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Outdoor Living Skills & Tripping Team Lead

We are currently looking for a Outdoor Living Skills & Tripping Team Lead to join our team of committed professionals. This full-time contract position within the Association is housed at the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario’s John Island location in Spanish, Ontario.

Under the direction of the Camp Director and Assistant Director, the Outdoor Living Skills & Tripping Team Lead is responsible for program planning and delivery in their focus areas to ensure participant satisfaction. The Outdoor Skills & Tripping Team Lead oversees and supports counsellors. They are responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating, and supporting programs to ensure a camper-oriented focus. The ideal candidate for this position is dynamic, able to work as part of a progressive team, enjoys working with children and who is capable of managing multiple tasks. Additionally, the Outdoor Living Skills & Tripping Team Lead will work in collaboration with other Team Leads to supervise and provide support to Counsellors.


START DATE: May 6, 2024 – September 2, 2024



HOURS: 40 per week


Major Responsibilities

  • Development, training of staff, and delivery of all John Island Camp Outdoor Living Skills
  • Responsible for the safety and supervision of program areas
  • Responsible for working with the Camp Director and Assistant Director in the development, review and updating of all Local Operating Procedures
  • Responsible for working with the Camp Director and Assistant Director to ensure all equipment and gear are operating appropriately and safely to the manner in which they are meant to be used
  • Oversees all counsellors and providing adequate training, ongoing support, feedback and evaluations.
  • Developing and implementing staff training sessions during Staff Training Week and throughout the summer and providing midseason and end of season evaluations and additional feedback as required
  • Facilitating programs during individual choice programs



  • Experience or education in adventure programming, outdoor skills, and outtripping
  • Experience training staff with program related skills and group facilitation
  • Skills in risk management associated with outdoor skills and outtripping operations
  • Skills in facilitation and instruction of participants relating to outdoor skills and outtripping operations
  • Knowledgeable in areas of shelter building, knots, fire building, hiking, canoeing, and rescues and life safety systems
  • Ability to facilitate staff training sessions for all staff
  • Bilingualism in both official languages an asset
  • Current and satisfactory Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Check


If you would like to work in a family friendly environment, please apply, by website only, with a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Personnel Committee. 




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