Summer Camp Live-In or Live-Out ESL Teacher

  • Tamwood Camps
  • START DATE: 09/03/2018
  • Mississauga, ON, Canada
  • CONTRACT TYPE: Temporary / Contract
  • North America
Teaching / Faculty Jobs K-12 Schools

Job Overview

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • planning and delivery of daily ESL lessons and activities to campers as required using the Tamwood International Camp curriculum, including regular testing;
  • all class preparation, including preparation of all resources, materials for lessons and activities;
  • professional student and classroom management consisting of the following:
  • keeping classrooms meticulously clean;
  • supervise students during recess breaks and any other non-classroom time;
  • maintain an “English Only” policy in your classroom and throughout the camp day
  • attend all meetings as scheduled;
  • prepare weekly class journals, attendance records, progress reports and graduation certificates;
  • adherence to the policies and regulations as laid out in the ESL Teacher Handbook;
  • Report directly to the Head Teacher and to the Camp Director.

Counselor Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for a managing a Counselor Group (a group of campers) as assigned to you
  • Supervises campers; in residence, at activities, on excursions and during meal times
  • Ensures campers are prepared and on time for activities
  • Ensures camper inclusion within counsellor group and the camp community
  • Generates and maintains camper enthusiasm for English classes, activities and other special events
  • Participate in and assist with evening programs & excursions (ex. Disco night, Talent Show, Ice Skating, Bowling)
  • Participate and assist Activity Instructors with daily activities (ex. sports, mountain biking, arts & crafts)
  • Promotes the English Only Policy
  • Assists with night duty and on call duty as assigned
  • Attends all meetings as scheduled by the Camp Administrative Team (ex. Morning Huddle)
  • Monitors campers’ health including nutrition, hydration, sun protection and overall wellness
  • Assists with creating and delivering camp programming (ex. Conversation Club and Talent Shows)
  • Assists with camper arrival and departure procedures
  • Active participation in pre and post camp periods
  • Administers first aid as required
  • Adheres to all Tamwood Policies and Procedures as outlined in Staff Manual
  • Completion of accident, incident and discipline report forms as required
  • Submits final feedback evaluation at the end of contract
  • Attends all meals while on duty
  • Wears the camp t-shirt at all times while on duty
  • Performs other duties as needed


Live In Position: $2900 to $3500 CAD + Room and Food for the summer

Live Out Position: $18.00+ CAD per hour


Desired Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Education or other relevant discipline
  • A TESL Certificate
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a leadership or supervisory role
  • Previous Tamwood teaching experience an asset
  • Extensive experience working with children and supervising staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including telephone and email correspondence
  • Have the ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with sensitive issues with tact and discretion
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills, ability to work independently and within a team
  • Ability to work under pressure with changing priorities and to meet deadlines
  • MS Office experience (advanced excel and word)
  • Valid First Aid and CPR C certifications 

Employer Description

Tamwood Camp have been voted as the best number 18 program in the world by Study and Travel Magazine. 

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