We are very excited to announce Camp Moomba is taking place from July 15 -20 at YMCA Camp Elphinstone on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, traditional and unceded land and waters of the Skwxwú7mesh and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ peoples.
- Being a Group Leader means supporting camper groups, sleeping in camper accommodations, and making sure campers’ wellness is looked after.
- We are also looking for an LD Program Facilitator, One-to-One Leaders, and an Arts & Crafts Coordinator. Descriptions are below, and application instructions are the same as the Group Leader posting above.
- Coming to Moomba as the Camp Nurse Coordinator, or as the Volunteer Nurse or Nursing Student.
We are really excited about welcoming many of you to our team this summer, and look forward to continuing the traditions of happy Moomba camping days! All applications are due May 22.
We strongly encourage Camp Moomba alumni to apply to these positions. Youth, as well as people living with HIV, from First Nations/Aboriginal communities, from newcomer and immigrant communities, people of colour, LGBTQ/2S+ people, people living with disabilities, and members of communities that experience discrimination are encouraged to apply.
Please let us know if you have any questions by getting in touch with Sarah at email@example.com or calling 604-688-1441.
Leadership (LD) Program Youth Facilitator
The Leadership (LD) Youth Facilitator will work with the oldest campers, who may be 15-17 years old. Campers in the Leadership Group are offered an enriched camp experience focused on developing leadership skills that can be applied in camp settings and their wider communities. The Leadership Youth Facilitator will create opportunities at camp for campers to build and practice leadership while at camp, whether by leading within younger camper groups or planning "The Greatest Show On Earth," campfire, or many other options. We are looking for someone who has previous experience facilitating leadership programming in camp or youth settings.
One-to-One Workers are a resource that we provide to campers who will benefit from individualized attention and support at camp. Camper families let us know if they want a one-to-one worker for their child, whether because of behavioural, medical, or social needs. These leaders work closely with other Group Leaders and the Camp Director to maximize camper participation in group activities, while respecting confidentiality. Decisions about One-to-One Workers are made by campers and/or their families in conjunction with the Camp Director.
Arts & Crafts Coordinator
The Arts & Crafts Coordinator is responsible for arts and crafts programming offered each day during Camp Moomba. This position requires pre-camp planning and coordination. During the week of Camp Moomba, the Arts & Craft Coordinator(s) will deliver age-appropriate arts and crafts programming aligned with the mandate of Camp Moomba and YouthCO, drop-in arts and crafts projects at designated times, and maintain regular communication with the Camp Director.
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In September, 2012 we conducted a focus group with young people who have grown up living with HIV.Read more