Job Posting

Climbing Skills Counsellor

Owned and operated by Diabetes Canada, Camp Huronda lies on a beautifully wooded peninsula on Lake Waseosa near Huntsville. This superb 110-acre setting offers permanent camp facilities for children living with type 1 diabetes through carefully planned programs that provide children with a summer of adventure, fun, learning and health care.

At D-Camps, children enjoy an authentic camp experience while having all of their diabetes needs met by a team of skilled medical professionals. For fun and skill building, our awesome program team leads the way! Our medical staff includes endocrinologists, doctors, nurses, dietitians as well as health-care students, residents, and interns. Together, they form a support network to help campers manage their diabetes more independently.

Diabetes Canada camps and youth programs are aimed at children and youth affected by type 1 diabetes. These overnight programs emphasize participation in camp activities and provide an opportunity for diabetes education. Camp also helps youth to gain independence and self- discipline in managing their diabetes. The goals of Diabetes Canada camps are:
● Teach independent, self-management of diabetes
● Foster lasting friendships
● Improve self-esteem
● Provide a safe, fun, and educational camp experience


The Climbing Skills Counsellors are responsible for executing all aspects of the challenge course program in conjunction with the Climbing Head (dynamic team elements, static course, giant swing, four-sided climbing tower and low ropes elements), including maintaining all challenge course equipment, ensuring that all programs are meeting risk management standards and delivering an experiential, camper-focused experience. All skill counsellors will be providing additional incabin support to our counselling team as they will be living in camper cabins (where appropriate and possible). Skill counsellors will also be involved in participating and providing leadership to evening programs alongside the program team. 


Program Area: 

  • Provide the required skills and expertise to operate an adventure-based ropes and climbing program. 
  • Work with the Climbing Head and co-instructors to ensure the setup, upkeep, organization, and safety of the rock wall, low ropes, and high ropes program areas. 
  • Define and inform all staff of their roles, responsibilities, and expectations in your area. 
  • Ensure safety of campers and staff while at any of the challenge course elements 
  • Provide in-cabin camper support
  • Support and co-facilitate camp wide evening programs, as per schedule

Contract Dates: June 11 – August 30, 2024

Note: 50% of required CUI certification will be covered for any successful candidate

About the Application Process

All applicants (new and returning staff) must submit the following documents online

  • Personal Contact information
  • Cover Letter (attached to application form)
  • Resume (attached to application form)
  • References (2 for new staff, 1 for returning)

Note: Offers and interviews are conditional on anticipated certifications. Please provide an updated list of current certifications and dates of anticipated achievement of certifications at the time of employment.

All new and returning staff must provide either a CRC or CRC and VSS according to the Diabetes Canada D-Camps policy.

We will accept a criminal record check that has been completed within 12 months of hire and a vulnerable sector check within 3 years. We will also accept valid education service cards from Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Ontario. The original check(s) must be verified by Association staff for authenticity and a copy will be taken for our files.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role.

Applications can be submitted online HERE

If you have any further questions about what the camps are like, we encourage you to check out the website at

Or if you have questions about other employment opportunities with D-Camps, please contact us at

At Diabetes Canada, we are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. We are dedicated to a high-performance, diverse, and inclusive workplace. We strongly believe that having a diverse organization with various skills and abilities will inspire creativity, drive innovation, and promote belonging. We are committed to building a team representative of different backgrounds and perspectives, and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada.

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