
  • Oversee and supervise a group of campers during all activities
  • The employee will be assigned to an activity station and will be responsible for teaching and guiding participants through the activity
  • Utilise their gifts and interests in the formation and implementation of Woodside’s independent camps
  • Understanding the age group of campers and initiate and develop a caring and accepting relationship with the campers under their care
  • Ensuring the health and safety of all participants
  • Communicating with parents and guardians when appropriate
  • The employee will protect all confidential information of the players, campers, staff and parents
  • Along with the facility staff, ensure all facilities are clean and tidy, including the gym, washrooms, kitchen, youth room, meeting rooms, auditorium, etc.), and other such duties
  • Must comply with all safety protocols and procedures set in place by Onside Athletics and Woodside