Job Posting

Head of Riding Programs – Onondaga Camp

Dates of Employment

Start Date: June 23, 2023
End Date: September 1, 2023
Location: Minden, ON

The Camp

Since 1918, campers have come to Onondaga Camp each summer to discover the challenges and rewards of outdoor adventure and friendship.  A true Canadian summer tradition, Onondaga Camp offers an extraordinary environment for kids to play, explore, achieve, and grow.

Onondaga Camp is a summer overnight camp for children ages 6-16 near Minden, Ontario.  We facilitate over 1,500 campers each summer.  We hire staff on the basis of the soundness and maturity of their judgment, their commitment to being strong role models, and most importantly their ability to establish positive and caring relationships with their campers.

The Position

The Head of Riding is responsible for the management of the riding program as a whole, with support from 2 Assistant Heads. Responsibilities include the following:

Care and feeding of 10-12 horses.

Preparing riding for summer (site-maintenance), training of staff, and development of program.

Implementing program for all campers at riding, ensuring safety and skill development as a priority.

Developing and tracking levels for all ages who attend riding to ensure skill development as priority. Levels must be provided to program director at the end of each session.

Providing feedback to all staff and leadership program participants, including informal and bi-weekly reviews.

Co-ordination with Assistant Direct/Program Director for any maintenance issues that arise.

Horse Show – Co-ordinate the entire horseback riding show, ensuring ample camper participation exists.

Inventory control.

End of year inventory, and wish list for following summer.

Necessary Qualifications/Competencies

Previous experience riding, caring for horses, mucking/barn management.

Experience teaching riding skills

The Application Process

To apply, please complete our online application by clicking here, or send a resume and cover letter to Graham MacLellan, Assistant Director, at

Please note that although we thank all applicants, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Onondaga Camp values the diversity of people.  We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodation will be provided, on request, to support candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  All responses will be handled with strict confidence


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February 28, 2023


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