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13 Mar 2017

Contract Assistant Camp Director

Camp Huronda Huntsville, Ontario, Canada

Job Description


At D-Camps, children enjoy an authentic camp experience while having all of their diabetes needs met by a team of skilled medical professionals. For fun and skill building, our awesome program team leads the way. Take a look at what our D-Camps has to offer at

Our medical staff includes: endocrinologists, doctors, nurses, dietitians as well as health-care students, residents and interns. Together, they form a support network to help campers manage their diabetes more independently.
For our program staff, we are always looking for team members who show enthusiasm, dedication, initiative, and the ability to use their imaginations to turn camp into a place of magic and possibility. Certain skills and certifications are also required for specific roles. As teamwork is the cornerstone of all camps, we strive to create an environment where everyone works together to provide healthy and enriching experiences for each and every one of our campers.

Applicants for both our medical and program staff must enjoy working with children and teens in an outdoor environment and be willing to learn about and respect the complexities of type 1 diabetes.

Assistant Camp Director – 1 Position
Camp Huronda – Huntsville, ON
Pay: Starting @ $440/week
Contract Dates: May 31st – September 1st, 2017

The Assistant Camp Directors are responsible for planning and implementing all aspects of the Camp Huronda as it relates to the counselling team and camper care by building and maintaining an inclusive, anti-oppressive, camper-focused culture. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, supporting and managing all counselling staff, ensuring programs are camper-focused and meeting our high risk management standards, and supporting the Facilities team to ensure all facilities are in excellent condition. The ACDs will work together with the Leadership Team to oversee the counselling team of camp, taking a lead of staff and camper wellness. The ACDs will help with parent/guardian communication and focus on ensuring the smooth delivery of program alongside the skill heads/program director. The ACDs report to a Camp Coordinator and work to ensure the on-the-ground high quality counselling of Camp Huronda campers. Additionally the ACDs are responsible for Camp Huronda social media, merchandise management, daily camper wellness, staff focus groups and from time to time will be asked to facilitate staff life during change over periods.

• 3+ years senior camp experience preferred
• A Current Criminal Reference Check
• Standard First Aid with CPR-C
• G Class license or willing to obtain
• Pleasure Craft Operator Card or willing to obtain
• Bronze Cross (minimum); NLS an asset; instructor certification an asset
• CUI certification an asset
• Preference given to those who have studied in a child development related field.


How to Apply

To apply, please complete the online hiring form, here:

All applicants (new and returning staff) must submit the following documents online via the web form:
  • Personal Contact Information
  • Cover Letter (attached to application form)
  • Resume (attached to application form)
  • References (2 for new staff, 1 for returning staff)
Note: Offers are interviews are conditional on anticipated certifications. Please provide an updated list of current certifications and dates of anticipated achievement of certifications at the time of employment. Have all documents ready when applying, you will not be able to log in to alter your application or attach new documents. 

If you are interested in multiple positions, please only apply for your first choice. There is space in the application for you to note other positions in which you are interested, so please make use of that. Please only fill out one application. Use your cover letter to outline specifics you would like to convey as it relates to the individual positions.

  • Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada at the location(s) specified above and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role
  • At Diabetes Canada, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals, and value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
  • Diabetes Canada is committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process.
  • We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Questions regarding the application process can be directed to:

Lauren Linklater
Coordinator, Camp Huronda

Job Categories: Camp. Job Types: Contract. Job Tags: Assistant Camp Director, Assistant Director, diabetes, Diabetes Canada, Huntsville, muskoka, overnight camp, senior staff, summer, supervisor, T1D, Type 1, and Type I.

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