Job Posting

Canoeing Instructor

Job Title:         Canoe Instructor

Reports to:      Waterfront and Program Directors

Supervises:      Canoeing LITs and Participants

Start date:        June 26, 2023

End Date:        August 12, 2023

About Us:

Cedar Ridge Camp provides a classic camp experience for children from Ontario and around the world. We offer a safe, friendly atmosphere for children ages 6-16 to develop physical and emotional skills while learning to live together comfortably in an outdoor environment. While developing an appreciation for the natural setting, Cedar Ridge campers and staff develop self-confidence and independence, creating friendships that last a lifetime. We believe that canoeing is integral to our Canadian identity and is an important part of the program at Cedar Ridge.

Job Goal / Summary: 

As a  Cedar Ridge Staff member, your primary concern is the physical and mental health and wellbeing of campers. Specifically, the Canoe Instructor is responsible for safely teaching beginner to advanced Canoeing skills during daily program sessions. The Canoe Instructor will be responsible for working with staff and LIT’s (Leaders in Training) to ensure the safety of all participants, and the quality of all canoeing programs. This includes regular solo and tandem canoe instruction, overnight and day trips, whitewater trips, full camp games involving canoeing, as well as voyageur canoeing.

Cedar Ridge Camp is located on Wanamaker Lake in the Madawaska Highlands region of Ontario. While at camp, you will have access to all facilities and equipment while enjoying a daily camp routine filled with incredible programming and unique experiences.  This position is for you if you want a valuable, enriching summer job experience and a chance to develop leadership skills in a safe and supportive setting. Please check our website for more information about Cedar Ridge (

Preferred Qualifications and Certificates:  

  • Standard or Emergency First aid
  • Bronze Cross
  • ORCKA canoeing instructor certification


  • Participate in mandatory training during pre-camp (June 26-30)
  • Daily canoeing instruction
  • Creative program design
  • Equipment care and maintenance
  • Uphold health and safety standards
  • Daily upkeep of the canoe beach/program area (lost & found, garbage etc…)
  • Taking on the responsibilities of a Cedar Ridge Staff Member

 Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform this job.

  •  Able to portage and move canoes on and off the racks
  •  Able to be active for long periods of time

How to Apply:

Please email and indicate the position you are applying for. Include a resume plus any other pertinent information. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline: Ongoing until filled.


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