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10 Jan 2018

Seasonal Tripper

YMCA John Island Camp Spanish, Ontario, Canada

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 Tripper to join our team of committed and professional staff. Under the direction of the Camp Director, the Tripper will be the main facilitator of John Island Camp’s canoe and hiking tripping program. This person assists in the planning, packing, implementation and debriefing of hiking and canoe trips. This person will be responsible for meeting camper needs and maintaining group safety throughout hiking and canoe trips.


  • Experience working with children aged 7-14
  • Experience leading backcounty wilderness trips from 1-5 days in length in a variety of skill sets such as canoeing, sea kayaking and hiking
  • Skilled in the technical skills involved with wilderness camping and travel
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening


  • Responsible for the planning, packing, implementation and debriefing tripping program
  • Responsible for focusing on the development of participants technical skills relating to: wilderness travel, risk management, canoeing, sea kayaking, hiking and all program areas of camp
  • Responsible to build positive rapport and relationships with all campers, and all staff members at John Island Camp
  • Responsible for taking appropriate self-care to ensure the standard of program quality is maintained throughout the length of the program

How to Apply

If you would like to work in a family friendly environment, visit our website at in the Staff/Employment section for the application form and submission process. If you have any questions about this posting you can send us your question at: Please ensure that your cover letter and resume both specify the job title of the position that you are applying for. All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Human Resources Department. Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit a current and satisfactory Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check for review prior to starting employment. Please note that candidates invited for an interview will be required to submit three professional references. YMCA of Northeastern Ontario is an equal opportunity employer that is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment. All of our employees and job applicants will be promoted or employed solely on the basis of their abilities and qualifications.

Job Categories: Camp. Job Types: Seasonal.

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