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CIS Ontario Member School: Lakefield College School
Lakefield College School

The LCS Summer Academy Counsellors will live on campus and enjoy being part of an on-campus, active learning community with an opportunity to experience mentorship and career development.  The ideal candidate will be excited about joining a team of individuals interested in program development and innovative ways of using our campus in the summer months.

Organizational Overview:

Founded in 1879, Lakefield College School is a leader among Canada’s independent boarding and day schools and prides itself on its reputation for providing a strong, caring community, a well-rounded program, and a transformational student experience on one of the largest waterfront campuses in the country.  Of our total student population of 400, we have 270 students who live on campus, coming from over 45 countries.  LCS is a high school committed to its mission of challenging and enabling students to reach their individual potential in mind, body, and spirit.

A challenging academic program prepares our high school students to pursue their post-secondary passions in a variety of fields. Our spectacular 315-acre campus, located just 1.5 hours northeast of Toronto, allows students to be outdoors every day, enjoying a variety of sports, arts, co-curricular programs, and experiential learning opportunities across the curriculum. Lakefield College School has a proud 143-year history of educating some of Canada's finest young leaders. Our graduates go on to successful careers in all aspects of business, politics, social services, academia, and the arts. We are particularly proud to have been the alma mater for His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain and four Rhodes Scholars.

Position Responsibilities:

Working with the Director, LCS Summer Academy, and other members of the LCS Summer Academy team, our Counsellors will be responsible for the following:

  • Ensuring the physical and emotional safety of students and fellow staff
  • Creating a comfortable, respectful, and fun residential community
  • Assisting in the delivery of imaginative and age-appropriate activity programs for students enrolled in the LCS Summer Academy
  • Supporting students in their studies
  • Completing check-ins during evening Study Hall
  • Providing Coordinators with daily updates on student well-being and behaviour 
  • Following and upholding all policies and procedures related to residential life at LCS
  • Working with the fellow staff to ensure prompt attention to any medical/health concerns
  • Supervision of activities, including evening study hall
  • Daily attendance taking and meal checks
  • In collaboration with the LCS Summer Academy team and co-counsellors, supervise non-academic activities: The successful candidate(s) will have strengths, skills, and/or certifications in at least one of these areas:        
    • Waterfront activities (SUP, sailing, swimming, canoeing, etc.)
    • Outdoor campus activities (e.g., high & low ropes, climbing wall, tennis, beach volleyball)
    • Northcote activities (wilderness skills)

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent (completed 2022)
  • Qualifications or experience in a residential camp or school setting 
  • Experience with teaching ELL/FLL is considered an asset
  • Current certifications/qualifications (or received by the time of camp arrival) in the following: 
    1. First Aid and CPR C/AED
    2. Bronze Cross Certification
  • The following certifications/qualifications would be preferred/considered an asset
    1. Mental Health First Aid or equivalent 
    2. Class ‘G’ Driver’s License and Pleasure Craft Operator License 
    3. Ropes course and climbing wall certifications 
    4. ORCKA Instructor certifications 

The ideal candidate is a solution-oriented self-starter, collaborative, open-minded, resilient, empathetic, caring, Global-minded, creative, and imaginative individual who thrives in a team environment.

Contract Date(s):

  • June 26-September 2, 2022 (specific schedule TBD with successful candidates)

How to Apply:

Please complete your profile and submit your resume information through the Careers Section of our website on or before April 14, 2022. This is an ongoing recruitment process and we will be connecting with candidates as we receive applications, we encourage those who are interested in applying to do so before the April 14h deadline.

Please Note:   LCS is committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities. Please visit our Accessibility page for further details or contact our Human Resources department,, for any information in an alternate format. 

Lakefield College School is an inclusive, caring community. We believe in the dignity and worth of all individuals. We embrace diversity and practice equity. We lead with empathy to create a sense of belonging for all. We are committed to equal employment opportunities for persons of all cultures, colours, ancestries, religions, sexes, national origins, sexual orientations, ages, marital statuses, disabilities, gender identities, and veteran statuses.

We respectfully acknowledge that Lakefield College School is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.

Lakefield College School respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.

  • Contract
  • Day & Boarding School
  • Full-Time
  • Lakefield
  • Lakefield College School
  • Staff
  • Summer Programs