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Day Camp 2024 - Inclusion Counsellor (Innisfil)

Innisfil, ON, Canada Req #735
December 8, 2023

Are you ready for a memorable and exciting summer experience? We are building our 2024 Day Camp team and are looking for positive and energetic individuals for our team to provide fun and enriching programs and activities to day campers in communities across Simcoe, Muskoka and Parry Sound  


Inclusion Counsellor 


Reports to: On Site Supervisor, Inclusion Coordinator 

Supports: Inclusion Campers 


General Function:  

Inclusion Counsellors are responsible for providing one on one support to campers with additional needs during their time at camp. Inclusion Counsellors are caring, enthusiastic, and patient. They will use strategies to ensure that their campers experience success in the camp program. Inclusion Counsellors will receive additional training and support, but should come into this role with some knowledge and experience related to inclusion. In this role staff will be required to work 7:00-3:00pm, 8:30-4:30pm, or 10:00-6:00pm. 


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Programming: Assist in developing program inclusion and modification strategies to create a successful camping experience for all. Act as a resource for other day camp staff regarding inclusive programming. 
  • Camper Care: Provide one on one or two on one support to campers with additional needs. Actively swim with campers each day. Manage behavioural incidents and implement behavioural redirection techniques when needed. Be a role model for safety and take responsibility for the supervision and security of all participants in your care. 
  • Customer Service: Provide excellent customer service to all campers, parents/guardians, and service providers as a representative of the YMCA. Demonstrate a strong support of and commitment to the mission, vision, and core values of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka and the YMCA of Canada. 
  • Administration: Complete all necessary paperwork (site checks, program paperwork, incident reports, pre-camp phone calls, staff meetings, and parent feedback).  



  • Child and Youth Focused: Commits to assisting growth and development among children and youth.  
  • Concern for Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.  
  • Inclusiveness: Understands and commits to promoting equal opportunity and support for all children regardless of ability.  
  • Integrity: Demonstrates responsible behaviour at all times and maintains high ethical standards. 
  • Sense of Community: Demonstrates an awareness and understanding of community and responds to identified needs.  



  • Standard First Aid and CPR C 
  • Experience with behaviour management and working with children with additional needs. 
  • Must be a minimum 17 years of age on or before December 31, 2024 
  • Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sectors Screening for those 18+ years of age. Applicants are advised to begin the Criminal Record Check process early as it may take several weeks to obtain results. 


Salary: $640/week based on a five day work week 

Contract Dates: June 24th to August 30th  (no work on July 1st or August 5th) 


Applications will remain open until filled. 

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  


The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Individuals needing employment accommodation in the hiring process or job postings in an alternative format may contact the People and Culture department at  


Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit a current and satisfactory Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Screen and three professional references for review prior to starting employment. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 100
  • Job Start Date June 24, 2024
  • Job End Date August 30, 2024
Location on Google Maps
  • Innisfil, ON, Canada