Job Posting

Head of Waterfront

Hockey Opportunity Camp

Employment Period

July 3 – August 27, 2022. Optional employment: May & June 2022; August 28 – September 3, 2022.


Summer wages vary depending on age, qualifications and experience of applicants. Room and board are included.

How to Apply

Visit, and select the Staff Dropdown Menu to apply online. Or email for more information.

Camp Overview

Are you ready to ‘live the dream’ this summer? Consider joining our highly trained camp staff team and apply for the Head of Waterfront position at HOC this summer.

We are a residential children’s camp in Ontario that has been privately owned and operated since 1966. Children from all over the world, aged 7-16, come to experience “The Ultimate Hockey And Summer Camp Experience” on beautiful Eagle Lake. With a capacity of 240 campers per week and 100 staff (1 staff to 2.5 campers), the beauty of HOC is that we are large enough to offer diversified camp programs to suit every camper’s needs. In addition to hockey, we provide an Overnight Ultimate Camp and Overnight Water Ski Program that does not include hockey instruction.

Our tradition of excellence is built upon the strength of our staff. Each staff member brings with them commitment, enthusiasm and compassion for children. Summer camp staff is one of the most valuable and rewarding jobs any person will ever have. Benefits include learning new skills and experiences, working outside, getting paid to have fun, connecting with youth, meeting new lifelong friends, personal growth, and fantastic memories. Annually the Senior and Directorial staff of HOC interview hundreds of staff candidates in order to find what we feel are the most caring and talented individuals with a passion for working and teaching children in a summer sports camp community.

Benefits to Working at HOC

  • Room & Board Provided (includes all meals & weekly special staff snack).
  • Weekly Staff Hockey & Water Skiing + other organized weekly staff activities & events.
  • Access to program and recreation equipment – the chance to live on a lake for the summer.
  • The chance to work in a close-knit supportive community that values staff health and wellness, creativity and employee success.
  • The opportunity to develop life skills, applicable to multi-faceted career opportunities.
  • An experience that will last a lifetime. 

Daily / Weekly Responsibilities of the Head of Waterfront

  • Assist the Program Director, when needed.
  • Organize/provide daily supervision & lifeguarding for free swim periods, section activities, WellFit classes, Aquaglide & Lilypad.
  • Organize/provide daily instruction and lifeguarding for the SRM Day Camp swimming lessons.
  • Organize/provide instruction and supervision for HOC’s Staff Development swim programs, specifically the Bronze Cross program.
  • Organize/book Bronze Med/ Cross exam times for the LITs / CITs.
  • Act as a primary member of the HOC Emergency Response Team.
  • Organize and facilitate scheduled Emergency Response Team training practices for all waterfront staff.
  • Be accountable for all waterfront rescue devices and signage, including daily waterfront inspections.
  • Create weekly schedules for the waterfront staff team.
  • Assist in a leadership role in all required camp special events or specific duties as they are scheduled or assigned.
  • Assist with the supervision of various waterfront classes, as required.
  • Provide mentorship and supervision to the waterfront staff team and ensure that they are meeting HOC’s programming and safety standards.
  • Provide daily supervision throughout camp of quality waterfront programming and safety standards.
  • Supervision and delegation of daily program development time, ensuring waterfront program areas are presentable and clean.
  • Be available to assist Camp Directors as required or when instructional schedule allows.

Recommended Qualifications

  • Minimum of 19 years of age.
  • Currently enrolled in a college or university program with preferred study in Recreation Management, Education, Early Childhood Development, Physical Education, or Personnel Management.
  • Lifeguarding experience mandatory.
  • Experience working with children of various ages in a supervisory or teaching situation. Specific camp experience is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, evaluate, and deal effectively with problem-solving situations within the area of responsibility.
  • Valid G driver’s license.
  • National Lifeguard certification.
  • Lifesaving Instructor certification.
  • Current certificate of Standard First Aid.
  • Respect in Sport certification.
  • ORCKA Camp Canoeing Instructor certificate (to be obtained upon receipt of a contract offer).
  • Must be an enthusiastic, energetic and positive person.
  • Must be willing to take part in camp-related activities outside the defined job description.

Other Job Details

We will review applications as received. We thank all applicants for their time and interest, however, only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Hockey Opportunity Camp is committed to an accessible workplace and one that is free from discrimination in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. If you require accommodation in applying for this posting, please contact our office at 1-888-576-2752.


Waterfront / Swim Specialist

November 30, 2021

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