RKY Camp Staff

Under the direction of our full-time Camp Director, D’Arcy Munn, RKY Camp's energetic staff is chosen because of their qualifications and commitment to working with children. They are primarily university and high school students, and most of them have been to various YMCA camps as campers. All staff are trained in healthy child guidance and protection, first aid and emergency procedures. Each of them knows the importance of being a friend, a teacher and a positive role model.

At RKY Camp, safety is always first! Whether on the waterfront, on outtrip, in a cabin, or on the Climbing Wall, our staff are trained to ensure a positive experience for everyone. As a YMCA Camp and an accredited member of the Ontario Camping Association, RKY Camp meets or exceeds stringent safety standards set by both organizations.

Campers are always supervised by qualified camp staff, qualified lifeguards work on the waterfront and go on canoe trips, and all participants are required to wear life jackets or PFDs when aboard any watercraft. In case of illness or emergency, trained health care staff reside at camp and a doctor is on call 24 hours a day. Our kitchen provides three nutritious meals and a snack each day in accordance with the Canada Food Guide. We strive to provide a physically and emotionally safe atmosphere for all at camp. The Camp Director thus reserves the right to expel from the camp - at the parent's expense - anyone whose behaviour compromises the well-being of themselves or others. We take every step to ensure that everyone's stay at RKY Camp is a healthy and safe one.We believe the key to success at

 

RKY Camp is a staff committed to ensuring participants and campers have an experience of a lifetime. We want campers and participants to feel safe, challenged, and most of all, at home.


All RKY Camp Staff possess:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level C

  • A clear Vulnerable Sectors criminal reference check

  • YMCA Child Protection Training

  • Accessibilities for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Training

  • Minimum Bronze Cross Lifesaving Society Qualifications

  • Full Lifeguarding Certifications

  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Certification

Various staff also possess:

  • Ontario Recreations Canoeing and Kayaking Certifications

  • Advanced Wilderness First Aid Certifications

  • Challenge Course Facilitation Certifications

  • Outdoor Council of Canada Certifications

RKY Camp strives to achieve a 5-1 camper-counsellor ratio in our summer camp program as well as a strong commitment to 24-hour supervision. Our Outdoor Centre facilitation program runs at a 15-1 participant-facilitator ratio. Ratios increase as dictated by the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association guidelines.

RKY Commitment to a healthy employment environment:

 

RKY is committed to a healthy, positive and safe work and living environment for our staff team.

 

This environment will be free of harassment and violence of any definition. Any actions to the contrary will not be tolerated by policy or staff culture. 

RKY has in place extensive trainings and support structures to insure the adherence to this commitment.  Further, any actions by a staff member that contradict our anti violence and harassment policies (in line with Bill 168 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act) will result in the immediate removal from the work environment and RKY property pending the result a third party investigation.