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2017 Positions

*The application for 2017 will be open on November 21 2016*

Please see a list of the available jobs in the sections below. Once you have decided on the job that is best suited to you, click on the button below to fill out the staff application!

Interviews for new staff will begin in December. For all returning staff applicants, thank you for your continued support and we will contact you on an individual basis over the coming weeks. All staff at The Taylor Statten Camps are required to have the appropriate (position dependent) swim, first aid and CPR qualifications upon their arrival at camp.

Please visit our Staff FAQ page for any questions you may have.

Senior Staff

  • Assistant Director

    Camp: Ahmek and Wapomeo

    We currently have 2 openings for Assistant Director

    Description: The Assistant Director is the Director’s right hand person and are responsible for ensuring that camp is running smoothly. This is a more of a “behind the scenes” job, but it is an important one. You are there to assist the Director on a daily basis as well as support the senior staff as they perform their duties. You are also the main point person for all support staff, which includes monthly job performance evaluations.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 17 – August 25, 2017 inclusive

  • Program Director

    Camp: Ahmek and Wapomeo

    We currently have 2 openings for Program Director 

    Description: The Program Director is responsible for the activity schedule for the entire camp. At Wapomeo, this also includes the boat/transportation schedule. Their responsibility is to ensure that each section is assigned to all activities offered. They work closely with the Section Directors in order to make this happen. They are also the support system and the person to whom all program staff report. You will also be responsible for completing job performance evaluations of all program staff.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 17 – August 25, 2017 inclusive

  • Head Guide

    Camp: Ahmek and Wapomeo

    We currently have 2 openings for Head Guide.

    Description:  Both Camp Ahmek and Wapomeo have a Head Guide. The Head Guides work very closely with our Head of Operations to ensure that all canoe trips run smoothly. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining our Trip Room (aka The Trading Post), overseeing the distribution and return of all canoe trip equipment (tents, pots, pans, water purifiers, stoves, propane, canoes, etc.), management and training of all canoe trip guides, route planning, food drop logistics (for Long Trips only), maintaining and cataloging maps, etc. Essentially the Head Guides are responsible for all canoe trip related activities and will spend a lot of time with the Canoe Tripping Coordinator to ensure that everyone has a safe and memorable summer. Other duties may be assigned to the Head Guide throughout the summer, which at Wapomeo can include barge/boat driving and at Ahmek, can include assignments from the Tripping Coordinator. A strong canoe tripping background, an intimate knowledge of bush craft, and a knack for building and maintaining a positive group dynamic are a must. You will also be responsible for compeleting job performance evaluations of all guides. A current Bronze Cross, Wilderness First Aid, and a Pleasure Craft Operator’s License are required.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 17 – August 25, 2017 inclusive

     

  • Counsellor-in-Training (CIT) SD

    Camp: Ahmek and Wapomeo

    We currently have openings for 2 CIT SD

    Description: The CIT Section Director is responsible for the guidance of a new generation of staff members. To ensure CITs are prepared to become counsellors the following summer, the CIT SD is expected to implement leadership programs, teaching the necessary hard and soft skills needed to be a counsellor.Your responsibilities also include job performance evaluations of all CITs.  CIT SDs are required to have Bronze Cross, Emergency First Aid and CPR “B” certifications.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 17 – August 25, 2017 inclusive

  • Section Director

    Camp: Ahmek and Wapomeo

    Description: SDs are responsible for ensuring the campers and staff in their section are safe, happy and healthy. They are expected to maintain an ongoing activity schedule to ensure all campers attend all offered activities and to provide a support system to their staff. They are also in charge of evening programming as well as Thursday Intercamp programming. They report to the Assistant Director and Director.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 17 – August 25, 2017 inclusive

Counselling Staff

  • Counsellor-In-Training (CIT)

    Camp: Ahmek and Wapomeo

    Job description:

    Counsellors In Training (C.I.T.’s) must be 17 years old by the end of the calendar year. C.I.T.s must be keen to learn the art of being a camp counsellor, guide, and/or an activity head. Cabin C.I.T.s shadow a counsellor and are assigned to a cabin group. You’ll be working with campers between the ages of 7 and 12. C.I.T.s with an interest in a particular program may spend a month shadowing the Activity Head of their choice. C.I.T.s at both camps also have the opportunity to help lead canoe trips. Paddling and canoeing tripping experience is an asset. A current Bronze Cross is required for this position as well as Emergency First Aid and CPR. C.I.Ts will have the opportunity to take a Wilderness First Aid course during pre-camp if desired.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Current Bronze Cross
    • Current First Aid and CPR “C”

    CIT spend the full two months at camp and earn an honorarium of $300. All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 24 – August 24, 2017 inclusive

  • Counsellor

    Camp: Ahmek & Wapomeo

    Job description:

    • Attend and actively participate in staff training.
    • Ensure appropriate health and well-being of assigned campers.
    • Supervise all assigned aspects of the campers’ day including cabin clean-up, meal times, rest hour, evening activities, and after-hours duty as assigned.
    • Set a good example for campers and others in all areas of camp life including but not limited to cleanliness, punctuality, sportsmanship, etc.
    • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities.
    • Understand and adhere to all of the Taylor Statten Camps Policies and Procedures.
    • Manage personal time off in accordance with camp policies.
    • Maintain good public relations with campers’ parents through Parent Letters.
    • Submit all required paperwork on time.
    • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 24, 2017

  • Canoe Trip Guide

    Camp: Ahmek & Wapomeo

    Job description:

    The canoe trip guides are often on the go at camp, in and out on flat-water canoe trips all summer long. Guides average between 30 and 40 days on the water each summer. Guides work with counsellors and C.I.T.s to provide a safe, challenging, and memorable experience. Strong canoe tripping skills and a knack for building and maintaining a positive group dynamic are a must. A current Bronze Cross and Wilderness First Aid are required as well as previous tripping experience.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 24, 2017 inclusive

Program Support Staff

  • Archery Instructor

    Camp: Ahmek 

    We are seeking 1 Archery Instructor

    Archery Safety is the primary concern at the archery range. Then accuracy. This activity head must have Level One Archery Instructors or 5 years experience in Archery and must be 19 years of age or older and have First Aid and CPR.

    • Responsible for planning and teaching Archery classes for children ages 6 -16
    • Previous Archery experience an asset
    • Previous experience working with children an asset

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience. All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2017 inclusive

  • Boat / Barge Drivers

    Camp: Wapomeo

    Job description:

    We currently have two openings for Boat/Barge Drivers.

    As Wapomeo is located on two islands transportation is a major part of our summer. We rely on boats and 30 or 40 foot long barges to move campers and staff between the islands and the mainland. The Boat/Barge driver must be punctual by nature. It also helps if you already know how to tie knots, dock boats, and work motors. You must hold a current Pleasure Craft Operators License, SVOP license*, MED A3, as well as First Aid and CPR certifications.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    *If you require assistance w/ attaining your SVOP license and MED A3, please indicate so on your application

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2017 inclusive

  • Camp Craft Instructor

    Camp: Ahmek 

    We have one (1) opening for Camp Craft/Ecology Instructor.

    Description:  Camp Craft is the bridge between our in-camp program and out of camp canoe tripping. The focus is on bush craft skills such as orienteering, map reading, fire starting, fire by friction, and plant/wildlife identification. Whoever heads-up Camp Craft needs to be creative, flexible and have a lot of initiative. Current First Aid and CPR certifications are required.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18– August 25, 2017 inclusive

  • Canoeing Instructor

    Camp: Ahmek & Wapomeo 

    Description:  The Head of Canoeing teaches canoeing lessons and facilitates the running of the canoeing program with the counselors. This person reports to the Program Director and is responsible for the development, safety, delivery and supervision of the Canoe program. They also take care of our fleet of cedar-canvas and Kevlar canoes.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Current Bronze Cross
    • Current First Aid and CPR “C”
    • Boating license
    • Relevant canoeing experience
    • At least one summer of experience working in a canoeing environment.
    • Demonstrated competencies in canoe skill delivery such as, facilitation, program planning, safety management and rescue
    • Experience leading other staff in the delivery of a canoeing program

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2017

  • Dining Hall Supervisor

    Camp: Ahmek & Wapomeo

    Job description:

    We currently have two openings for Dining Hall Supervisor.

    The Dining Hall Supervisor will control the back kitchen making sure that while campers and staff are back there picking up their food, organization is maintained. Control the number of cabins in the back kitchen at one time. They will also be responsible for making sure everyone is reporting for duty on time, and that each assigned job has been done to perfection.

    The Dining Hall supervisor will need to submit the total dining hall numbers, table numbers, and early breakfasts for each day of camp.

    Example of Kitchen Duties:

    1. General cleaning of Dishroom, Back Kitchen, and Dining Hall. This includes a thorough cleaning of all surfaces (serving trays, counter tops, shelves, etc.)
    2. Management of food waste buckets/compost bags.
    3. Equipment/utensil stock count/organising.
    4. Dining Hall tables set correctly for each meal.
    5. Placing orders for cleaning supplies through the camp office.
    6. Ringing the meal bells on time for each meal.
    7. Make sure that the orders from the kitchen are picked up in a timely manner.
    8. Assisting and managing the Dishroom/dishwashers

    All staff must hold current First Aid and CPR certifications.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2017 inclusive

  • Dishwasher

    Camp: Ahmek and Wapomeo

    Job description:

    We currently have 6 opening for Dishwashers.

    • Rinse all dishes, cups, and silverware then wash them with the use of an industrial dishwasher.
    • Put away dishes, cups, and silverware in their correct locations.
    • Sweep and mop dish room after every meal.
    • Take out the trash and compost after every meal.
    • Make sure the dish room area is kept clean. Straighten counter and clean after each meal
    • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2016 inclusive

  • Drama & Music Instructor

    Camp: Ahmek & Wapomeo

    Job description:

    We currently have two (2) openings for Music Instructor and one (1) opening for Drama Instructor 

    You must be encouraging and it helps to be spontaneous, creative and inventive in this job. We’re talking about ice-breaking games, improvisation, show nights, skit nights, monthly plays like the Wap Review in July and The Final Play in August. Applicants must hold current First Aid and CPR certifications.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2017 inclusive

  • Driver/Office Assistant

    Camp: Ahmek 

    We currently have 1 opening for Driver/Office Assistant.

    Description:  As an Office Helper, the more you know about computers and networking, the better. Also, it’s good for the Office Helper to enjoy filing and regaling in an office environment. As a Driver, you will be asked to drive into Huntsville a few times a week for business-related reasons, and then whenever there is an emergency or an expected pick-up or drop-off situation. Sometimes, The Driver goes up to Temagami. The Driver needs to be licensed to drive in Ontario, and that license must be clear of any driving-related incidents. The driver needs to be able to drive well and safely under pressure. A valid G-class Ontario Driver’s License is required for this job as well as current First Aid and CPR certifications.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2017 inclusive (25 yrs+)

  • Field Games Instructor

    Camp: Ahmek 

    We currently have 1 opening for Field Games Instructor.

    The Field Games Instructor is responsible for organizing various field games such as soccer, baseball, dodge-ball, basketball, as well as other games that require a large open space. You will be expected to manage, with the help of counselors, groups of campers ranging from 14 – 30 people at any given time. This job requires that you have high energy, a lot of creativity, excellent communication skills, are good at motivating people, comfortable working outdoors for extended periods of time, and are comfortable managing large groups. It is also very important to note that camper safety will be your number one priority. All staff must hold current First Aid and CPR certifications.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 19 – August 26, 2016 inclusive (19 yrs+)

  • Nurse

    Camp: Ahmek & Wapomeo

    We are currently seeking three (3) Nurses.

    Description:  Working hand-in-hand with the Camp Doctor, the Camp Health Care Assistant is responsible for the day to day operation of the Camp Infirmary.  The camps are a busy place during the summer and Health Care Assistants can expect to see a wide variety of cases.

    We are looking for two Health Care Assistants to work with the camp doctor and to run the infirmary at Wapomeo, and two Health Care Assistants to work with the camp doctor and run the infirmary at Ahmek. Nursing students are welcome. 3rd and 4th year RN students are preferred, but PRN students are also welcome to apply.

    You should have experience working with children and adolescents and preferably have past camp experience. You are responsible for the health and wellness of the camp and staff.

    Compensation: Varies depending on experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2017 inclusive

  • High Ropes Instructor

    Camp: Ahmek 

    Job description:

    We are currently two (2) Assistant High Ropes Instructors.

    Description: Challenge Ropes Course Staff must have the following minimum qualifications:

    • Participated in a professional instructors training course for challenge ropes course adventure programming, or have equivalent on-the-job training
    • At least one summer of experience working in a challenge ropes course adventure program with youth
    • Demonstrated competencies in challenge ropes course skills such as technical, facilitation, program planning, safety management and rescue
    • First Aid and CPR “B”
    • CUI Training

    All Challenge Ropes Course staff must adhere to the Technical Training Standards of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (A.C.C.T)

    All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2017 inclusive

  • Nightwatch

    Camp: Ahmek 

    We currently have one (1) opening for Nightwatch Person.

    Description:  As Night Watch, your principle duty is to safeguard the campers and the camp site from midnight until 7:00am. This includes making rounds and investigating nightly activity. Current First Aid and CPR certifications as well as a Pleasure Craft Operators License (if employed at Wapomeo) is required.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2017 inclusive

  • Pottery Instructor

    Camp: Wapomeo

    We are currently seeking 1 Pottery Instructor

    Description: Pottery staff must have the following minimum qualifications and interests:

    • Interest in working with youth
    • Background in pottery
    • First Aid and CPR “B”

    All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2017

     

  • Receptionist

    Camp: Ahmek and Wapomeo

    We currently have three (3) openings for Receptionist.

    Description: Office hours at camp run from 8 in the morning until 8 at night. There are two receptionists at Wapomeo, and two receptionists at Ahmek. Each receptionist works a half-day (8am to 2pm and 2pm to 8pm), and cover for the other’s meals. The receptionist is primarily responsible for answering the telephone, recording and passing along messages, sorting the mail and camper e-mail, helping to organize Visitor’s Days, and for keeping order in the office (physical and social). Other duties may include operating the Ahmek and Wapomeo libraries. The libraries are open to campers and staff each day between lunch and the start of afternoon activities (Roughly between 1:30pm and 2:30pm). This can be discussed further if you have any questions.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2017 inclusive

     

  • Riding Instructor & Stablehand

    Camp: Ahmek & Wapomeo

    We currently have two (2) openings for Horseback Riding Instructors and two (2) openings for Stablehands.

    Description:  This position involves teaching horseback riding to Ahmek and Wapomeo campers at the stables which are over at Ahmek. A fair amount of the day is spent at Ahmek, as that’s where the horses are. The Riding Instructors also help out with barn up-keep. All staff must hold current First Aid and CPR certifications.

    Stablehands are responsible for the upkeep and cleanliness of the horses, stables and general barn area.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18– August 25, 2016 inclusive

  • Sailing Instructor

    Camp: Ahmek 

    We currently have one (1) opening for Sailing Instructor.

    Description:  The Head of Sailing organizes sailing lessons and is also available when campers and staff choose to go sailing in their free time. The Head of Sailing must be comfortable rigging, operating, and instructing with JY 15s and Laser IIs in various intensities of wind. The Head of Sailing at Wapomeo and Ahmek collaborate to organize and run the Roper Dayment Sailing Race in July and The Wilson in August. A current Bronze Cross, First Aid and CPR and a Pleasure Craft Operators License is required for this position. A CANSail 4 certification (Previously the Canadian Yachting Association Bronze Sail V), or the equivalent, is preferred. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2016 inclusive

     

  • Tennis Instructor

    Camp: Ahmek

    We have one (1) opening for Tennis Instructor.

    Description:  The tennis instructor must be adept at the game of tennis. The tennis instructor must be able to deliver instruction on a) the rules of the game, b) specific skills and drills, and c) proper etiquette on the court. The tennis courts are used by both Ahmek and Wapomeo campers, although the site for this program is at Ahmek and the Tennis Instructor lives at Ahmek. Must have a current First Aid and CPR “B” certification.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2017 inclusive

  • Tuck Shop Coordinator/Babysitter

    Camp: Wapomeo

    We have one (1) opening for Tuck Shop Coordinator/Babysitter

    Description: In this role, your time will be split up between running the tuck shop (usually after meals) and babysitting. Your responsibilities as Tuck Shop include keeping regular store hours after meals, and keeping a running inventory. It is also your responsibility to input camper and staff purchases into the camp system. You will work closely with the Logistics Coordinator in the camp office. Computer skills are an asset. As the babysitter, your responsibilities include the supervision of the Director’s child(ren) on a daily basis, as determined with Director. This person is organized, motivated and enjoys working in merchandising. Current First Aid and CPR is required.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2017 inclusive

     

     

  • Tuck Shop & Storehouse Coordinator

    Camp: Ahmek

    We currently have one (1) opening for Tuck Shop/Storehouse Coordinator

    Tuck Shop: This person runs the Tuck Shop, keeping regular store hours after meals, and keeping a running inventory. It is also your responsibility to input camper and staff purchases into the camp system. You will work closely with the Logistics Coordinator in the camp office. Computer skills are an asset. This person is organized, motivated and enjoys working in merchandising. Current First Aid and CPR is required.

    Storehouse: This involves keeping a current inventory of all camp supplies stored in the storehouse and this also involves informing the Logistics Coordinator when supplies need to be replenished. Current First Aid and CPR is required.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2016 inclusive

  • Waterfront Staff

    Camp: Ahmek and Wapomeo

    Job description:

    We are currently seeking two (2) Head of Waterfront and one (1) Assistant Waterfront.

    Waterfront Staff must have the following minimum qualifications (or be willing to achieve them before the start of the summer):

    • At least one summer of experience working in a waterfront or community pool environment.
    • Demonstrated competencies in aquatic skill delivery such as, facilitation, program planning, safety management and rescue.
    • Experience leading other staff in the delivery of an aquatics program.
    • Current Certifications in National Lifeguard Service (NLS), Life Saving Society Instructors certification, Emergency First Aid and CPR “B”, Pleasure Craft Operators License .
    • Examiner qualifications an asset.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2017 inclusive

  • Weaving Instructor

    Camp: Wapomeo

    We currently have one (1) opening for Weaving Instructor.

    Description:  Do you like textiles? The weaving program was started in the 1920′s at Camp Wapomeo for girls and has continued since then. Camp Wapomeo has three larger floor looms and two smaller floor looms. We do have a variety of other equipment which has been donated over the years including a number of hand looms. The programs make up is determined by the instructor in regards of what to teach and how to teach. Knitting and crochet are also a possibility here; felt up a storm! Current First Aid and CPR “B” certification is required.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2017 inclusive

  • Woodworking Instructor

    Camp: Ahmek

    We are seeking one (1) Woodworking Instructor

    Description: The woodworking instructor must have a background in the craft, with at least 1 year experience. You will be responsible for the upkeep of your woodworking area and the safety of the campers. You will work with both Ahmek and Wapomeo campers. We are looking for someone who is creative, enjoys working with kids and can implement woodworking lessons for ages 6-16. Knowledge of paddle making is considered an asset.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience. All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2017 inclusive

  • Yoga Instructor

    Camp: Ahmek 

    We are seeking one (1) Yoga Instructors.

    Description:  There are several beautiful places to practice yoga around camp and we’re looking for an instructor. Balance, relaxation and breath control are big components of our canoe trips and having the ability to work on these skills during Yoga yields excellent results. This person should be comfortable teaching a wide age range (7-16) and able to target lessons for each group. Yoga mats are provided and the location for instructing is very versatile.

    Compensation varies depending on the position and experience. All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 18 – August 25, 2017 inclusive

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