Camp Only Program Instructor

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Job Title: Camp Only Program Instructor
Reports To: Program Director
Number of Positions Available: 3

Our Overnight & Day Camp Program is designed for campers who come to Hockey Opportunity Camp that do not play hockey. Instead of spending half of the day at the arena, Camp Program camper’s stay at camp and participate in additional camp programming. Instructors are responsible for creating and executing fun and exciting special programming while other campers are at the arena. Programming may include arts and crafts, theme/special days, low organizational games, land sports and water activities. Instructors will evaluate and provide detailed, thoughtful evaluations 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 HOC’s Child Care Practices. Each instructor is responsible for their program area and maintaining equipment in good order for the next program period.


  • Monday to Friday- Instruct 5-6 one hour programs 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).
  • Wednesday cabin coverage to facilitate counsellor evening off.
  • Sunday Camper Registration (work brigades, registration, program demonstrations).
  • Saturday Check Out ( 3 hours on Saturday, twice a summer).
  • Thursday- compose detailed camper evaluations.
  • Attend weekly all staff and staff team meetings (Sunday- Program Staff, Thursday- All-Staff) 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 the 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 a full nine-week contract period are entitled to one 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: June 28, 2020 – August 29, 2020
Optional Employment: Week #10 August 30 – September 5, 2020
Wages: Summer wages vary depending on age, qualifications and experience of applicants. Room and board are included.


  • A minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Genuine interest in working with children.
  • Experience teaching and communicating children of varied ages. Specific camp experience an asset.
  • Minimum Bronze Cross Award (NLS preferred).
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Must be comfortable working independently.
  • Must be an enthusiastic, energetic and positive person.
  • Must possess strong creative programming skills.
  • Must possess strong group control skills.
  • Must possess strong initiative skills.
  • Must be willing to take part in camp related activities outside the defined job description.