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Are you ready to 'live the dream' this summer? Consider joining our highly trained camp staff team and apply for any of our fantastic job opportunities available each spring and summer. 


In anticipation that we are able to operate for the 2021 camp season, we have started plans to best ensure the health and safety of our camp community, as we continue to manage the ongoing safety concerns and restrictions as they pertain to Covid-19.

As a member of the Ontario Camps Association (OCA), we will be looking to the support and guidance of the OCA Covid-19 task force, working with Public Health and the Government of Ontario to create guidelines for a safe re-opening of overnight summer camps in 2021.


Due to the ongoing pandemic and planning for the summer of 2021, we want to ensure we remain transparent with our staff regarding possible restrictions/guidelines as they may pertain to our staff hiring, staff training, job responsibilities, and living/working dynamics. 

Therefore, when reviewing your respective job description, please review and understand the following possible Covid-19 restrictions/guidelines outlined below, prior to applying for a 2021 HOC Staff Position. 

Daily / Weekly Responsibilities:

  • Additional staff duties/requirements may include; increased cleaning and sanitization standards, physical distancing measures, wearing of masks when physical distancing is not available, completion of daily Covid-19 screening tools, and adapting regular camp routine to match the requirements of Covid-19 restrictions/guidelines.

All Staff Responsibilities:

  • Staff to maintain an open-minded and positive attitude in order to adapt to changes that may occur throughout the contract period, as we comply with potential on-going restrictions/guidelines.
  • Staff to be committed to respecting and abiding by any changes to policies and standards necessary to comply with ongoing restrictions/guidelines, ensuring the health, safety, and wellbeing of our entire camp community.  

Summer Benefits & Time Off:

  • Defined time off periods may be subject to change and restrictions if required to comply with ongoing restrictions/guidelines.

Join the HOC team this summer!

Summer camp staff is one of the most valuable and rewarding jobs any person will ever have. Benefits include learning new skills and experiences, working outside, getting paid to have fun, connecting with youth, meeting new lifelong friends, personal growth, and fantastic memories.

Annually the Senior and Directorial staff of HOC interview hundreds of staff candidates in order to find what we feel are the most caring and talented individuals with a passion for working and teaching children in a summer sports camp community.

Desired Qualities in Summer Camp Staff 

  • Outgoing and confident leaders
  • Passionate and skilled persons who love working with and teaching youth
  • Thoughtful and empathetic problem solvers 
  • Hard working and dedicated team members 

Application Process for 2021 

  1. Review desired job descriptions, the required and suggested certifications, skills, and experience. 
  2. Prepare a current resume (Word / PDF format) which will be attached to your application. 2 relevant references will be required to submit the online application.
  3. Fill out our online application profile, once you have created your personal profile (remember your username and password) you can fill in the attached online application. You will need to forward your resume to the corresponding SR staff team member outlined on the application. We will review your application and attached resume and be in contact with successful applicants with an Interview time.

Staff Certifications & Documentation

There are a number of required certifications and documents that all staff will need to acquire or provide before joining the HOC staff team if you are offered a summer position.

All successful candidates will have to provide these documents as requested. Additional Certifications are not mandatory for certain positions but are of added value. 

Mandatory Certifications / Documents

  • Minimum Emergency First Aid and CPR
  • Respect in Sport Certification
  • Criminal Reference Check

Recommended Certifications / Documents

  • Camp Staff  - Water Certifications Bronze Cross / NL Preferred
  • Hockey Staff  - NCCP Coaching Level 1-2, Developmental Level 1 
  • All Staff - Preferred Standard First Aid and CPR 

Respect In Sport Certification

Respect Group has created critical abuse prevention education with the Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program. This easy to use online training enables sport and community organizations to create a safer, more ethical environment by providing essential information to each organization’s critical stakeholders.

Respect in Sport’s 2.5 hour highly engaging online training is for Activity Leaders of all levels: recreational, competitive, and elite, with the intention of:

  • Empowering and educating youth leaders and coaches on the prevention of abuse, bullying, and harassment.
  • Building a holistic culture of respect within the sport community
  • Providing fundamental training tools which enable all coaches and youth leaders to become better role models for the young athletes in their care.

Respect In Sport for Activity Leaders, Summer Hockey Camp

   Hiring Accommodations

Hockey Opportunity Camp is committed to an accessible workplace and one that is free from discrimination in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. If you require an accommodation in applying for a posting, please contact our office at 1-888-576-2752.