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Seasonal and Year-Round Specialized Positions in Camp & Outdoor Education

The YMCA hires hundreds of seasonal employees for our variety of urban and outdoor Day Camp sites throughout Hamilton, Burlington and Brantford. In Haliburton, YMCA Wanakita hires year-round and seasonal positions to support summer overnight camp and year-round outdoor education program.

Camp staff become key figures in the lives of the children, youth and adults whom they teach, lead and have fun. We look for staff who will be positive role models to campers of all ages.

YMCA Wanakita - Current Openings

Applications for Summer 2022 Summer Kids Camp and Family Camp positions are currently open.

For job descriptions and volunteer information, please download the Summer 2022 Employment Package.

Employment Package

Summer Kids Camp Positions:

  • All-Camp Counsellors (AC)
  • Day Camp Counsellors
  • First Year SC Counsellors
  • Second Year SC Counsellors
  • Second Year SC Counsellors Trip (SC2T)
  • Resource Specialist Positions
  • Air Adventure (Ropes) Instructor
  • Air Adventure (Ropes) Specialist
  • Paddle Making Specialist
  • Mountain Biking Specialist
  • Sports & Archery Specialist
  • Theatre Specialist
  • Arts & Crafts Specialist
  • Music Specialist
  • Wilderness Environmental Pursuits (WEP) Specialist
  • Advanced Wilderness Environmental Pursuits (WEP) Specialist
  • Environmental Stewardship Specialist
  • Canoeing Specialist
  • Kayaking Specialist
  • Sailing Specialist
  • Windsurfing Specialist
  • Aquatics Area Head
  • Aquatics Specialist
  • Tuck Specialist
  • Day Camp Specialist
  • Inclusion Specialist
  • Out Tripping Specialist
  • Kita Section Director
  • Junior / Intermediate Section Director
  • Senior Specialty Director
  • Senior Tripping Section Director
  • Inclusion Section Director
  • Day Camp Section Director
  • Student Counsellor (SC) Section Director
  • Health & Wellness Section Director
  • Camp Cleanliness and Health & Safety Section Director
  • Transport Section Director (Driver)
  • Communications Section Director
  • Program Administration Section Director
  • Resource Section Director
  • Out Tripping Section Director
  • Summer Administrator Section Director

Summer Family Camp Positions:

  • All-Camp Counsellor (AC)
  • Family Camp Float Counsellor (new in 2022)
  • Air Adventure Area Head
  • Arts & Camp Craft Area Head
  • Aquatics Area Head
  • Kids Corner Area Head
  • Music & Performing Arts Area Head
  •  Paddle Sports Area Head
  • Sports & Archery Area Head
  • Wilderness & Environmental Pursuits (WEP) Area Head
  • Wind Sports Area Head
  • Yoga & Dance Area Head
  • Program Facilitator

2022 Employment Package

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Location: YMCA Wanakita Camp (Haliburton)

Salary Range:  $20.00-23.00/hour

Position Status: Full Time Seasonal

Placement:  May to September 2022 

Development Opportunity: Opportunities may be available within this placement for successful individuals who are working towards their Red Seal. Please express interest through the application process/interview process to discuss this further

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If you are interested in this position, please submit your application via the online link here: Apply Now

Location: YMCA Wanakita Camp (Haliburton)

Salary Range:  $17.00/hour

Position Status: Full Time Seasonal 

Placement:  May to September 2022

Development Opportunity: Successful applicants will be provided with opportunity to grow within the food service industry and transferrable skills applicable to a career in the culinary field

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If you are interested in this position, please submit your application via the online link here: Apply Now

Location: YMCA Wanakita Camp (Haliburton) 

Salary Range:  $18.00-$20.00/hour
Position Status: Part Time (Full-Time Seasonal: 40 hours a week)
Placement: Immediate

Deadline to apply: As soon as possible: applications will be accepted until position is filled.
 

Nature & Scope: Reporting to the Facility Services Manager, each member of the cleaning staff team is responsible for ensuring that all cleaning tasks are carried out conscientiously and according to the quality levels established by the Association and in accordance with the standards as defined through YMCA Priority S.A.M. evaluation process. Cleaners are required to maintain the cleanliness of the facility in all aspects to ensure that YMCA meets and exceeds the expectations of participants, volunteers, staff and visitors.

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To apply for this position please send cover letter and resume to wanakitajobs@ymcahbb.ca 

Location: YMCA Wanakita Camp (Haliburton) 

Salary Range:  $1,280 per week
Position Status: Full Time Seasonal 
Placement: June 21-Aug 27, 2022
Deadline to apply: As soon as possible: applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Benefits:

  • Live on site with access to kitchen, but also meals served in our dining hall.
  • Access to entire camp's amenities and program equipment (hiking trails, lake, beach, boats etc).

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To apply for this position please send cover letter and resume to Cam van Velzen, Summer Camp Director: cameron.vanvelzen@ymcahbb.ca 

Location: YMCA Wanakita Camp (Haliburton) 

Salary Range:  $18.00-$20.00/hour
Position Status: Full-Time Seasonal
Placement: Immediate

Deadline to apply: As soon as possible: applications will be accepted until position is filled.

The Groundskeeper-General Maintenance position reports to YMCA Wanakita’s Facility Services Manager. The incumbent will perform semi-skilled work in the maintenance, care, and modification of YMCA Wanakita grounds and landscapes which includes the operation of electrical and gasoline powered tools, machines and vehicles. This role works in a customer service environment in supporting YMCA Wanakita’s programs through the upkeep and maintenance of Wanakita’s physical site.

To apply for this position please send cover letter and resume to wanakitajobs@ymcahbb.ca

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Location: YMCA Wanakita Camp (Haliburton) 

Rate of Pay:  $160/day
Position Status: Full Time Seasonal  Contract (possibility of extension)
Placement: August 29, 2022- October 30, 2022
Deadline: August 5, 2022

 

The Fall Outdoor Centre Program Instructor is a contract position responsible for delivering and facilitating recreational and educational programs throughout the season. The instructor is primarily responsible for programming (canoeing, kayaking, swimming, high ropes, initiatives, archery, environmental programs, out trips etc.) and site support. The Fall Program Instructor will report directly to the Outdoor Centre Assistant Director under the supervision of the Outdoor Centre Director. Come join our team and enter a workplace full of new opportunities and experiences!

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If you are interested in this position, please submit your letter of application, cover letter and resume by August 5, 2022 attention to: Sandra Dabrowski- Outdoor Centre Director: sandra.dabrowski@ymcahbb.ca

Day Camps - Current Openings

Applications for Summer 2022 Day Camps positions are currently open throughout Hamilton, Burlington and Brantford.

For job descriptions, please download the YMCA Day Camp Summer 2022 Employment Package.

Employment Package

Positions:

  • Day Camp Site Supervisor (Indoor)
  • Day Camp Site Supervisor (Outdoor)
  • Day Camp Section Head (Outdoor)
  • Day Camp Helping Hands Site Supervisor
  • Program Specialist
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • Waterfront Lifeguard
  • Site Support & Maintenance
  • Office Administration and Support (Outdoor/Indoor)
  • Program Instructors (Archery, Canoeing, and Arts / Crafts)
  • Camp Counsellors (Outdoor)
  • Camp Counsellors (Indoor)
  • Helping Hands Counsellors 
  • Junior Counsellors

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Applications for Summer 2022 Day Camps positions are currently open at Laurier Brantford.

For job descriptions, please download the YMCA Day Camp Summer 2022 Employment Package.

Employment Package

Positions:

  • Day Camp Program Specialist (Indoor)
  • Day Camp Program Administrator (Indoor)
  • Camp Counsellor- Indoor ( Stepping Stones, Sports, Kidventure)
  • Supply Camp Counsellor
  • Extended Care Camp Counsellor
  • Site Support & Maintenance
  • Office Administration and Support Staff

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