Job Posting

Camp Director

Position:  Camp Director, YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth

Location:  YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth (May-October) and Wortley YMCA, London (November – April)

 Start Date:  March 2021

Compensation: $40,000-50,000 per year, depending on experience

YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth (CQE) is a seasonal summer camp and outdoor center located in Georgian Bay Islands National Park on Beausoleil Island just outside of Honey Harbour, Ontario.  Since 1953, CQE has offered a variety of programs for children and youth ages 6-17, including traditional one and two week overnight camps, extended canoe out trips, leadership programs, and outdoor education programs. The programs offered have a strong emphasis on waterfront activities, canoe tripping, and environmental education. YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth operates during the spring and fall seasons as an Outdoor Center, offering a variety of programs for schools and groups as well as a selection of training events and retreats for camp staff, adults and private groups. Annually, CQE hosts approximately 2000 participants throughout the outdoor education and summer camp programs.

The CQE Camp Director position is a full-time position responsible for managing all aspects of the programs and facilities. They are responsible for ensuring safe, high quality programs and providing support and training to the staff teams. During the winter season, their main responsibilities include planning and preparing for the next season, registration, and hiring the staff team.


A complimentary YMCA membership which encourages you to embrace the Y’s philosophy of health and well-being

A discount on our Childcare and Camp programs


Coordinate human resources, including recruitment, supervision, training, coaching and mentoring staff

Ensure the delivery of high-quality participant experiences that promote and reflect the YMCA core values and mission statement

Responsible for development, implementation and management of operational and capital budgets

Coordinate marketing and promotion strategies

Develop alumni and donor relationships

Coordinate facility operations and preventative maintenance schedules for all buildings and capital assets and ensure compliance to all relevant provincial regulations/standards

Onsite leadership and supervision of all operations during operating seasons

Ongoing risk management and crisis response following YMCA procedures

Oversee registration and financial assistance processes and meet or exceed enrolment targets

Plan strategically for the continued growth and development of all CQE programs

Maintain strong external relationships valuable to the ongoing success of camp

Other Job Details:

Due to the uncertain nature of overnight camp operations for the 2021 season, this position will be hired as a full-time contract with intent to transition to a full-time permanent position within 6 months of hire after a probationary review.

The successful candidate is required to live on site at YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth from early May to early October in rustic accommodations.  From October to late April, the position is based out of our main Association office located in London, however there is potential flexibility to work remotely at times throughout the off season.

Qualifications & Experience:

Previous experience managing and supervising staff in a camp or outdoor education environment (minimum 2 years)

Experience working with children, youth, and adults in a camp or outdoor education environment

Exceptional communication skills, relationship-building skills, and organizational skills

Current clear Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening as per current YMCA human resource policy

Valid CPR C and Standard First Aid

G Class Drivers License

Pleasure Craft Operator Card

Wilderness Advanced First Aid (preferred)

NLS (preferred)







Developing Others                         


Self Development

Change Capacity                      

Emotional Maturity                     


Stewardship of Brand Culture

Quality Results

Project Management


Decision Making


To Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to: Nancy Knyf, General Manager of Overnight Camping at Please include the Job Title in the subject line.

Deadline for application is March 5, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our members/participants, employees, job applicants, suppliers, and any visitors who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our services. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), and its associated standards and regulations.



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