Who Works at Shagabec
We have six paid staff memebers that job share through out the summer. The jobs they share include: two cooks, two managers, and two program directors. A rotation is set up between the current paid staff and the Camp Shagabec Committee.
All our program staff are volunteers, so the counsellors and first-aider for your child's camp will be at the camp only for that week. More volunteers are always welcome.
Our leadership training involves a weekend camp in June where staff learn the basics of camp and plan their camps activities. Many of our teen leaders take part in Senior Co-Ed as campers, where leadership skills are woven into the program. Staff also experience an on-site orientation time before campers arrive at the camp. The majority of our staff continue from year to year so are experienced. At "Squirt" camps we keep a camper-to-counsellor ratio of 4:1, and at older camps it is 5 or 6 campers per counsellor.
Swimming is done at the provincial park leisure pool, where qualified staff are on guard.
Camper safety and enjoyment is always stressed as our first priority.