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10 Jan 2018

Seasonal Waterfront Specialist

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 Waterfront Specialist to join our team of committed and professional staff. Under the direction of the Camp Director, the Waterfront Specialist is responsible for all waterfront activities at John Island Camp. They plan, prepare, facilitate and are responsible for the safety of all staff and participants in programs happening in and around the fake rolex swimming area, with the water trampoline and the floating dock, canoeing and sea kayaking.


  • Experience planning and facilitating waterfront programs in an overnight camp environment
  • Experience overseeing staff in a waterfront setting and ensuring safety of all participants Knowledge in health and safety standard regulations
  • Knowledgeable in areas of waterfront safety and emergency waterfront procedures
  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening


  • Responsible for all development, scheduling, training of staff, and delivery of all John Island Camp waterfront programs including but not limited to swimming, canoeing, sea kayaking, water trampoline and floating dock
  • Responsible for the evaluation of campers in waterfront activities (swimming, canoeing, sea kayaking)
  • Responsible for leading all Waterfront Emergency Procedures and all rescues that happen at the waterfront at John Island Camp
  • Responsible for the safety and supervision of all programs at the John Island Camp waterfront

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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