Job Posting

Water Ski Counsellor

Employment Period

July 3 – August 27, 2022. Optional employment: May & June 2022; August 28 – September 3, 2022.


Summer wages vary depending on age, qualifications and experience of applicants. Room and board are included.

How to Apply

Visit, and select the Staff Dropdown Menu to apply online. Or email for more information.

Camp Overview

Are you ready to ‘live the dream’ this summer? Consider joining our highly trained camp staff team and apply for a Water Ski Counsellor position at HOC this summer.

We are a residential children’s camp in Ontario that has been privately owned and operated since 1966. Children from all over the world, aged 7-16, come to experience “The Ultimate Hockey And Summer Camp Experience” on beautiful Eagle Lake. With a capacity of 240 campers per week and 100 staff (1 staff to 2.5 campers), the beauty of HOC is that we are large enough to offer diversified camp programs to suit every camper’s needs. In addition to hockey, we provide an Overnight Ultimate Camp and Overnight Water Ski Program that does not include hockey instruction.

Our tradition of excellence is built upon the strength of our staff. Each staff member brings with them commitment, enthusiasm and compassion for children. Summer camp staff is one of the most valuable and rewarding jobs any person will ever have. Benefits include learning new skills and experiences, working outside, getting paid to have fun, connecting with youth, meeting new lifelong friends, personal growth, and fantastic memories. Annually the Senior and Directorial staff of HOC interview hundreds of staff candidates in order to find what we feel are the most caring and talented individuals with a passion for working and teaching children in a summer sports camp community.

Benefits to Working at HOC

  • Room & Board Provided (includes all meals & weekly special staff snack).
  • Weekly Staff Hockey & Water Skiing + other organized weekly staff activities & events.
  • Access to program and recreation equipment – the chance to live on a lake for the summer.
  • The chance to work in a close knit supportive community that values staff health and wellness, creativity and employee success.
  • The opportunity to develop life skills, applicable to multi-faceted career opportunities.
  • An experience that will last a lifetime. 

Daily / Weekly Responsibilities of a Water Ski Counsellor

  • Provide supervision to campers while at camp during meals, activities, free time, evening, and overnight.
  • Provide one-on-one support to campers.
  • Help plan and execute camp-wide activities with campers.
  • Lead and instruct a water ski class of 8-12 campers, during each activity period of the day (2).
  • Prepare weekly camper evaluations for instructed activity classes.
  • Supervise and instruct Overnight Water Ski campers, during their transition time between the section and their ski time (1-2 hours daily).
  • Facilitate Overnight Water Ski program video analysis and feedback, as required.
  • Complete daily attendance sheets and headcounts for each instructed activity class.
  • Directly supervise a single cabin group of 8-12 campers and cooperatively an entire section of 20-40 campers.

Recommended Qualifications

  • A minimum of 16 years old or enrolled in Grade 11 or higher.
  • General interest in working with children.
  • Interest in water skiing and becoming a HOC Water Ski Instructor in the future.
  • Experience teaching and communicating with children of varied ages. Specific camp experience is an asset.
  • Minimum Bronze Cross (National Lifeguard preferred) swimming qualification.
  • Valid Canadian Water Ski Instructor’s Course certification. Course enrollment available upon hiring.
  • Current certificate of Emergency First Aid & CPR (Standard First Aid preferred).
  • Respect in Sport certification.
  • Must be an enthusiastic, energetic and positive person.
  • Must be willing to take part in camp-related activities outside the defined job description.

Other Job Details

We will review applications as received. We thank all applicants for their time and interest, however, only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Hockey Opportunity Camp is committed to an accessible workplace and one that is free from discrimination in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. If you require accommodation in applying for this posting, please contact our office at 1-888-576-2752.


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