Camp Tamarack

Head Counselor

The Head Counselor will be actively involved in ensuring our staff has the tools and support they require to ensure a safe and positive experience for our campers. They will be the go-to person regarding behaviour management, camper concerns and staff support.

Position Dates: Beginning of May to End of August, 2018

Salary: $385 - $400 per week, based on experience, room and board provided.


  • Ideally completed 2 years of Post-Secondary education.
  • Proven leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with working at a camp or in a similar recreational setting
  • Have valid Standard First Aid and CPR-C Certificates, or willing to obtain
  • Class 2 or 4 driver’s license, or willing to obtain
  • Challenge Course Practitioner Level 1, or willing to obtain General


  • Work cooperatively with the Program Coordinator, Camp Nurse and Supervise counselors.
  • Assume responsibility of camper care and safety, by being involved in higher needs situations
  • Mentor and support the staff team.
  • Assist the Program Coordinator with planning and executing camp programs and activities.
  • Communicate camper and staff concerns to the Camp Director.
  • Ensure that safety standards and procedures are maintained.


  • Responsible for ensuring camp leaders and staff are aware of any medical concerns or special needs within their group.
  • Assist the staff with adapting programs as needed to meet the needs of the campers.
  • Assist in the supervision of the campers, when available
  • Conduct or delegate responsibility for inspection of cabins and areas.
  • Relay any concerns of the staff, campers and public to the Camp Director
  • Create and deliver school presentations to promote camp programs.
  • Work cooperatively with the Camp Director in scheduling and executing training week.
  • Discuss with Camp Director the performance of all staff.
  • Supervise and check the writing of all final staff reports as they pertain to campers and program.
  • Write a weekly communication report on the details of each camp session.
  • Complete an end of summer report to the Camp Director and Board.
  • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned, and other duties may be assigned as required. 


To apply please complete an online application at