Job Posting

Leadership Program Head

Contract DatesMay 26 – September 2, 2022 

Location: Camp Huronda, Huntsville, ON


The LDP Head is responsible for the execution of the two, one-month Huronda LDP Programs and four, two-week long LD Programs (LDP2 & LDP1) and corresponding staff supervision. The LDP Head will ensure LDP curriculum improvement, design, planning and scheduling which includes a 5-6 day wilderness canoeing trip as well as a 4-day white water trip. In conjunction with the entire leadership team the LDP Head will ensure a proper execution of D-Camps core leadership development program values and goals. The LDP Head will work closely with the LDP counsellors, supporting and facilitating sessions when appropriate. The LDP Head will also have a key role in planning and facilitation of pre-camp staff training, and, in conjunction with the Camp Huronda senior staff team, support in the operation of camp.   


-Provide the required skills and expertise to operate a safe and effective leadership program.   

-Ensure safety of participants and staff.  

-Help to develop the protocols and expectations of the leadership development program.   

-Provide and facilitate training for staff for the leadership program.   

-Define and inform all leadership staff of their roles, responsibilities and expectations.   

-Define and inform all staff of their roles and outline the expectations of interactions with leadership development participants.  

  • What it looks like in the cabin during shadowing  
  • What it looks like in program areas during shadowing   
  • What day to day interactions look like with LDPs   

-Maintain supervision and leadership of assigned staff for the duration of the summer.   

-Assist campers and staff in meeting daily and personal needs.  

  • Stepping in for supervision when necessary (possibly sleeping in the cabins in replace of instructors during time off)   
  • Providing key counselling time programming (i.e. bedtime routines)  
  • Handling feelings of missing home  
  • Behavior management of participants (drafting behavior contracts where necessary)  
  • Changing soiled linens/laundry when necessary   
  • Assisting and supporting in the diabetes management of participants (doctors visits, ensuring proper testing protocols are being followed, assisting with carbohydrate counting, 11PM blood glucose testing, etc)  

-Attend all staff training; assist and facilitate training where necessary.   

-Attend camp sessions on time and participate actively in camp life.  

-Be organized and prepared for all camp sessions, arriving five minutes prior to the -commencement of each activity in designated program area.  

-Design a program plan that accommodates different skill levels and abilities of campers.  

-Ensure equipment is safe and ready for use.  

-Supervise during meal times.  

-Ensure that all campers follow camp rules, respecting each other and the facility.  

-Actively and enthusiastically assist in the operation of camp.   

-Maintain a positive, professional and constructive relationship with all staff members.  

-Perform additional duties and tasks as assigned by the Camp Coordinator or Assistant Camp Coordinators.  

-Report all accidents and incidents immediately to the Camp Coordinator and cooperate in the completion of required follow-up (i.e. completing incident reports).   

-Help to create and instill a positive camp culture.   

-Understand and adhere to all Staff Rules & Regulations. 



-Minimum 4+ years camp experience  

-A Current Criminal Reference Check  

-Standard First Aid with CPR-C  

-Bronze Cross (minimum); NLS an asset; instructor certification an asset  

-Please Craft Operator Card (or willing to obtain)  

-CUI certification an asset   

-G Class license an asset  

-ORCKA Camp certification and Canoe Tripping Levels an asset  

-Wilderness First Aid an asset   

-Previous experience facilitating leadership program an asset   

-Preference given to those who have studied in a child development related field  




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-Must be legally eligible to work in Canada and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role.    

-Diabetes Canada welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.  We value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.     

-We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process.  If you have special requirements, please advise us during the recruitment process.    

-We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted   



December 31, 2021

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