Job Posting

Canoe/Kayak Instructors

Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium are looking for Summer Staff!


A diagnosis of childhood cancer changes life in an instant. For affected children and families, it can suddenly feel like everything is about cancer.


Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium (merged in 2020) offers a different journey, where kids with cancer can just be kids, and families connect with a community of strength and support when they need it the most.


So much more than a summer camp—we offer the social cure for childhood cancer. Our camp-inspired programs deliver fun, friendship, and community to children and families at no cost to them year-round, all across Ontario.


Cancer changes a child’s life. So does camp. And so can you. Learn more at


Summer 2021 – OVERNIGHT CAMP

Canoe/Kayak Instructors

(contract June to end of August)

$4,100 to $5,500 for the term of the contract


While 2020 was full of unexpected challenges, our new organization moved forward, inspired by our vision of reaching every child and family affected by childhood cancer across Ontario. We are developing plans to deliver modified in-person overnight camp programs this summer at Camp Trillium Rainbow Lake and Ooch Muskoka, leveraging pandemic protocols including social distancing, use of PPE, and plenty of time outdoors. We’re getting ready for a life-changing summer of adventure, fun, and safety!


Would you like to be part of our amazing programs this summer? We are now accepting applications for experienced Canoe/Kayak Instructors.


In order to be a successful part of our outstanding all-summer staff, you’ll be passionate about facilitating amazing recreational experiences for kids and families while actively supporting and providing resources to our volunteers throughout the summer.


Our Canoe/Kayak Instructors will work with the Waterfront Coordinator and the Waterfront Team to facilitate safety at all paddle boating activities.


Canoe/Kayak Instructors will assist in the development and instruction of the canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding program for families and their children that is safe, creative, challenging, accessible, experiential, as well as ability and age appropriate, environmentally friendly and fun. The Canoe/Kayak team is also responsible for ensuring the safety of all equipment and the activity area including regular maintenance, conducting risk management surveys and on-going safety reporting.


In addition to the Canoe/Kayak Program our all summer program staff coach and support our volunteer teams and assist and/or lead the planning, prepping and execution of camp wide programs and other day time and evening activities.


Skills & Qualifications:

Our Canoe/Kayak Instructors must have:

  • Experience in canoeing, kayak, paddle boarding and/or instructing activities on a waterfront.
  • NL certification that is current for duration of contract.
  • Valid First Aid certification for duration of the contract.
  • Current police reference check and vulnerable sector screening.


Beneficial Skills & Experience:

  • ORCKA certification.
  • Facilitating adaptive programming.
  • Pleasure Craft Operator’s License.
  • Overnight summer camp experience.
  • A current G Class driver’s license and eligibility to be insured under our Camp insurance policy.


This position requires living at the Ooch Muskoka or Rainbow Lake campsite for the duration of the contract (June to August as well as available for spring training where applicable), with room and board provided. In consideration of the population Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium serve, the incumbent is a non-smoker.


To view more information on our summer staff roles, please visit


Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by email at Please indicate in the subject line “Application for Canoe/Kayak Instructor”.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium invites applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.



Upon request, Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium will provide to applicants with disabilities, accommodations that take into account the applicants’ accessibility needs, in order to facilitate participation in the recruitment, assessment, selection and hiring stages.



Waterfront / Swim Specialist

June 2, 2021

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