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Job Title: Activity Instructor
Reports To: Assistant Director/Activity Director/Activity Coordinator
Number of Positions Available: Mountain Biking (2), Outdoor Survival (1), Archery (1), Waterskiing (5), Wall Climbing (1), Paddle Sports (1), Water Activity (1), Sailing (1), Land Activity (1)

Each camp activity requires a qualified, trained and experienced instructor. Instructors provide program instruction, based on an outlined program curriculum and Community, Leadership, Accountability, and Performance, fundamental qualities. Standards are developed on skills-based progressions through an established awards system already in place at HOC. Instructors are expected to teach classes that are age appropriate, productive, and fun. This includes being prepared to teach in a variety of weather conditions (rainy day programs).  Evening instruction (2 days) of evening activities is an expectation of all Activity Instructors. Activity Instructors are required to maintain their program areas and equipment, ensuring adequate equipment supply and safety during daily program development time (PDT) each day (1 hr) as required. Every week instructors are also responsible for writing personal evaluations on each camper they teach during the week. As a part of the larger camp community activity instructors also expected to actively participate and provide supervision during All-Camp Activities throughout the week. This includes program periods that may not be outlined on daily schedules, such as meals, section activities, free swim, campfires, and others as assigned.


  • Monday to Friday - Instruct 5-6 one hour activities for camper groups of 10-12 ranging in age from 7-16.
  • Daily program development/maintenance time (1 Hour).
  • Evening activity instruction (Monday, Tuesday) (1 Hour).
  • Tuesday or Wednesday cabin coverage to facilitate counsellor evening off.
  • Sunday Camper Registration  (work brigades, registration, evening programs).
  • Saturday Check Out (3 hours on Saturday, as scheduled). 
  • Thursday- compose detailed camper evaluations.
  • Attend weekly all staff and staff team meetings 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 Activity staff are required to attend a spring 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 (Evening Programs, All Camp Activities, Campfires, Friday Finale) 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 a full eight-week contract period are entitled to one weekend off (Friday after daily duties to Sunday evening programs).
  • Time off weekly -Saturday evening.
  • Access to program and recreation equipment.
  • The chance to work in a close knit supportive community that values staff health and wellness, creativity, and employee success.
  • The opportunity to develop life skills, applicable to multi-faceted career opportunities.
  • An experience that will last a lifetime. 

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Staff Orientation / Training: TBD
Employment Period: June 30, 2024 – August 24, 2024
Optional Employment: Week #9 August 25 – 31, 2024
Wages: Summer wages vary depending on age, qualifications and experience of applicants. Room and board are included.


  • A minimum of 19 years of age.
  • Minimum Bronze Cross (NL 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.
  • Current certificate of Emergency First Aid and CPR.
  • Respect in Sport certification.
  • Possess the ability to teach and communicate with varied ages of campers.
  • Possess strong group control skills.
  • Must be an enthusiastic, energetic and positive person.
  • Must be willing to take part in camp related activities outside the defined job description.