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Position: Wilderness Canoe Tripper
Organization: Camp Kirk
Location: Kirkfield, Kawartha Lakes, near Orillia & Lindsay, Ontario
Term: asap until Aug 27, 2019
Note: Room and Board is provided over and above the salary.


Camp Kirk is a registered charity that provides residential programming for children who have learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, and high functioning autism. We offer a nurturing and non-competitive environment that emphasizes strengths and builds confidence. We provide a community experience that promotes strong mental health so that our campers can lead productive, meaningful and happy lives.


The Canoe Trip Leader will be responsible for planning and leading overnight canoe trips for groups of children and staff. This individual will also be responsible for all canoe trip equipment storage, inventory, and required care. It is also possible that the Canoe Trip Leader will be responsible for planning and facilitating Camp Craft activity lessons.

In addition to their program areas, all program staff are involved with the planning and facilitation of all-camp activities in the evening. As well, when available, program staff are assigned to provide extra support to either individual campers or cabin groups who require it or around camp as necessary.


We are looking to fill the position immediately, and the contract date runs until August 27th. All staff members reside at camp and Room and Board is provided over and above the salary.


  • 19 years of age or older

  • Strong canoe tripping skills and previous experience leading a canoe trip

  • Minimum Bronze Cross certification, Wilderness First Aid, and CPR(C)*

  • Previous experience working with children

  • Previous experience working with individuals with exceptionalities is an asset

  • A current Criminal Record Check


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 15 2019    ID: 54188