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Water Ski Instructor

Hockey Opportunity Camp

Each camp program requires a qualified, trained and experienced instructor. Instructors provide program instruction, based on an outlined program curriculum and Community, Leadership, Accountability, and Performance, fundamental qualities. Standards are developed on skills-based progressions through an established awards system already in place at HOC. Instructors are expected to teach classes that are age-appropriate, productive, and fun. This includes being prepared to teach in a variety of weather conditions (rainy day programs).  Evening instruction (2 days) of evening activities is an expectation of all Program Instructors. Program Instructors are required to maintain their program areas and equipment, ensuring adequate equipment supply and safety during daily program development time (PDT) each day (1 hr) as required. Every week instructors are also responsible for writing personal evaluations on each camper they teach during the week. As a part of the larger camp community activity instructors also expected to actively participate and provide supervision during All-Camp Activities throughout the week. This includes program periods that may not be outlined on daily schedules, such as meals, section activities, free swim, campfires, and others as assigned.


Monday to Friday – Instruct 5-6 one hour programs for camper groups of 10-12 ranging in age from 7-16.

Daily program development/maintenance time (1 Hour).

Evening activity instruction (Monday, Tuesday) (1 Hour).

Wednesday cabin coverage to facilitate counsellor evening off.

Sunday Camper Registration  (work brigades, registration, evening program).

Saturday Check Out (3 hours on Saturday, twice a summer). 

Thursday- compose detailed camper evaluations.

Complete daily attendance sheets and head counts for each class.

Additional classes and supervision as required. 

Preparation of alternative “Rainy Day” programs.

Work One “Holdover Weekend”. Friday evening cabin supervision (if required) and provide programming and supervision for holdover campers ( campers here 2+ weeks) Saturday and Sunday.


All Program staff are required to attend the May program development weekend. 

All staff are required to deliver every day our Brand Promise “Best Summer Of Your Life” in each camper and staff interaction. Guided by our four core principles, Community, Leadership, Accountability, and Performance.

All staff are expected to abide by and enforce camp guidelines of respect. These are the rules and expectations of behaviour implemented to maintain a fun and safe camp environment.

All staff are responsible for the safety and security of each camper in their care. Staff are to follow prescribed program standards and lesson plans in order to ensure the highest level of care and instruction.

Attendance for all staff to the June orientation week training is mandatory. This training period is where each staff will receive essential employment information and training for a successful summer experience.

Participation in camp-wide special events (Evening Programs, All Camp Activities, Campfires, Friday Finale) and weekly meetings are an expectation of all staff members.

The dynamic nature of summer camp demands each staff understand that additional duties may be assigned as required.


Room & Board Provided.

Weekly Staff Hockey & Water Skiing.

Staff working a full eight-week contract period are entitled to one weekend off (Friday after daily duties to Sunday evening program).

Access to program and recreation equipment.

An experience that will last a lifetime. 


A minimum of 19 years of age.

Minimum Bronze Cross (NL preferred) swimming qualification for all activity instructional staff. This applies to both land and water program staff.

CWSIC Certification.

Current certificate of Emergency First Aid and CPR.

Respect in Sport certification.

Possess the ability to teach and communicate with varied ages of campers.

Possess strong group control skills.

Must be an enthusiastic, energetic and positive person.

Must be willing to take part in camp related activities outside the defined job description.

To apply please forward a resume to


Waterfront / Swim Specialist

January 26, 2021

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