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Camp Sheldrake Inc. • Bartibog, New Brunswick • (506) 622-8907

Staff and Hiring


Camp Sheldrake is an outdoor adventure residential summer camp for boys and girls aged 5 – 17 years located in Bartibog, Miramichi, NB,

Camp Sheldrake focuses on building confidence, trust and social consciousness in youth through its daily programs.

Camp Sheldrake staff are a committed group of individuals who work together all summer long to make each camper’s experience a special one:

  • Two Counselors per cabin group are responsible for the well-being and direct supervision of their campers. They also lead and plan activities throughout the week. One head counselor is a veteran staff member who provides important leadership and personal guidance for the other counselors.
  • Our Kitchen Staff prepares and cooks delicious and healthy meals for our campers.
  • One Kitchen Helper helps out preparing meals and cleaning dishes in the kitchen.
  • One Health and Wellness Coordinator reside in our main hall, Dempsey, where s/he is able to give necessary medications, perform basic first aid, and act as a liaison between campers and their parents or guardians concerning any health-related issues that occur during the week.
  • Our Assistant & LIT (Leaders-in-Training) Director is responsible for assisting the director and all leaders-in-training sessions scheduled during the summer, including their organization and implementation.
  • Our Camp Director is responsible for ensuring the quality of Camp Sheldrake’s programs and is the direct supervisor of the other program staff.
  • Our Chief Administrative Officer along with the board of directors oversees all aspects of Camp Sheldrake’s operations. To e-mail, the chief administrative officer, Joan McEvoy, click here: campshel@xplornet.ca

Camp Sheldrake also has its own kitchen and maintenance staff.

Volunteer possibilities at Camp Sheldrake are also possible. Please contact us to find out how.

staff2Employment Opportunities

*NEW* Camp Director is responsible for ensuring the quality of Camp Sheldrake’s programs and is the direct supervisor for the other program staff

Duration:   May 14 – August 24, 2018  (Part time hours in offseason as directed, full-time hours May-August)  Salary  $625/week

Primary Responsibilities

  • Define, plan and implement program ensuring that it reflects camp goals and objectives.
  • Organize and conduct pre-camp staff training sessions
  • Order and supervise ordering of supplies and equipment for camp and arrange proper distribution
  • Set and supervise opening and closing day procedures for staff and campers
  • Develop routines, schedules, and procedures for camp operation
  • Assign staff and campers to cabins or groups
  • Supervise and evaluate all camp operations and program staff
  • Maintain and review records and evaluations of all programs, operations, staff, and facilities pertaining    to the camp
  • Assist in defining and monitoring a crisis management plan, including emergency procedures
  • Organize and/or approve trips out of camp for program, supplies and crisis management
  • Monitor safety in all procedures as they pertain to the complete supervision of all the campers and staff   and implement corrective action as necessary
  • Help provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well being among the camp family
  • Organize and plan school day/adult offseason programs and arrange staffing
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • Lodging provided. Director required living on site while camp is in operation. Meals are provided during this time.


  • Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instructions to staff and campers.
  • Ability to observe staff and camper behavior, assess its’ appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety  regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate age behavior management techniques
  • Post-secondary education in teaching, recreation or equivalent
  • Superior leadership, organizational, communications, and problem-solving skills
  • Current CPR, First Aid Certification, Criminal Record certificate
  • Must have extensive experience in camp work, counseling, teaching and meditation with staff and campers
  • Ability to plan, implement and direct a program to reflect camp goals
  • Ability to train, lead and evaluate a staff team
  • Proficiency in English and French would be an asset

Deadline for applications: March 15th, 2018

Apply by mail or email, including cover letter and resume to:


Assistant Director is required to work closely with the Director to ensure the quality of Camp Sheldrake’s Programs.  As well he/she will provide all Leaders-In-Training Sessions as scheduled throughout the summer including the organization and implementation of programs. All programs must fall within Camp Sheldrake’s Guidelines. 

Duration:  June 4 – August 17, 2018 (Part-time hours from June 4 – June 22) (Full-time hours June 24 – August 17, 2018)

Salary:  $550/week


  • Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age & skill levels)
  • Ability to observe staff and camper behavior, assess its’ appropriateness, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate age behavior management techniques
  • Must have Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR
  • Must have valid Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Certification
  • Creative, energetic, resourceful, social & open-minded
  • Post Secondary Education in teaching, recreation or equivalent
  • Lodging Provided.
  • Meals are provided when camp is operating.
  • Apply by mail or e.mail including cover letter and resume to:
  • Camp Sheldrake Inc, PO. Box 4, Miramichi, NB E1V 3M2,
  • by e.mail campshel@xplornet.ca

Camp Counsellors (males and females)
Duration: June 24 – August 17, 2018

Salary: $503.36/week


  • must have Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR
  • must have a valid Criminal Record Check
  • the ideal candidates will be creative, energetic, resourceful, social and open-minded.


  • Leadership, responsible for groups up to 40 people (with support)
  • Capable of working alone and with a team
  • Experience with, or willing to learn more about, any or all of the following: Canoeing, Archery, Arts and Crafts, Drama, High Ropes and Low Ropes.
  • Lifeguarding (NLS or Bronze Cross) is an asset
  • French is an asset

Deadline for Application:   March 31, 2018

Junior Counsellor (Volunteer)

Duration:  July 3 – August 17, 2018

Completion of both sessions of Leaders In Training is a requirement.  Must be recommended by LIT Director.

Position Title:  Kitchen Cook
Duration: June 18 – August 18, 2018

Deadline for Application:   March 31, 2018

Salary: $600/week

Responsible to: Chief Administration Officer while working closely with Camp Director


  • Graduate of Culinary College or equivalent years of experience
  • Experience in administration fo kitchen as a cook
  • Experience in mass food preparation for groups of upwards of 60 – 70 people of varied age groups in compliance with Canada Food Guide and Provincial Department of Health regulations


  • Cleaning and Preparation of kitchen facilities
  • Preparation of menus as approved by NB Registered Dieticians and Camp Sheldrake’s approved Mango Program  and in accordance with Canada Food Guide
  • Delivery of food services to a summer camp for a period eight weeks (Sunday-Friday, incl.) for large groups of children/teens/adults
  • Occasional meal preparation for Off-Season Programs & Group Rentals
  • Accommodating special dietary needs as required by campers and staff
  • Purchasing all food items from an approved source
  • Working within an approved budget
  • Maintaining records of purchases, menus, meal counts & inventory
  • Providing records for examination upon request
  • Preparation of work schedules and supervision of Assistant Cook
  • Working with Camp Director to establish age-appropriate food portion delivery
  • Ensure a clean working area and maintain clean, functional and safe kitchen equipment
  • Attend weekly staff meetings for purpose of feedback and discussion of food delivery
  • Season opening & closing of kitchen including cleaning & shut down
  • Ensure strict compliance with Health & Safety rules & regulations as set forth by NB Department of Health and Workplace NB

Kitchen Helper: 8 – 9 weeks starting late June.
Deadline for Application:   May 31st, 2018

  • must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • must have Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR
  • must have a valid Criminal Record Check
  • the ideal candidates will be creative, energetic, resourceful, social and have kitchen experience.
  • must be willing to learn, and work alone and as part of a team

Applications will be accepted from persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and aboriginal peoples.

Apply by e-mail including cover letter and résumé to Joan McEvoy, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), campshel@xplornet.ca

or mail to Camp Sheldrake Inc. P.O.  Box 4, Miramichi, E1V 3M2

CAMP SHELDRAKE INC. is presently looking for a skilled Maintenance Worker to perform and upkeep tasks such as repairs and cleaning.  You will be responsible for applying basic fixes to equipment and building systems and ensuring facilities are tidy and functional.

The ideal candidate will have experience and solid technical knowledge.  You must possess manual dexterity and physical stamina


Perform cleaning activities such as dusting, mopping, etc.
Perform minor fixes such as required
Checking control panels and electrical wiring
Install appliances and equipment if required
Doing yard upkeep by mowing lawn, removal of broken trees & branches, garbage disposal, etc
Conduct preventative maintenance checks
Inspect and troubleshoot equipment and systems
Check functionality of safety stems (alarms, etc.)
Report to maintenance manager for issues


Basic knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems
Experience in using hand and electrical tools
Very good communication and interpersonal skills
High school diploma or equivalent

DURATION: May through August  2018

HOURS:  Max 35 / Week 

RATE OF PAY:  $12 / Hour

Deadline for Application: March 31, 2018

Apply by e.mail campshel@xplornet.ca

By Canada Post – P.O. Box 4, Miramichi, NB E1V 3M2

Camp Sheldrake Inc.
P.O. Box 4, Miramichi, New Brunswick E1V 3M2
Telephone: 506-622-8907
Fax: 506-773-7498

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