Job Posting

Head of Ropes Programs

Onondaga Camp

The Camp

Onondaga Camp is excited to be offering a one-month program in August for the 2021 season!

**For 2021, Onondaga Camp has pivoted to running a 4 week camp in August only to ensure success with COVID-19 protocols. All staff will be paid a full summer (10 week) salary for a 6 week contract. For more questions please contact

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.

Dates of Employment

Start Date: July 20th, 2021
End Date: August 27th, 2021
Location: Minden, ON

The Position

The Head of Ropes (along with 2 assistant heads) is responsible for the management and safety of our entire ropes program including a static course, giant swing, climbing wall, vertical playground and zip line.

Job Description

  • Management and scheduling of all staff working on ropes elements based on program needs and staff strengths
  • Ensure all staff are engaging campers and running safe programs with a focus on skill development.
  • Ensure accurate record keeping of all ropes levels.
  • Provide feedback and evaluations for staff on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Ensure accurate record keeping for all ropes activities, specifically log books & inspection reports.
  • Schedule and complete aerial inspections as needed.
  • End of year inventory.

Necessary Qualifications/Competencies

  • Current holding of (or ability to obtain) Ropes Level 2 Certification
  • Strong staff management skills
  • Strong organizational & written communication skills
  • Previous experience managing ropes courses as asset.

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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