WE’RE HIRING CAMP RANKIN SUMMER STAFF!!

Application deadlines have passed. Please check our website next year for more opportunities.

It’s that time of year again! We’re looking for bright, enthusiastic Counselors, an Assistant Director, a Director, and a Cook for our five-week camping season!

If you, or someone you know, would be a good fit for either of these positions, please click the appropriate link below, or scroll down, for more information and how to apply.

  • Camp Director
  • Camp Assistant Director
  • Camp Cook
  • Camp Assistant Cook
  • Camp Counselors (6)

Volunteer:


CAMP DIRECTOR

Camp Rankin is a co-ed residential camp for 4-H members ages 9 to 15. Broken into five one-week camps (ie. three one-week camps ages 9 – 12 and two week-long camp ages 13 – 15), the camp week begins on Sunday afternoon and ends the following Friday morning. A staff of nine is employed for the total five weeks of camp. Each week, six counselors-in-training are brought in as unpaid volunteers to help the counselors and “learn the ropes”. Through camp we strive to uphold the 4-H values and traditions which encourage care and responsibility for our resources and teaches positive life skills to youth. Camp Rankin is located in Cape Breton just outside of St. Peter’s on the Bras d’Or Lakes.

The position of Director is available for the summer of 2019.

Duties:

Under the direction of the Event Facilitator with 4-H Nova Scotia, the responsibilities of the Director include:

  • Management and direction of a five-week camping program from July 7thto August 9th
  • Must participate in the training process, prepare and present the staff orientation program and organize camp set-up for the summer.
  • Supervise, coach and assist camp staff in their respective jobs while organizing and delivering an educational, exciting, and safe camping program for youth aged 9-15.
  • The Camp Director is accountable for parental communication.
  • The successful candidate will work in coordination with the Events Facilitator in a problem solving capacity to address issues as they develop.
  • The Director conducts regular staff meetings to review camp procedures and information, and prepares an evaluation of each week of camp.
  • Essential to the position is open communication with the Events Facilitator, recording and reporting any incidents immediately, while maintaining accountability for a log of medical events.
  • Must keep accurate records of camp inventory supplies, and budget monitoring of onsite expenditures, including tuck shop.
  • The Director is responsible for maintaining the schedule of all camp activities, and ensuring campers are adequately supervised around the clock (24 hours), and for keeping the camp site neat, clean and tidy.
  • Provide written camp evaluation for teen and adult staff at the end of camp to Event Facilitator.
  • Conduct an evaluation of each camp with campers to be used to plan future camps.

**Accommodations and meals are provided during training and throughout the duration of camp.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum two years’ experience working with youth and have worked in a residential summer camping environment considered an asset.
  • Must be responsible, reliable, have evidence of supervisory skills, and be able to demonstrate strong leadership.
  • Understand that our priority is youth leadership and providing a hands-on learning environment.
  • The Director will need to be creative in program design, and have a strong understanding of the needs of the age group that attend the camp.
  • Ability to motivate and interface with teens, parents and volunteers.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write concise reports, and effectively speak to audiences of youth and adults.
  • Previous overnight camping experience considered an asset.
  • 4-H experience considered an asset.
  • First Aid/CPR and WHMIS training are provided during pre-camp training.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Police Record Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check.

Salary: $1,540.00 bi-weekly for a total of 6 weeks.
**Accommodation and meals are provided during training and throughout the duration of camp.

Apply with resume and cover letter (referencing the position) by March 15, 2019, by email at kayla.graham@4hnovascotia.ca, fax 902-920-0192 or in-person at 90 Research Drive, Suite 122, Bible Hill, NS  B6L 2R2.


ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR

Camp Rankin is a co-ed residential camp for 4-H members ages 9 to 15. Broken into five one-week camps (ie. three one-week camps ages 9 – 12 and two week-long camp ages 13 – 15), the camp week begins on Sunday afternoon and ends the following Friday morning. A staff of nine is employed for the total five weeks of camp. Each week, six counselors-in-training are brought in as unpaid volunteers to help the counselors and “learn the ropes”. Through camp we strive to uphold the 4-H values and traditions which encourage care and responsibility for our resources and teaches positive life skills to youth. Camp Rankin is located in Cape Breton just outside of St. Peter’s on the Bras d’Or Lakes.

Duties:

Under the direction of the Camp Director and the Event Facilitator with 4-H Nova Scotia, the Assistant Director is to:

  • Provide leadership to the councilors and campers as part of the five-week Camp Rankin program from July 7th to August 9th 2019.
  • Assist the Director with camp set-up for the summer, supervision, direction, orientation program and coaching of staff in their respective jobs.
  • Assist with the organization and delivery of an educational, exciting and safe camp program for youth aged 9-15.
  • Assist with the scheduling of all camp activities, and ensuring that campers are adequately supervised twenty-four hours a day.
  • In the event of the Director’s absence, the Assistant Director will assume directional duties and responsibilities until the Director returns.

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience working with youth, preferably in a residential summer camping environment.
  • Must provide evidence of supervisory skills, a high level of maturity and demonstrate leadership capabilities.
  • Required to be knowledgeable about the 4-H camp and the importance of rural youth development in the province.
  • Experience in program design, having a strong understanding of the needs of the age group attending the camp.
  • First Aid/CPR and WHMIS certification will be provided during pre-camp training.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Police Record Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check.

Salary:  $1,330.00 bi-weekly for a total of 6 weeks
**Accommodation and meals are provided during training and throughout the duration of camp.

Apply with resume and cover letter (referencing the position) by March 15, 2019, by email at kayla.graham@4hnovascotia.ca, fax 902-920-0192 or in-person at 90 Research Drive, Suite 122, Bible Hill, NS  B6L 2R2.


CAMP COOK

Camp Rankin is a co-ed residential camp for 4-H members ages 9 to 15. Broken into five one-week camps (ie. three one-week camps ages 9 – 12 and two week-long camp ages 13 – 15), the camp week begins on Sunday afternoon and ends the following Friday morning. A staff of nine is employed for the total five weeks of camp. Each week, six counselors-in-training are brought in as unpaid volunteers to help the counselors and “learn the ropes”. Through camp we strive to uphold the 4-H values and traditions which encourage care and responsibility for our resources and teaches positive life skills to youth. Camp Rankin is located in Cape Breton just outside of St. Peter’s on the Bras d’Or Lakes.

This is a residential camping experience with accommodations provided for the cook. The cook is responsible for preparing three nutritional meals per day plus snacks.

Duties:

Under the supervision of the Event Facilitator, the Camp Cook will:

  • Prepare breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an evening snack for approximately sixty campers and counselors for the five week camping program.
  • Responsible for developing a healthy menu following Canada’s Food Guide
  • Preparing a budget
  • Ordering food and providing home cooked meals for the campers throughout the five weeks of camp.
  • Ensure food is stored properly and maintain a clean and sanitary kitchen.
  • Adhere to camp policies and procedures.
  • Supervise the campers and counselors in meal preparation and clean up.

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will be at least 25 years of age and have cooking experience in a residential camp setting or preparing meals for large groups of people.
  • We require an individual who can create a menu of food options that promotes healthy eating.
  • Experience in ordering food and managing a budget.
  • Experience preparing food for large groups.
  • Ability to stand and work for long periods of time in a kitchen, lifting 25lbs or less.
  • Must be well organized, responsible, dedicated, and have experience working independently.
  • Must be adaptable and able to accommodate allergies by adjusting the menu (Gluten, Vegan, Nut, Dairy, etc.)
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Police Record Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check.
  • Must have Food Safety Training recognized by the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture.
  • First Aid/CPR and WHMIS certification will be provided during pre-camp training.

Salary: $1,260.00 biweekly  

**Accommodation and meals are provided during training and throughout the duration of camp.

Apply with resume and cover letter (referencing the position) by March 15, 2019, by email at kayla.graham@4hnovascotia.ca, fax 902-920-0192 or in-person at 90 Research Drive, Suite 122, Bible Hill, NS  B6L 2R2.


CAMP ASSISTANT COOK

Camp Rankin is a co-ed residential camp for 4-H members ages 9 to 15. Broken into five one-week camps (ie. three one-week camps ages 9 – 12 and two week-long camp ages 13 – 15), the camp week begins on Sunday afternoon and ends the following Friday morning. A staff of nine is employed for the total five weeks of camp. Each week, six counselors-in-training are brought in as unpaid volunteers to help the counselors and “learn the ropes”. Through camp we strive to uphold the 4-H values and traditions which encourage care and responsibility for our resources and teaches positive life skills to youth. Camp Rankin is located in Cape Breton just outside of St. Peter’s on the Bras d’Or Lakes.

This is a residential camping experience with accommodations provided for the assistant cook. The cooks are responsible for preparing three nutritional meals per day plus snacks.

Duties:

Under the supervision of the Camp Cook and the Event Facilitator the Assistant Camp Cook will:

  • Assist with preparation of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an evening snack for approximately sixty campers and counselors for the five week camping program.
  • Assist with ordering food and providing home cooked meals for the campers throughout the five weeks of camp.
  • Ensure food is stored properly and maintain a clean and sanitary kitchen.
  • Adhere to camp policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have cooking experience in a residential camp setting or preparing meals for large groups of people or be in the process of training in the culinary field.
  • Ability to stand and work for long periods of time in a kitchen, lifting 25lbs or less.
  • Must be well organized, responsible, dedicated, and have ability to work independently.
  • Must be adaptable and able to accommodate allergies by adjusting the menu (Gluten, Vegan, Nut, Dairy, etc.)
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Police Record Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check.
  • Must have Food Safety Training recognized by the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture.
  • First Aid/CPR and WHMIS certification will be provided during pre-camp training.

Salary: $1,120.00 biweekly  

**Accommodation and meals are provided during training and throughout the duration of camp.

 Apply with resume and cover letter (referencing the position) by March 15, 2019.

Apply with resume and cover letter (referencing the position) by March 15, 2019, by email at kayla.graham@4hnovascotia.ca, fax 902-920-0192 or in-person at 90 Research Drive, Suite 122, Bible Hill, NS  B6L 2R2.


CAMP COUNSELORS – 6 positions available

POSITIONS: Camp Counselor – Canoeing; Crafts; Drama; Nature; Healthy Living; and Exploring 4-H.

Camp Rankin is a co-ed residential camp for 4-H members ages 9 to 15. Broken into five one-week camps (ie. three one-week camps ages 9 – 12 and two week-long camp ages 13 – 15), the camp week begins on Sunday afternoon and ends the following Friday morning. A staff of nine is employed for the total five weeks of camp. Each week, six counselors-in-training are brought in as unpaid volunteers to help the counselors and “learn the ropes”. Through camp we strive to uphold the 4-H values and traditions which encourage care and responsibility for our resources and teaches positive life skills to youth. Camp Rankin is located in Cape Breton just outside of St. Peter’s on the Bras d’Or Lakes.

There are six (6) counselor positions available in the following areas: Canoeing; Crafts; Drama; Nature and Outdoors; Recreation/Healthy Living and Exploring 4-H.

Duties:

Under the supervision of the Camp Director, the Camp Counselor will:

  • Follow all camp rules and set a good example for campers.
  • Supervise a group of up to ten campers throughout the night in individual cabins and will work with this group during camp activities such as campfires, Reflection, and during camp chores.
  • Each counselor will be responsible for preparing two to three workshops directly related to their job title which are suitable for campers aged 9 – 12 and 13 – 15, and for leading their session one to two times daily.
  • Promote camper participation in ALL activities.
  • Assist campers with housekeeping chores.
  • Take turns with other counselors for various responsibilities.
  • Counselors will be expected to participate in and supervise all group activities including hikes, dances, and various recreational activities.
  • Exhibit personal habits, health, dress, speech, table etiquette and relationships with other staff that serve as a beneficial role model to campers.
  • Set a good example in ALL you do at camp. Camp is a fun learning experience.
  • Follow ALL guidelines, policies and procedures, and complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will be at least 17 years of age and will have camping experience and/or a good understanding of the 4-H program.
  • Experience working with youth and peers.
  • Demonstrates emotional maturity and enjoys the outdoors.
  • Must be able to develop and conduct workshops related to one of the following: Canoeing; Drama; Nature; Crafts; Healthy Living; and Exploring 4-H.
  • Responsible, friendly, enthusiastic, patient, and willing to learn.
  • Up-to-date First-Aid/CPR training is a provided during pre-camp training for all counselors.
  • **Lifeguard and formal canoeing training is required for the Canoeing Counselor.
  • First-hand experience with the Camp Rankin program or experience as a Camp Counselor is an asset.
  • Training takes place in Truro prior to camp start date as well as an onsite training at the camp facilities and is a requirement for all staff – 2019 dates to be determined.
  • Successful candidates must be screened by 4-H Nova Scotia.

Salary:  $1,120.00 biweekly for a total of 6 weeks
**Accommodation and meals are provided during training and throughout the duration of camp.

Apply with resume and cover letter (referencing the position) by March 15, 2019, by email at kayla.graham@4hnovascotia.ca, fax 902-920-0192 or in-person at 90 Research Drive, Suite 122, Bible Hill, NS  B6L 2R2.