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Keats Camps needs you!

Keats Camps needs you! Whether you have a passion for counselling campers and LEAD, love to lead worship, have gifted administrative skills, love working in operations such as maintance or our kitchen – we have a spot for you. If you are passionate about introducing children and youth to Jesus, showing them what God’s love looks like, and have a heart to serve, check out the positions we have.

Keats has both paid positions and volunteer positions. Paid staff are hired for the summer, and are required to attend pre-camp training in mid-June, and working all of July and August. Camps run 7 days a week, which means time off each week is in 24 or 36 hours period. Volunteers come to camp from a week to the whole summer (better plan for the whole summer – once you get here, you won’t want to leave!) in various departments around the camp. From lifeguarding to nursing to program staff – we need tons of volunteers and would love to talk with you about your heart to serve at Keats.

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Bridge Staff are our Senior Leadership Team, overseeing and executing the big picture of Keats, while mentoring and discipling the rest of the summer staff.

Opportunities abound for volunteers in the summer. If you have a heart for Jesus and a desire to serve at camp, even if you can’t spend your entire summer with us, we have short term opportunities in the Bosun’s department (maintenance), the Kitchen, Lifeguard, Camp Nurse, Cabin Counselors and Program Staff, and more!

Simply fill out a Staff Application form and indicate your skills and your availability. Please note that a Criminal Record Check, 2 credible References and the appropriate licensing or credentials (i.e., RN for the Nurse positions or NLS for Lifeguards) are needed for all positions at Keats.

The regular paid staff spreads throughout the camp’s operational areas and covers all bases to make sure that everything runs smoothly and everyone is having a great time. See below for all positions.

Captain (Games)

General Responsibilities

The Captain of Games is responsible for creating and leading camp activities. With the assistance of other Captains they will develop and implement a high quality program involving activities, events and camp theme. The aim is to create a ‘wow’ experience for all the campers. Captains will also actively support and direct the Skippers and First Mates where possible.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Help direct Skippers and First Mates
  2. Encourage program staff
  3. Pray for program staff and provide leadership
  4. Work with the Captain of Program Support to coordinate the program support team for games, meals, activities.
  5. Plan weekly program and schedule of the camp
  6. Oversee writing and choreography of welcome dance and skit
  7. Lead large group activities
  8. Be on the microphone for announcements at all meals
  9. Attend weekly senior staff meetings
  10. Attend Watch and unattached prayer when finished other job requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 21 years old
  2. Must have experience or be confident in giving instructions, speaking in front of and managing large crowds (300+ people)
  3. Able to work independently and on a team.
  4. Willingness to be outgoing and enthusiastic
  5. Flexible and creative
  6. Can take initiative
  7. Must be a Christian with a desire to pursue a growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  8. Ideally have OFA Level 3 or willing to obtain.

Compensation:

Captains are paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Captain (Program Support)

General Responsibilities

The Captain of Program Support implements a high quality leadership and mentorship program for the Program Support team. The Captain of Program Support will be the direct supervisor of the volunteers on program, giving direction and support, as well as bringing feedback to the Commodore and Program Director of suggested volunteer program adjustments, and raising issues of possible conflicts.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Work with the Program Director & Commodore to develop a daily and summer long schedule.
  2. Supervise and mentor volunteer program team through:
    o Encouragement
    o Training and placing volunteers in different areas of responsibility and departments of the came.
    o Organizing Special Events o Welcoming new program support team members
  3. Assist Captains and Directors of all departments in staffing volunteers within the weekly program and schedule of the camp
  4. Attend weekly senior staff meetings
  5. Attend watch and unattached prayer and ensure the attendance of their program support
  6. Being available to volunteer staff for questions, concerns, and feedback
  7. Lead daily supervision and mentorship through meetings and studies

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 21 years of age.
  2. Experience leading large group games and activities
  3. Able to work independently and on a team
  4. Willingness to be outgoing and enthusiastic
  5. Flexible and creative
  6. Can take initiative

Compensation:

Captains are paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Captain (Seatrades)

General Responsibilities

The Captain of Seatrades works under the Commodore and oversees the activities at camp, making sure each activity has trained, capable staff to run the activity, as well as overseeing the maintenance of the equipment. They also work to maintain and upkeep the activity equipment, and work with the Commodore to order new equipment when equipment is damaged or unsafe to use.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Work with the Program Director & Commodore to develop a daily and summer long schedule
  2. Work with the Commodore for daily functional guidance
  3. Create activity & day off schedule for staff, volunteers & crew
  4. Ensure that activities are run correctly
  5. Work with Commodore to order replacement equipment
  6. Participate in daily staff meetings to explain daily schedule & expectations
  7. Attend weekly senior staff meetings
  8. Attends Watch and unattached prayer when finished other job requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Must have strong organizational skills
  2. Must be good at managing people
  3. Must be adaptable and have strong conflict resolution skills
  4. Must have a team mentality
  5. Must be a Christian with a desire to pursue a growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  6. Must take initiative and be someone who doesn’t stop till the jobs finished

Compensation:

Captains are paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Commodore

General Responsibilities

The Commodore begins in the spring and is one of the senior staff members. The Commodore is responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of summer program specifically creating and developing camp themes, games, programs, activities, skits, and welcome dance. 

The Commodore oversees the program team (called captains), supporting them, managing issues, and supporting other summer staff as needs arise.  The Commodore works closely with the Program Director to give leadership to various areas within program and staff.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. With the program team develop camp themes, games, programs, activities, skits, as well as the welcome dance. 
  2. Plan weekly program and schedule of the camp and communicate this to all departments
  3. Lead the Captain’s (the program team)  in implementing themes, games, programs, activities, skits, as well as the welcome dance.
  4. Work closely with the Program Director for staff issues, staff guidance, and overseeing the big picture of camp operations.
  5. Ensure program support staff are supervised and discipled well on the program team
  6. Assist leading morning staff meetings and unattached prayer
  7. Assist leading weekly senior staff meetings

Minimum Qualifications:

  1.  Minimum 21 years old
  2. Experience leading large group games and activities
  3. Able to work independently and on a team
  4. Willingness to be outgoing and enthusiastic
  5. Flexible and creative
  6. Takes initiative
  7.  Experience supervising a team
  8. Strong skills in communication and delegation
  9. A mature Christian, pursuing a relationship with Jesus, and passionate about discipling the next generation towards Chris

Dates

The Commodore role is a 4-6 month position which begins in the spring, at a time determined in conversation with the Executive and Program Director.

Compensation:

  1. Receives a 36 hour period of time off each week.
  2. The daily wage for the Commodore will be commensurate with experience.

Crew Directors

General Responsibilities

In a team of two (a male and a female), the Crew Directors are responsible for planning and running the Crew program, two month long programs with up to 24 young people in each month. The Crew Directors are responsible for executing the curriculum laid out for them, however, are given artistic license for crafting their curriculum as well. This includes sessions that are related to themes relevant to Christian young people that equip them with tools to work with campers. In addition, Crew Directors are encouraged to plan fun events and to focus on building deep relationships with the Crew participants. The Crew program is intended to encourage young people deeper in their walk with God and prepare them for serving and leading in various capacities (church life, community). In order to prepare Crew for these the Crew program is designed to give Crew the opportunity to experience a variety of departments that may be in their area of interest. The Crew program intends to challenge crew participants from moving from being a camper to being a leader.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Lead and facilitate daily meetings on the topics of leadership and Christian growth
  2. Responsible for the well being of up to 24 young people on a daily basis
  3. Provide leadership and resources for the Crew participants as they serve in the camp
  4. Enter into mentoring relationships with Crew participants
  5. Lead Crew participants in responsibility for
    o Luggage on boat days o Overseeing cabin clean up
    o Cleaning camper bathrooms daily
    o Cleaning public bathrooms daily
    o Dispose of garbage on a daily basis
  6. work with the program team to give crew the experience of helping with games and running activities
  7. Work with head skippers to prepare crew participants to experience sleeping in cabins as well as support in leading bible studies or small group discussions.
  8. Assist the Food Services Manager to give crew participants experience in the kitchen
  9. Create space to introduce crew participants to the facilities manage and work on maintenance
  10. Attend weekly senior staff meetings

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Must be capable of training the next generation of Keats leaders
  2. Must have a passion for and experience working with young people aged 15-18
  3. Must have the ability to lead small and large group Bible teaching sessions
  4. Must be a mature Christian with a heart for discipleship
  5. Must have skills in developing sessions relevant to young people’s faith growth and leadership growth
  6. Able to work with one other person to form a successful leadership team
  7. Ideally has Class 5 driver’s license and a boating license or willing to obtain
  8. Able to work with one other person to form a successful leadership team

Compensation:

Crew Directors are paid at a rate of$ 116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Deckhand Directors

General Responsibilities

In a team, the Deckhand Directors are responsible for planning and leading Deckhands in a variety of jobs, including kitchen, janitorial, and maintenance tasks. In addition, Deckhand Directors plan and lead daily sessions on introductory Christian themes, providing spiritual leadership for up to 16 Deckhands per session. They will lead these sessions within the framework discussed with the Program Director before camp begins. The Deckhand program is intended to encourage and challenge youth in their faith and build Christian leaders with a sincere desire to serve the Lord.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Plan discipleship and leadership training sessions according to the curriculum laid out
  2. Lead and facilitate daily meetings on the topics of leadership and Christian growth
  3. Responsible for the well-being of up to 16 teens on a daily basis
  4. Provide leadership and direction for the Deckhand participants as they serve in the custodial work of the camp
  5. Enter into mentoring relationships with Deckhand participants
  6. Communicate with and help the Food Services Managers with whatever they need done
  7. Maintain the cleanliness of the camp by delegating and leading the Deckhands in these tasks:
    • Cleaning camper bathrooms daily
    • Cleaning public bathrooms daily
  8. Ensure the smooth operation of meal times by delegating and leading the deckhands in these tasks:
    • Setting the tables
    • Serving the food
    • Cleaning all of the dishes
    • Clearing and cleaning of the dishwashing area
  9. Assist with food runs
  10. Attend weekly senior staff meetings

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 21 years old
  2. Must have leadership training experience
  3. Must have a passion for and experience working with teens aged 15-18
  4. Must have the ability to lead small and large group Bible teaching sessions . Must be a mature Christian with a heart for discipleship
  5. Able to work with two others to form a successful leadership team
  6. Must have initiative and the ability to work hard
  7. Class 5 drivers license (or willing to obtain) and a boating license are helpful, but not required

Compensation:

Deckhand Directors are paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Head Counsellors

General Responsibilities

In a team of two the Head Counselors are responsible for supporting First Mates and Skippers in practical and emotional ways. Their role includes dealing with minor camper issues such as home sickness and minor bullying as well as helping counselors answer questions in their cabins or plan crew talks. The Head Counselors are also there as staff support to the First Mates and Skippers and should take initiative in meeting with them to ensure they have a place to talk things through and feel heard.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Support First Mates and Skippers (Counselors) deal with minor camper issues.
  2. Step in when minor discipline is needed in cabins
  3. Be present and ready to support First Mates and Skippers when they are in need of a break or someone to speak with
  4. Set up regular times to meet and mentor First Mates and Skippers
  5. Communicate with Program Director to keep them informed of issues that have come up in cabins
  6. Step in when First Mates or Skippers need extra help in a more difficult cabin situation
  7. Help train staff in Pre-Camp as well as lead occasional teaching in staff meetings

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 21 years old
  2. Must have leadership training experience
  3. Must have a passion for and experience working as a Counselor at Camp
  4. Must have the ability to lead small and large group teaching sessions
  5. Must be a mature Christian with a heart for discipleship
  6. Able to work with one other person to form a successful leadership team
  7. Must have initiative and the ability to work hard
  8. Must be mature and able to keep issues confidential
  9. Must have strong social skills and able to mediate between campers and staff if needed
  10. Must be flexible and willing to step in and help where needed
  11. Must be dependable
  12. Class 5 drivers license or willing to obtain before start date.

Compensation:

The Head Counselors are paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Waterfront Director

General Responsibilities

The Waterfront Director oversees all areas of waterfront, including lifeguards, boat drivers, activities, and all program happening on waterfront. They are responsible for making waterfront an inviting, safe, and fun place for the campers and staff. The Waterfront Director is to ensure safety and a great atmosphere through effective leadership, as well as manage any conflict. The Waterfront Director acts as an overseer to respond to needs as they arise.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Organize and establish all waterfront safety procedures including:
    • Training waterfront staff and program staff assigned to waterfront
    • Organize, maintain and recommend purchases for all safety equipment
    • Enforce all waterfront safety regulations and procedures with staff and campers
  2. Develop and organize the waterfront program for the camp:
    • Schedule and train waterfront staff
    • Organize free time on waterfront
    • Organize and run special waterfront nights for the different departments
  3. Organize and maintain all waterfront equipment and boats:
    • Inform facilities manager of any maintenance issues
    • Recommend products and coordinate purchases through the Yeoman with permission from program director
    • Organize appropriate storage after use
    • Maintain docks, floats, moorings and buildings in partnership with the Facilities Manager, including their placement and removal before and after the summer
  4. Provide spiritual leadership for the waterfront staff
  5. Attend weekly senior staff meetings
  6. Oversee that waterfront team participate in program activities when available.
  7. Attend and oversee that department attends watch and unattached prayer when finished all other job requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Must have leadership experience and be able to lead a team
  2. Lifeguarding experience is helpful not essential
  3. Must have the ability to lead small group Bible teaching sessions
  4. Must be a Christian with a desire to pursue a growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  5. Must have initiative and the ability to work hard
  6. Must have skills in seeing the bigger picture and create a plan, delegate to complete
  7. PCOC boating license, and boat driving experience is ideal
  8. Ideally have OFA3 & NLS; or willing to obtain before start date.

Compensation:

The Waterfront Director is paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Worship Director

General Responsibilities

The Worship Director is responsible for developing and leading the evening “Watch” (worship service). The Worship Director will be the primary worship leader both at Watch and morning staff meetings. The Worship Director will seek out musicians, a/v capable staff, and other leaders to develop the worship service. The Worship Director will organize worship team practices. The goal is to have worship times that are authentic and characterized by high quality music. Furthermore, as the leader of Watch, the Worship Director is the primary contact for the camp speaker each week, which includes making sure accommodations are prepared, welcoming at the boat, supporting and making them feel welcomed at camp.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Find out who is musical and form different worship teams
  2. Create a rotating schedule for the different worship teams
  3. Schedule worship team practice times
  4. Develop the ethos and structure for “Watch”
  5. Be the primary contact person for the speaker, including preparing accommodations, welcoming at boat, and making them feel comfortable at camp
  6. Work with the speaker of the week to coordinate the music and make sure it ties in with his/her themes
  7. Lead worship throughout Bridgestaff weekend, pre-camp, staff camp and daily morning staff meetings
  8. Jump in where needed if the Program Team needs extra hands
  9. Train younger musicians, providing opportunities for growth
  10. Work with a potential Worship Intern, training him/her in what leadership looks like and providing opportunities for the Intern to lead
  11. Attend weekly senior staff meetings
  12. Attend evening unattached prayer
  13. Play for Sunday church service
  14. Available on Monday to Program Director to assist when needs arise

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Must have a passion for and experience leading worship
  2. Must be positive, enthusiastic, and gifted musically
  3. Must be comfortable leading worship for 300-500 people
  4. Must have skills in coordinating musicians
  5. Takes initiative
  6. Must be a Christian pursue a relationship with Christ, and eager to bring others into worship of Christ.

Compensation:

The Worship Director is paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Yeoman

General Responsibilities

The Yeoman is the hub of all on-island office operations. This includes (but is not limited to) communication with stakeholders, responsibility for financial and administrative management, and organizing on and off island operations. The Yeoman is the primary contact person in the camp, including emergency situations. The ability to multi-task, handle stressful situations with ease, and communicate efficiently and professionally are essential.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Communication Hub
  2. Be first point of contact for all stakeholders, including parents, outside organizations, Executive and summer staff.
  3. Responsible for the camp phone, email and mail, distributing messages and following up on actions in a timely manner.
  4. As registrar, work with Head Skippers and Program Director to ensure all campers are checked in and accounted for quickly and efficiently upon arrival to and departure from camp.
  5. Manage communication, transportation, resources and detailed log during emergency situations
  6. Administrative
  7. Responsible to organize cabin assignments and create weekly reports for Department Heads.
  8. Manage and account for cash and card transactions that go through Yeoman’s office.
  9. Organize and assist bookkeeper with invoices for purchasing and incoming bills, donations, and requisition forms.
  10. Attend weekly senior staff meetings, and daily summer staff meetings.
  11. Transport and Purchasing
  12. Make a schedule for the Ensign and provide necessary equipment and/or funds to make the trip possible
  13. Collect all payments, orders, products etc. for Ensign runs.
  14. Organize boat trips to Gibsons or Langdale
  15. Supervisory
  16. The Yeoman will work closely with the Yeoman’s Assistant, assigning and overseeing duties and tasks.
  17. As a member of the senior staff, the Yeoman will have increased responsibility due to his/her knowledge of the inner working of the camp

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 21 years old
  2. Able to multitask
  3. Ability to handle stressful situations and large workload with a calm and professional manner
  4. Experience with computers and Microsoft Office.
  5. Experience with Campwise or databases an asset.
  6. Professionalism and strong work ethic, able to work long hours
  7. Able to work independently and manage the Yeoman’s Assistant
  8. Experience with finance.
  9. Able to problem-solve and find solutions for challenges
  10. Excellent interpersonal skills

Compensation:

The Yeoman is paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Innkeeper

General Responsibilities

Responsible for running and managing the Mariner’s Inn (camp store) to see that sale and distribution of snacks and apparel are done in a proper manner. Maintaining the stock and cleanliness of the store daily, cash handling and reconciliation, ordering inventory and communicating with the Office Manager on a regular basis. The Innkeeper will also provide leadership for the Innkeeper’s Assistant and anyone else who is assigned to work in the store.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. 1. Supervising and assisting in daily store operations
    • Till transactions
    • Credit card transactions
    • Camper deposits
    • Stock inventory
    • Maintaining a welcoming, tidy and professional atmosphere
    • Daily cash-outs,
    • Weekly camper accounts (cashing in and out)
  2. 2. Communications
    • Working closely and effectively with the program team to schedule volunteers to work in the store
    • Liaising with supplier representatives
    • Communicating with Skippers so they know about changes to camper accounts
  3. 3. Administration
    • Maintaining an accurate database of inventory
    • Ordering confectionary
    • Compilation and distribution of camper t-shirts
    • Attending weekly senior staff meetings

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 21 years old
  2. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and till operations helpful
  3. Self-motivated and organized
  4. Able to thrive in a busy and fast paced environment.
  5. Able to work independently and provide leadership for a small team
  6. Creative with sales and promotion
  7. Passion for the role of Mariner’s Inn for the camp and creating amazing customer experiences for campers and cottagers

Compensation:

The Innkeeper is paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Yeoman’s Assistant (Office Administrators Assistant)

General Responsibilities

The Yeoman’s Assistant is an integral part of the administrative team on-island and will perform any and all tasks as assigned by the Yeoman. In addition to taking on responsibility for tasks like organization of town trips and communication with stakeholders, the Assistant will have the lead role in the office when the Yeoman is on his/her day off.

Specific Responsibilities

The Yeoman’s Assistant will serve in all ways that are needed for the operational side of Keats to function smoothly, performing any duties assigned by the Yeoman. Below are some examples of what this may include; please see the job description of the Yeoman to see a comprehensive list of what might be included.

  1. Answer the camp phone and distribute messages
  2. Manage purchase requests from staff and receipts when purchases have been made
  3. Receive and distribute mail
  4. Organize trips into Gibsons and Vancouver
  5. Create camper cabin assignments
  6. Maintain the purchase order file and process all incoming bills and statements for payment
  7. Assist the Mariner’s Inn staff with incoming money and daily cash-outs, in addition to managing camper accounts

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 17 years old
  2. Office and computer experience
  3. Excellent phone skills
  4. Must be organized
  5. Must be able to work long hours and perform well under press

Compensation:

The Yeoman’s Assistant is a volunteer position, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Volunteer Summer Staff

General Responsibilities

Volunteer Summer Staff are responsible for ensuring all program activities run smoothly. Their primary responsibility is to help the Program Team set up for and run games, activities and any special events. They will at times be involved in leading Seatrades and will make sure our campers have the best time possible while at Keats. As a Volunteer Summer Staff, you will be supervised and mentored by the Captains and Program Director. Volunteer Summer Staff will apply and commit to one month (either July or August) with the option of staying the full summer of service. Commitment is a priority.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Guide campers in participating safely and successfully in all aspects of camp activities
  2. Provide a positive and fun camp environment for all campers
  3. Teach activities during Seatrades (activity blocks) and free time
  4. Set up props and necessary equipment for games and activities
  5. Help maintain the cleanliness and organization of the program department
  6. Participate in games and special events
  7. Be involved in daily Summer Staff Sessions

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 17 years old
  2. Must have a passion for working with youth and children
  3. Must be positive, enthusiastic, and willing to work behind the scenes
  4. Must be a Christian with a desire to pursue a growing relationship with Jesus Christ

Compensation:

Volunteer Summer Staff are volunteers, with one 36 hour period off every seven days and then a 24 hour period off the next seven days.

Skatepark Coordinator

General Responsibilities

The Skate-park Coordinator reports to the Captains and is responsible for all the good times to be had tearing it up at the skate park! Whether you just started skating, or have been hittin’ the streets for years, we have an awesome set up that serves all levels of skaters.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Maintain Skate equipment – i.e. Boards, Trucks, Helmets and Elements in the park.
  2. Help supervise campers using the park
  3. Not only by watching, but also by participating and making every camper feel included.
  4. Put on special Skate events
  5. Creative ways to engage kids at the park. Try a best trick contest!

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Must be comfortable enough on a skateboard to teach others how to skate.
  2. Must be patient and able to work with children of all ages.

Compensation:

The Skatepark Coordinator is a volunteer position with one 36 hour period off each week.

Scrimshander (Arts & Crafts Coordinator)

General Responsibilities

Responsible for organizing and designing daily craft projects for campers using a budget. The Scrimshander reports to the Captains and is also responsible for engaging with the campers during craft times and creating a space that is loving and fun.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Purchase and organize craft supplies
  2. Design a variety of craft ideas for campers
  3. Teach the craft program to the campers
  4. Develop relationships with campers during the craft periods
  5. Prepare and clean up crafts each day
  6. Lead craft activities in safe and organized manner

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 17 years old
  2. Experience with or knowledge of craft ideas
  3. Experience working with youth and children, with a passion for kids
  4. Able to work on a budget
  5. Able to work independently

Compensation:

The Scrimshander is a volunteer position with one 36 hour period off each week.

Sailing Co-ordinator

General Responsibilities

The Sailing Coordinator reports to the Waterfront Director and will be the “go-to” for all sailing activities on the Waterfront. Sailing is one of the oldest activities at Keats, and is still one of the most popular! You will work closely with the waterfront team to ensure campers operate the sailboats in a correct and safe manor while still having fun!

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Teach Sailing skills to campers during the allotted activity times.
  2. Maintain all the Sailboats and equipment associated with sailing.
  3. Set-up, tear-down and store the boats at the beginning and end of activity times.
  4. Assist Waterfront staff in other waterfront duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Must be skilled in the operation and maintenance of Laser Sailboats.
  2. Must work well with others
  3. Must be able to work with children of all ages
  4. Must feel comfortable teaching groups of kids or teens
  5. Takes initiative and is Responsible

Compensation:

The Sailing Coordinator is a volunteer position with one 36 hour period off each week.

Junior Lifeguard

General Responsibilities

Junior Lifeguards work on the waterfront team to set-up and take down all equipment and ensure the safety of all campers and staff during waterfront activities.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Assist with daily set-up and clean-up of waterfront equipment
  2. Lifeguard during Seatrade and free time blocks
  3. Lifeguard for special events such as dock jumping
  4. Assist with special program events as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 17 years old
  2. Current and valid NLS certification
  3. Able to work on a team and take direction
  4. Must be able to put safety as the first priority

Compensation:

Junior Lifeguards are volunteers, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Junior Cook

General Responsibilities

Works in the food services as part of a team to see healthy, delicious food served to all campers, staff, and guests in a safe and professional manner. Responsible for helping unload, organize and put away food deliveries from food runs.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Be punctual, prepared for hard work with an enthusiastic attitude
  2. Willing to learn and use new skills, take responsibility and work with little supervision
  3. Listen to and follow instructions carefully
  4. Able to accept constructive criticism
  5. Willing to abide by kitchen code of conduct

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 16 years old
  2. Knowledge of food safety expectations with a Foodsafe level I
  3. Can work in a team
  4. Must have a strong work ethic
  5. Must be able to work in a high pressure situation

Compensation:

Junior Cooks are volunteers, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Junior Bosun

General Responsibilities

The Jr. Bosun works on the maintenance team to make sure that the site, necessary buildings and equipment are in good running order for campers, staff, and guests as directed by the Facilities Manager.

Specific Responsibilities

General maintenance tasks around property (as defined by Facilities Manager), which can include:

  1. Mowing the lawn
  2. Landscaping
  3. Small construction/repair projects
  4. Driving vehicles

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Can work both independently and in a team
  2. Excellent work ethic
  3. Mechanically inclined

Compensation:

Junior Bosuns are volunteers, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Innkeepers Assistant

General Responsibilities

Assists the Mariner’s Innkeeper in all retail duties. The role encompasses working in the Inn on a daily basis with customers, as well as helping with any stocking, cash-outs, inventory, as delegated by the Innkeeper. The position includes a number of retail related tasks as well as money and account management.

Specific Responsibilities

Daily store operations:

  1. Till transactions
  2. Credit card transactions
  3. Camper deposits
  4. Stock inventory
  5. Maintaining a welcoming, tidy and professional atmosphere
  6. Daily cash-outs
  7. Weekly camper payouts

Administration:

  1. Staff account deposits and withdrawals
  2. Compilation and distribution of camper t-shirts

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 17 years old
  2. Office, computer, and till experience helpful
  3. Ability to work as part of a team
  4. Attention to detail

Compensation:

The Innkeeper’s Assistant is a volunteer, with one 36 hour period off each week.

First Mate (Junior Counsellor)

General Responsibilities

Along with the Skipper (Senior Counselor), First Mates will lead a group of campers (about 10) and have the privilege of building a relationship with them throughout the week. A First Mate must be emotionally and spiritually present to his/her campers for their week at camp. This position is very important to the success of the camp and you are an extremely valued part of our community.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Support Skipper in his/her role as Senior Counselor
  2. Assist with daily Bible study and discussion sessions
  3. Instruct activities during Seatrades (activities) and free time
  4. Responsible for the safety and whereabouts of campers at all times
  5. Show enthusiasm and commitment in all activities
  6. Demonstrate Christ-like attitude and lifestyle to campers

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 17 years old
  2. Experience working with youth and children
  3. Must be positive, enthusiastic, and patient with children
  4. Must be a Christian with an understanding of the Bible and a desire to share that with others

Compensation:

The First Mates are volunteers, with one 36 hour period off every seven days and then a 24 hour period off the next seven days.

Boat Driver

General Responsibilities

The Boat Driver will serve as the driver for our second boat in all Seatrade and special activity times. In addition to driving the boat, he/she will perform any duties assigned by the Boat Supervisor with regards to cleaning and maintenance. You will also help the waterfront staff as needed, and be available to help at main camp should the need arise.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Drive boats for Seatrades (instructional activity time) and free time blocks
  2. Drive boats for special evening activities
  3. Drive boats for early morning staff or camper wakeboarding
  4. Assist waterfront team with daily set-up and take-down of waterfront equipment
  5. Drive and coach in a manner which ensures that the boats are operated in a safe and responsible manner
  6. Report any mechanical or exterior concerns or damages to the Waterfront Director immediately
  7. Properly clean and store boats at the end of each day
  8. Participate in weekly washing and oil change

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 19 years old
  2. Boating License
  3. Experience driving boats
  4. Some experience pulling wakeboarders and tubers
  5. Experience coaching wakeboarding helpful
  6. Able to work on a team and respond well to leadership
  7. Willingness to be outgoing and enthusiastic

Compensation:

The Boat Driver is a volunteer, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Camp Nurse

General Responsibilities

The camp nurse is an integral part of running Keats’ summer program. Below are our procedures for running Sick Bay (the treatment centre) while you are volunteering with us. The camp nurse is responsible for all medicinal administration for camps up to 220 campers. As well as responsible for making decisions for medical related issues.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Medication Administration Record: Each camper that needs daily medication will have a “Medication Administration Record” attached to their camper file. If a camper brings a medication that we have not been informed of you may need to attach this form to their file. Some campers may forget to come to you for their medication and you may need to track them down. Once you have given them their medication please sign off on the Med Admin Record.
  2. Nurse Notes: If a camper comes to you with a minor first aid issue, a dressing change, insect bite, sickness etc. It needs to be recorded on the “Nurse’s Notes” form and placed in the campers file. There is a lot of space on these forms and you can continue adding them as need be.
  3. Supplies If you find supplies are low and need to be ordered; or is there is anything that we do not carry and you think would be valuable please contact the registrar.
  4. Occupational First Aid Assessment: This form is for serious first aid incidents where the camper or staff needs an in-depth record or needs to go to the hospital for further treatment. If possible please send a copy of the record with the patient to the hospital, as well as a copy (or original) put in the camper or staff’s file for records.
  5. Incident Report: If there is a major accident or injury we require an incident report to be filled out. This form is for Keats to keep an in-depth record of what, how and why it happened. It allows us to see where we may need to fix things in order to stop it from happening again.
  6. Communications: Staff – Alert cabin leaders about any special medical conditions that a camper has. And make suggestions for the cabin leader can deal with the specific needs. Parents – For situations you think it necessary, please contact parents to find out about a child’s special medication condition. Notify the Yeoman and they will get coordinate a time for you to contact the parent. Clinic/Hospital – There may be times when a camper will have to go to the hospital or clinic. You will need to set up transportation through the Yeoman (office worker), and you can contact the hospital or clinic from there to give details to the doctor.

Qualifications:

  1. Registered Nurse, or License Practitioner Nurse, licensed to work in BC
  2. Has been employed in nursing within the past 2 years.
  3. Enjoys being around young people
  4. Someone who supports and affirms the Christian faith

Boat Supervisor

General Responsibilities

The boat driver is responsible for maintenance of boats as directed by the facilities manager. The boat driver must have their PCOC certificate and have experience driving boats. The boat driver is also responsible for safety of campers, and staff while on boats. The boat driver is expected to be extremely responsible with the equipment entrusted to her/him, and must follow instructions of facilities manager to maintain the boat. The boat driver is only to use the boats for program, to fill up gas, or for Keats camps events coordinated through the executive director or program director. The boats ought not to be driven for leisure or outside of camp specific operations.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Drive boats for Seatrades (instructional activity time) and free time blocks
  2. Drive boats for special evening activities
  3. Drive boats for early morning staff or camper wakeboarding
  4. Assist Waterfront Director and Lifeguards with daily set-up and take-down of waterfront equipment
  5. Drive and coach while ensuring that the boats are operated in a safe and responsible manner
  6. Work with facilities manager to correctly maintain and operate boats
  7. Properly clean and store boats at the end of each day
  8. Participate in weekly washing and oil change
  9. Make sure the boats have gas and are ready for all Seatrades and special events
  10. Attends Watch and unattached prayer when finished all other job requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 20 years old
  2. Boating License
  3. Experience driving boats
  4. Experience pulling wakeboarders and tubers
  5. Experience coaching wakeboarding
  6. Able to work on a team
  7. Passion for waterfront and the outdoors
  8. Able to provide leadership and management for the Boat Driver

Compensation:

The Boat Supervisor is paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Bosun- General Maintenance

General Responsibilities

The Bosun (General) works in the Facilities department as part of a team to see that the site and all necessary buildings and equipment are in good running order for campers, staff, and guests. The Bosun (General) reports to the Facilities Manager to see all tasks and responsibilities carried out in a timely manner.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. General maintenance around property (as defined by Facilities Manager). This could look like:
  2. Fixing plumbing in cabins
  3. Building maintenance/repair projects
  4. Construction projects
  5. Transporting people back and forth from Gibsons and Langdale

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 18 years old
  2. Must follow instruction well
  3. Must take initiative
  4. Ideally has skills in maintenance: construction, plumbing, electrical
  5. Ideally has PCOC or OFA3
  6. Must be responsible and have a team player mentality.
  7. Must have a strong sense of urgency and work ethic

Compensation:

A Bosun is paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Cook

General Responsibilities

Works in the food services as part of a team to see healthy, delicious food served to all campers, staff, and guests in a safe and professional manner. Responsible for helping unload, organize and put away food deliveries from food runs.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Be punctual, prepared for hard work with an enthusiastic attitude
  2. Willing to learn and use new skills, take responsibility and work with little supervision
  3. Listen to and follow instructions carefully
  4. Able to accept constructive criticism
  5. Willing to abide by kitchen code of conduct

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 17 years old
  2. Knowledge of food safety expectations with a Foodsafe level I
  3. Able to work on and lead a team
  4. Must have a strong sense of urgency and work ethic
  5. Must be able to work in a stressful environment

Compensation:

A cook is paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Cook – Baker

General Responsibilities

Works in the food services as part of a team to see healthy, delicious food served to all campers, staff, and guests in a safe and professional manner. The priority for this position will be all the baking needs of the camp for each meal. The Baker is responsible for working with the Kitchen team in helping unload, organize and put away food deliveries from food runs.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Under the supervision of the Food Services Manager, the Baker will be responsible for the baking needs of the camp (including preparation, baking, and clean up).
  2. Working with the Food Services Manager in maintaining baking supplies and ingredients in a timely manner to accomplish all baking needs.
  3. The Baker may oversee other staff assigned to the Baking department.
  4. Be punctual, prepared for hard work with an enthusiastic attitude
  5. Willing to learn and use new skills, take responsibility and work with little supervision
  6. Listen to and follow instructions carefully
  7. Able to accept constructive criticism
  8. Willing to abide by kitchen code of conduct

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 17 years old
  2. Knowledge of food safety expectations with a Foodsafe level I
  3. Able to work on and lead a team
  4. Must have a strong sense of urgency and work ethic
  5. Must be able to work in a stressful environment
  6. Baking experience preferred.

Compensation:

A Cook (Baker) is paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Cook – Special Diets

General Responsibilities

Works in the food services as part of a team to see healthy, delicious food served to all campers, staff, and guests in a safe and professional manner. The priority for this position will be in assisting the Food Services Manager (FSM) in the planning and preparation of food for specific diets (related to allergies and lifestyle choices) for each meal. The Cook (Special Diets) is also responsible for working with the Kitchen team in helping unload, organize and put away food deliveries from food runs.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Under the supervision of the Food Services Manager, the Cook (Special Diets) will be responsible for the special dietary needs of the camp (including preparation, cooking, and clean up).
  2. Working with the Food Services Manager in maintaining kitchen supplies and ingredients in a timely manner to accomplish all special diet needs.
  3. The Cook (Special Diets) may oversee other staff assigned to the kitchen in this specific department.
  4. Be punctual, prepared for hard work with an enthusiastic attitude.
  5. Willing to learn and use new skills, take responsibility and work with little supervision
  6. Listen to and follow instructions carefully
  7. Able to accept constructive criticism
  8. Willing to abide by kitchen code of conduct

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 17 years old
  2. Knowledge of food safety expectations with a Foodsafe level I
  3. Able to work on and lead a team
  4. Must have a strong sense of urgency and work ethic
  5. Must be able to work in a stressful environment
  6. Must have experience and knowledge in special diets and allergies.

Compensation:

A Cook (Special Diets) is paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Bosun – Grounds and Garbage

General Responsibilities

The Bosun (Grounds and Garbage) works in the Facilities department as part of a team to see that the site and all necessary buildings and equipment are in good running order for campers, staff, and guests, with an emphasis on maintenance and upkeep of the grounds, as well as the garbage and recycling. The Bosun (Grounds and Garbage) reports to the Facilities Manager to see all tasks and responsibilities carried out in a timely manner.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. General maintenance around property (as defined by Facilities Manager). This could look like:
    • Lawn Maintenance
    • Gardening and Property
    • Assists with limited Janitorial Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 18 years old
  2. Desired licenses: Class 5 B.C. Drivers License (Notice: License “N” is Adequate)
  3. Able to work independently with little direction
  4. Must be a self-starter
  5. Must have experience in construction or a similar field, and/or be mechanically inclined

Compensation:

Bosuns – Grounds & Garbage are paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Head Lifeguard

General Responsibilities

The Head Guard is responsible to lead the team of lifeguards in ensuring the safety of all campers and staff at waterfront. In addition, they will lead set-up and take-down of all equipment and be responsible for all aspects of leadership for the lifeguard team. Working under the leadership of the Waterfront Director, the Head Guard will be an integral part of ensuring a high quality waterfront staff and waterfront activities.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Follows waterfront director instructions
  2. Takes initiative on all waterfront tasks
  3. Supervises other lifeguards, sets a high level of expectation with work ethic and spiritual life for lifeguards
  4. Ensures safety at all times for campers.
  5. Attends daily staff meetings, informing staff on any updates or issues from waterfront
  6. Attends watch, unattached prayer, and brings enthusiasm into the greater camp community when finished other job requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Current and valid NLS certification
  2. Leadership experience
  3. Able to work in a team and independently
  4. Willingness to be outgoing and enthusiastic
  5. Flexible and creative
  6. Can take initiative

Compensation:

The Head Lifeguard is paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Lifeguards

General Responsibilities

Lifeguards work on the waterfront team to set-up and take-down all waterfront equipment, in addition to ensuring the safety of all campers and staff who come to the waterfront. Lifeguards are responsible to help explain safety rules to campers, and manage the buddy-system during free-time.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Assist with daily set-up and take down of waterfront equipment
  2. Assist with seasonal set-up and take down of waterfront
  3. Lifeguard during Seatrade and free time blocks
  4. Lifeguard for special events such as dock jumping
  5. Assist with special program events as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 18 years old
  2. Current and valid NLS certification, or Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross
  3. Able to work as part of a team
  4. Must be willing to be outgoing and enthusiastic
  5. Must be able to place the safety of everyone at waterfront before their desire to please staff or

Compensation:

Lifeguards are paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Ropes Course Director

General Responsibilities

The Ropes Course Director oversees all areas of the High Ropes, Low Ropes, Rock Climbing Wall, and Giant Swing. The Ropes Course Director will oversee the Ropes Course team. You will delegate responsibilities to team members, create a team environment, and mentor the staff. Safety is your top priority and you will test equipment, maintain a standard of safety for all activities during the summer. You will lead the team in setting up and taking down equipment each day, as well as maintaining equipment. They are responsible for making all aspects of the Rope Course an inviting, safe, and fun place for the campers and staff. The Ropes Course Director is to ensure safety and a great atmosphere through effective leadership. The goal of the camp is to see young people come to know Jesus, and therefore the orientation of Ropes Course is to create an environment that reflects this missions statement.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Oversee all leadership of High Ropes, Low Ropes, Rock Climbing Wall and Giant Swing
  2. Organize and establish all Ropes Course safety procedures including:
    • Training Ropes Course staff and program staff assigned to it
    • Organize, maintain and recommend purchases for all safety equipment
    • Enforce all safety regulations and procedures with staff and campers
  3. Develop and organize the Ropes Course program for the camp:
    • Schedule and train Ropes Course staff • Organize free time on Ropes Course
    • Organize and run special Ropes Course nights for the different departments
  4. Organize and maintain all Ropes Course equipment:
    • Repair and upkeep
    • Recommend products and coordinate purchases
    • Organize appropriate storage after use
  5. Mentor younger staff of the same gender
  6. Provide spiritual leadership for the Ropes Course staff
  7. Attend weekly senior staff meetings

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 21 years old
  2. Must have leadership experience and be able to lead a team
  3. Ideally experience with harnesses, knots, and ropes courses.
  4. Must be certified on Rope Course before the summer (training offered)
  5. Must have the ability to lead small group Bible teaching sessions
  6. Must be a Christian with a desire to purse a growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  7. Must have initiative and the ability to work hard

Compensation:

The Ropes Course Director is paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off every seven days.

Ropes Course Assistant Director

General Responsibilities

The Ropes Course Assistant Director helps assist the Ropes Course Director in overseeing all areas of the High Ropes, Low Ropes, Rock Climbing Wall, and Giant Swing. The Ropes Course Director will also help lead and oversee the Ropes Course team. Safety is your top priority and you will test equipment, maintain a standard of safety for all activities during the summer. You will help direct the team in setting up and taking down equipment each day, as well as maintaining equipment. They are responsible for making all aspects of the Rope Course an inviting, safe, and fun place for the campers and staff. The Ropes Course Assistant Director aims to ensure safety and a great atmosphere through effective leadership. The goal of the camp is to see young people come to know Jesus, and therefore the orientation of Ropes Course is to create an environment that reflects this missions statement.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Assist the Ropes Course Director in overseeing leadership of High Ropes, Low Ropes, Rock Climbing Wall and Giant Swing
  2. Organize and establish all Ropes Course safety procedures including:
    • Training Ropes Course staff and program staff assigned to it
    • Organize, maintain and recommend purchases for all safety equipment
    • Enforce all safety regulations and procedures with staff and campers
  3. Assist in developing and organizing the Ropes Course program for the camp:
    • Schedule and train Ropes Course staff
    • Organize free time on Ropes Course
    • Organize and run special Ropes Course nights for the different departments
  4. Organize and maintain all Ropes Course equipment:
    • Repair and upkeep
    • Recommend products and coordinate purchases
    • Organize appropriate storage after use
  5. Attend staff meetings

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 19 years old
  2. Must have leadership experience
  3. Must be certified on Rope Course before the summer (training offered)
  4. Must be a Christian with a desire to purse a growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  5. Must have initiative and the ability to work hard

Compensation:

The Ropes Course Assistant Director is paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

Skipper (Cabin Counsellor)

General Responsibilities

Skippers are responsible for working with their Junior Counselors to help every camper in their cabin have an amazing week. They are to develop meaningful relationships with campers and be emotionally and spiritually present to their needs. Skippers also lead activities and facilitate cabin discussions daily. This position is very important to the success of the camp.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Guide campers in participating safely and successfully in all aspects of camp activities from morning to evening on a daily basis.
  2. Provide a positive and fun cabin environment that encourages friendship building and opportunities to speak into the lives of campers.
  3. Get campers to and from all meals, sit with them, and be responsible for their behaviour at the table.
  4. Organize and supervise cabin clean-up. The Skipper is responsible for the appearance of the cabin at all times.
  5. Teach activities during Seatrades (activity blocks) and free time.
  6. Lead a daily small group discussion.
  7. Mentor and supervise a First Mate (Junior Counselor).
  8. Responsible for the safety and whereabouts of campers.
  9. Demonstrate Christ-like attitude and lifestyle to campers.
  10. Lead daily cabin time activities: i.e., Hikes, slip ‘n slide, etc.
  11. Go on the boat to either pick-up or drop-off campers a minimum of twice in the summer, knowing that these times on the boat are critical to the camper’s experience at Keats.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 19 years old
  2. Must have a passion for and experience working with youth and children
  3. Must be dependable and mature
  4. Must be positive, enthusiastic, and patient with children
  5. Must be a Christian with the ability to lead children and youth deeper in their faith.

Compensation:

Skippers are paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off every seven days and then a 24 hour period off the next seven days.

Videographer / Photographer

General Responsibilities

The videographer/photographer is responsible for taking daily footage of activities, games and camp shenanigans in order to produce a daily highlight video and a weekly highlight video. They will also work with the Communications Coordinator to help update camp social media with videos and photos.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Oversee and lead the videographer/photographer assistant
  2. Work with program staff to be aware of the schedule and important activities and games
  3. Spend time with each cabin, getting footage of their camp experience
  4. Build a highlight reel video template that can be reused on a daily and a weekly basis
  5. Upload videos regularly to social media
  6. Upload photos regularly to social media
  7. Exercise initiative in making creative and exciting videos that are not the daily or weekly highlight reels
  8. Take initiative to come up with awesome and exciting photo ideas
  9. Care for and maintain all video and photography equipment
  10. Organize all photos and videos into a clear and easy-to use database for after-summer use

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 21 years old
  2. Experience working with video and video editing (Adobe)
  3. Able to work independently
  4. Flexible and creative
  5. Can take initiative

Compensation:

The Videographer / Photographer is paid at a rate of $116.86 for every day worked, with one 36 hour period off each week.

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