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Challenge Course Director


Director of Ropes-Challenge
Camp Pathfinder
Algonquin Park, ON 

Camp Pathfinder, est. 1914 is an island canoe camp in the heart of Algonquin Provincial Park.  We are located on Source Lake.  The camp accommodates 110 boys ages 7 – 16 each session, with a staff of 75 counsellors and guides.

Pathfinder has a first-quality high/low ropes challenge course, and actively programs all ages in ropes-challenge activity. Pathfinder seeks a Ropes Course Director for our upcoming 2021 summer season.
This is a full-time residential position.

Pathfinder Ropes-Challenge Course Staff are required to have the following minimum qualifications:

Participated in a professional instructors training course for challenge ropes course adventure programming (CUI Level I, II or higher), or have equivalent on-the-job training
• At least one summer of experience working in a climbing / challenge course adventure program with youth
• Demonstrated competencies in challenge ropes course skills such as technical, facilitation, program planning, safety management and rescue
• First Aid and CPR
• Preferred training: Challenge Course Practitioner Level II or equivalent training and certification.

All Challenge Ropes Course staff must adhere to the technical training standards of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (A.C.C.T), and Ontario T.S.S.A.

The position includes room, board, training and certification as needed, and use of facilities. Must be age 19 or older, able to live residentially full-time at Pathfinder.

The successful candidate will provide a cover letter, resume, three references, arrange and in-person interview, and provide a criminal background check.

Dates of employment: June 24 – August 20, 2021. Option for May-June spring and September-October fall outdoor ed. programming dates. Please inquire.

Salary: This is a senior position at Pathfinder, and is compensated accordingly. Salary is determined by responsibility, age, qualification and experience. 

Contact: Mike Sladden, Director, 585.249.0716


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