Job Posting

Assistant Head of High Ropes Programs

Head of Ropes Programs
Onondaga Camp

Dates of Employment
Start Date: June 18, 2024
End Date: August 30, 2024
Location: Minden, ON (Live on site required. Room & board included)

The Position
The Head of Ropes (along with 2 assistant heads) is responsible for managing the safety and program facilitation of our ropes program which includes a static high ropes course, giant swing, climbing wall, vertical playground and zip line.

Job Description

  • Management and scheduling of all staff working on ropes elements.
  • Ensure all staff are engaging campers and running safe programs.
  • Ensure accurate record keeping of all ropes levels.
  • Provide feedback and evaluations for staff on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Ensure accurate record keeping for all ropes activities, specifically log books & inspection reports.
  • Schedule and complete aerial inspections as needed.
  • Ongoing and end of year inventory.

Necessary Qualifications/Competencies

  • Extensive climbing experience, ideally with multiple belay systems/course types
  • Current holding of (or ability to obtain) Ropes Level 2 Certification. **If you have never received formal ropes training, please reach out to ask more questions about how we can help arrange this before your contract**
  • Strong staff management skills
  • Strong organizational & written communication skills
  • Previous experience managing ropes courses as asset

The Camp
Since 1918, Onondaga Camp has been an overnight camp for children ages 6-16 near Minden, Ontario, offering  an inclusive environment for kids to play, explore, achieve, and grow. We hire staff on the basis of the soundness and maturity of their judgment, their commitment to being strong role models, and most importantly their ability to establish positive and caring relationships with their campers.

The Application Process
To apply, please complete our online application by clicking here, or send a resume and cover letter to Graham MacLellan, Assistant Director, at

Accessibility & Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Onondaga Camp values the diversity of people. We accept applications from all folks and encourage applications from People of Colour, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. We are committed to creating an inclusive community where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported.
Accommodation will be provided, on request, to support candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. All responses will be handled with strict confidence. Please do not hesitate to email or call us (416-482-0782).
Please note that only those who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. We look forward to meeting you!


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