Staff Positions

If you are interested in applying for a paid summer position,
please email your resume to info@campnorthernlights.com.

Position: Director
Hiring for the upcoming season: 1 position

General Duties:

  • Take part in evening curfew patrols with other scheduled staff 
  • Follow camp rules and expectations 
  • Serve as a positive role model for campers 
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Characteristics:

  • Experience working with children 
  • Previous camping skills 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills 
  • Demonstrated artistic flair – performing skills 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Team player
  • Basic First Aid 
  • Current Bronze Cross (strongly encouraged)

Expectations:

  • Participate in the regional tag day program 
  • Participate in the pre camp work sessions 
  • Participate in the camp orientation program 
  • Participate in 5 camp sessions per week (Monday-Friday)
  • Participate in camp closure

Position: Waterfront Lead
Hiring for the upcoming season: 1 position

Pre-Camp Season:

    • Inspect all waterfront conditions
    • Prepare waterfront for season 
    • Ensure all safety and rescue equipment is in good repair and secure at the waterfront
    • Prepare an inventory of equipment and list of repairs and replacements necessагу
    • Become familiar with and ensure the system for swimmer and canoe identification is set up
    • Ensure first-aid kit is complete and present at waterfront
    • Attend and participate in pre-camp activities (tag day, set up weekend, orientation)

During Camp Season:

    • Responsible for safety at the Waterfront 
    • Inspect Waterfront and camp fire areas daily 
    • Submit daily report to the Camp Director 
    • Maintain order to the waterfront supply shed and lifejacket shed inspect first aid kit daily
    • On the first day of camp, evaluate all swimmers abilities and designate areas according to swimmer ability
    • Adhere to all lifesaving requirement and Ontario Camping Association standards
    • Develop and implement waterfront emergency procedures including water search patterns
    • Encourage all campers to participate in planned activities
    • Disposal and management of all recycling for entire campgrounds (after meals)

End of Season:

    • Submit end of season written report on waterfront activities 
    • Submit end of season inventory of safety and waterfront equipment 
    • Make recommendations for future summer waterfront programs
    • Attend and participate in end of season activities (clean up week – final week of summer)

Daily:

    • Coordinate and participate in daily schedule of activities and chores 
    • Assume responsibility for safety of campers and report all injuries to the Camp Director 
    • Participate in nightly campfire program 
    • Know where campers are at all times during sessions and special activities 
    • Ensure waterfront and campfire area is safe, clean and tidy 
    • Work to ensure that all campers are included, safe and comfortable 
    • Attend counsellor and staff meeting nightly 
    • Bring forth concerns to Camp Directors 
    • Report to the Director any counsellors who are absent or inactive during sessions
    • Participate in all other camp activities

General Duties:

    • Complete bed check of entire camp once a week 
    • Take part in evening curfew patrols with other scheduled staff 
    • Follow camp rules and expectations 
    • Serve as a positive role model for campers 
    • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Characteristics:

    • Current NLS Life Saving Certification 
    • Must be 18 years of age
    • Basic First Aid and CPR 
    • Pleasure Craft Operators Card 
    • Canoeing ORCKA Certification (encouraged) 
    • Experience working with children 
    • Camp and Lifeguard Experience 
    • Strong communication skills 
    • Team player 
    • Demonstrated leadership skills 
    • Demonstrated organizational skills

Expectations:

    • Participate in the regional tag day program 
    • Participate in pre camp work sessions 
    • Participate in camp orientation program 
    • Participate in 5 camp sessions per week (Monday-Friday)
    • Participate in camp closure
    • Attend all 8 weeks (orientation week, 6 weeks with campers, clean up week)

Position: Lifeguard
Hiring for the upcoming season: 2 positions

Pre-Camp Season:

    • Inspect all waterfront conditions
    • Prepare waterfront for season
    • Ensure all safety and rescue equipment is in good repair and secure at the waterfront
    • Prepare an inventory of equipment and list of repairs and replacements necessагу
    • Become familiar with the system for swimmer and canoe identification
    • Ensure first-aid kit is complete and present at waterfront
    • Attend and participate in pre-camp activities (tag day, set up weekend, orientation)

During Camp Season:

    • Responsible for safety at the Waterfront 
    • Inspect Waterfront and campfire areas daily 
    • Submit daily report to the Camp Director 
    • Maintain order to the waterfront supply shed and lifejacket shed and inspect first aid kit daily
    • On the first day of camp, evaluate all swimmers abilities and designate areas according to swimmer ability
    • Adhere to all lifesaving requirements and Ontario Camping Association standards
    • Implement waterfront emergency procedures including water search patterns
    • Daily inspection of water crafts 
    • Encourage all campers to participate in planned activities
    • Disposal and management of all recycling for entire campgrounds (after meals)

End of Season:

    • Submit end of season written report on waterfront activities 
    • Submit end of season inventory of safety and waterfront equipment 
    • Make recommendations for future summer waterfront programs
    • Attend and participate in end of season activities (clean up week – final week of summer)

Daily:

    • Coordinate and participate in daily schedule of activities and chores 
    • Assume responsibility for the safety of campers and report all injuries to the Camp Director 
    • Participate in nightly campfire program 
    • Know where campers are at all times during sessions and special activities 
    • Ensure waterfront and campfire area is safe, clean and tidy 
    • Work to ensure that all campers are included, safe and comfortable 
    • Attend counsellor and staff meeting nightly 
    • Bring forth concerns to Camp Director
    • Report to the Director any counsellors who are absent or inactive during sessions 
    • Participate in all other camp activities

General Duties:

    • Take part in evening curfew patrols with other scheduled staff 
    • Enforce camp rules and expectations 
    • Serve as a positive role model for campers 
    • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

    • Current Bronze Cross or NLS Life Saving Certification 
    • Basic First Aid and CPR 
    • Pleasure Craft Operators Card 
    • Canoeing Certification ORCKA (encouraged) 
    • Experience working with children 
    • Camp and Lifeguard Experience 
    • Strong communication skills 
    • Team player 
    • Demonstrated leadership skills 
    • Demonstrated organizational skills

Expectations:

    • Participate in the regional tag day program 
    • Participate in pre camp work sessions 
    • Participate in camp orientation program 
    • Participate in 5 camp sessions per week (Monday-Friday)
    • Participate in camp closure
    • Attend all 8 weeks (orientation week, 6 weeks with campers, clean up week)

Position: Camp Cook
Hiring for the upcoming season: 2 position

Pre-Camp Season:

    • Prepare the kitchen area for season 
    • Complete an inventory of all kitchen supplies and equipment 
    • Prepare a list of material required for the summer 
    • Review the menu for each camp session suitable for the age and dietary needs of the campers
    • Become familiar with kitchen equipment and location of supplies
    • Read and become familiar with ‘Cooking 101’ manual
    • Attend and participate in pre-camp activities (tag day, set up weekend, orientation)

During Camp Season:

    • Responsible for safety in the kitchen and eating area 
    • Required to adhere to OCA standards and Food Handler policies (must wear closed toe shoes, hat or head covering, and apron while cooking in the kitchen)
    • Inspect kitchen and dining and surrounding area daily
    • Maintaining kitchen hygiene 
    • Maintain order in the food storage supply room and water treatment system
    • Submit daily report to the Camp Director 
    • Encourage all campers to participate in planned activities 
    • Prepare the pre-planned menu 
    • Evaluate and supervise campers on clean up 
    • Serving moderate quantity of food (seconds available) coordinate dining hall and assist 
    • Food preparation and serving, 
    • Keep daily log of all foods served, quantities, number of people served and waste to evaluate quantities prepared match what is required
    • Dispose of all waste, garbage and recycling in main cabin
    • Support duties of Director (as assigned by Director)

End of Season:

    • Submit end of season written report on kitchen activities 
    • Submit end of season inventory of kitchen supplies and equipment 
    • Make recommendations for future year menus 
    • Attend and participate in end of season activities (clean up week – final week of summer)

Daily:

    • Coordinate and participate in daily schedule of activities and chores 
    • Assume responsibility for the safety of campers and report all injuries to the Camp Director 
    • Participate in nightly campfire program 
    • Know where campers are at all times during meals and clean up 
    • Ensure main cabin, deck and dining hall are clean and tidy 
    • Supervise the refilling of condiment supplies after each meal 
    • Ensure food is prepared to meet daily programming schedule 
    • Food preparation must begin in an appropriate amount of time before the meal is scheduled to be served 
    • Report to the Director any counsellors who are absent or inactive during chores and mealtime
    • Work to ensure all campers are included, safe and comfortable 
    • Attend counsellor and staff meeting nightly 
    • Bring forth concerns to Camp Directors 
    • Participate in all other camp activities

General Duties:

    • Follow camp rules and expectations 
    • Serve as a positive role model for campers 
    • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Characteristics:

    • Food Handlers Certificate 
    • Experience working with children 
    • Previous camping skills 
    • Demonstrated leadership skills 
    • Demonstrated cooking skills – performing skills 
    • Demonstrated organizational skills 
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
    • Team player
    • Basic First Aid

Expectations:

    • Participate in the regional tag day program 
    • Participate in the pre camp work sessions 
    • Participate in the camp orientation program 
    • Participate in 5 camp sessions per week (Monday-Friday)
    • Participate in camp closure
    • Attend all 8 weeks (orientation week, 6 weeks with campers, clean up week)

Position: Arts & Crafts
Hiring for the upcoming season: 1 position

Pre-Camp Season:

    • Prepare Arts and Craft area for season 
    • Prepare an inventory of all Arts and Crafts supplies 
    • Prepare a list of material required for the summer 
    • Develop a program of craft activities for each camp session suitable for the age and abilities of the campers
    • Attend and participate in pre-camp activities (tag day, set up weekend, orientation)

During Camp Season:

    • Responsible for safety in the arts and crafts area
    • Inspect arts and craft shelter and surrounding area daily 
    • Maintain order in the Arts and Crafts storage shed 
    • Submit daily report to the Camp Director 
    • Evaluate all campers abilities and develop suitable activities 
    • Encourage all campers to participate in planned activities 
    • Supervise the maintenance of the outhouses and outdoor wash stand
    • Routine cabin inspections (spot checking) ensuring tidiness and cleanliness is maintained
    • Support duties of Director (as assigned by Director)

End of Season:

    • Submit end of season written report on arts and crafts activities 
    • Submit end of season inventory of arts and crafts materials/equipment 
    • Make recommendations for future summer programs
    • Attend and participate in end of season activities (clean up week – final week of summer)

Daily:

    • Coordinate and participate in daily schedule of activities and chores 
    • Assume responsibility for the safety of campers and report all injuries to the Camp Directors 
    • Participate in nightly campfire program 
    • Know where campers are at all times during sessions and special activities and encourage counsellors to be active with campers during session
    • Report to the Director any counsellors who are absent or inactive during sessions
    • Ensure Arts and Crafts pavillion and surrounding area is clean and tidy 
    • Work to ensure all campers are included, safe and comfortable 
    • Attend counsellor and staff meeting nightly 
    • Bring forth concerns to Camp Directors
    • Participate in all other camp activities

General Duties:

    • Take part in evening curfew patrols with other scheduled staff 
    • Follow camp rules and expectations 
    • Serve as a positive role model for campers 
    • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Characteristics:

    • Experience working with children 
    • Previous camping skills 
    • Demonstrated leadership skills 
    • Demonstrated artistic flair – performing skills 
    • Demonstrated organizational skills 
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
    • Team player
    • Basic First Aid 
    • Current Bronze Cross (strongly encouraged)

Expectations:

    • Participate in the regional tag day program 
    • Participate in the pre camp work sessions 
    • Participate in the camp orientation program 
    • Participate in 5 camp sessions per week (Monday-Friday)
    • Participate in camp closure
    • Attend all 8 weeks (orientation week, 6 weeks with campers, clean up week)

Position: Games Lead
Hiring for the upcoming season: 1 position

Pre-Camp Season:

    • Prepare games shed and field for season 
    • Prepare an inventory of all games supplies 
    • Prepare a list of material required for the summer 
    • Develop a program of activities for each camp session suitable for the age and abilities of the campers
    • Attend and participate in pre-camp activities (tag day, set up weekend, orientation)

During Camp Season:

    • Responsible for safety in the games area
    • Inspect field area and equipment daily 
    • Maintain order in the games storage shed 
    • Submit daily report to the Camp Director 
    • Evaluate all campers abilities and develop suitable activities 
    • Encourage all campers to participate in planned activities 
    • Supervise the maintenance of the outhouses and outdoor wash stand
    • Routine cabin inspections (spot checking) ensuring tidiness and cleanliness is maintained
    • Support duties of Director (as assigned by Director)

End of Season:

    • Submit end of season written report on games activities 
    • Submit end of season inventory of games materials/equipment 
    • Make recommendations for future summer programs
    • Attend and participate in end of season activities (clean up week – final week of summer)

Daily:

    • Coordinate and participate in daily schedule of activities and chores 
    • Assume responsibility for the safety of campers and report all injuries to the Camp Directors 
    • Participate in nightly campfire program 
    • Know where campers are at all times during sessions and special activities and encourage counsellors to be active with campers during session
    • Report to the Director any counsellors who are absent or inactive during sessions
    • Ensure field and surrounding area is clean and tidy 
    • Work to ensure all campers are included, safe and comfortable 
    • Attend counsellor and staff meeting nightly 
    • Bring forth concerns to Camp Directors
    • Participate in all other camp activities

General Duties:

    • Take part in evening curfew patrols with other scheduled staff 
    • Follow camp rules and expectations 
    • Serve as a positive role model for campers 
    • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Characteristics:

    • Experience working with children 
    • Previous camping skills 
    • Demonstrated leadership skills 
    • Demonstrated artistic flair – performing skills 
    • Demonstrated organizational skills 
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
    • Team player
    • Basic First Aid 
    • Current Bronze Cross (strongly encouraged)

Expectations:

    • Participate in the regional tag day program 
    • Participate in the pre camp work sessions 
    • Participate in the camp orientation program 
    • Participate in 5 camp sessions per week (Monday-Friday)
    • Participate in camp closure
    • Attend all 8 weeks (orientation week, 6 weeks with campers, clean up week)