JOB DESCRIPTION AND DUTIES
Canoe Trip Leaders are responsible for guiding groups of campers and staff on overnight canoe camping trips. The trips vary in length from 1 – 4 nights, with the potential for some longer trips later in the summer.
Canoe trip leaders handle all aspects of trip planning including route selection, meal planning, and all packing and pre-trip organization. On trip, they navigate, make site selection, teach campers how to set up the site and cook the meals, etc. They are wholly responsibly for the health and safety of all participants. The purpose of the trip is to facilitate a small group experience that is out of the comfort zone for many of the campers, and an opportunity to experience nature. Our philosophy of no-trace camping is integral to the experience.
Our trips take place in Algonquin Park, the Haliburton Highlands, and other locations in Ontario.
Canoe trip leaders generally work back-to-back trips for the first three weeks of camp taking each age group on a mandatory cabin trip. In the second session, trips are optional and leaders are free to be creative and develop a special focus for their trips e.g. focus on hiking, cooking, etc.
All canoe trip leaders must have a minimum of Bronze Cross and Emergency First Aid with CPR-B. Wilderness First Aid Certification is preferred.
Trips are mostly in flatwater areas. ORCKA certifications are an asset.
Experience working with children and youth is preferred. Please note that many of the campers experience serious anxiety around the canoe trip experience. Warmth, sensitivity and patience are a must.
We can assist with a work permit for the duration of employment for non-Canadians. Please email us before applying for more info if you are not a Canadian Citizen or already hold a valid work permit.
June 21 – August 16, 2019. Earlier start date and/or later end date may be available.
Varies according to experience. Room and Board provided.
Email us if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
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