Camp Ace Counselor (Edmonton)

Company: Centre for Autism Services Alberta

Location: Edmonton | Fulton School and nearby recreational facilities

Job Type: Full-Time, Temporary

About Us:

The Centre for Autism Services Alberta (CFASA) is a leader in providing enriching, inclusive camp experiences designed to support the growth and well-being of individuals with autism. We believe in fostering an accessible, neuroaffirming and inclusive environment where campers can explore, learn, and have fun in a safe and supportive setting. As we prepare for the upcoming camp season, we are on the lookout for a dynamic Camp Ace Coordinator with a passion for working with autistic children, a talent for inspiring campers, staff, and volunteers and a strong background in leadership.

Job Description:

Camp Counselors will provide individualized and group-based support to autistic campers as they participate in camp programming. Counselors will have the opportunity to empower campers to explore, learn, and enjoy new experiences in a safe and supportive environment.



  • Work closely with camp coordinators and volunteers to implement fun and engaging activities for all campers
  • Facilitate individual and group activities, games, crafts; monitoring and respecting campers’ interests, wants and comfort levels; ensuring camper safety at all times
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive environment where campers feel valued and encouraged to try new things
  • Support campers with engagement if/when they are feeling distressed
  • Communicate effectively with campers, parents/guardians, and fellow staff members and volunteers as required
  • Prepare materials as needed to provide support to campers
  • Utilize visual supports like picture schedules, visual timers, and social stories to support campers throughout the daily routine
  • Assist with daily camp set up and clean up



  • Education or experience in the following areas: recreation management, education, disability studies, psychology, etc…
  • Previous experience working with children in a group setting
  • Previous experience working with autistic children and/or other developmental disabilities
  • Comfortable supporting campers with basic self-care tasks (handwashing, changing in to bathing suits, drying after water play)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and environments
  • Comfortable supporting campers with swimming and water-based play
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification (or willingness to obtain)
  • Clear Criminal Record Check (or willingness to obtain)
  • Clear Child Intervention Record Check (or willingness to obtain)
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training provided during orientation


** As these positions are funded through the Canada Summer Job Grant, applicants are required to:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment; legally entitled to work in Canada


Rate: $20/hour

Dates of employment: June 24, 2024 to August 16, 2024

June 24 to 28: orientation training (35 hours/week)

July 2 to August 16: (40 hours/week)

** Please note: Availability to work all weeks of camp is required **


If you are enthusiastic about creating meaningful experiences for campers and fostering a love of learning and exploration, we encourage you to apply for the Camp Counselor position. Join our team and help us make a difference in the lives of our campers!

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter detailing your leadership experiences and why you’re passionate about working with autistic individuals, and any relevant certifications to Ensure “Camp Counselor Application” is in the subject line of your email.

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