Job Posting

Cabin Leader

Number of Positions: 13
Reports To: Counselling Director
Compensation: $74.75/day plus room and board
Location: Camp Merrywood (Perth, ON); Camp Woodeden (London, ON)
Employment Dates: Merrywood June 8, 2022 – August 30, 2022 (Full-time, onsite); Woodeden June 8, 2022 – August 8, 2022.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the camper cabin, including scheduling, supervision of cabin staff, paperwork and attending Cabin Leader meetings as required.
  • Responsible for health and safety conditions in assigned cabin. Keep cabin clean, sanitary, replace supplies when needed, and promptly report any repairs that need to be done to the Site Manager.
  • Responsible for developing and carrying out a cabin specific Risk Management Plan.
  • Responsible for evaluating the Counsellors and Volunteers working within the cabin.
  • Responsible for providing appropriate camper care including; bathing, showering, brushing teeth, hair care, dressing, toileting (changing incontinence pads), clean intermittent catheterization, feeding, lifting and transferring and any other activities of daily living.
  • Assist the campers as required to participate fully in the camp program.
  • Communicate with parents/guardians to obtain as much information as possible about the camper on arrival and departure day.
  • Assist program staff to facilitate the camp programs.
  • Adhere to and support all camp policies, procedures and guidelines as detailed in the Camp Resource Manual.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Counselling Director.

Physical Aspects of the Job

  • Ability to communicate and work as a team leader.
  • Ability to observe camper behaviour and apply appropriate behaviour-management techniques, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
  • Able to manage lifting, some bending, stooping and stretching as well as daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying environmental conditions.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum age: 18 years old

Previous experience at an Easter Seals or similar camp is a strong asset. Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills. Standard First Aid/CPR certification is required prior to the start of the camping season.

Other Considerations

  • Easter Seals Ontario camps are fully accessible and provide camping experiences to kids and young adults with disabilities.
  • It is required that all staff be fully vaccinated against Covid19 and follow the health and safety recommendations provided by Provincial and Regional Health Units.
  • Camp staff members are required to participate fully in the camp activities. This may include swimming every day, sailing, dressing-up and working with children/youth all day.
  • Should be capable of lifting and transferring 15 – 25 kgs in a safe manner.
  • Onsite housing provided for camping season and meals provided on camp session days.
  • June – August eight-day work period, 24 hours/day on call with scheduled breaks throughout the day and three days off between sessions.

How to Apply: Please complete our online application form, which can be found at 

Easter Seals Ontario welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Easter Seals Ontario fosters an environment of inclusivity, empowerment, and safety for participants and staff alike. Easter Seals Ontario is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory ability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws of Ontario.



February 28, 2021

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