Head of Adventure Program
Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium are looking for Summer Staff!
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Summer 2021 – OVERNIGHT CAMP
Head of Adventure Program
(contract June to end of August)
$4,300 to $5,700 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 Head of Adventure Program.
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 Head of Adventure Program will work with the Camp Director and Summer Assistant
Camp Director to facilitate safety at all Adventure activities elements including: low ropes
elements and course, climbing tower/wall, dynamic team elements and a multi-level static
course with a wheel-chair accessible first level. The Head of Adventure Program position is
one of the senior staff team members of a paid summer staff team.
Primary responsibility will be overseeing the Adventure program, and leading a team of staff
facilitators to provide a safe and engaging program for parents/guardians and their children.
The Head of Adventure Program will assist in the development and instruction of an
Adventure Program for groups of parents and their children that is safe, creative,
challenging, accessible, experiential, as well as ability and age appropriate, environmentally
friendly and fun. The Adventure 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 Adventure 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 Head of Adventure Program must have:
ï‚· Level 2 ACCT High Ropes Instructor Certification or be willing to take this course
before programs begin (to be reimbursed at the end of the contract)
ï‚· Experience leading high ropes or challenge course programming
ï‚· Experience supervising staff and/ or volunteers.
ï‚· A valid first aid certification
ï‚· A current G Class driver’s license, and eligible to be insured under Camp Ooch &
Camp Trillium’s Insurance Policy.
ï‚· Current police reference check and vulnerable sector screening.
Benefical Skills & Experience:
ï‚· Facilitating adaptive programming
ï‚· Overnight summer camp experience
ï‚· A current driver’s license and eligibility to be insured under our Camp insurance
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 https://ooch.org/aboutooch/careers/.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by email at email@example.com. Please
indicate in the subject line “Application for Head of Adventure Program” and in
your email please indicate if you have a strong preference of location: Rainbow Lake
(Waterford, ON) or Ooch Muskoka (Rosseau, ON).
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.