Job Posting

Waterfront Instructor (Lifeguard)

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 a Waterfront Instructor 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 a Waterfront Instructor

  • Provide daily supervision & lifeguarding for free swim periods, section activities, WellFit classes, Aquaglide & Lilypad.
  • Assist the Head of Waterfront and/or Waterfront Assistant in supervising and instructing the SRM Day Camp Swim Program, for daily swimming lessons.
  • Assist the Head of Waterfront and/or Waterfront Assistant in instructing HOC’s Staff Development swim programs, including Emergency First Aid instruction for LITs.
  • Act as a primary member of the HOC Emergency Response Team.
  • Attend all organized Emergency Response Team training practices.
  • Assist with the accountability of all waterfront rescue devices and signage, including daily waterfront inspections.
  • Assist with supervision of various waterfront classes, as required.
  • Daily program development/maintenance time (1 hour) as needed.
  • Evening activity instruction/supervision (Monday, Tuesday) (1 hour).
  • Tuesday or Wednesday cabin coverage to facilitate counsellor evening off.
  • Sunday Camper Registration (work brigades, registration, evening programs).
  • Saturday – assist with Swim/First Aid instruction for LITs.
  • Attend weekly all staff and staff team meetings.
  • Work one “Holdover Weekend” for campers staying over week-to-week.
  • Additional classes and supervision as required. 

Recommended Qualifications

  • Minimum National Lifeguard certification (Lifesaving Instructor certificate preferred).
  • Current certificate of Standard First Aid.
  • Respect in Sport certification.
  • Lifeguarding experience required.
  • Possess the ability to teach and communicate with varied ages of campers.
  • Possess strong group control skills.
  • 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

June 12, 2022

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