Dryland Instructor

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Job Title: Dryland Instructor
Reports To: Hockey Director/Head Hockey Instructor
Number of Positions Available: 1 Head, 1 Assistant

The role of the Dryland Instructor is one that demands hard work, creativity, group control and an enthusiastic attitude towards children. The Dryland Instructor is required to follow a comprehensive teaching outline and ensure that all required components of the Dryland program are taught during the course of the week. The Dryland Instructor works directly with a Hockey Counsellor and a section of children. 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). 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.


  • Assist with Sunday camper registration (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM).
  • Monday to Friday - Instruct 4-5 one hour dryland periods for camper groups of 20-36 ranging in age from 7-16.
  • Provide Dry Land programming and instruction according to the curriculum designed by the Hockey Director, under the direction of the Head Instructor.
  • Provide lobby and/or outside supervision for campers at the arena before, after and in-between ice sessions.
  • Assist with skate tying for the younger sections when required.
  • Serve as a role model both at the arena and at the camp, encouraging our campers to become better hockey players and individuals.
  • Assist with Saturday Arena Showcase Game and Check out. 
  • Attend a weekly Hockey Staff meeting with Hockey Director Keith Murray, as well as a General Staff meeting with the rest of the camp staff Thursday night. 
  • Assist with evening cabin supervision duties, as scheduled (usually once per week).
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 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). The maximum number of instructors off per weekend is four. Schedule your weekend off with the Hockey Director at the start of your contract.
  • 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 range from $2,200 – $3,600 per summer depending on qualifications and experience of applicants. Room and board are included.


  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • Must have a strong hockey/physical fitness and educational background.
  • Genuine interest in teaching hockey skills, fitness and recreation to children and teaching/instructing experience a definite requirement.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Current certificate of Emergency First Aid, and CPR, as well as Respect in Sport or Speak Out.
  • Must be enthusiastic, energetic and positive.
  • Must be willing to take part in duties outside the defined job description.