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SAIT Youth Programs offer a variety of ways to be involved where you can have fun, be part of a team, learn valuable job skills and make a positive impact in the community.

SAIT Children & Youth Programs' mission is to deliver unique, engaging, educational and skill-building experiences to youth in Grades 1 - 12 in a safe and fun environment. Positive, energetic and engaged staff and volunteers are the keys to ensuring this valuable experience happens.

SAIT Summer Camps offers a variety of ways to be involved where you can have fun, be part of a team, learn valuable job skills and make a positive impact in the community.

SAIT Summer Camps (SSC) is hiring camp administrators for its 2022 summer day camps. The candidate will have experience and/or knowledge in the area of child and youth education. The candidate will have experience supervising peers/adults. This individual should also have strong verbal and written communication skills evidenced by their customer service experience, which will be utilized frequently in this program.   

As part of the camp administration team, Camp Administrators must have strong interpersonal skills. They must enjoy, and have experience working with, groups of children and youth. This individual will be responsible for answering public inquiries, contacting families by phone and/or email, and being a reliable leader for our staff.   

This fast-paced, deadline-driven position requires an exceptional attitude, organizational skills, time management capabilities, and communication skills. This leadership position is essential to ensuring the camp experience runs smoothly and is enjoyable for campers, camp leaders, parents, and staff.   

Camp Administrators may be assigned to support particular areas of summer camp operations. These areas include but are not limited to; Curriculum Development, Data Assistance, Inclusion Planning, Online Programming, and Supply/Inventory Management. If you have skills in one of these areas, please make note of this in your cover letter.   

Employment dates, hours and wages

  • May 2 - August 19-26th, 2022 (start and end dates are negotiable)
  • 40 hours per week | Monday - Friday (except on statutory holidays)
  • Starting Hourly Rate: $21.56
  • You must be available to work anytime between 7 am and 6 pm
  • This position may entail some overtime in the evening or on weekends. There are a variety of shifts the administration team will cover when the camp season is underway
  • All positions work on SAIT's main campus

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Working with Camp Staff and Volunteers   

  • Provide support and offer mentorship for leaders and volunteers  
  • Educate and train camp leaders on lesson planning, camp management, and conflict resolution  
  • Develop trust and respect with administration and staff to create a positive camp atmosphere  

Supervising Children/Youth   

  • Provide support for campers in one-on-one, and both small and large group settings   
  • Mediate conflict with integrity and consistency  
  • Substitute as needed for ill/absent camp leaders   
  • Help provide a safe, healthy environment for campers to thrive  

Teamwork and leadership

  • Model best practices of teaching with leaders  
  • Support and reinforce the SSC policies and protocols  
  • Promote positive and respectful team atmosphere and work to create a cohesive staff unit  
  • Manage stress effectively, being a source of stability to camp leaders  

Emergency response

  • React and adapt quickly to emergency situations involving youth  
  • Display a strong ability to manage stressful situations calmly and effectively  
  • Consistently enforce SSC policies and procedures with children, youth, staff, families, and the public  

Communications and reporting

  • Communicate with parents/guardians about their child’s experience at camp and address concerns as required 
  • Train staff in best practices of inclusion and follow inclusion processes   
  • Discuss camper accommodations and strategies with parents/guardians  
  • Answer phone, email, and in-person inquiries and communicate with campers, parents/guardians, and staff in a professional and friendly manner  
  • Organize records and input sensitive data according to SAIT policies  
  • Edit, organize, and distribute written camp information to staff, parents, and campers on a regular basis  
  • Assist with various office and administration tasks  
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Attitude and Vision   

  • Commitment to child and youth development and enjoyment working with children, youth and young adults   
  • Ability to motivate and energize others  
  • Patience and sincere desire to work with children and youth of all backgrounds and abilities  
  • Responsible with the ability to adapt quickly to rapidly changing circumstances and deadlines  
  • Demonstrates creativity when problem-solving   

Teamwork, Leadership, and Working with others  

  • Experience supervising and training peers/adults  
  • Demonstrated experience working with children who have varying needs  
  • Excellent classroom and people management skills with both campers and adults  
  • Ability to give and receive direction  
  • Creating rapport with all staff to maintain a trusting and cohesive work environment  
  • Willing to serve as the first point of contact for camp leaders and families  
  • Discreet and tactful with sensitive information   
  • High degree of professionalism  
  • Able to work well in a team and independently   

General and Technical   

  • Strong writing and editing skills  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills  
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills  
  • Self-motivated and driven  
  • Punctual and able to adapt to a changing schedule is a must  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Excel, Word, Outlook, and preferably Access) 
  • Willingness to learn internal registration system (Camp Brain)   
  • Valid CPR/First Aid qualification and Police Record Checks with Vulnerable Sector Search for July and August 2022 are required 

Qualifications 

  • 18 years of age or older  
  • Valid Standard First Aid/CPR – C 
  • Start date: May 2nd (negotiable)   
  • End date: August 19th- 26th (negotiable)   
  • Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday to Friday (except on stat holidays). This position may entail some overtime (evening or weekends). There are a variety of shifts that the admin team will cover when the camp season is underway. You must be available to work anytime between 7:00am – 6:00pm, Monday to Friday. Availability for scheduled shifts between the hours of 7:00am and 5:30pm (no weekend work is required).   
  • Successful applicants will be required to provide a clean and current criminal record check with vulnerable sector search prior to the first day of employment. Successful applicants will also be required to undergo CPR/First Aid training prior to the first day of their employment if they do not already possess a valid certification.  
  • Experience working with children and youth in camp or day program environment is an asset. 
  • Support online and in-person camp programming.  
  • This position requires full-time, in-person availability, and takes place on SAIT’s Main Campus.  

Successful applicants will be required to provide a clean and current criminal record check with vulnerable sector search as well as undergo CPR/First Aid training (if they do not already possess a valid certification) prior to the first day of employment.

How to apply

Please visit the SAIT Career Opportunities webpage to apply and for more details regarding the position. Please contact us at summer.camps@sait.ca with any questions. Applications sent via email will NOT be accepted. Due to the large number of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

SAIT Summer Camps (SSC) is looking is looking for energetic Camp Leaders for the 2022 camp season. If you are passionate about working with children and youth, love to have fun, and have knowledge in any of the following camp themes, we encourage you to apply.  

Camp Themes: English Language Arts, Arts & Drama, Science & Technology, Math, Business, Social Media & Content Creation, Life Skills, Coding, App/Game Development 

Camp participants range from Grade 1 - 12. 

Employment dates, hours and wages

  • June 27 - Aug. 12, 2022 (end dates may vary) Mandatory training takes place from June 27 - 30, 2022. 
  • camp leaders work Monday to Friday (except on statutory holidays), 8.5 hours daily. Shifts vary between the hours of 7 am and 5:30 pm. 
  • all positions work on SAIT's main campus. 
  • Starting Hourly Rate: $16.93

Responsibilities

Supervision and Safety of Participants  

  • Ensure the safety, well-being and enjoyment of campers from grades 1-12.  
  • Supervise campers during before-care, after-care, lunch time and field trips.  
  • Assess and manage risk within programs and while supervising.  
  • React and adapt quickly to emergency situations involving children and youth.  
  • Display a strong ability to manage stressful situations calmly and effectively.  
  • Consistently follow program policies and procedures with campers.  

Delivering Lessons   

  • Plan, lead and modify program lessons and activities.  
  • Set-up and clean-up program areas on a daily basis.  
  • Make accommodations for campers with varying learning needs.   
  • Work collaboratively with co-leaders/instructors to set-up and deliver programs.  

Leading Children and Youth   

  • Mediate conflict amongst participants with integrity and consistency.  
  • Demonstrate and role model appropriate behaviors for children and youth.  
  • Participate in recreation activities with campers.  

Communicating and Reporting   

  • Communicate professionally with parents/guardians about their child’s experience at camp.  
  • Implement and use strength-based language when communicating with campers.  
  • Document and inform administration staff of any incidents within programs. 

Qualifications 

  • 18 years of age or older 
  • Valid Standard First Aid/CPR – C 
  • Completed Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search – must be completed prior to employment start date.  
  • Must attend staff training (Monday, June 27th to Thursday, June 30th)  
  • Contract length is 7-weeks from Monday, June 27th – Friday, August 12th   
  • Availability for scheduled shifts between the hours of 7:00am and 5:30pm (no weekend work is required)   
  • Successful applicants will be required to provide a clean and current criminal record check with vulnerable sector search prior to the first day of employment. Successful applicants will also be required to undergo CPR/First Aid training prior to the first day of their employment if they do not already possess a valid certification.  
  • Preferred Qualifications  
  • Experience working with children and youth in camp or day program environment is an asset. 
  • Support online and in-person camp programming. 

Successful applicants will be required to provide a clean and current Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search prior to their first day of employment. Successful applicants will also be required to undergo CPR/First Aid training if they do not already possess a valid certification. 

How to apply

Please visit the SAIT Career Opportunities webpage to apply. Please contact us at summer.camps@sait.ca with any questions. Applications sent via email will NOT be accepted. Due to the large number of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

SAIT Summer Camps is hiring Senior Camp Leaders for the 2022 camp season. This position is for returning camp staff only. The position of Senior Leader will incorporate all of the duties of a Summer Camp Leader, with additional responsibilities. Senior Leaders will be required to have a working knowledge of the operational structure of SAIT Summer Camps and provide insight and guidance to Summer Camp Leaders.     

Camp participants range from Grades 1 - 12. 

Employment dates, hours and wages

  • Starting Hourly Rate: $20.19
  • Must attend staff training (Monday, June 27th to Thursday, June 30th), this position will commence in mid-June and end in mid-August.
  • Availability for scheduled shifts between the hours of 7:00am and 5:30pm (no weekend work is required)   

Responsibilities

Supervision and Safety of Participants  

  • Ensure the safety, well-being and enjoyment of campers from grades 1-12.  
  • Supervise campers during before-care, after-care, lunch time and field trips.  
  • Assess and manage risk within programs and while supervising.  
  • React and adapt quickly to emergency situations involving children and youth.  
  • Display a strong ability to manage stressful situations calmly and effectively.  
  • Consistently follow program policies and procedures with campers.  

Delivering Lessons  

  • Plan, lead and modify program lessons and activities.  
  • Set-up and clean-up program areas on a daily basis.  
  • Make accommodations for campers with varying learning needs.  
  • Work collaboratively with co-leaders/instructors to set-up and deliver programs.  

Leading Children and Youth   

  • Mediate conflict amongst participants with integrity and consistency.  
  • Demonstrate and role model appropriate behaviors for children and youth.  
  • Participate in recreation activities with campers.  

Communications and Reporting   

  • Communicate professionally with parents/guardians about their child’s experience at camp.  
  • Implement and use strength-based language when communicating with campers.  
  • Document and inform administration staff of any incidents within programs.  
  • Administrative duties as assigned or required. 

Requirements   

  • 18 years of age or older 
  • Valid Standard First Aid/CPR – C   
  • Completed Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search – must be completed prior to employment start date.  
  • Must attend staff training (Monday, June 27th to Thursday, June 30th), this position will commence in mid-June and end in mid-August.  
  • Availability for scheduled shifts between the hours of 7:00am and 5:30pm (no weekend work is required)   
  • Successful applicants will be required to provide a clean and current criminal record check with vulnerable sector search prior to the first day of employment. Successful applicants will also be required to undergo CPR/First Aid training prior to the first day of their employment if they do not already possess a valid certification.  
  • Experience working with children and youth in camp or day program environment is an asset. 
  • Support online and in-person camp programming. 
  • This position requires full-time, in-person availability, and takes place on SAIT’s Main Campus. 

*Successful applicants will be required to provide a clean and current criminal record check with vulnerable sector search prior to the first day of employment. Successful applicants will also be required to undergo CPR/First Aid training prior to the first day of their employment if they do not already possess a valid certification.

How to apply

Please visit the SAIT Career Opportunities webpage to apply. Please contact us at summer.camps@sait.ca with any questions. Applications sent via email will NOT be accepted. Due to the large number of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are currently accepting volunteer applications for our 2022 Summer Camps programming. 

  • a desire to work with children and youth
  • a strong work ethic and commitment to the week(s) you are volunteering
  • punctual
  • a positive attitude
  • friendly
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • able to take direction and work independently
  • a problem solver

Volunteer Camp Leader Assistants

Volunteer opportunities are for students currently in Grades 10, 11, or 12 that want to develop leadership skills and work in a fun environment.

Why volunteer as a Camp Leader Assistant?

  • build your resume
  • develop leadership and group management skills
  • work in a fun environment with your peers
  • participate in SAIT Summer Camps social events
  • discover and/or use your skills, aptitudes and interests
  • learn from skilled camp leaders and/or SAIT instructors in a given program area
  • learn about the SAIT campus and all it has to offer
  • receive hiring preference for Camp Leader positions upon high school graduation
  • receive a reference letter if you meet the requirements of the position (upon request).

Requirements

  • High school volunteers must be entering grade 11 or 12 in September 2022 or have graduated high school in June 2022. 
  • Volunteers must submit a cover letter and resume stating their interest in becoming a volunteer with SAIT Summer Camps. Applications are due no later than May 27, 2022, by 4 pm.
  • Volunteers must obtain and provide a clean and current (within one year of September 2021) criminal record check with vulnerable sector search. Visit Calgary Police Services for more information. If you successfully obtain a volunteer position at SAIT Summer Camps, we will provide you with an official letter and reimburse the cost of the record check.

Responsibilities

  • Attend the mandatory training day in June (tentatively on Thursday, June 30th).
  • Prepare camp materials.
  • Co-lead some activities.
  • Help campers complete activities.
  • Develop a positive, fun and safe camp environment for children and youth.
  • Monitor camper behaviour to ensure all camper safety and rules/regulations are followed.
  • Develop games, crafts and activities for lunch supervision/during camps.
  • Photocopy and/or obtain supplies for camp leaders.
  • Escort campers around the campus when needed.
  • If required and applicable, provide information for camper incident reports.
  • Other volunteer duties as assigned.

Time commitment

Monday - Friday | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (1/2 hour for lunch)
No camps on statutory holidays.

You can volunteer for as many weeks as you would like (no partial weeks please). We are flexible in accommodating appointments you may have during the day and your vacation schedule.

We are now accepting volunteer applications. Please send your cover letter and resume to summer.camps@sait.ca, after your application is processed, our team will follow-up with a further discussion to ensure each applicant is a good fit for our programs.