Activity Program Head

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Job Title: Activity Program Head
Reports To: Camp Director/Assistant Director
Number of Positions Available: Land Programs (1), Water Programs(1), Camp Program (1), Water Ski Program (1) 

Activity Heads work cooperatively as members of the HOC Senior Staff team and as leading activity program instructor’s with in their designated staff teams. They are responsible to both instruct daily classes as well as plan and facilitate; all program activities and schedules with-in their staff team. The Activity Program Head will also be responsible for assisting the Program Director with schedules and the overall management of camp activities/activity staff, within their staff team. Including oral & written staff evaluations and assisting the Program Director with camper evaluations.


  • Reinforce the camp philosophy, policies and standards by acting as a role model to all staff and being an active participant in the camp community.
  • Assisting the Program Director, when needed.
  • Assist in a leadership role all required camps special events or specific duties as they are scheduled or assigned.
  • Teach 4-6 one hour classes daily within the designated activity, or as required.
  • Provide mentorship and supervision to instructors within their program and ensure that they are meeting HOC's programming and safety standards.
  • Ensure program areas are presentable and that all instructors are doing the required program development time daily.
  • Daily supervision throughout camp of quality programming and safety standards. 
  • A Head can expect between 8-10 hrs of scheduled duties daily not including other duties as assigned based on program needs.
  • SR staff evening and supervisory responsibilities and being available to assist Camp Directors as required or when instructional schedule allows.(Office shifts, Coaches Corner, nightly rounds etc. Approximately 2-4 duties per week depending as required.  
  • Carry an assigned radio and be available in case of an emergency at all times.
  • Make any transportation runs (ie. clinic / hospital) that are required, provided that you are free at the time.
  • Complete Program Head report and update program manual at the end of the summer.
  • Carry an assigned radio and be available in case of an emergency at all times.


  •  All Program staff are required to attend May program development weekend.
  • All staff are required to deliver every day our Brand Promise “Best Summer Of Your Life” in each camper and staff interaction. Guided by our four core principles, Community, Leadership, Accountability, and Performance.
  • All staff are expected to abide by and enforce camp guidelines of respect. These are the rules and expectations of behaviour implemented to maintain a fun and safe camp environment.
  • All staff are responsible for the safety and security of each camper in their care. Staff are to follow prescribed program standards and lesson plans in order to ensure the highest level of care and instruction.
  • Attendance for all staff to the June orientation week training is mandatory. This training period is where each staff will receive essential employment information and training for a successful summer experience.
  • Leadership and Participation in camp wide special events (All Camps, Friday Campfire, Program Demonstrations) and weekly meetings are an expectation of all staff members.
  • The dynamic nature of summer camp demands each staff understand that additional duties may be assigned as required.


  • Room & Board Provided.
  • Weekly Staff Hockey & Water Skiing.
  • Heads are allowed one weekend off. This is scheduled with the Camp Director at the beginning of the summer. To ensure that we are able to schedule Duty Weekends around Saturday Evening Supervision responsibilities, Heads need to be flexible around their personal schedule. Weekly time off will be scheduled each week that may include mornings, afternoons, or additional weekends free of assigned duties.
  • Access to program and recreation equipment.
  • An experience that will last a lifetime.

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Staff Orientation / Training: TBD
Employment Period: July 2, 2017 – August 26, 2017
Optional Employment: Week #9 August 27 – September 2, 2017
Wages: Summer wages vary depending on age, qualifications, and experience of applicants. Room and board are included.


  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Currently enrolled in a college or university program with preferred study in Recreation Management, Education, Early Childhood Development, Physical Education or Personnel Management.
  • Administrative background with experience in supervising peers.
  • Experience working with children of varied ages in a supervisory or teaching situation. Specific camp experience an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, evaluate and deal effectively with problem solving situations within the area of responsibility.
  • Valid G driver’s license.
  • Genuine interest in working with children in the community.
  • NLS & Pleasure Craft operators card are required for Water, Water Ski, & General Camp heads.  Land head minimum of Bronze Cross.
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Other certifications as required for each position. Ski Head requires WSWO Instructor Certificate 
  • Must be an enthusiastic, energetic and positive person.
  • Must be willing to take part in camp related activities outside the defined job description.