Job postings

Applications for Summer 2020 are now open! Click below for job descriptions. 

Note: to apply to a Full-Time Office position, please follow the steps detailed in the description. For all other postings, click here to apply or the button under each job category.

Full-time Office Staff

  • Camp Administrator (Camper, Parent Relations and Logistics)

    Are you interested in spending your summers on a lake in Algonquin Park? Do you have a passion for the outdoors and working with young people? If so, then you should come be a part of the Taylor Statten Camps full time office staff team!

    The Taylor Statten Camps are Canada’s oldest family-run traditional summer camp. We are located on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park for the months of June through September. Our Head Office in the other months is located at 59 Hoyle Ave in Toronto. The camp is made up of Camp Wapomeo for Girls and Camp Ahmek for Boys. Our camper’s range from age 6 to 16.

    We are currently looking for a full-time salaried, Camp Administrator (Camper Parent Relations & Logistics) to join our team.

    Responsibilities

    • Act as the primary contact for camper parents (new & returning); answer daily inquiries via phone and email.
    • Maintain our Campbrain software database application.
    • Process ongoing camper registrations and family invoicing through Campbrain.
    • Keep track of outstanding financial balances; communicate with parents on collections.
    • Assist and support senior management.
    • Order the necessary general supplies to operate in the summer.
    • Ensure the camp has necessary program supplies to operate in the summer.
    • Oversee organization and creation of camper files.
    • Organize all intake and outtake transportation for our campers and staff, including airport pick-ups and drop-offs.
    • Create camper cabin groups, and maintain up-to-date spreadsheets throughout the year.
    • Work closely with the TSC Canoe Tripping Coordinator and Camp Directors to create special canoe trip groups and longer canoe trip cabin groups.
    • Act as a Supervisor to select camp support staff in the summer ie. Camp Drivers, Camp Ahmek receptionists and tuck shop/storehouse staff; assist with Camp Wapomeo receptionists and tuckshop/storehouse when needed.
    • Work closely with all Camp Directors during the summer operations to ensure both our camps are running properly; act as the main point person for camper parents, camper cabin groups, program supplies and general supplies during these months.
    • Input and track all ongoing camper related charges in Campbrain, including tuck shop, medical, transportation etc.
    • Assist with company payment on expenses.
    • Liaise with company Bookkeeper on Campbrain financial reports from time to time.
    • Provide necessary reports from Campbrain to Camp Directors.
    • Collect and respond to feedback during the off season, passing all relevant information to the Ahmek and Wapomeo Directors.
    • Liaise with suppliers for both online store and camp tuck shop items each year; sell items in the off-season through tuck store; supervise summer tuck shop coordinators with regards to ongoing inventory and sales.
    • Organize and facilitate company mailings to customers (i.e. lists, addresses, supplies).
    • Update company website with information pertaining to camper parents (i.e. transportation information, camp guide, rates & dates)

    We are looking for someone who is:

    • Detail oriented, highly organized and articulate.
    • Able to multi-task and problem solve in a fast-paced camp environment
    • A quick learner, flexible, adaptable
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Word Press and various Social Media platforms
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Passionate about children’s summer camp and the outdoors
    • Summer camp experience is considered an asset

    Compensation varies depending on experience.

    Interested candidates are encouraged to contact:

    David Jefferies at 705 985-6959 or david@taylorstattencamps.com

Senior Summer Staff

  • Section Directors

    We are currently seeking twelve (12) Section Directors, six (6) at  each camp.

    Camp Ahmek: Bantam SD, Pioneer SD, Mountaineer SD, Voyageur SD, Long Trip SD, Counsellor In Training (CIT) SD.

    Camp Wapomeo: Kiosk SD, Tamarack SD, Sunbeam SD, Obabika SD, Long Trip SD & Counsellor In Training (CIT) SD.

    Job description: 

    Each age group is called a “Section” and there is a Section Director for each one.  Section Directors do not take care of a cabin of their own, but rather oversee the Section as a whole, supporting the counsellors in their duties, programming activities for the seciton, and planning evening activities and special events. The SD’s are a key part of the senior management team at each camp and critical to a successful summer.

    • Assist campers and staff in sections who may need help fitting into the camp atmosphere.
    • Provide opportunities for campers so that each individual experiences success at camp.
    • Instruct campers in emergency procedures such as fire drills and water searches.
    • Maintain good public relations with campers’ parents through written and verbal communication, as requested by the Director
    • Together with section staff, plan and execute evening programs.
    • Formally evaluate all staff at least twice a summer, conducting other evaluations as necessary. Discuss with the director the performance of all staff.
    • Correct or reprimand section staff for actions that put health and safety of a camper at risk.
    • Ensure the Policies and Procedures are understood and followed at each camp
    • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Bronze Cross or Greater
    • Emergency First Aid & CPR “B”or Greater
    • Pleasure Craft Operator’s License

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

    Dates of employment: June 20 – August 28, 2019 inclusive

  • Assistant Directors

    We are currently seeking Assistant Directors (AD), for both camps.

    Job description: 

    The Assistant Director (AD) position has many responsibilities but the main function is to  provide support to the Director and help keep the camp running smoothly in all areas of the operation. This will be, but not limited to, administration, day-to-day logistics, staff and camper support etc. The Assistant Director is responsible for facilitating the lines of communication between Ahmek and Wapomeo as well as between the respective camps and the business office. The Assistant Director is expected to ensure that the camp is clean, work closely with the Section Directors as well as the Support Staff and to fill in wherever needed throughout the summer.

    • Support Director
    • Support staff support and program staff senior supervisor
    • Trouble shoot on-site issues from logistics to travel to program needs
    • Review OCA Accreditation and Health & Safety action items
    • Attend various camper and staff meetings with Director
    • Take the lead on any camp special events
    • Make sure camp is presentable
    • Check in with the office multiple times every day
    • Review Policies & Procedures and implement where needed
    • Administrative Responsibilities

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Previously worked at the Taylor Statten Camps
    • Bronze Cross or Greater
    • Emergency First Aid & CPR “B”or Greater
    • Pleasure Craft Operator’s License (Wapomeo)
    • OCA Marine Module Course (Wapomeo)

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

    Dates of employment: June 20 – August 28, 2019 inclusive.

  • Program Directors

    We are currently seeking two (2) Program Directors (PD), one (1) at each camp.

    Job description: 

    The Program Director (PD) is responsible for overseeing the in-camp programming, and is part of the senior management team of the camp which means that you’ll often be involved in other aspects of camp other than just the program piece. The Program Director is responsible for managing the program staff, their program activities, program scheduling and program activity needs. The Program Director will need to be detailed, organized, and flexible as well as be able to plan ahead and have excellent communication skills. The Program Directors at both Camp Ahmek and Camp Wapomeo will be working closely together throughout the summer on scheduling program activities and organizing events to ensure the campers and staff have a safe and fun summer.

    • Supporting ​ ​the ​ ​program ​ ​staff (morale, programming issues, etc.)
    • Organizing events (Big Event, Sailing Races, Final Play, etc.)
    • Program activity scheduling
    • Organize staff days off and staff meetings
    • Program Supply inventory
    • Organized and detailed logs of any programming issues or changes throughout the summer.
    • Collect and present all the announcements in the dining hall at each meal

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Bronze Cross or Greater
    • Emergency First Aid & CPR “B”or Greater
    • Pleasure Craft Operator’s License (Wapomeo)
    • OCA Marine Module Course (Wapomeo)
    • Previously worked at the Taylor Statten Camps

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

    Dates of employment: June 20 – August 28, 2019 inclusive.

  • Head Guides

    We are currently seeking two (2) Head Guides, one (1) at each camp.

    Job description: 

    The Head Guides work very closely with our Canoe Trip Coordinator 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, driving for Evacs and food drops etc. Essentially the Head Guides are responsible for all canoe trip related activities and will spend a lot of time with the Canoe Trip Coordinator to ensure that everyone has a safe and memorable summer. A strong canoe tripping background, an intimate knowledge of camp craft, and a knack for building and maintaining a positive group dynamic are a must. A current Bronze Cross, Wilderness First Aid, and a Pleasure Craft Operator’s License are required. As well as a valid G Drivers License.

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

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Bronze Cross or Greater
    • Emergency First Aid & CPR “B”or Greater
    • Pleasure Craft Operator’s License
    • G License

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

    Dates of employment: June 20 – August 28, 2019 inclusive

Counselling and Canoe Trip Staff

  • Counsellors

    Job description:

    • Attend and actively participate in staff training prior to camper arrival.
    • Ensure appropriate health and well-being of assigned campers through professional, caring, compassionate supervision of their time at camp.
    • 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
    • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and additional duties may be assigned as required.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Bronze Cross (or greater) & CPR “B”
    • Emergency First Aid (or greater)
    • Wilderness First Aid

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

    Dates of employment: June 27 – August 27, 2019

     

  • Canoe Trip Guides

    Job description:

    The canoe trip guides are out on flat-water canoe trips all summer long. Guides average between 30 and 40 days on the water each summer. When in camp, the guides are assigned duties ranging from filling in as Counsellors, to helping in the Guide Shack/Trip Room and/or helping at in camp Activities and Program. 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.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Bronze Cross or Equivalent & CPR “B”
    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent
    • Wilderness First Aid

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2019 inclusive

  • Counsellors in Training (CIT's)

    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 counsellors 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 may have the opportunity to take a Wilderness First Aid course during pre-camp.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Bronze Cross or Greater & CPR “B”
    • Emergency First Aid or Greater

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

    Dates of employment: June 27 – August 27, 2019 inclusive

  • Alumni 'TOCO' and Canoe Trip Leaders

    Are you interested in coming back to TSC and Canoe Lake for a few days this summer? Do you have a passion for the outdoors and working with young people? If so, then you should come back and pass on some of your valuable knowledge and expertise to our youngest campers!

    We often get TSC Alumni interested in coming back for our TOCO (Try Out Campers) sessions which are 4 days in length (3 nights) and happen 4 times a summer. Check out our website under Rates and Dates for details.

     

    We also send out short trips for our youngest sections- overnights, 3 day and 5 day trips. If you are interested in any of those options instead of TOCO sessions, we would also love to have you onboard. It’s a great chance for you to re-live some of the best aspects of TSC and Algonquin Park and the young people you have the chance to influence will benefit remarkably from your guidance.

     

    You role usually consists of acting as one of two Counsellors if doing TOCO sessions and as a Canoe Trip guide if doing some of our shorter canoe trips in the younger sections.

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

    Dates of employment: variable

Program Staff

  • Archery Instructor

    Camp: Ahmek 

    We are currently seeking one (1) Archery Instructor.

    Job description:

    Archery Safety is the primary concern at the archery range, followed by ensuring the campers develop the skill for the sport and enjoy themselves while doing so. This activity head must have some significant experience with Archery and ideally 1 to 3 years of experience teaching Archery and must be 19 years of age or older. The archery range is used by both Ahmek and Wapomeo campers, although the site for this program is at Ahmek and the Archery Instructor lives at Ahmek.

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

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2020 inclusive

  • Arts and Crafts Instructors

    We are currently seeking two (2) Arts & Crafts Instructors, one (1) at each camp.

    Job description:

    Arts and Crafts can range from bracelet making to tie-dye to sculpture to set construction for skit nights, The Wap Review, and Final Play at the end of August. Whoever heads-up Arts and Crafts needs to be creative, flexible and have a lot of initiative. Current First Aid and CPR certifications are required.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”

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

    Dates of employment: June 20 – August 28, 2020 inclusive

  • Campcraft Instructors

    We are currently seeking two (2) Camp Craft Instructors, one (1) at each camp.

    Job description:

    Camp Craft is the bridge between our in-camp program and out of camp canoe tripping program. The focus is on camp craft skills such as orienteering, map reading, fire starting, fire by friction, tent setup, tarp setups, cooking, and plant/wildlife identification. Whoever heads-up Camp Craft needs to be creative, flexible and have a lot of initiative and knowledge.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”
    • Valid Ontario Fishing Licence

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2020 inclusive

  • Dance Instructor

    Camp: Wapomeo

    We are currently seeking one (1) Dance Instructor.

    Job description:

    • Plans, organizes, implements and instructs program session for Dance programs for a variety of ages.
    • Prepares lesson plans based on program curriculum prior to the start of the program session.
    • Facilities dances as part of evening programs that staff and campers perform on occassion
    • Encourage and motivate the campers to learn and improve their dance abilities.
    • Implement games and other activities into the class to combine dance in order to keep things exciting and keep the kids involved and interested.
    • Participate as part of the Final Play and Wap Review team- music, dance and arts and crafts activity heads combine to present a final play- usually a musical like High School Musical, Annie, Lion King etc

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2020 inclusive

  • Drama Instructors

    We are currently seeking two (2) Drama Instructors, one (1) at each camp.

    Job description:

    This is mainly a Drama Instructor position, but it inevitably involves lots of music and dancing! We’re talking about ice-breaking games, improvisation, show nights, skit nights, and monthly plays like the Wap Review in July and The Final Play in August. You must be encouraging and it helps to be spontaneous, creative and inventive in this job. Applicants must hold current First Aid and CPR certifications.

    • Plans, organizes, implements and instructs program session for drama programs for a variety of ages.
    • Prepares lesson plans based on program curriculum prior to the start of the program session.
    • Ensures that the supplies and equipment are cleaned and stored away at the end of the class.
    • Encourage and motivate the campers to learn and improve their dance abilities.
    • Implement games and other activities into the class to combine drama in order to keep things exciting and keep the kids involved and interested.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2020 inclusive

  • Field Sports Instructors

    Camp: Ahmek

    We are currently seeking one (1) Field Sports Instructor.

    Job description:

    The Field Sports 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. The sports facilities are used by both Ahmek and Wapomeo campers, although the site for this program is at Ahmek and the Field Sports Instructor lives at Ahmek as well.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2019 inclusive

  • Canoeing Instructors

    We are currently seeking two (2) Canoeing Instructors, one (1) at each camp.

    Job description:

    The Head Canoeing Instructor 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. The TSC canoe program is a flatwater only paddling experience and is the original historical foundation of the ORCKA Canadian Style Canoeing program. https://www.orcka.ca/orcka_program

    The program ranges from teaching very basic canoe skills to Beginners with little to no experience in a canoe to assisting more advanced paddlers learn sophisticated strokes like pivots, landings, circles, feathering etc

    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 21 – August 28, 2019

  • Head of High Ropes/Climbing Wall and Ropes Instructors

    Head of High Ropes

    Camp: Ahmek

    We are currently seeking one (1) Head of High Ropes/Climbing Wall.

    Job description:

    • Facilitate the day to day running of the High Ropes and Climbing Walls
    • Guide 2 other Ropes staff and the Camp Counsellors to get the campers through the various elements
    • Motivate and coach the young campers as they develop the skills to succeed on the course
    • Manage all aspects of the course including all technical, program planning, safety management and rescue aspects of the activity.
    • The high ropes course is used by both Ahmek and Wapomeo campers, although the site for this program is at Ahmek and the Head of High Ropes lives at Ahmek as well.
    • Challenges Unlimited, an outside 3rd party provides 2 days of training on our courses on site for the staff before the campers arrive

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”
    • Participated in a professional instructors training course for challenge ropes course adventure programming, or have equivalent on-the-job training.
    • Challenge Course Practitioner Level II or equivalent training and certification is an asset.

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2019 inclusive

    High Ropes Instructor

    Camp: Ahmek

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

    Job description:

    • Under the direction of the Head of High Ropes, instruct campers on the use of the High Ropes Course elements and Climbing Walls
    • Guide the Camp Counsellors and Campers to get through the various elements. Usually belaying is done by the Instructor
    • Motivate and coach the young campers as they develop the skills to succeed on the course
    • As directed by the Head of High Ropes manage different aspects of the course including some technical, program planning, safety management and rescue aspects of the activity.
    • The high ropes course is used by both Ahmek and Wapomeo campers, although the site for this program is at Ahmek and the Staff live at Ahmek as well.
    • Challenges Unlimited, an outside 3rd party provides 2 days of training on our courses on site for the staff before the campers arrive

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”
    • Challenge Course Practitioner Level II or equivalent training and certification.

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2019 inclusive

  • Head of Horseback Riding

    Head of English Horseback Riding

    Camp: Ahmek & Wapomeo

    We are currently seeking two (2) Heads of Horseback Riding, one (1) at each camp.

    Job description:

    The Heads of English Horseback Riding is in charge of the Ahmek and Wapomeo Riding Programs. This includes being responsible for the well-being of three assistant English riding instructors, and two stable hands. Being responsible for the well-being of roughly eighteen horses; which includes the overseeing of their feeding program and general care. A thorough understanding of instructional technique and equine health is a must. The Head of Riding will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience instructing and ideally be 21 years of age or older. The stables are used by both Ahmek and Wapomeo campers, although the site for this program is at Ahmek and the Head of Horseback Riding Instructors live at Ahmek as well.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”
    • relevant experience teaching and riding

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2019 inclusive

     

  • Sailing Instructors

    We are currently seeking two (2) Heads of Sailing, one (1) at each camp.

    Job 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 3 type of small sailboats- Zests, 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. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. The TSC sailing program is not an advanced program although there occasionally some advanced sailors on staff – it focuses primarily on beginners and intermediate sailors getting fun, safe experience on the water and learning about the basics of wind direction and safe sailing.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”
    • Pleasure Craft Operator’s License
    • Bronze Cross or Equivalent
    • CANSail 4 Certification is an asset

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2020 inclusive

  • Head of Waterfront and Swimming Instructors

    We are currently seeking two (2) Heads of Waterfront, one (1) at each camp.

    Job description:

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

    • Work with the Swim Instructor to deliver daily swim instruction classes to campers aged 6 to 16. Train and test all swimmers in the Royal Life Swimmers levels.
    • Prepare older campers  and work with the Examiner to test Royal Life Bronze Star, Medallion and Cross levels
    • Provide general Lifeguarding duties at free swims and oversee Counsellors in their Lifeguarding responsibilities
    • 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.
    • Examiner qualifications are an asset but not a requirement.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Bronze Cross & Bronze Medallion Examiner optional
    • Emergency First Aid and CPR “B”
    • Royal Life Saving Instructor
    • NLS
    • Examiner qualifications are a significant asset but not a requirement.
    • Pleasure Craft Operator’s License

    Compensation varies depending on age and experience. In the event we have 2 waterfront candidates for each camp, and neither have their Examiners, and both have generally similar experience, the Camp may assign Co-Heads of Waterfront at each camp. All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2019 inclusive

    Swim Instructors

    Camp: Ahmek & Wapomeo

    We are currently seeking two (2) Swimming Instructors, one (1) at each camp.

    Job description:

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

    • Work with the Head of Waterfront to deliver daily swim instruction classes to campers aged 6 to 16. Train and test all swimmers in the Royal Life Swimmers levels.
    • Prepare older campers  and work with the Examiner to test Royal Life Bronze Star, Medallion and Cross levels
    • Provide general Lifeguarding duties at free swims and oversee Counsellors in their Lifeguarding responsibilities
    • 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.

    Certifications:

    • Current Certifications in National Lifeguard Service (NLS)
    • Life Saving Society Instructors certification is a significant asset
    • Emergency First Aid and CPR “B” or greater
    • Pleasure Craft Operators License.

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2019 inclusive

  • Music Coordinators

    We are currently seeking two (2) Music Instructors, one (1) at each camp.

    Job description:

    • Plans, organizes, implements and instructs activity periods of Music for a variety of ages. The classes can range widely from lessons to games to group song learning etc
    • Prepares lesson plans based on program curriculum prior to the start of the program session.
    • Encourage and motivate the campers to learn and improve their musical abilities.
    • Implement games and other activities into the class to combine music in order to keep things exciting and keep the kids involved and interested.
    • Plays the meal Graces which are sung at each meal by the staff and campers
    • Plays O Canada and the Camp Hymn at breakfast and dinner
    • Works with the Drama and Dance Instructors on milestone musical/dramatic performances by the older campers in July and August at both camps

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”
    • Ideally piano proficiency however proficiency in any instrument that can assist in leading the graces and hymns is acceptable; guitar ability is also an asset in a camp environment.

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2020 inclusive

  • Horseback Riding Instructors

    We are currently seeking two (2) Horseback Riding Instructors, one (1) at each camp.

    Job description:

    This position involves teaching horseback riding to Ahmek and Wapomeo campers at the stables which are at Camp Ahmek. All barn staff stay at Ahmek but half the staff are dedicated to each camp.  The Riding Instructors also help out with barn up-keep and all aspects of horse health and welfare.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”
    • Experience at horse barns both with riding and teaching

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2020 inclusive

  • Tennis Instructor

    We are currently seeking one (1) Tennis Instructor.

    Job 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.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”
    • tennis playing experience

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2020 inclusive

  • Woodworking Instructor

    We are currently seeking two (2) Woodworking Instructors, one (1) at each camp..

    Job description:

    As the Woodworking instructor, it is your duty to educate campers with basic woodworking skills by teaching them how to use beginner tools. With some campers staying as little as 4 days (5-6 year old TOCOs), it is important to have easy projects that involve woodworking and are achievable in a short duration of time (sometimes as little as 30 minutes). Normally this centers around making certain projects like: mini-paddles, wands, small wooden boxes (wannigans), full size paddles etc. the program is always open to new suggestions as well. It is your responsibility to prep materials, and to facilitate approx. 45 min classes of woodwork with the campers, ensuring a safe environment.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”
    • some experience with woodworking/carpentry

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2020 inclusive

  • Yoga Instructor

    We are currently seeking two (2) Yoga Instructors, one (1) at each camp.

    Job 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 classes in camps 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. The classes are held outdoors weather permitting.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”
    • Some Yoga experience and ability and preferably teaching experience

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2020 inclusive

Support Staff

  • Babysitter and Tuckshop Coordinator

    We are currently seeking one (1) Babysitter/Tuckshop Coordinator for Wapomeo

    Job description:

    Babysitter: Watch over the Assistant Directors children. Accompany them to activities, know their whereabouts at all times during activities.

    • Organize play activities for the children when regular camp programming is not available and accompany them to programmed activities when they are .
    • Monitor children’s activities during rest periods and meals as needed.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”
    • Some experience with children 10 and under
    • Swimming ability is a must and ideally Bronze Cross certification

    Tuck Shop: This person runs the Tuck Shop, keeping regular store hours after lunch, 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.

    • Keep a thorough inventory of all items in the Tuck Shop – split into July and August items.
    • Ensure merchandise is folded neatly and on display with prices for campers and staff to see.
    • Keep detailed records of the campers and staff who have purchased items from the Tuck Shop.
    • (Campers Tuck Bills) Import into Camp Brain, (Staff Tuck Bills) Give to Personnel Administrator.
    • Coordinate with the Logistics coordinator when items in the Tuck Shop are running low.
    • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

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

    Dates of employment: June 27 – August 27, 2020 inclusive

  • Boat Drivers

    We are currently seeking two (2) Boat/Barge Drivers.

    Job description:

    As Wapomeo is located on two islands transportation is a major part of our summer. We rely on two ‘pontoon’ boats and some other smaller runabouts as well as 1 larger 30 foot barge to move campers and staff between the islands and the mainland. The Boat/Barge driver must be punctual by nature and keenly aware of safety protocol. It also helps if you already know how to tie basic knots, dock boats, and have some mechanical sense when operating the outboard motors.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”
    • Pleasure Craft Operators License. (done online)
    • SVOP license*
    • MED A3*

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

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2020 inclusive

  • Dining Hall Supervisors

    We are currently seeking two (2) Dining Hall Supervisors, one (1) for each camp.

    Job description:

    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. The Supervisor oversees the Dishwashers and is responsible for cleaning and supervising the cleaning of the entire Dining Hall and Dishroom. They do not get involved with the actual Kitchen. They will also be responsible for making sure the CITs, who set and clear the tables are  reporting for duty on time, and that each assigned job is completed properly.

    The Dining Hall supervisor checks with the Kitchen to ensure the total dining hall  table numbers are correct for the number of people in camp and the number of meals the kitchen has planned.

    Example of Kitchen Duties:

    • General cleaning of Dish-room, Back Kitchen, and Dining Hall. This includes a thorough cleaning of all surfaces (serving trays, counter tops, shelves, etc.)
    • Management of food waste buckets/compost bags.
    • Equipment/utensil stock count/organizing.
    • Dining Hall tables set correctly for each meal.
    • Placing orders for cleaning supplies and plates/cutlery through the camp office.
    • Ringing the meal bells on time for each meal.
    • Make sure that the orders from the kitchen are picked up in a timely manner.
    • Assisting and Managing the Dish-room/Dishwashers.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2020 inclusive

  • Dishwashers

    We are currently seeking six (6) Dishwashers, three (3) for each camp.

    Job description:

    • 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.
    • Maintain salt, pepper and napkin dispensers, trays, wash clothes etc.
    • 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.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 27, 2020  inclusive

  • Drivers

    Job description:

    You will be asked to drive into Huntsville a few times a week for business-related reasons, generally to shop at various local stores for supplies for camp. And then whenever there is an emergency or an expected pick-up or drop-off situation you will be assigned to travel wherever needed. Often the Driver goes up to Temagami and to other remote area to either pick up campers or drop supplies to our out-trips. 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.

    • Able to operate each vehicle that may be driven.(generally an SUV type vehicle)
    • Coordinate diving schedule with office staff regarding town runs, evacuations.
    • Teach and monitor proper use of seat-belts, safe loading and unloading, proper behaviour in the vehicle, and other aspects of vehicle safety.
    • Clean and maintain vehicles.
    • Search for the various items on shopping lists as assigned by the camp administrator
    • Check vehicles before and after each trip for gas, oil, tire pressure, damage, etc.
    • Be familiar with any health problems of campers and staff that are transported.
    • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Valid G-class Ontario Driver’s License
    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”

    Compensation varies depending on age and experience but is generally based on 9 weeks at 40 hours per week at minimum wage.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2020 inclusive

  • Health Care Assistants (Nurses)

    We are currently seeking four (4) Health Care Assistants, two (2) for each camp.

     Job 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 2nd year students are also welcome to apply.

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

    • Ensure each staff member and camper has on file a health history form, as required.
    • Conduct health screening for campers when they arrive to camp and when they return from canoe trip.
    • Conduct inventory of supplies and report to the Camp Doctor when supplies need to be ordered.
    • Monitor health of all staff and campers and administer medications and first- aid when appropriate.
    • Establish and follow appropriate medical routines including record keeping in the daily medical log, disposal of medical waste, and managing and safeguarding medications.
    • Check and issue first- aid kits.
    • Keep incident and accident reports on file.
    • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”
    • AED Certified
    • Enrolled in a Nursing degree at a Canadian University

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2020 inclusive

  • Maintenance / Water Technician

    Job description:

    Ahmek and Wapomeo have a roster of maintenance staff reporting to the Head of Maintenance. The team is responsible for the startup, shutdown and operation of the physical facilities on Canoe Lake. This process begins in May/June and ends in September/October each year. There are two water systems- one at each camp. They are lake water based pump systems using chlorine and UV treatment processes. This position’s main focus is testing of those systems daily. In addition, general maintenance duties also apply. Plumbing skills are also an asset as small repairs and upgrades are done throughout the season.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    https://www.wcwc.ca/en/smallsystemszone/osdws/

    *The Camp can arrange certification of this course for you if need be.

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

    Dates of employment: May through September inclusive. (accommodation for differing dates may be possible for applicants who can only work the summer months).

  • Night Security

    We are currently seeking two (2) Nightsecurity, one (1) for each camp.

    Job description:

    As Night Security, your principle duty is to safeguard the campers and the camp site from 11 pm until 6:00 am. This includes making rounds and investigating nightly activity.

    • Ensure the safety of campers and the camp during the evening hours.
    • Provide support and aid to any campers, who have fallen out of their beds, are homesick, sleep walk, wet the bed, etc.
    • Complete two thorough rounds to ensure all campers are present in their cabins.
    • Ensure staff members that are signed out have returned from time off.
    • Monitor staff safety and behaviour
    • Sweep the Dining Hall thoroughly each night in between your two rounds.
    • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”
    • Pleasure Craft Operators License (if employed at Wapomeo) is required.

    Compensation varies depending on age and experience but is generally based on 40 hours per week for 9 weeks at minimum wage.  All positions include room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 28, 2020 inclusive

  • Receptionists/Program Support Staff

    Camp: Ahmek

    We are currently seeking two (2) Receptionists / Program Support Staff at Ahmek.

    Job 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).

    • Answer phones and take clear, detailed messages.
    • Provide parents with responses to Frequently Asked Questions (Pick up/ Drop off times, mailing address, Visitor’s Day, etc.)
    • Keep office and surrounding area clean and neat.
    • Sort incoming camp mail and prepare outgoing mail.
    • Coordinate work coming into and out of the office (Parent Letters, Bus Tags, E-mails, etc.)
    • Be familiar and follow through with camp policies regarding camper and staff phone calls and messages.
    • Pack all office materials and supplies at the end of the season.
    • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.
    • Program Support- you have a choice of what area in camp you think you can contribute to in terms of supporting the activity program area. Anything where you think you have something to offer at any one of our Activity Areas!

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”

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

    Dates of employment: June 27 – August 27, 2020 inclusive

  • Tuck Shop/ Receptionists

    We are currently seeking one (1) Tuck Shop Coordinator/Receptionist  for Wapomeo.

    Job description:

    Tuck Shop: This person runs the Tuck Shop, keeping regular store hours after lunch, 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.

    • Keep a thorough inventory of all items in the Tuck Shop – split into July and August items.
    • Ensure merchandise is folded neatly and on display with prices for campers and staff to see.
    • Keep detailed records of the campers and staff who have purchased items from the Tuck Shop.
    • (Campers Tuck Bills) Import into Camp Brain, (Staff Tuck Bills) Give to Personnel Administrator.
    • Coordinate with the Logistics coordinator when items in the Tuck Shop are running low.
    • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

    Receptionist:

    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).

    • Answer phones and take clear, detailed messages.
    • Provide parents with responses to Frequently Asked Questions (Pick up/ Drop off times, mailing address, Visitor’s Day, etc.)
    • Keep office and surrounding area clean and neat.
    • Sort incoming camp mail and prepare outgoing mail.
    • Coordinate work coming into and out of the office (Parent Letters, Bus Tags, E-mails, etc.)
    • Be familiar and follow through with camp policies regarding camper and staff phone calls and messages.
    • Pack all office materials and supplies at the end of the season.
    • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 27, 2020 inclusive

  • Tuck Shop and Storehouse Coordinators

    Camp: Ahmek

    We are currently seeking two (2) Tuck Shop/Storehouse Coordinators for Ahmek

    Job description:

    Tuck Shop: This person runs the Tuck Shop, keeping regular store hours after lunch, 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.

    • Keep a thorough inventory of all items in the Tuck Shop – split into July and August items.
    • Ensure merchandise is folded neatly and on display with prices for campers and staff to see.
    • Keep detailed records of the campers and staff who have purchased items from the Tuck Shop.
    • (Campers Tuck Bills) Import into Camp Brain, (Staff Tuck Bills) Give to Personnel Administrator.
    • Coordinate with the Logistics coordinator when items in the Tuck Shop are running low.
    • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

    Storehouse: For a few hours a day, when not on receptionist duty. 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.

    • Keep a thorough inventory of all items coming into and going out of the Store House.
    • Maintain a tidy and organized work environment.
    • Coordinate with the Logistics Coordinator when items in the Store House are running low.
    • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 27, 2020 inclusive

  • Nanny

    We are currently seeking one (1) Nanny for Wapomeo

    Job description:

    Watch over the Wapomeo Director’s two children. Accompany them to activities, know their whereabouts at all times during activities. Organize play activities for the children when regular camp programming is not available and accompany them to programmed activities when they are. Monitor children’s activities during rest periods and meals as needed. The schedule is varied from day to day but sufficient time off is provided at certain times during the day and in the evenings.

    Qualifications/Job Requirements:

    • Emergency First Aid or Equivalent and CPR “B”
    • Some experience with children 6 and under
    • Swimming ability is a must and ideally Bronze Cross certification

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

    Dates of employment: June 21 – August 27, 2020 inclusive

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