Job Title: WellFit Instructor
Reports To: Camp Programming Coordinator/Activity Coordinator/Activity Director
Number of Positions Available: Fitness Training Instructor (1), Wellness Training Instructor (1)
The role of the WellFit Instructors is one that demands hard work, creativity, group control, and an enthusiastic attitude towards children. All campers participate in one hour of WellFit Training daily. Training is broken down into two different streams; Fitness Training, and Wellness Training.
The Fitness Training Instructor works directly with a Hockey Counsellor and a section of children, to deliver a dryland training program put together by Relentless Hockey. Workouts include; dynamic warm-up & mobility, athletic development, strength & movement, and core/conditioning/recovery. The Fitness Training Instructor is expected to follow the comprehensive teaching outline and ensure that all components of the program are taught during the course of the week. The Fitness Training Instructor will be required to actively demonstrate components of the program, and work with each camper to develop and improve their fitness.
The Wellness Training Instructor works directly with a member of each Section Team, Power Yoga Instructor Jax, and a section of children, to deliver a yoga and meditation program put together by Power Yoga Instructor Jax. Activity features include; meditation practices, regular & restorative yoga practices, breathing exercises and nature hikes. The Wellness Training Instructor is expected to follow the teaching outline and ensure all components of the program are taught during the course of the week. The Wellness Training Instructor will be required to coach the campers as they work through each component of the program, in order to develop and improve their overall wellness.
Instructors are responsible for teaching campers the safety requirements of each program ensuring that all participants use equipment properly and follow safety standards. This includes providing care to our campers that reflects the standards and guidelines of HOC’s Child Care Practices.
As a part of the larger camp community activity instructors also expected to actively participate and provide supervision during All-Camp Activities throughout the week. This includes program periods that may not be outlined on daily schedules, such as meals, section activities, free swim, campfires, and others as assigned.
DAILY / WEEKLY RESPONSIBILITIES
- Monday to Friday- instruct 6 one-hour WellFit periods for camper groups of 20-30 ranging in age from 7-16.
- Provide WellFit programming and instruction according to the curriculum designed by Relentless Hockey Training / Power Yoga Canada, under the direction of the Program Director.
- Serve as a healthy role model, encouraging our campers to become better attuned to their physical and mental wellness.
- Evening activity instruction (Monday, Tuesday) (1 hour).
- Tuesday or Wednesday cabin coverage to facilitate counsellor evening off.
- Sunday Camper Registration (work brigades, registration, evening program).
- Saturday Check-Out (3 hours on Saturday, as scheduled).
- Attend weekly all staff and staff team meetings as scheduled.
- Work One "Holdover Weekend". Friday evening cabin supervision (if required) and provide programming and supervision for holdover campers (campers here 2+ weeks) Saturday and Sunday.
ALL STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES
- All staff are required to deliver every day our Brand Promise “Best Summer Of Your Life” in each camper and staff interaction. Guided by our four core principles, Community, Leadership, Accountability, and Performance.
- All staff are expected to abide by and enforce camp guidelines of respect. These are the rules and expectations of behaviour implemented to maintain a fun and safe camp environment.
- All staff are responsible for the safety and security of each camper in their care. Staff are to follow prescribed program standards and lesson plans in order to ensure the highest level of care and instruction.
- Attendance for all staff to the June orientation week training is mandatory. This training period is where each staff will receive essential employment information and training for a successful summer experience.
- Participation in camp-wide special events (Evening Programs, All Camp Activities, Campfires, and Friday Finale) and weekly meetings are an expectation of all staff members.
- The dynamic nature of summer camp demands each staff understand that additional duties may be assigned as required.
SUMMER BENEFITS AND TIME OFF
- Room & Board Provided.
- Weekly Staff Hockey & Water Skiing.
- Staff working a full eight-week contract period are entitled to one weekend off (Friday after daily duties to Sunday evening programs).
- Time off weekly - Saturday evening (2 in-house Staff Socials + 3 opportunities to sign-out and leave camp property).
- Time off daily - depending on weekly schedule.
- Access to program and recreation equipment.
- The chance to work in a close knit supportive community that values staff health and wellness, creativity, and employee success.
- The opportunity to develop life skills, applicable to multi-faceted career opportunities.
- An experience that will last a lifetime.
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Staff Orientation / Training: TBD
Employment Period: July 2, 2023 – August 26, 2023
Optional Employment: Week #9 August 27 – September 2, 2023
Wages: Summer wages range depending on qualifications and experience of applicants. Room and board are included.
- Minimum 19 years of age.
- Fitness Training Instructor - Must have a strong interest in hockey and physical fitness. Prior experience in kinesiology & fitness instruction an asset.
- Wellness Training Instructor - Must have a strong interest and passion for yoga, meditation, and wellness. Yoga certification and prior experience teaching an asset.
- Genuine interest in teaching fitness, recreation, and wellness to children and teaching/instructing experience a definite requirement.
- Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Bronze Cross or NL swimming qualification preferred.
- Current certificate of Emergency First Aid and CPR.
- Respect in Sport certification.
- Must be enthusiastic, energetic, and positive.
- Must be willing to take part in duties outside the defined job description.