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Camp Kawartha is an award-winning, not-for-profit charitable organization, dedicated to the promotion of the highest standard of programming, with a particular focus on outdoor environmental awareness, education and stewardship. We offer Summer Camp programs for children ages 5-17, curriculum-linked outdoor education & environmental education programs for grades 1-12, and facility rentals to a wide variety of user group. Thank you for your interest in working for Camp Kawartha.

For Summer Positions Applicants

Each summer we hire dedicated and enthusiastic staff who strive to create magical experiences for campers. Camp Kawartha has operated as a summer camp since 1921. We have established an excellent reputation as a facility that provides a safe and supportive environment for children and teens aged 4 to 17. To maintain our reputation, we are seeking staff members who are willing to work together as a team to achieve the high level of excellence expected by our campers.

We are a small camp that delivers a variety of programs and lessons. Our counselors return each year because of the fun, satisfaction and warm friendships from the year before. Join our team and feel the rewards of working where children, adventure and nature are the priorities.

We actively seek staff members that hope to work with children professionally. See below listing for Summer Position options. 

Summer Camp 2024 Staff Applications

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Current Job Postings

We are seeking staff members who are willing to work together as a team to achieve the high level of excellence expected by our campers and their families. Please refer to the specific job posting for required qualifications and application instructions.

All applications must include a cover letter identifying the position you are applying for, along with a resume.

Camp Kawartha invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Camp Kawartha is an equal opportunity employer and strives for inclusiveness and diversity. While we thank all applicants for their interest in working at Camp Kawartha, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Maintenance Assistant (12 week summer contract)

Maintenance Assistant (12-week summer contract)

Camp Kawartha is an award-winning organization whose mission is to foster positive stewards of our natural and human communities. We are continuing to find creative ways of incorporating stewardship into the culture of our summer camp.

We are seeking a motivated youth with an interest in maintenance and working in the outdoors. The Maintenance Assistant will be responsible for establishing and maintaining the the camp’s infrastructure including landscaping, painting and basic repairs.

Contract: June 24th, 2024 for 10 weeks with a possible opportunity extension

Wage: $18 per hour for 35 hours per week.

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Food Services Staff ( Sous Chef, Senior Cooks, Junior Cooks, Dishwashers)

Camp Kawartha, an award-winning camp, outdoor and environment centre is seeking passionate, reliable and dedicated staff to deliver healthy, sustainable food to our many campers, students and visiting groups.  This is an exciting position for someone interested in sustainable and local food.

Currently looking for:

•  Sous Chef  •  Senior Cooks  •  Junior Cooks  •  Dishwashers  •

If you are interested in a Food Services position with Camp Kawartha, please submit a resume, cover letter and references to Executive Director Jacob Rodenburg jacob@campkawartha.ca .

Must be willing to have or obtain a food-handlers certificate, clear police check and reliable transportation.

Outdoor Education Intern (Sept - June)

Posting Type: Contract, Intern

Working Hours: 40 hours per week.  May be subject to weekend & evening hours as required. Salary $680.00 wkly.

Assists in the delivery of high quality, curriculum linked outdoor programming to visiting schools.  Insures all applicable safety standards are met.  Assists in the  development of curricula, instructional aids and appropriate teaching strategies. Acts as on overnight onsite contact for schools and other user groups.  On site accommodation provided.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Instruction:

  • Assists in the delivery of Camp Kawartha’s curriculum linked programming,
  • Assists with appropriate in-field and in-class supervision for visiting students.
  • Implements experiential teaching strategies

Curricula Development:

  • When requested, assists in the development of curricula, educational aids/displays and other appropriate educational materials.

Other:

  • Assists in developing and maintaining Camp Kawartha’s nature playscapes, nature centre and learning trails.
  • Responsible for liaising with the Head of Outdoor Education, Executive Director and other Instructors
  • Acts as the main Emergency Contact Person for overnight bookings from Monday to Thursday.
  • Meal time supervision duties as scheduled by the Head of Outdoor Education.
  • Assists in the development of appropriate, interactive displays.
  • Responsible for ensuring the safety and adequacy of equipment and materials.
  • Assists in equipment storage, inventory and repairs, as required.
  • Follows all requirements as outlined in the Outdoor Education Policy and Procedures Manual.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent knowledge of environmental and outdoor education in particular: natural history, leadership and outdoor recreation.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, particularly the implementation of experiential techniques
  • Exhibits a high degree of initiative and self-direction; good analytical, organizational and high level of oral and written communication skills
  • High level computer skills including word processing, graphic ability and data management
  • Ability to work with tact and discretion, good public relation skills, good project management skills

Qualifications Required

  • University degree or college diploma.
  • Experience in outdoor and environmental education an asset.
  • Teaching certificate highly recommended
  • Level 1 or 2 ACCT Challenge Course Instructor certification an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct elementary and secondary students
  • Current First Aid/CPR, Police Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening required.
  • Creative, interactive style of teaching. Experience in utilizing experiential teaching strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, problem solve and manage
  • Exhibits a high degree of initiative and self-direction; good analytical, organizational and high level of oral and written communication skills
  • An appreciation and understanding of the dynamics of a not-for-profit organization
  • Appreciates and maintains the confidential nature of this position. Ability to work with tact, discretion and maintain a positive, cheerful attitude
  • Experience working in a team setting

Application Deadline: August 12, 2022

Application Process: Send resume and cover letter to: Neil Fortin, Head of Outdoor Education, neil@campkawartha.ca

 

Thank you for your interest in Camp Kawartha. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 Camp Kawartha is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. The Camp will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  Camp Kawartha is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate the diversity of our camp community including differences in race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We welcome candidates representing such diversity.

Accessibility & Inclusion

Camp Kawartha is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. The camp will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require any accomodations with your application, please let us know and we will be happy to provide support and implement accmodations to make the application & hiring process more accessible. 

Camp Kawartha is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate the diversity of our camp community including differences in race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We welcome candidates representing such diversity, and celebrate and appreciate the lived expierences that candidates bring with them. 

Police Vulnerable Sector Checks

For applicants seeking employment and/or to volunteer with vulnerable persons. This check is a collection of offence information, including convictions, non-convictions and other relevant police contact information, including pardoned sex offences and mental health contacts. All staff and volunteers must have a current & clear Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Check.

All staff and volunteers must have a current & clear Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Check. Visit your local police station before beginning employment to obtain a Police Vulnerable Sector Check. Be sure to allow at least 3-4 weeks for processing; there will be longer processing times during peak seasons (summer), or if they require a finger-print check.

Record Checks

MyBackCheck – may be used to obtain a record check for staff & volunteers ages 18-32 as directed by our insurance company.

Staff/Volunteers ages 33 & over must visit their local police station to obtain a Police Vulnerable Sector Check. Be sure to allow at least 3-4 weeks for processing; there will be longer processing times as the summer peak season approaches, or if they require a finger-print check.

 

Upgrading

We recommend that all staff upgrade their skills on a regular basis, and we are happy to assist potential staff in finding the right courses. Here is a partial list of companies that have qualified staff in the past.

Questions?

Contact: Emma Robert, Summer Camp Director, emma@campkawartha.ca

Thank you for your interest in working at Camp Kawartha. Due to the high percentage of returning counselors each year, we are not able to respond to all applicants, therefore only those who are being interviewed will be contacted.

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