Job Posting

Canoe Tripper

Contract Dates: June 12 – September 1, 2023
Location: Camp Huronda, Huntsville, ON
About the Role:
Out-Trippers are responsible for executing the exceptional out-tripping program that meets the Diabetes National Camping Guidelines and standards designed by the Out-Trip Head. Out-Trippers will work with the Out-Trip Head to ensure that all tripping equipment is properly maintained and in safe working order. The Out-Trippers will be leading 2-5 day canoe trips to Halliburton Highlands Water Trails and Algonquin Park ensuring that Leave No Trace principles are followed and taught on trip and are responsible for the overall safety and experience of both campers and staff. All skill counsellors will be providing additional in-cabin support to our counselling team as they will be living in camper cabins (where appropriate and possible). When available, Out-Trippers will also be involved in participating and providing leadership to evening programs alongside the program head. Out-Trippers, in collaboration with the ODLS Skills Counsellor, will be responsible for delivering Huronda’s ODLS program, with a large focus on pre-trip lesson plans and preparations. All off-site trips are accompanied by a nurse.
  • Assist in the development and lead in the execution of the Camp Huronda out-trip programming
    • Help plan trip routes
    • Pack and prepare for overnight out-trips
    • Provide leadership for staff and participants while on out-trip
  • Ensure clear understanding of all trip routes prior to departing
    • 5-6 day Leadership trip
    • 4-day trip routes
    • 3-day trip routes
    • Overnight lesson plans
  • Provide the required skills and expertise to operate a safe and effective outdoor living skills program.
  • Set up, maintain, clean, inventory and organize the ODLS skills area and trip equipment.
  • Liase with the Out-Trip Head about supply needs and upkeep, program support, and trip route planning and development
  • Attend all staff training
  • Actively and enthusiastically assist in leading all camp programs.
  • Maintain a positive, professional and constructive relationship with all staff members.
  • Report problems, situations and difficulties to the Out-Trip Head or Assistant Camp Coordinator.
  • Perform additional duties and tasks as assigned by the Assistant Camp Coordinator, Program Head or Camp Coordinator.
  • Report all accidents and incidents immediately to the Out-Trip Head or Assistant Camp Coordinator and cooperate in the completion of required follow-up.
About You: 
  • Wilderness First Aid or higher
  • ORCKA Tripping Level 1 and 2 or equivalent experience
  • Leave No Trace certification an asset
  • ORCKA Camp Canoe Tripping Instructor an asset
  • Experience facilitating camp-based environmental programs an asset
  • 2+ years’ experience in a camp counselling role.
  • Previous experience leading or facilitating out trips an asset
  •  Require a Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen
  • Current NLS
  • Experience with outdoor skills and environmental best practices
  • Ability to properly inspect and maintain camping and canoeing equipment
  • Student with experience in Environmental Studies or Outdoor Leadership an asset
About the Application Process
  • Apply online HERE
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role.
  • Diabetes Canada welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.  We value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
  • We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process.  If you have special requirements, please advise us during the recruitment process.
  • We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted


Land Specialist

April 14, 2023

Camp Huronda

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