Lieutenant Governor's Aboriginal Literacy Summer Camps - Job Positions Available

This summer Frontier College wil be working with the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (James K. Bartleman) to deliver the Lieutenant Governors Aboriginal Literacy Summer Camps (LGALSC) in 25 Northern Ontario communities.

We are looking for about 65 young people (18+) from around the province to be counsellors in this exciting project. This challenge would be a great experience for young people interested in First Nations issues and education.

The application deadline is April 15th, 2006.

Please share the following job posting (see below) throughout your networks? Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.


Dan Khimasia
Manager - Knowledge and Program Development Frontier College
35 Jackes Ave.,
Toronto, ON, M4T 1E2
(416) 923-3591 ext 323


Camp Counsellors – Lieutenant Governor's Aboriginal Literacy Summer Camps 2006

Please forward these postings to any people or organizations who may be interested in these exciting opportunities.

Title of Position: Camp Counsellors – Lieutenant Governor's Aboriginal Literacy Summer Camps 2006
Term: July – August 2006
Location: 25 Fly-In Aboriginal Communities in Northern Ontario
Start date: Late June 2006
Salary: $10.00 per hour

Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization which was founded in 1899. We work with children, teens, adults and families who need help to improve their literacy skills. We are looking for mature, creative university and college students who are seeking a unique and challenging summer job as camp counsellors in the Lieutenant-Governor ’s Aboriginal Literacy Summer Camp program in 2006.

The overall aim of the Lieutenant Governor’s Aboriginal Literacy Summer Camp (LGALSC) is to build the English literacy skills of Aboriginal children living in remote fly-in First Nations communities in Northern Ontario in a safe, caring and fun-filled environment. The main activities will focus on reading, story-telling, sports and games, outdoor activities, arts and crafts. These camps will be run in close co-operation with the local Chief, Band Council and the community.

The three-week summer camps are organized in two parts every day – an early morning structured session for children aged 5-10 years old and an afternoon drop-in session for older children aged 11 -15.

Overall Accountability

Camp Counsellors work as a team under the supervision of a Frontier College Community Coordinator, who are responsible for reporting to the Program Manager.


  • ensure that all children and youth are safely supervised at all times
  • plan and deliver, fun, age-appropriate, and challenging programs as outlined in the program manual
  • recognize the uniqueness and interests of each child and youth and assist
  • them to identify and achieve their goals during the camp experience.
  • participate enthusiastically with campers in all camp activities including daily programs and special events.
  • spend time at the end of the day reviewing the day’s activities in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the camps.
  • monitor appropriate use of camp materials and supplies
  • attend and participate in all training sessions and evaluations of the project
  • build positive relations with community members other duties as assigned


  • experience working with young children aged 5-15
  • ability to work in an isolated community
  • be a self-starter who takes responsibility for the success of the camps
  • ability to model good reading behaviours
  • problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • standard First Aid
  • good communication skills
  • knowledge of First Nations issues in Ontario will be an asset
  • previous summer-camp experience
  • current Police Reference Check
  • minimum of 18 years of age by the first day of camp is recommended
  • experience with outdoor activities, arts and crafts, hiking etc.

The application deadline is April 15th, 2006.

Training, accommodation and travel costs to and from the camps will be provided by Frontier College.

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Frontier College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. For this position, Aboriginal candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

We are only accepting online applications for the LGALSC.