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27 Mar 2018

Contract Norquay River Trainer (Canoe Trip Leader)

YMCA John Island Camp Anywhere

Job Description

YMCA John Island Camp is on of YMCA of Northeastern Ontario’s summer camp and residential outdoor/environmental education centre. We are located near the town of Spanish, Ontario Canada. YMCA John Island Camp is proud of its reputation of providing high quality camp experiences in a fun, caring, and safe environment, all while being on a unique, inspiring setting in the North Channel of Lake Huron!

We are currently looking for a Norquay River Trainer to join our team of committed and professional staff. Under the direction of the Camp Director, the Norquay River Trainer is responsible for the planning, preparation, implementation and debriefing a 35 day river expedition that is the second year leadership program at John Island Camp. This person will be responsible for working with a co-instructor to deliver a program focused on developing participant’s leadership, wilderness travel, whitewater canoeing and camper care skills. The goal for this position is to provide opportunity for leadership development that relates directly to the camp environment but is also transferable to other environments.

Certifications and/or experience in whitewater canoeing, canoe tripping, whitewater rescue, lifeguarding and wilderness first aid is considered an asset.

This is a summer contract positions for the months of June, July and August. This position will require temporary relocation to YMCA John Island Camp for the duration of the contract. Staff accommodation/room is provided.

For a complete description on each position, please visit our website at in the Staff/Employment section.


How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this posting you can send your resume and cover letter to Jenny Groom at

Job Categories: Instructors and Trainers. Job Types: Contract.

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