Job Title: Diabetes Sports Camp Team


What You’ll Do

As Camp Counsellor, you will be responsible for directing, supervising, and organizing children, as well as implementing program activities.  With a partner, you will lead groups of 8-10 children, including monitoring meal times, facilitating games and activities, and leading groups to scheduled events.

You will also be responsible for the general safety of campers, and specific diabetes management, including keeping blood sugar logs and facilitating discussions around diabetes management. You will encourage the participation, growth and skill development of the children in their group, and embody ICD’s Core Values: Respect, Compassion, and Empowerment.

– Collaborate with other Counsellors and Activity Leaders.

– Know your campers! Review camper registration information. 

– Camper calls. Each counsellor will call their campers before the start of each week of camp, to provide important information, answer questions and prepare for a successful weeks.

– Supervise the children in your assigned age/activity group

– Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities each week.

– Identify and respond to camper behaviour issues using approved camp methods.

– Ensure that the program areas and washrooms are kept clean, organized and free of litter.

– Communicate with camp Leadership Staff about participant experiences and concerns.

– Attend weekly staff meetings, daily on-site debriefs and a 5 day in-service staff training.

– Lead and include all children in regular diabetes management tasks per provided schedule.

– Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the camp program.

– Know, follow and enforce all safety expectations and guidelines. This includes, but is not limited to being responsible for your campers’ safety and their whereabouts at all times.

Preferred Qualifications

– Current secondary and postsecondary student living with type 1 diabetes.
– Ability to work as a member of a team and supervise/facilitate diabetes management tasks.
– Strong organizational, time management and communication skills.
– Must be willing to submit a Vulnerable Sector Check
– Current (or willing to obtain) Standard First Aid & CPR-C
– Concussion certification (provided)

– Previous summer camp, child care, or sports camp experience preferred.
– High Five Certification, Mental Health First Aid

Working Conditions

Camp programming runs from 9am-4pm. Work hours are 8:30am-4:30pm. Outside of regular programming, counsellors will participate in team meetings or additional training as needed. Camp Counsellors will need to be able to:

-Run, jump, swim and participate joyfully in other physical activities along side campers
-Handle commercial cleaning agents appropriately
-Lift or move objects of up to 50lbs
-Supervise campers indoors and outdoors during exposure to varied weather conditions, including sun, rain and other inclement weather.


Ontario Sports Camp team members will work at camp locations in Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, and Niagara. Western Sports Camp team members will work at camp locations in Saskatoon, Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.

Travel and Accommodations Flights required for our Western based team will covered by ICD. (example – team member living in Calgary would need to fly to Vancouver camp location to work.)

Shared accommodations will be provided as needed, at each camp location.

Transportation to and from the airport to shared accommodations will be covered, excluding the team members’ home town.

Candidates will be responsible to arrange transportation to and from camp daily.

Exceptions may apply.

Compensation: Dependent on experience and certifications

Start Date: July 2, 2024

End Date: August 23, 2024

To Apply

Please Submit Resume and Cover Letter to [email protected]

ICD recognizes and celebrates the strength in diversity. Should you require accommodations during any stage of application process, please contact [email protected]

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