Activity Instructor

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Job Title: Program Instructor
Reports To: Program Director/Program Heads
Number of Positions Available: Mountain Biking (2), Outdoor Adventure (1), Archery (2), Waterskiing (7), Adventure Sports/Water Sports (1), Wall Climbing, (1) Boardsail/Paddleboarding (1), Kayaking (1), Sailing (1)

Each camp program requires a qualified, trained and experienced instructor.  Each day instructors deliver specific program content for each activity based on outlined program standards and guidelines. Content is a skill based progressions through an established camp awards system. Instructors will evaluate and provide a detailed, thoughtful skills evaluation for each camper at the end of each week. Instructors are responsible for teaching campers the safety requirements of each program ensuring that all participants use equipment properly and follow safety standards. This includes providing care to our campers that reflects the standards and guidelines of the Hockey Opportunity Camp Code of Conduct. Each instructor is responsible for their program area and maintaining equipment in good order for next program period. 


  • Monday to Friday  - Instruct 5-6 one hour programs for camper groups of 10- 16 ranging in age from 7-16.
  • Daily program development / maintenance time (1 Hour).
  • Evening activity instruction ( Monday, Tuesday) (1 Hour).
  • Wednesday cabin coverage to facilitate counsellor evening off.
  • Sunday Camper Registration  ( work brigades, registration, program demonstrations).
  • Saturday Check Out. ( 3 hours Saturday twice a summer). 
  • Thursday compose detailed camper evaluations.
  • Attend weekly all staff and staff team meetings ( Sunday, Thursday) or as scheduled.
  • Complete daily attendance sheets and head counts for each class.
  • Additional classes and supervision as required. 
  • Preparation of alternative "Rainy Day" programs.
  • Work One “Holdover Weekend”. Friday evening cabin supervision (if required) and provide programming and supervision for holdover campers ( campers here 2+ weeks) Saturday and Sunday.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Staff working full 8 week contract period are entitled to 1 weekend off (Friday after daily duties to Sunday program demonstrations).
  • Access to program and recreation equipment.
  • An experience that will last a lifetime. 

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Staff Orientation / Training: TBD
Employment Period: July 1, 2018 – August 25, 2018
Optional Employment: Week #9 August 26 – September 1, 2018
Wages: Summer wages vary depending on age, qualifications and experience of applicants. Room and board are included.


  • A minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Minimum Bronze Cross (NLS preferred) swimming qualification for all activity instructional staff. This applies to both land and water activity staff.
  • Must be provincially certified and/or be experienced on the instructor level in the program you intend to instruct.
  • Possess the ability to teach and communicate with varied ages of campers.
  • Possess strong group control skills.
  • Current certificate of Emergency First Aid and CPR
  • Must be an enthusiastic, energetic and positive person.
  • Must be willing to take part in camp related activities outside the defined job description.