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

Senior Summer Staff

Counselling and Canoe Trip Staff

  • 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, 2020 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. You act primarily as a ‘Canoe Trip Leader’ (or ‘Rent-a-Guide’ in camp slang 🙂 ) 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 Leader 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

  • Campcraft Instructor

    We are currently seeking one Camp Craft Instructor for Wapomeo.

    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

  • Climbing Wall and Ropes Instructor

    High Ropes Instructor

    Camp: Ahmek

    We are currently seeking one High Ropes Instructor.

    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, 2020 inclusive

Support Staff

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

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

  • Dining Hall Supervisor

    We are currently seeking one Dining Hall Supervisor for Wapomeo

    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 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 5 Dishwashers

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

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

  • 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 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

  • Tuck Shop/ Receptionist

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

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

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