Camp Gencheff, Stratford
Jobs: Junior Camp Counsellors
Camp Gencheff is a year-round recreational facility that offers camps in the summer to children, teens and adults with special needs, weekend camps in the fall and winter, and event rental space to corporations and organizations.
“We have been so lucky with our staff throughout the years,” says Nicole Ward. “Most are returning, but we do need Junior Camp Counsellors. Their duties include working with other staff, looking after the campers’ personal care and dietary needs, and making sure they have an unforgettable experience.”
The camp is looking for post-secondary students, ideally taking a human services program, who have previous experience working with people with disabilities. “They should be open to working overnight.”
In the off-season from October to May, Camp Gencheff holds two weekend camps a month. One camp is for youth ages 10 to 16, and one is for adults 17 and over. “Working at these camps is ideal for post-secondary students because it doesn’t conflict with their schooling.”
Many staff have been with Camp Gencheff for the long term. Some nursing students who worked as Counsellors moved on to become a camp nurse. “We also welcome volunteers to come see if Camp Gencheff is a good fit for them, or if a career in helping people with disabilities is for them.
“Sponsorship by the Rotary Club of Charlottetown and Easter Seals has allowed us to keep costs affordable for campers and their families,” Nicole says. “The Provincial Credit Union, Lions Club, and other community organizations and members are also major supporters of the camp.”
For more information about Camp Gencheff, call 902-569-2669. Visit www.campgencheff.com.