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Camp Lifeguard: Full Time – Summer Contract

Thank you for considering working for the Camp Winston Foundation and the children we serve. A summer season with us is an unforgettable and life-changing experience. We provide overnight summer camp experiences to youth aged 7 to 17 diagnosed with neurological disorders. In your time with us, you will learn about yourself, how to communicate, how to help those with lived-experience that is very different from your own, make friends that will last well into the great blue yonder, and you will have a meaningful impact as a coach and role-model for children who need you desperately. You will give of yourself and you will receive in equal measure. You will join a group of 70 staff as we embark on a bright and diverse adventure to help 140 children. You’ll be responsible for the total-care of 3-5 children at a time with staff teams of 5-6 members.

We generally hire mature adults in post-secondary school, with a wide range of personal and professional passions. Kindness, humour, flexibility, and initiative are the core qualities of our counselors. We are dedicated to the growth and maturity of our staff and are committed to the mental health and wellbeing of all those who join Camp Winston.

Specifically, openings for Water Activity Staff include joining the lifeguard team, being the activity staff lead for boating or swimming, and running daily activity rotations for groups of 4 to 5 campers. You will also be a front-line staff member with a cabin of campers and will take on the role of a camp counsellor as well.

Start Date: June 15, 2022

Employment Type: Full Time, Summer Contract June 15 – Aug. 31

Contract: $3500 + Room & Board (including special diets)

Reporting to: Director of Camp Operations

Schedule & Location: The candidate will work on-site at Camp Winston located at 1147 River Lane Private, Kilworthy, ON,

Additional Opportunities: All staff are provided CPI training on-site. We pay for NLS training or re-certification if you are capable of becoming a lifeguard.

Job Requirements

1. First Aid CPR C from St. John’s Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross

2. Vulnerable Persons Sector Police Check

3. National Lifeguard Service Certification (NLS) or equivalent

4. Ontario boaters license, Swim Instructors course, or water sports experience are considered assets. but not required.

5. Studying in a related field and work/personal experience with children with neurological disorders is an asset, but not required.

6. Covid-19 Vaccine (min double vax) with QR code presented.

COVID-19 considerations:

We work daily with the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit to ensure that all our procedures follow the guidelines laid out by public health. Being an Ontario Camps Association accredited camp we also follow their health and safety rules/regulations.


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