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Paddle Sports Area Head

Wanakita operates a full-summer family camp, offering week-long sessions for families to bond, connect with each other and nature, in a traditional summer camp setting. For more information about family camp, click here.

Area Head General Information
Family Camp Area Head positions are responsible for the upkeep and program delivery for Wanakita Family Camp’s various program areas. Throughout the hiring process we will be selecting individuals who take pride in quality program delivery and are willing to contribute to an inspired and motivated team environment. Area Heads are encouraged to not only be flexible in taking on the operation of some of our recurring/traditionally run programs, but also to develop new and creative programming in their areas.

Program areas are staffed by 1-2 Area Heads that are ultimately responsible for program delivery in their program area. In addition, Area Heads are responsible for equipment maintenance and program area tidiness and cleanliness, as well as possibly providing supervision and support to All-Camp Counsellors and Float Counsellors.

Overseeing the Area Heads is a team of 2 Program Facilitators. They provide support to the Area Heads in the form of program delivery  assistance, as well as feedback and skill development.

Paddle Sports Area Head
Positions Available: 2
Contract Duration: June 25, 2022 – September 3, 2022
Contract Value: $6,120.00

The Paddle Sports Area Heads are responsible for program delivery and instruction in the canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddling areas at Family Camp, as was as the supervision of campers out on the lake. They are responsible for the upkeep of our fleet of canoes, kayaks, SUP boards, row boats and related equipment, as well as the supervision of campers out on the lake.


  • Minimum qualifications: NLS, Standard First Aid & CPR Level C
  • Transport Canada Approved Pleasure Craft Operator Card
  • Flatwater or tripping canoe/kayak certifications from ORCKA or Paddle Canada (or equivalent) are considered assets.


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