Job ID 20516
Brigadoon Village is a non-profit year-round recreational facility. During the summer months, we run an overnight summer camp program specific to children and youth living with chronic health conditions and other life challenges (such as grieving the loss of a loved one). Our programs give campers a chance to meet others who understand their specific struggles and help them to feel less alone in their challenging circumstances. We focus on building meaningful connection and community and sending our campers home stronger, more confident, and with some new skills to be proud of. Our hope is that if we do our jobs well, the one week that they spend with us each year can make the other 51 weeks of the year a little bit easier.
Our Staff Culture: We work hard to establish a collaborative and positive community where we treat one another with kindness, understanding, and give one another the benefit of the doubt. We celebrate new ideas, encourage making mistakes and trying again, and emphasize effort rather than perfection. At Brigadoon, performing well at your job means also contributing positively to our team and environment. We teach our campers how to be compassionate, how to build connections, help them to build their confidence, and help them to bounce back when things don’t go their way. That means that we need to be strong role models of these qualities as well. Most of all, we emphasize constant growth and improvement and are always striving to find a better way to do what we do.
Find a list of our condition-specific camp sessions here: https://brigadoonvillage.org/camps/
Some Quick Camp Facts:
- Our summer camps run for 6 days at a time, with campers arriving each Sunday and departing each Friday
- Our camp sessions are condition-specific, catering to a specific medical need or challenge
- Every aspect of our camp program (schedule, menu, supports) are tailored to the specific needs of our campers
- Summer 2023 will be our 13th summer of operation!
- We are located on Aylesford Lake, in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia
Why Get Involved?
While working with us, you will be part of a team of passionate change makers who are among the kindest, silliest, most energetic and enthusiastic people you will ever meet. You’ll also meet a hugely diverse group of amazing kids who will have just as much to teach you. You’ll have the incredible privilege of sending these brave kids home as even better versions of themselves. You’ll laugh and smile more than you ever thought possible, even while you’re falling into your bed exhausted every night.
While you’ll have an incredibly rewarding and fun summer, you’ll also develop skills which will make you a strong candidate in your future career path. We’ll help you to develop strong leadership and communication skills, will give you an opportunity to practice problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and will make sure that you leave with the skills to work with a broad range of people as part of a strong team. A summer at camp will make you more flexible, adaptable, and organized, helping to put you at the top of your game, regardless of what your future goals might be.
Please make sure to read the additional information and specific job descriptions for the roles on our team at: https://brigadoonvillage.org/about/team/summer-camp-staff/
Brigadoon Village is committed to employment equity and encourages all passionate, hard-working candidates to apply. If you require an accommodation at any point during the hiring/employment process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs. All responses will be kept entirely confidential.