Job Posting

Swim Instructor

Camp Tamakwa is a children’s overnight summer camp in Algonquin Park located 2.5 hours north of Toronto. Founded in 1936, Tamakwa is home to over 250 boys and girls aged 7-16. Our intimate camp size allows for small camper to staff ratios where campers feel supported in every aspect of daily camp life. Tamakwa prides itself on traditional values, camp spirit, safety and skill development. Tamakwa’s rich traditions, family atmosphere, and unique site distinguishes itself, along with numerous watersports, landsports, creative arts, outdoor skills activities, as well as a premier canoe tripping program.

Tamakwa is hiring Swim Instructors for summer 2023! Our swim instructors will set up, supervise and evaluate all aspects of the swimming area, its program and safety.


All Instructors must have an Instructor Certification, National Lifeguard Award and Standard First Aid.

Excellent Communication skills

Ability to be physically active for extensive periods of time in a variety of weather conditions

Team player

Strong leadership skills

What you can look forward to:

  • Full room and board for the summer included 
  • Incredible camp food! 
  • Competitive salary
  • Staff recreation nights and fun staff events
  • Access to fun activities during free time such as swimming, SUP, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, staff gym, basketball court, and more
  • A rewarding summer mentoring kids, making new friends and creating bonds that last a lifetime.

Please apply by visiting to complete our staff application. 

Spend your summer outdoors on the sunny shores of South Tea Lake!!




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