Camp Tamarack

Program Leaders

In addition to the role of a Camp Leader these select positions, take on the added responsibility of leading activities. Your job is to make sure that the specified program area is run in a safe, fun and positive manner. The aim of our activities is to provide all campers with a supportive and engaging environment while partaking in camp activities.

Positions Available:

Adventure Course – a program leader that leads campers through our Adventure Course (High and Low Elements) *additional certification required

Creative Arts – a creative and dramatic program leader to head our craft room, and takes the lead in drama, photography, and anything else in the creative arts realm.

Outdoor Adventure – an outdoor enthusiast to lead campers in outdoor pursuits including: archery, orienteering, hiking, outdoor survival skills and other programs. * additional certifications an asset.

Program Assist – A combination of the above, willing to take on and assist where help is needed, a key player who works closely with our Program Coordinator and Head Counselor to ensure all programs are at their best. * additional certifications an asset.

Position Dates: Approx June 15 – August 26, 2018

Salary: $325 - $350 per week, based on experience, room and board provided


  • Ideally completed one year of Post-Secondary Education.
  • Have valid Standard First Aid and CPR-C Certificates, or willing to obtain
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have a desire to work with children, youth and people living with disabilities.
  • * Challenge Course Practitioner Level 1 – Adventure Course and Program Assist ONLY
  • * 40 hr Wilderness First Aid, an asset – Outdoor Adventure and Program Assist ONLY


  • To provide leadership and guidance to all campers through a variety of activities.


  • Responsible for facilitating a safe and fun program.
  • Create and implement an activity program suitable to the demographic of the campers.
  • Provide an inventory of all program items at the beginning and end of the camp season.
  • Adhere to Local Operating Policies and Procedures and Standards for activities.
  • Assist in and facilitate all camp experiences (i.e. evening program, campfires, special events).
  • When not actively facilitating a session, assume the role of a counselor.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Communicate on a regular basis with the Program Coordinator.
  • Report any accidents/incidents to the Camp Director and Camp Nurse/Medic.
  • Provide personal care, feeding, toileting, dressing and bathing for campers as required.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of camp, by participating in the weekly clean up.
  • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned, and other duties may be assigned as required.


To apply please complete an online application at