Volunteer cabin counselors, wanted!

Are you looking for a unique and exciting volunteer opportunity this summer? Join Camp OKI’s volunteer team for an overnight camp experience for kids with special hearts!

Camp OKI is Canada’s first  dedicated summer camp program for kids with congenital heart disease. From 2004-2017, our program was affiliated with the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario as well as the in-hospital Labatt Family Heart Centre. In 2018 we are taking our first steps as an independent non-profit organization. Like any summer camp, we offer a variety of land and water activities, music programming, arts, crafts, ceramics and woodworking, as well as campfires and fun group games. Our programming is available to campers ages 8-16yrs old, and we maintain small ratios of approximately 1:2.5 counselors to campers throughout our age groups. We serve approximately 95 campers each year.

Our week long program takes place at an exceptional overnight camp facility just outside of Rosseau, Ontario. In the 2018 season, we will hold our summer program from August 26th-September 1st. Volunteers are provided with room and board, including all meals throughout our overnight week at camp. All volunteers carry out the week at camp as a cabin counselor, and are required to fulfill the entire week at camp with the exception of an evening off that is scheduled in coordination with the camp director. A mandatory training will take place at the beginning of July over the course of a single Saturday.

If you are interested in volunteering with Camp OKI, please prepare and send the following to the camp director in a single PDF file or single Word document:

1) A statement about your interest in joining the Camp OKI team, and any overnight camp or children’s    programming experience you already have. Please also include an answer to the following question; What makes summer camp special?
2) Proof or certificates, or an indication of any first aid or aquatic leadership qualifications
3) A copy of your resume.
4) The names, email addresses and phone numbers of three references, including an indication of the context in which you worked together. References who can speak to your ability to work with children and youth are best.

Please email your single PDF or Word document to the Camp OKI director, Rachael Baker, at forkidswithspecialhearts@gmail.com by June 3rd. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the camp director.

Thank you again for your interest. Please feel free to share this information with friends!


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