Bridge on Murray River
8 Feb 2017

Seasonal Leadership River Instructor

YMCA John Island Camp Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

River Norquay Trainer – May 25th to September 3rd, 325-450$ per week

  • Responsible for planning, preparing, delivery and debriefing of the expedition based version of the second year of John Island Camp’s leadership development program.
  • Lead and facilitate a skills development focused four to five week wilderness canoe trip, focusing on moving water paddling skills, risk management skills, wilderness tripping skills, camper care and counselling skills and group facilitation skills.
  • Responsible for incorporating a cultural programming component into the program, connecting the wilderness trip to the land and the traditional culture of wilderness travel
  • Responsible for all logistical planning of the trip and equipment inventory, repair and replacement in coordination with the Leadership Manager and Outtripping Manager
  • Responsible for pre-trip training sessions with participants, and ongoing training sessions as outlined in the Norquay curriculum
  • Responsible for effectively managing all risk associated with the participants and program
  • In camp, provide support, feedback and evaluation for all Norquay Participants in collaboration with Counsellors mentoring participants
  • Responsible for weekly check ins with camp Management while on the river
  • During Family Camp, trainers assist with program and site support
  • Certifications (A portion of certain certification costs are covered by the YMCA):
    • NLS
    • WFR
    • SFA and CPR C/AED
    • CRC VSS
    • SRT/WRT
    • Driver’s License
    • Pleasure Craft Operator Card

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to, outlining your qualifications, experience and background as it relates to this position.

Job Categories: Camp and Featured. Job Types: Seasonal.


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