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“Creating Friendships and Memories to Last a Lifetime”

As a Wahanowin staff member you will touch and affect many lives and quite possibly change your own. The potential of the summer camp experience is limitless as we strive to deliver a dynamic and exciting program for all of campers and staff. You play a significant role at camp in shaping the lives of the campers. The skills you will gain, the children you meet and the friendships you will make, will create memories that will last a lifetime!

Job Descriptions

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
  • Preference to people with previous camp experience
  • Preference to people with First Aid, CPR, specific skills and qualifications

Living with campers in a cabin, participating with them in activities throughout the day and looking after all physical and emotional needs.

Activity Instructors:
Living with campers in a cabin. Teaching an activity throughout the program day.

Camp Activities include:

  • Archery: Archery skilled
  • Arts and Crafts: Craft experience
  • Café: Cooking and nutrition knowledge
  • Canoe Tripper: Tripping experience, Bronze Cross minimum, post-secondary
  • Canoe/Kayak: Knowledge of strokes and boats, Bronze Cross minimum
  • Dance: Modern and Jazz dance experience
  • Fishing: Fishing knowledge, Bronze Cross minimum, Pleasure Craft Operator certified
  • Mountain Biking: Knowledge of biking and bike maintenance
  • Pottery: Knowledge of clay and kiln
  • Ropes Course: Ropes and Rock climbing experience, belay experience
  • Sail: Sail experience, Bronze Cross minimum (Hobe Cat and Hunter boats)
  • Sports: Diverse knowledge & skills, coaching experience (Basketball, Hockey, Soccer, Softball)
  • Stand-Up Paddleboard: Bronze Cross minimum
  • Swimming: Current RLSS Swim Instructor, RLSS Instructor, plus NLS
  • Tennis: Tennis skills, knowledge of the game
  • Trapeze: Trapeze experience and training (resort or circus school)
  • Tuck Shop: Retail experience
  • WahaTV, Camp Photographer
  • Water Skiing/Wakeboard: Ski skills, teaching experience, Pleasure Craft Operator certified, Bronze Cross minimum
  • Wood Shop: Carpentry skills

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 (4 months: May 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: Restaurant, food prep experience (4 months: May 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)
  • Potwasher: Related experience (4 months: May to August)
  • Tuck Shop: Retail experience (2 months: July-August)

Health Care Staff:
Health Centre Staff: 3rd year Nursing student, graduating or current RN (4 months: May to September and 2 months: July-August positions available)

2020 Summer Chronology

Camp Wahanowin’s regular summer season is a little over four months long. Applicants may apply for all or part of this season. The following chronology for the 4-month work term is as follows:

Spring Work Term:  May 1 – June 21

Week 1 & 2: Camp set up and maintenance, plus staff training
Week 3 & 4: Outdoor Education program for school groups
Week 5: A music camp for students from the Toronto District School Board: “Music By The Lake”
Week 6, 7 & 8: Outdoor Education program for school groups

Summer Work Term: June 22 – September 6

Week 9: “Camp Wahanowin” pre-camp staff training
Week 10-16: Camp Wahanowin summer camp program
Week 17 & 18: “National Music Camp”: 2 x one week music camp programs

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