Summer Day Camp Directors

Posted on Friday, April 12, 2019

Capital Camps is a Day Camp run out of several facilities in Ottawa. We believe in the power of camp, and the influence that counsellors have on a young person’s life.

Positions available: Sports camp director, Arts camp director, Drama & Dance camp director Major

Duties for the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and preparing weekly activities that relate to the theme of the camp
  • Teaching various disciplines that relate to the camp you have been hired for (sports, arts, dance & drama)
  • Organizing daily warmup events
  • Work as part of a team to deliver a safe, fun, creative environment for day camp participants each and every day
  • Assist in the direct supervision and mentorship of camp counsellors
  • Build positive relationships with participants, parents, guardians, co-workers
  • Liaise & communicate with parents who have questions/concerns regarding the program and working with the Capital Camps supervisor to resolve any issues

Successful candidates will:

  • Have experience participating in and/or teaching the discipline their camp focuses on (sports, arts or drama & dance)
  • Be encouraging, spontaneous and creative
  • Believe in the power of camp
  • Hold current CPR/First Aid
  • Be a registered member with the Ontario College of Teachers (asset) or currently enrolled in teachers college
  • Have 3 + years of programming/childcare experience
  • Strong knowledge of age-appropriate activities for children ages 4 to 12 years
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with children & adults

Supervision and Reporting Structure: The camp director is responsible for supervising 3-5 camp counsellors. Each camp director reports to the Head Director/Owner.

Compensation: will commensurate with experience- range $700 - 900/weekly

Schedule of Work: June 24 – Aug 23.

Interested Candidates can send their Resume and Cover letter to Aaron Shaughnessy at

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