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StaffWorking at Wahanowin

Join the Wahanowin Family! 

As a Wahanowin staff member you become part of a community that values the people you work with. We elevate each other to become our best selves and leaders possible! Our goal is that you feel well equipped, supported and confident working with kids and that you are having fun while doing it! It is at that moment that you are able to provide the best experiences for campers and will have your greatest impact. Whatever your role, you are the #1 ingredient to ensuring kids have a quality and positive experience at Wahanowin. You make all the difference! And we guarantee that the skills you will gain, the relationships you will develop with campers and staff, and the sense of accomplishment you will have along the way will last a lifetime!

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About Working at Wahanowin

What are we looking for?
We offer 1, 2, 3 or 4 month work terms and are looking for staff who are:

  • Fun, Creative, Flexible and Skilled
  • Enthusiastic, Team-Oriented, Dedicated
  • Previous camp experience
  • Experience working with children

Counsellors:
Counsellors are 17 years or older and live with campers in a cabin, participating with them in activities throughout the day and looking after all of their physical and emotional needs. Counsellors are our camper’s primary care-givers and are known to have the greatest impact.

Activity Instructors/Specialists:
Our Specialists live in camper cabins and teach an activity throughout the program day. Their role is to help develop skills to motivate and encourage our campers to remain active for life.

Our Activities (and certifications needed) include:

  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Waha Café
  • Canoe Tripping: Bronze Cross Minimum
  • Canoeing and Kayaking: Bronze Cross Minimum
  • Dance
  • Fishing: Bronze Cross Minimum, Pleasure Craft Operator Certified
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pottery
  • Ropes Course: Certification Course at Camp
  • Sail: Bronze Cross Minimum
  • Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Softball
  • Stand-Up Paddleboard: Bronze Cross Minimum
  • Swimming: Current RLSS Swim Instructor, RLSS Instructor, plus NLS
  • Tennis
  • Trapeze: Trapeze experience and training (resort or circus school)
  • WahaTV, Camp Photographer
  • Water Skiing/Wakeboard: Pleasure Craft Operator certified, Bronze Cross minimum
  • Woodworking

Support Staff:
Support Staff are responsible for all of the “behind the scenes” areas of camp life. Wahanowin’s support staff do not live with campers, but are welcome to join a cabin group and participate with them when not on duty. Our support staff areas consist of our Dining Hall, Maintenance and Housekeeping.

  • Baker: Dessert cooking and baking experience (3 months: June to August)
  • Dining Hall: Restaurant serving experience (2 months: July-August)
  • Driver: Daily town runs to pick up camp supplies (2 months: July-August)
  • Kitchen/Dish-room Staff: Restaurant, food prep experience (3 months: June to August)
  • Housekeeping: Cleaning experience (2 months: July-August)
  • Maintenance: Electrical, Carpentry or Plumbing experience, driver’s license, drive standard transmission (4 months: May to August)
  • Office: Friendly, outgoing, pleasant telephone manner, computer literate (2 months: July-August)

Health Care Team:
The health and wellness of all our campers and staff is our priority. Our Health Care Team consists of Nurses and a Physician who work our out of Health Centre. We are seeking Health Centre Staff: 3rd year Nursing student, graduating or current RN (4 months: June to September and 2 months: July-August positions available)

Accessible Employment Policies

Recruitment and Potential Employment Screening Process
Camp Wahanowin will provide notification to the public that in its recruitment process, accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. Camp Wahanowin is committed to employment equity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. If an applicant requires an accommodation at any point during the hiring/employment process they are encouraged to let the camp know that this is the case and inform the camp to the type of accommodation they require so that the camp can work with them to meet their needs. Applicants are also reassured that all responses will be handled with strict confidence.

Notice to Successful Applicants
When making offers of employment to the successful applicants, Camp Wahanowin will notify the applicant of its policies of accommodating employees with disabilities. The information that accompanies the contract indicates the following: Camp Wahanowin has an accommodation process in place and provides accommodations for employees with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability and/or a medical need please contact Tia Wintre, Director, at 416-482-2600 or tia@wahanowin.com so that arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodations to be in place before you begin your employment.

Informing Employees of Supports
Camp Wahanowin will inform its employees of its policies (and any updates to those policies) used to support those with disabilities, including policies on the provision of job accommodations that take into account employee accessibility needs due to a disability. This information will be provided to new employees as soon as practicable after they commence employment.

Camp Wahanowin has a return to work process for its employees who have been absent from work due to a disability and who require disability-related accommodations in order to return to work. The return to work process outlines the steps Camp Wahanowin will take to facilitate the return to work and will include documented individual accommodation plans as part of the process in accordance with the requirements of the Regulation.

Where an employee with a disability requests it, Camp Wahanowin will consult with the employee to provide accessible formats and communication supports for: information that is needed to perform the employee’s job and information that is generally available to all of our employees.

If needed, Camp Wahanowin will provide individualized workplace emergency response information to employees with disabilities.

Camp Wahanowin is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact Tia (tia@wahanowin.com) for more information.

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It is at Wahanowin that I learned time management skills, responsibly, leadership, social skills and how to problem solve. All of these skills are crucial in attaining a rewarding and successful life.”

Mitch Freed