Job Posting

Winter Outdoor Centre Program Instructor

YMCA Wanakita

Wanakita Outdoor Centre Program Instructor

YMCA Wanakita

1883 Koshlong Lake Road

Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0


Rate of Pay: $143.55/day

Position Status: Contract

Placement:  December 27th, 2021 – March 20th, 2022

*additional required training: December 15th, 2021- December 17th, 2021


Nature & Scope:


The Winter Outdoor Centre Program Instructor is a contract position responsible for delivering and facilitating recreational and educational programs throughout the season.  The instructor is primarily responsible for programming (cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice sports, winter survival, camping, and winter ecology/nature programs) and program/site support; but will also have opportunities to act as a facilitator and liaison to visiting groups. The Program Instructor will report directly to the Program Coordinator under the supervision of the Outdoor Centre Director. A room and board package is available.



  • Facilitate programs for school, adult, family and other special interest groups during weekdays and weekends;
  • Act as the liaison with teachers, group leaders and other small staff teams;
  • Provide site support including set up of all program areas and maintenance of trails and program equipment as well as assisting the site service staff in general site maintenance in and around the YMCA Wanakita site;
  • Maintain continuity and quality in programs by working co-operatively with all participants and other program and non-program Wanakita staff
  • Reinforce and model all COVID-19 risk reduction protocols in place, including distancing, masking and enhanced cleaning of equipment and buildings.



  • Minimum certifications in Standard First Aid, CPR C (WFA/WFR is considered an asset);
  • CANSI Nordic Ski Instructor certification is considered an asset;
  • Challenge Course Practitioner Certificate from an A.C.C.T. accredited trainer is considered an asset;
  • Previous experience in Winter Camping/Outdoor Education/Recreation Field;
  • Current (within 6 months of contract start date) vulnerable sector screening is a condition of employment
  • If you are hired, prior to your start date and as a condition of employment, you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid Human Rights Exemption 



Child and Youth Focused

Commits to assisting growth and development among children and youth.

Commitment to Organization Vision and Values

Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision and strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA.


Actively builds teams and encourages open relationships for maximum organizational effectiveness.

Concern for Health and Safety

Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.

Creativity and Innovation

Develops new ways or adapts existing ideas to help achieve the desired results.


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November 3, 2021

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