Adventure Program Instructor
Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium are looking for Summer Staff!
A diagnosis of childhood cancer changes life in an instant. For affected children and families,
it can suddenly feel like everything is about cancer.
Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium (merged in 2020) offers a different journey, where kids with
cancer can just be kids, and families connect with a community of strength and support
when they need it the most.
So much more than a summer camp—we offer the social cure for childhood cancer. Our
camp-inspired programs deliver fun, friendship, and community to children and families at
no cost to them year-round, all across Ontario.
Cancer changes a child’s life. So does camp. And so can you. Learn more at
Summer 2021 – OVERNIGHT CAMP
Adventure Program Instructors
(contract June to end of August)
$3,500 – $4,700 for the term of the contract
While 2020 was full of unexpected challenges, our new organization moved forward,
inspired by our vision of reaching every child and family affected by childhood cancer across
Ontario. We are developing plans to deliver modified in-person overnight camp programs
this summer at Camp Trillium Rainbow Lake and Ooch Muskoka, leveraging pandemic
protocols including social distancing, use of PPE, and plenty of time outdoors. We’re getting
ready for a life-changing summer of adventure, fun, and safety!
Would you like to be part of our amazing programs this summer? We are now accepting
applications for experienced Adventure Program Instructors.
In order to be a successful part of our outstanding all-summer staff, you’ll be passionate
about facilitating amazing recreational experiences for kids and families while actively
supporting and providing resources to our volunteers throughout the summer.
Our Adventure Program Instructors will work with the Head of Adventure Program, the
and the Adventure Program team to facilitate fun, inclusive and safe activities at all
Adventure elements including: low ropes elements and course, climbing tower/wall, dynamic
team elements and a multi-level static course with a wheel-chair accessible first level.
Adventure Program Instructors will assist in the development and instruction of an
Adventure Program for groups of parents and their children aged 0-18 that is safe, creative,
challenging, accessible, experiential, as well as ability and age appropriate, environmentally
friendly and fun. The Adventure team is also responsible for ensuring the safety of all
equipment and the activity area including regular maintenance, conducting risk
management surveys and on-going safety reporting.
In addition to Adventure Programming, our all summer program staff coach and support our
volunteer teams and assist and/or lead the planning, prepping and execution of camp wide
programs and other day time and evening activities.
Skills & Qualifications:
Our Adventure Program Instructors must have:
ï‚· Their Level 1 ACCT High Ropes Instructor Certification or be willing to take this
course before programs begin (to be reimbursed at the end of the contract)
ï‚· Experience working with children in a recreational setting including children with
special needs is a advantageous
ï‚· A valid first aid certification
ï‚· Current police reference check and vulnerable sector check.
Benefical Skills & Experience:
ï‚· Experience leading high ropes or challenge course programming
ï‚· Facilitating adaptive programming
ï‚· Overnight summer camp experience
ï‚· Current G Class driver’s license and eligibility to be insured under our Camp
This position requires living at the Ooch Muskoka or Rainbow Lake campsite for the
duration of the contract (June to August as well as available for spring training where
applicable), with room and board provided. In consideration of the population Camp Ooch
& Camp Trillium serve, the incumbent is a non-smoker.
To view more information on our summer staff roles, please visit https://ooch.org/aboutooch/careers/.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate
in the subject line “Application for Adventure Program Instructor” and in your email
please indicate if you have a strong preference of location: Rainbow Lake (Waterford, ON)
or Ooch Muskoka (Rosseau, ON).
Equal Employment Opportunity
Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium invites applications from all qualified individuals. We are
committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications
from women, visible minorities, indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of
any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration
requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Upon request, Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium will provide to applicants with disabilities,
accommodations that take into account the applicants’ accessibility needs, in order to
facilitate participation in the recruitment, assessment, selection and hiring stages.