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Sailing-Activity Specialist

Job Title: Sailing Activity Specialist

Location: Camp Tanamakoon, Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada

Overview: Camp Tanamakoon, nestled in the serene Algonquin Park on a private lake, is seeking a passionate and experienced Sailing Activity Specialist. The camp provides a unique opportunity for campers to learn and develop sailing skills in a beautiful natural setting. The Sailing Activity Specialist will be responsible for training and supervising a team of 8 sailing staff, ensuring the safety and enjoyment of campers with skill levels ranging from beginners to advanced.


  1. Staff Training and Supervision:
    • Train and supervise a team of 8 sailing staff.
    • Conduct ongoing evaluations to ensure staff competency and adherence to safety protocols.
    • Provide guidance and mentorship for professional development.
  2. Program Implementation:
    • Develop and implement sailing programs suitable for a diverse range of camper skill levels.
    • Organize and oversee small races and regattas, fostering a spirit of friendly competition.
    • Plan and execute rainy day teaching activities to ensure a comprehensive sailing experience.
  3. Equipment Management:
    • Oversee the care and maintenance of sailing equipment, including small dinghies and lasers.
    • Ensure all safety measures are in place for both on-water and off-water activities.
  4. Safety and Emergency Response:
    • Implement and enforce safety protocols on and off the water.
    • Provide first aid and emergency response as needed.
    • Collaborate with the Head Supervisor to establish and maintain a safe camp environment.
  5. Training and Evaluation:
    • Conduct regular training sessions for campers, focusing on sailing skills and water safety.
    • Evaluate camper progress and adjust instructional strategies accordingly.
  6. Qualifications:
    • Current National Lifeguard (NL) certification.
    • Standard First Aid certification.
    • Extensive sailing experience, preferably with recognition under programs like CANSail Development.
    • Previous experience in teaching sailing to individuals with varying skill levels.
    • Strong leadership and communication skills.

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a passion for sailing, a commitment to safety, and the ability to inspire and instruct campers of all skill levels. They should possess strong organizational skills, leadership qualities, and be able to create a positive and inclusive learning environment.

Camp Tanamakoon is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter, and references to Patti:    905 483 2410


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