Job Posting

Program Director


The Wanapitei experience promotes self-reliance, cooperation and personal growth, through community living, teamwork and challenging canoe trips in Canada’s north. 

Camp Wanapitei is looking for a Program Director for Summer 2021. The successful applicant will be organized, enthusiastic, adaptable and able to work in a changing work environment. This position is part of our summer leadership team. Our in-camp program is supported by Arts and Crafts, Sailing and Canoeing Instructors and self-programming done by group leaders.


The PD is responsible for the overall schedule for groups when they are in camp. That means planning daily schedules for 1 to 14 groups, depending on who is on canoe trip. 

Leading a hike, running a game or other activity with a group so that one or both leaders can pack for their trips. 

Cabin checks every morning, awarding the “Golden Broom” at lunch to the cleanest cabin.

Plan and oversee evening program (full camp) each night

Assist trip leaders in lifeguarding when groups are swimming 

Start meals with a thank you song/chant (staff will often volunteer to do it as well)

Host the end of session skit nights

Plan and run end of session regattas (WLITs will do at least one with supervision)

During Family Camp weeks, coordinate with FC Director to ensure activities are not double booked.


Must be at least 20 years old. Student applicants will be given preference.

Bronze Cross or willingness to obtain required. Applicants with NLS will be given preference.

Available for pre-camp training June 23-July 2. Summer season runs until August 30.


This job has busy days and very quiet days. We have multiple days where we have only 2-3 groups of campers in camp and some where it is just staff. Quiet days are time to take a break and do some planning for days to come. We will have an assistant program staff assigned to help program for at least the first two weeks of July. This staff will be familiar with how Wanapitei program is run and be a great resource for the new PD.

Camp Wanapitei is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.  If information is required in alternate forms (i.e., larger text, face-to-face communication) please let us know.

Salary: $4000-$4500 based on experience and qualifications. This is a live-on-site position.

Application Process:

Please send a resume and cover letter to