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26 Mar 2018

Contract Canoe Trip Leader

Cedar Ridge Camp McArthurs Mills, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Cedar Ridge Camp is a traditional co-ed camp located near Bancroft, ON.  We host boys and girls ages 7-16 from around the world.  Our goal is to facilitate physical and social skills in a wilderness setting. Our tripping program introduces campers to wilderness camping and travel, and to an appreciation of the Canadian landscape.

The Position
We are looking for a tripper and whitewater instructor who will be responsible for leading senior trips (6-10 days) in Algonquin Park and surrounding area, whitewater trips on the Madawaska River and day trips to teach white water.  Canoe trip leaders and whitewater instructors are required to live on site at Cedar Ridge Camp.  Room and board is provided.

Duties Include:

– Uphold Cedar Ridge safety and risk management protocols at all times

– Work with the program director to schedule age-appropriate trips for all campers

– Plan menus and equipment for all trips led

– Ensure that all trip equipment is in good working order

– Lead senior campers and leadership campers on canoe and white water trips

– Manage and schedule trip staff

– Act as a positive role model to all staff and campers

– Other duties as assigned

 Contract length: 28 May to 11 August 2018,  longer contract negotiable

Reports to: Director


– Experience working at a summer camp

– Experience leading canoe trips

– Bronze Cross

– Standard first aid with CPR-C

– Wilderness first aid certification (WFR preferred)

– Canoeing certification with ORCKA or Paddle Canada

– Experience canoeing in whitewater


For more information or to apply, please contact Grayson Burke, camp director at

How to Apply

Please apply with resume and cover letter to Grayson Burke,

Job Categories: Camp. Job Types: Contract. Job Tags: canoe trip, canoeing, and white water.

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