Here’s a test: ask a friend “who was your favourite camp counselor”. You are most likely to get a 100% response rate. This is because everyone who has ever gone to camp remembers the staff that cheered the loudest, danced the silliest, help them get out of (or into!) “trouble”, or taught them a life-long skill.
Great staff start by providing campers with a safe space to try new things, build relationships and trust themselves – taking chances in a safe environment is how we grow.
At our camp many staff are backed by professional credentials like Bachelors of Education (BEd), Child and Youth workers (CYW) and Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). They also work alongside professionals that include Registered Nurses (R.N). Certifications like these ensure camper management and the social and physical safety of campers is paramount.
ECE staff provides a foundation that is used to enhance robust camp programs, and planning takes place throughout the year! The advantage of a staff that also develops programming is that they understand the ‘why’ behind it and infuse deeper meaning into each task.
Our programming framework was created in 2013 and perfected by our teachers and early childhood educators. This has taken our camp program to a different level and is now renowned around the entire JCC community in North America!
Feel free to let us know what you think- how important are professional credentials to you? Do you see it making a difference to your child?
Better yet, want to apply!? Take 10-15 minutes out of your day and let us know a little more about you. Hurry, positions fill up quickly for the summer. Apply here!