Job Posting

Waterfront Staff, Lifeguards & Swim Instructors

Camp Timberlane

Camp Timberlane is a co-ed traditional summer residential camp located in Haliburton Ontario, Canada – approximately 2.5 hours north of Toronto. We encourage you to check out our website ( to learn more about our Camp and everything we have to offer. We have about 500 campers and 200 staff at any one time, with around 75 staff joining us from all over the world. Our staff training runs from June 26 to July 1 when the campers arrive. The final day of employment is August 20, 2021, which is also the last day of Camp.

Our private lake – The Lake of Two Islands – is the hub of Timberlane. From dawn until dusk, there is always excitement on the water. You would be working with a team of 12-14 other staff our Waterfront & Swim Program. Timberlane Swim consists of teaching Lifesaving Society classes. These classes are highly structured and very straight forward to follow or teach.  As a Swim Instructor, you will be working with campers of all ages.  The position is very personality driven – the staff that shine year after year are fun, responsible and thoroughly enjoy working on the lake.

In addition to teaching swim classes, there are also frequent times when children need to be lifeguarded on our inflatable water toys and slides, the giant tower, the House Boat & our Riviera Beach. When you are not guarding/working, you can enjoy all of these water activities as well!

Waterfront Staff at Timberlane lodge in recently renovated camper cabins with bathroom facilities and an adjacent room for staff. There are typically 3-6 staff per cabin; 2 or 3 cabin counsellors and 1 to 3 specialty counsellors based on the size of the cabin.

Staff have six 24 hour periods off (one per week, not including the final week of Camp) and access to free Wi-Fi in the Staff Lounge.

There is much more we can tell you about Timberlane. Please contact Harley Hayman ( for more information or apply online.

Thank you!


Waterfront / Swim Specialist

March 22, 2021