Camp Maple Leaf is seeking an experienced individual who wants to make a difference in the lives of incredible children who share unique life challenges. Our Leadership Program Director will be responsible for providing our Leadership Program participants (ages 14-16) with an immersive, fun and inspiring experience that will help them build lifelong leadership skills that will serve them as future camp leaders, as well as in their home, school and community lives outside of camp.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, responsible, fun-loving individual dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the lives of young people. Applicants with education and/or lived experience in children’s camping, education, youth development and recreation settings will be preferred. Experience and certification in lifesaving, canoe tripping or other program specialty areas an asset.
- Implement a curriculum-based leadership development program for young people ages 14-16, including supervising participating campers to ensure a positive developmental experience in an atmosphere of fun, belonging and friendship.
- Adapt the existing program components to the individual needs of campers, and ensure campers feel successful while being challenged to develop their individual strengths and foster their leadership skills.
- Evaluate the success of the program, document the progress of each camper in the program, and contribute to curriculum enhancements and additions.
- Ensure the well-being of campers, provide age-appropriate supervision, enforce camp policies and participant guidelines, and support their safety and physical/mental health needs.
- Encourage teamwork amongst the group, create a sense of belonging and purpose within the broader camp community, foster a sense of independence, and build their confidence and competence as future camp leaders.
About Our Organization:
- Camp Maple Leaf is a registered charity, providing overnight camp experiences to children from Military Families and children who share other unique life challenges at its 3 camp locations across Canada. Established in 1955, our flagship Ontario location sits on a 104-acre private island in the Kawartha Lakes, Ontario
- Our camp sessions bring together children who share similar life challenges. These include children of Canadian Military Families (serving and veteran), children of First Responder Families living with an OSI, children grieving the loss of a family member, as well as children who share other challenges including living with skin disorders, dwarfism, facial differences, Tourette syndrome, limb differences and osteogenesis imperfecta.
- Our camp staff work together with partner groups specializing in the unique needs of our campers, to modify and adapt our program on a weekly basis and create a special community where their uniqueness is celebrated.