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Assistant Camp Counsellor Program for youth 14 – 16 yrs

Posted on Thursday April 03, 2014

Are you looking for something really fun to do this summer? If you are 14 to 16 years of age and like sports, arts, outdoor adventures, working with children, and want an experience that will help you develop leadership, communication and program planning skills - then we are looking for you!

The Assistant Camp Counsellor program is a leadership program, which prepares youth to work in a summer camp setting. It provides participants with training and orientation sessions prior to the start of camp; the opportunity to run camp activities and to assist with all aspects of camp, including swimming daily and assisting campers with special needs. Participants will receive regular feedback and mentoring by qualified camp staff.  Assistant Counsellors are invited to an appreciation night at the end of camp, where they receive a certificate of participation and a letter certifying hours worked that can be applied to community service hours required for High School graduation.

To register for this program you must be 14 years of age by June 30, submit two letters of reference, and provide a criminal reference check (with a vulnerable sector screening) 

Application deadline to register for training purposes is May 30.

For further information on the 2014 Assistant Camp Counsellor program, please check the camp section on the City’s website at pickering.ca, or contact program registration at 905.420.4621.

Looking forward to seeing you at camp this summer!


As the gateway city to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet.  Pickering is an affluent community that is steeped in history, natural beauty and small town charm with all the amenities and services that a big city has to offer.  The City of Pickering is considered a municipal leader in fiscal management, service delivery, sustainability and the environment; and offers a wealth of sports, leisure and recreation opportunities to its residents.  Pickering has been recognized by Profit magazine as one of the ten best cities in Canada for growth companies and received the 2008 FCM-CH2M Hill Sustainable Community Planning Award.

Media Contact:
Prem Noronha-Waldriff
Coordinator, Community Recreation Programs | Culture & Recreation Department
905.420.4660 ext. 3229  |  1.866.683.2760  TTY 905.420.1739