Want to work at Camp Saulaine?

Every great summer camp program needs helpers and Saulaine has some of the best. Our Vads (counsellors) and CITs (counsellor-in-training) specialize in responsibility, adaptability, and always having a helping hand for a camper in need. If you are looking to spend some time at a great summer camp, while helping younger campers feel safe, then join Team Saulaine today.

*Please note that you must be a Canadian citizen or have a valid Canadian work permit to apply for a job at Camp Saulaine.

Here are some of the jobs available for Camp Saulaine 2016:

Head Girl Vad
Head Boy Vad
VAD (counsellor)
CIT (counsellor in training)
Kitchen Staff
Kitchen helper
Putnu Sala helper
Staff Floater
Camp Director

Interested? See below for brief job descriptions.

Camp Counsellors/Vads

  • 16 years+ old and have completed training as a CIT or have equivalent experience from working with children in other camps
  • Supervise and care for a group of children (from ages 8 to 15), being responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of each camper in your group, from 7:30 am until their bedtime, making sure that they feel safe and secure in their environment
  • Participate fully in all planned activities and take initiative to create fun and meaningful experiences for the campers
  • Follow all instructions and directions of the lead counsellors and camp supervisor, in accordance with the values of Camp Saulaine

Head Counsellors/Head Vads

  • Have at least 4 or more years of being a counsellor at Saulaine or another Latvian camp with excellent leadership skills
  • Assist with the camp program planning and scheduling
  • Directly supervise the counsellors and counsellors-in-training, offering assistance, guidance and mentoring as needed, and effectively delegating appropriate tasks and responsibilities (example: delegate a female and male counsellor to work together to plan and lead a fun cooperative game for the evening activity, giving them sufficient time and support ahead of time)
  • Solve problems and inform the supervisor/committee members of serious matters concerning safety of all campers and staff
  • Model excellent leadership and communication skills, and, take initiative to create meaningful, fun activities with the counsellors before and during the summer camp session

Camp Director/Supervisor

  • Have some experience leading a team of counsellors at Saulaine or other Latvian Summer camps and have ability for effective problem solving skills in this type of environment
  • Assist in the creation of the camp activity schedule during the camp planning stage, 6 months before camp starts, attending regular meetings (this can be done through online conferencing and telephone communication when meetings are not attended)
  • Supervise counsellors and lead daily/nightly meetings to debrief outcomes of and discuss daily routines and events during camp
  • *Preferably someone who is a parent or experienced member of the camp community (27 years+)

 Staff Floater

  • Responsible to be a “supply” staff for various areas of camp
  • Provide for a variety of areas to prepare and ensure they are ready, tidy and safe
  • A willingness to work in a team environment as well as be flexible and able to work independently
  • Good time management is also a characteristic that will be expected.
  • Be aware of and adhere to all camp regulations and policies.
  • Ability to accept guidance, direction and supervision.
  • Ability to understand and implement safety regulations and procedures
  • Directly responsible to Assistant Property Manager

Kitchen helper

  • Participate in all the daily functions of the kitchen service
  • Maintain and keep the kitchen clean
  • Keeping the floor clean by mopping periodically, sanitize all areas of the kitchen after cleaning, wash dishes, and help in food preparation
  • Prepare basic beverages and foods, including snacks and vegetables
  • Help Transfer and serve meals
  • Prepare simple foods when the chef requires
  • Willing to learn kitchen and cooking skills
  • Follow personal and kitchen hygiene
  • Having basic cooking and knife skills an asset
  • Basic food handling and cleaning skills
  • Have the stamina and interest in working hard