Job Posting

Woodworking Instructor

Job Title:         Woodworking Instructor

Reports to:      Program Director

Supervises:     Woodworking LITs and Participants

Start date:        June 23, 2024

End Date:        August 10, 2024

About Us:

Cedar Ridge Camp provides a classic camp experience for children from Ontario and around the world. We offer a safe, friendly atmosphere for children ages 6-16 to develop physical and emotional skills while learning to live together comfortably in an outdoor environment. While developing an appreciation for the natural setting, Cedar Ridge campers and staff develop self-confidence and independence, creating friendships that last a lifetime.

We are located on Wanamaker Lake in the Madawaska Highlands region of Ontario. While at camp, you will have access to all facilities and equipment while enjoying a daily camp routine filled with incredible programming and unique experiences.  This position is for you if you want a valuable, enriching summer job experience and a chance to develop leadership skills in a safe and supportive setting. Please check our website for more information about Cedar Ridge (

Job Goal / Summary: 

As a Cedar Ridge Staff member, your primary concern is the physical and mental health and wellbeing of campers. Specifically, the Woodworking Instructor is responsible for safely teaching beginner to intermediate woodworking skills during daily program sessions. The Woodworking Instructor will be responsible for working with staff and LIT’s (Leaders in Training) to ensure the safety of all participants, and the quality of all woodworking programs. This includes regular program instruction as well as any special programs or periods involving woodworking. Cedar Ridge uses hand tools such as chisels, spoke shaves, draw knives, and sanders, plus power tools such as drills, power sanders, a scroll saw, etc… The proper, safe use of tools is required.

Candidates should have the following qualifications or certificates, or be willing to obtain them before the start of camp:   

  • Experience woodworking/instructing woodworking
  • Standard or Emergency First aid
  • Bronze Cross or higher swim/lifeguarding certification (encouraged for all staff)


  • Participate in mandatory training during pre-camp (June 23-28)
  • Daily woodworking instruction
  • Creative program design
  • Equipment care and maintenance
  • Uphold health and safety standards
  • Daily upkeep of the woodworking program area
  • Taking on the general responsibilities of a Cedar Ridge Staff Member

 Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform this job.

  • Able to safely operate power tools
  • Able to safely operate hand tools
  • Able to be active for long periods of time

How to Apply:

Please email and indicate the position you are applying for. Include a resume plus any other pertinent information. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline: Ongoing until filled.


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