Job Posting

Boating Skills Counsellor

Contract Dates: June 11 – August 30, 2024

Note: 50% of required NL certification will be covered for any successful candidate

Owned and operated by Diabetes Canada, Camp Huronda lies on a beautifully wooded peninsula on Lake Waseosa near Huntsville. This superb 110-acre setting offers permanent camp facilities for children living with type 1 diabetes through carefully planned programs that provide children with a summer of adventure, fun, learning and health care.

At D-Camps, children enjoy an authentic camp experience while having all of their diabetes needs met by a team of skilled medical professionals. For fun and skill building, our awesome program team leads the way! Our medical staff includes endocrinologists, doctors, nurses, dietitians as well as health-care students, residents, and interns. Together, they form a support network to help campers manage their diabetes more independently.

Diabetes Canada camps and youth programs are aimed at children and youth affected by type 1 diabetes. These overnight programs emphasize participation in camp activities and provide an opportunity for diabetes education. Camp also helps youth to gain independence and self- discipline in managing their diabetes. The goals of Diabetes Canada camps are:
● Teach independent, self-management of diabetes
● Foster lasting friendships
● Improve self-esteem
● Provide a safe, fun, and educational camp experience

About the Role: The Boating Skills Counsellor is responsible for designing and facilitating engaging and camper-focused boating lessons, including but not limited to canoes and kayaks. The waterfront is one of the focal points of Camp Huronda and the Boating Skills Counsellor is expected to infuse creative programming into free time and structured activities and to ensure the program meets the Diabetes Canada National Camping Guidelines while working closely with the Swimming Skills Counsellor to ensure that the waterfront delivers exceptional camper focused programs. All skill counsellors will be providing additional in cabin support to our counselling team as they will be living in caper cabins (where appropriate and possible). Skill counsellors will also be involved in participating providing leadership to evening programs alongside the program team. Additionally, when appropriate and available, the boating skills counsellor will also support in the delivery and evaluation of the Leadership Development Program ORCKA certifications.  


Program Area: 

  • Provides the required skills and expertise to operate safe and effective kayaking and canoeing programs.   
  • Instruct and lead in specialty sessions, including ORCKA Flatwater Kayak Level A and Safe Kayaking Program, where possible. 
  • Work with the Waterfront head and swimming skills counsellor to ensure the setup, upkeep, organization, and safety of the waterfront area. 
  • Ensure safety of campers and staff while at the waterfront. 

Applications can be submitted online HERE

About the Application Process

All applicants (new and returning staff) must submit the following documents online

  • Personal Contact information
  • Cover Letter (attached to application form)
  • Resume (attached to application form)
  • References (2 for new staff, 1 for returning)

Note: Offers and interviews are conditional on anticipated certifications. Please provide an updated list of current certifications and dates of anticipated achievement of certifications at the time of employment.

All new and returning staff must provide either a CRC or CRC and VSS according to the Diabetes Canada D-Camps policy.

We will accept a criminal record check that has been completed within 12 months of hire and a vulnerable sector check within 3 years. We will also accept valid education service cards from Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Ontario. The original check(s) must be verified by Association staff for authenticity and a copy will be taken for our files.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role.


If you have any further questions about what the camps are like, we encourage you to check out the website at

Or if you have questions about other employment opportunities with D-Camps, please contact us at

At Diabetes Canada, we are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. We are dedicated to a high-performance, diverse, and inclusive workplace. We strongly believe that having a diverse organization with various skills and abilities will inspire creativity, drive innovation, and promote belonging. We are committed to building a team representative of different backgrounds and perspectives, and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada.

For individuals who would like to request an accommodation, please contact us at


Waterfront / Swim Specialist


Camp Huronda

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