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Ultimate Camp Program Instructor

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Job Title: Ultimate Camp Program (UP) Instructor
Reports To: Assistant Directors/Activity Director/Activity Coordinator
Number of Positions Available: 2

Our Ultimate Camp Program is designed for campers who come to HOC that do not play hockey. Instead of spending half of the day at the arena, Ultimate Camp Program (UP) camper’s stay at camp and participate in additional camp programming led by the UP Instructors. Instructors are responsible for creating and executing fun and exciting special programming while other campers are at the arena for approximately 2 sections. Programming may include arts and crafts, theme/special days, low organizational games, and land/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 1-2 sections of Ultimate Campers for 3 hours while a section is at hockey.
  • 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 for classes instructed. 
  • Attend weekly all staff and staff team meetings as scheduled.
  • 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.Provide supervision to campers while at camp during meals, activities, free time, evening, and overnight.
  • Prepare weekly personal UP camper evaluations. 


  • 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 (schedule dependent) & 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.
  • Time off daily - depending on weekly schedule.
  • 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 18 years of age.
  • Genuine interest in working with children.
  • Experience teaching and communicating with children of varied ages. Specific camp experience an asset.
  • NL swimming qualification.
  • Current certificate of Emergency First Aid and CPR.
  • Respect in Sport certification.
  • Must be comfortable working independently.
  • Must be an enthusiastic, energetic, and positive person.
  • 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.