To apply for the Program Director of Multi-Sport Camp position, please visit the Join Our Team page on our website (https://www.truenorthcamps.com/join) and select the Apply Now button.
We welcome applications from people with disabilities and will provide accommodation as required by law upon request.
True North Sports Camps was created by the founders of North Toronto Baseball Camp, and since 2007 our goal has remained the same: to provide the highest quality sports instruction in a fun, safe and encouraging environment.
The True North Philosophy
At True North Sports Camps we are committed to creating the best possible experience for every camper and great staff are vital to achieving that goal! While developing the campers’ athletic skills is certainly important, our core focus is creating a positive environment for our participants, allowing them to have fun and forge lasting friendships.
Summer Camp Details
Our Multi-Sport Camp is a summer day camp for boys and girls ages 4 to 12. While subject to change, it is currently expected that our Multi-Sport Camp will take place at Glenview Senior Public School (401 Rosewell Avenue) in Toronto for the first 8 weeks of the summer (June 29 – August 21, 2020), Memorial Park (340 Chaplin Crescent) in Toronto for the remaining 2 weeks of the summer (August 24 – September 4, 2020), and Bennington Heights Elementary School (76 Bennington Heights) in Leaside for 7 weeks of the summer (July 6 – August 21, 2020). Camp operates daily from 8:30am – 4:00pm (with extended care from 8:00am until 5:00pm) Monday to Friday.
Program Directors are the on-site leaders of our camps and are responsible for the planning, organization and implementation of daily camp programming, while fostering a fun, inclusive and safe environment for all campers and staff. As Program Director of Multi-Sport Camp you are responsible for the holistic management of the Multi-Sport Camp with the support of the Assistant Director. More specifically, Program Directors have responsibilities both on-site and off-site, which include, but are not limited to, the following:
Pre-Camp (May & June – Part-Time (Approximately 30 Hours total))
Work with the “Leadership Team” to create camp programming (daily and weekly)
Assist the with the planning and execution of staff-training (attendance at staff-training is mandatory)
Attendance at supplemental training specific to the on-site leadership staff
Ensure that all required equipment and supplies are purchased, stored and organized at camp
During Camp (July & August – Full Time)
Effectively delegate to and manage the Assistant Director of Multi-Sport Camp (the “Assistant director”) who reports to you as the “second-in-command” on-site
Provide coaches with informal ongoing feedback and instruction, as well as executing formal performance reviews
Support the Assistant Director with the communication of weekly schedules and daily reminders to coaches (including any medical conditions, sun safety, hydration, etc.)
Facilitate start and end of day staff meetings – set expectations for all coaches and encourage personal growth
Support the Assistant Director in managing staff attendance
On-site oversight of CITs
Organize camper groups before the start of each week
Create and facilitate daily camp programming – get involved with the campers!
Work with the coaches to continuously improve programming
Camper and Family Interactions
Support the Assistant Director in managing camper check-in and check-out
Communicate and interact with parents throughout the day – handling program questions and feedback in a professional manner by providing exceptional customer service
Assist coaches by providing care and comfort to upset, distraught or homesick campers
Support the Assistant Director in drafting weekly Thank You Letters
First Aid and Camp Safety
Ensure that all activities are carried out in a safe manner
Support the Assistant Director in:
Providing first aid to Campers and Coaches as needed
Keeping diligent records of all incidents at camp
Administering prescription medications to campers
Keeping a clean, well organized, and fully stocked first aid kit
Ensure that camp-wide policies and procedures (i.e. phones/tablets away during camp, regular headcounts, garbage pick-up, etc.) are implemented and followed by all coaches
Participate in regular meetings with your Site Director
Support the Assistant Director in tracking and organizing camp equipment, supplies, t-shirts and prizes
Experience and Skills
Strong leadership and communication skills developed through previous supervisory roles along with the ability to provide exceptional customer service
Experience developing programs and activities for children
Well developed interpersonal and relationship building skills: ability to establish rapport and maintain excellent communication with campers, parents, and coaches
Strong organizational skills and ability to adapt
Experience playing and a variety of sports including but not limited to; baseball, basketball, football, soccer, etc. AND/OR extensive experience working with young children in a supervisory role as a teacher or early childhood educator
Ability to encourage and motivate staff, and to acknowledge and appreciate the contributions of others
Flexibility to meet on occasional evenings and weekends with the Camp Leadership Team throughout the summer
Program Directors will be required to become certified for Standard First Aid and CPR C if they do not already possess these certifications
Compensation (including a base salary and participation in a discretionary incentive program) will be determined based on experience and qualifications and will be competitive with comparable positions.
About True North Sports Camps
True North Sports Camps offers year-round sports programming for boys and girls ages 4 to 14 years old in Toronto, Etobicoke and Markham. We offer a variety of different sports camps as well as after-school and weekend programs, including: Baseball, Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer and Multi-Sport. At True North Camps, we believe that recreational sports are an important part of every child’s development and we make it our top priority to deliver a truly memorable experience.