Are you an energetic and enthusiastic leader committed to making a difference? 

Do you love the outdoors and want to help develop that love of nature in others? If the answer is yes, than working at Camp Wasaga is the job for you! 

Camp Wasaga staff are enthusiastic, flexible, team players who excel at building relationships and are passionate about the environment. They are ready for the challenge of being a strong influence, a consistent role model and mentor to the children and youth that come to Camp Wasaga. 


Camp Director

Summer employment position at Camp Wasaga Family Camp on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park 

Full time position, for 40 hours per week, room and board included. 

The Camp Director is responsible for overseeing organization and implementation of the entire program at Camp Wasaga. The Camp Director will assure camp safety, oversee summer staff, maintain good relations with the campers and administer the daily operations of the camp. They must be a responsible, friendly, organized and approachable individual. The Camp Director is able to manage conflicts and to discipline fairly. They will organize and facilitate training week with the help of the program director. They will conduct end of season evaluations for the senior staff members. 

Qualifications: 

  • Administrative skills required 
  • Standard first aid and CPR required 
  • Must be over 18 years of age 
  • Valid driver’s license required 
  • Must be personable and able to connect with parents and staff 

Maintenance Director

Summer employment position at Camp Wasaga Family Camp on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park

Full time position, for 40 hours per week, room and board included. 

The Maintenance Director is responsible for all internal and external site maintenance including: lawn maintenance, maintenance and cleaning of washhouse and minor repairs. The Maintenance Director will also oversee health and safety checks and direct any additional maintenance personnel (ex. plumbers, volunteers etc.). The Maintenance Director Candidate must be hardworking, personable and able to connect with adult campers and their families. 

Qualifications: 

  • Current valid driver’s license required 
  • Standard First Aid and CPR recommended 
  • Child Abuse Registry Check and Criminal Record Check required 

Program Leader (Formerly Program Director)

Summer employment position at Camp Wasaga Family Camp on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park 

Full time position, for 40 hours per week, room and board included. 

The Program Director is in charge of overseeing all program staff (Senior Leaders and Junior Leaders) as well as consulting/coordinating with other members of the Senior Staff (Camp Naturalist, Waterfront Director Etc.). The Program Director will develop fun and interesting family programs and ensure that children’s programs incorporate the natural environment, creativity, educational and active elements. They must be a responsible, friendly, organized and approachable individual. The Program Director is able to discipline fairly and manage conflicts, reporting to the Camp Director if necessary. 

Qualifications: 

  • Must be over 18 years of age 
  • Standard First Aid and CPR required 
  • Current valid driver’s license required 
  • Activity programming experience required 

Leadership Instructor (Formerly LIT Director)

Summer employment position at Camp Wasaga Family Camp on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park

Full time position, for 40 hours per week, room and board included. 

The Leader in Training (L.I.T.) Director is responsible for running advanced leadership programs for campers aged 14 and 15 separate to other camp programs. Programming should include nature-focused skills development and activity planning, covering topics such as canoeing, kayaking, hiking & orienteering, leadership theory and overnight camping trips as well any other leadership skills the instructor has expertise in (ex. plant identification, First Aid etc.). 

The L.I.T. Director will develop a program plan and schedule for the L.I.T. 1 (age 14) and L.I.T. 2 (age 15) sessions and review this with the Camp Director. L.I.T. Director must be able to liaise with Program Director, Waterfront Director, Camp Director, and other camp staff as required. They will work with L.I.T. participants to set goals and meet regularly to assist in monitoring progress and reinforce expectations as well as perform evaluations of L.I.T. participants and provide feedback in support of L.I.T. development. The successful candidate would be mature and reliable, and able to work with minimal supervision. 

Qualifications: 

  • Must be over 18 years of age 
  • Standard First Aid and CPR required 
  • Child Abuse Registry check required 
  • Criminal Record Check required 
  • Coaching/leadership experience recommended 
  • Experience with youth recommended 
  • Current valid driver’s license required 

Senior Waterfront (Formerly Waterfront Director) 

Summer employment position at Camp Wasaga Family Camp on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park from

Full time position, for 40 hours per week, room and board included. 

The Waterfront Director is responsible for instructing campers on proper use of equipment and boating skills as well as leading youth and adults in canoeing and kayaking outings. They will lifeguard swim time in the afternoons and be responsible for maintenance and care of the boat sheds and other equipment. The Waterfront Director may also serve as the camp’s medic in times when First Aid skills are needed. 

Qualifications: 

  • Candidate must be over 16 years of age 
  • NLS required 
  • Standard First Aid and CPR required 
  • Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Record Check required 

Naturalist

Summer employment position at Camp Wasaga Family Camp on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park 

Full time position, for 40 hours per week, room and board included. 

The Naturalist is responsible for leading and planning nature based activities (hikes, bikes etc.) for adults and families outside of the children’s programming. Activities typically occur in the mornings between breakfast and lunch but may be early morning or late nights. The ideal candidate would be personable, energetic and able to tailor their programs to the needs of the campers. 

Qualifications: 

  • Current valid driver’s license required 
  • Standard First Aid and CPR required 
  • Hiking/camping experience recommended 
  • Knowledge of plants, nature and wildlife essential

Senior Leader

Summer employment position at Camp Wasaga Family Camp on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park 

Full time position, for 40 hours per week, room and board included. 

Senior Leaders are responsible for programming and leading activities for children of various ages. They must also be available to help develop and deliver family activities. Senior Leaders lead overnight camping trips off-site and may develop more advanced programs for older campers. The Senior Leader is a role model and mentor for the Assistant Leaders and helps other staff members when needed. 

Qualifications: 

  • Must be over 18 years of age 
  • Current valid driver’s license recommended 
  • Standard First Aid and CPR recommended 
  • Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Record Check required 
  • Outdoor/camping experience recommended 
  • Experience working with children recommended 
  • Candidates must be mature and responsible 
  • Completion of Leadership in Training (LIT) or equivalent program required 

Assistant Leader

Summer employment position at Camp Wasaga Family Camp on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park

Room and board included. 

Assistant Leaders are responsible for programming and running activities for children of various ages during morning programming. They must also be available for and help create afternoon and evening activities. Creativity, positive attitude and willingness to work in a team desired. 

Qualifications: 

  • Must be over 16 years of age 
  • Standard First Aid and CPR recommended 
  • Child Abuse Registry Check required 
  • Outdoor/camping experience recommended 
  • Experience with children recommended 
  • Completion of Leadership in Training (LIT) or equivalent program required 

Head Cook

Summer employment position at Camp Wasaga Family Camp, on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park

Full time position, for 40 hours per week. Room and board included. 

Camp Wasaga is a family camp, serving 3 full meals everyday and providing a snack in the evening for upwards of 100 people per day. Meals are cooked from scratch and can accommodate all ages, tastes and most dietary concerns. Balanced wholesome meals are prepared in a full camp kitchen and served buffet style at each meal. 

The Head Cook is in charge of the daily kitchen operations; including assisting and directing, where necessary, the Cook and Assistant cook. The Head Cook is responsible for ensuring the campers, staff and volunteers are fed in a healthy, sanitary and timely manner. The Head Cook is considerate of the special dietary needs of some campers and adjusts the menus accordingly. The Head Cook’s duties included cooking and prepping, cleaning, proper dish washing, receiving and organizing orders and serving food, all while practicing proper food storage and handling. The Head Cook is in charge of menu planning, keeping inventory and ensuring proper stock of supplies. They also direct any volunteers in the kitchen and assist in running the camp counselors’ canteen. 

Qualifications: 

  • General kitchen knowledge, including knife skills, sanitation and food handling rules 
  • Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Record check required 
  • Previous experience in a kitchen or restaurant 
  • Valid Food Handler’s Certificate 
  • Be able to manage food inventories and ordering 
  • Must be experienced with commercial cooking equipment 

Assistant Cook

Summer employment position at Camp Wasaga Family Camp, on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park

Full time position, 40 hours per week. Room and board included. 

Camp Wasaga is a family camp, serving 3 full meals everyday and providing a snack in the evening for upwards of 100 people per day. Meals are cooked from scratch and can accommodate all ages, tastes and most dietary concerns. Balanced wholesome meals are prepared in a full camp kitchen and served buffet style at each meal. 

Working alongside the Cook, the Assistant Cook is responsible for cooking and prepping, cleaning, proper dish washing, receiving and organizing orders, serving food as well as proper food storage and handling. 

Qualifications: 

  • General kitchen knowledge, including knife skills, sanitation and food handling rules. 
  • Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Record check required. 
  • Previous experience in a kitchen or restaurant. 

Cook

Summer employment position at Camp Wasaga Family Camp, on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park

Full time position, 40 hours per week. Room and board included. 

Camp Wasaga is a family camp, serving 3 full meals everyday and providing a snack in the evening for upwards of 100 people per day. Me`als are cooked from scratch and can accommodate all ages, tastes and most dietary concerns. Balanced wholesome meals are prepared in a full camp kitchen and served buffet style at each meal. 

Working alongside the Head Cook and Assistant Cook, Camp Cook is in charge of the daily kitchen operations for his/her shift and ensuring the campers, staff and volunteers are fed in a healthy, sanitary and timely manner. The Cook is responsible for cooking and prepping, proper cleaning and dishwashing, receiving and organizing orders and serving guests as while practicing safe food handling and cleanliness. The Cook may assist the Head Cook in directing any kitchen volunteers. 

Qualifications: 

  • General kitchen knowledge, including knife skills, sanitation and food handling rules 
  • Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Record check required 
  • Previous experience in a kitchen or restaurant 
  • Valid Food Handler’s Certificate