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Summer Kids Camp Assistant Director

YMCA Wanakita - YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford

Summer Kids Camp Assistant Director

YMCA Wanakita

1883 Koshlong Lake Road

Haliburton, ON

K0M 1S0


Salary Range: $41,600

Position Status: Full-Time Permanent

Positions Available: 1

Placement: January 24, 2022


Nature and Scope:

YMCA Wanakita is seeking a Summer Kids Camp Assistant Director to join the summer director team. This position is a year-round role focussing on the preparation and delivery of YMCA Wanakita’s Summer Kids Camp Program. During the summer, the Assistant Director will help in providing guidance and support to Wanakita’s team of Section Directors under the direction of the Summer Kids Camp Director. During the Fall, Winter and Spring the Assistant Director will assist in program development, hiring & providing support to YMCA Wanakita’s Outdoor Centre Programs. Successful applicants will be required to live on-site during the summer season and on an as-needed basis during the Spring, Fall and Winter seasons. A competitive room and board package is available to successful applicants.



Fall, Winter, Spring

  • Facilitate and organize applicants during the hiring process (November-February)
  • Research and develop programming from various sources to improve summer program quality & delivery
  • Assist in creating & developing staff development sessions
  • Assist in training and onboarding new staff in their roles
  • Process summer seasonal staff employment packages
  • Place campers into cabins and program areas with assistance from the registrar, ensuring registrations reflect program abilities and needs
  • Support Outdoor Centre programs and ensure site and facilities are prepared for daily operation



  • Facilitate camp programming and special events
  • Deliver and facilitate staff training with a focus on program development
  • Provide support and guidance to staff, maintaining accountability for both facility and camping best practices
  • Staff management including regular evaluations, staff appreciation events



  • Standard First Aid & CPR-C
  • National Lifesaving Service Award (NLS)
  • G Class License with clean driver’s abstract
  • 2 or more years of supervisory experience
  • Challenge Course Facilitator Level 2 Certification from an ACCT accredited trainer or willingness to obtain within a reasonable timeframe once an offer has been made
  • Thorough knowledge of camping practices and above-average public relations skills
  • Experience in Outdoor Recreation/Education program planning and delivery
  • Computer skills using Microsoft Office, internet and email applications
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including written and verbal
  • Two years post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent Experience
  • Current (within 6 months of contract start date) vulnerable sector screening is a condition of employment
  • If you are hired, prior to your start date and as a condition of employment, you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid Human Rights exemption


Additional qualifications (assets):

  • Wilderness First Aid/Responder
  • Lifesaving Society, Red Cross and/or YMCA Swim Instructor Certification
  • ORCKA Instructor or equivalent in Canoeing or Kayaking
  • Swift Water Rescue Technician Certification or equivalent




  • Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to enhance each and every individual’s YMCA experience.


  • Does the right thing at the right time without being asked.

Forward Thinking

  • Thinks beyond the current situation to anticipate changes that may affect the future of the organization.

Commitment to Organization Vision and Values

  • Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA.

Health and Safety

  • Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction. Child and Youth Focused Commits to assisting growth and development among children and youth. level.



The YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford is committed to creating an inclusive environment that accommodates all individuals, including those with disabilities. We support the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Acts (AODA) and have established policies, procedures and practices which adhere to the accessibility standards set out in the AODA.

Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process please do not hesitate to contact our Human Resources Department. The YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford is an equal opportunity employer.


Applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled. To apply, please send a resume to:

Mike Thaler

Summer Kids Camp Director


We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


Internal Applicants:

The YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford encourages employees within the Association, as well as those employed within the Canadian YMCA/YMCA-YWCA Federation to submit their application. Please note that in so doing, the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford reserves the right to contact the applicable YMCA or YMCA-YWCA for purposes of seeking an employment reference throughout the recruitment process. Please ensure that prior to submitting your application that you have disclosed to your current supervisor, your intention to submit your application. By submitting your application, you understand and agree to allow the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford to contact your current Association.





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