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Camp Warden — Camp Opemikon

Do you want to be a part of the change you want to see in the world? At Scouts Canada our Vision is “Canadian youth making a meaningful contribution to creating a better world.” For more than 100 years, Scouts Canada has brought a world of adventure, outdoor experience, friendship and fun to 17 million Canadian youth and we need passionate people who share our Mission to develop well-rounded youth better prepared for success in the world.

Since 1938, Camp Opemikon has served the camping needs of more than half a million members of the Scouting family.  The camp is owned and operated by Scouts Canada, Voyageur Council, and is one of the finest residential Scout camps in Canada! Campers from other parts of Canada and around the world are welcome. The summer camp is based on Scouts Canada’s Canadian Path, and all programs offer youth fun-filled unique new experiences and adventures that help them develop into confident and capable individuals who are better prepared for success in the world. Youth take the lead in selecting their activities, organizing how to do them and reflecting on their experience. Along the way, they develop camping skills and complete some requirements of the Outdoor Adventure Skills Program.

Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, the Camp Warden is responsible for all elements of site maintenance, managing user groups’ needs, supporting with booking administration, managing camp related finances, as well as coordinating contractors and other 3rd party supports. The Camp Warden is responsible for collaborating with volunteers, and ensuring safety and well-rounded program delivery.

Specifically, you will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Regular inspections and maintenance of facilities and ensuring facilities meet Scouts Canada and legal safety standards
  • Comply with, and ensure that camp users comply with Scouts Canada risk management procedures and Government regulations
  • Work with property staff and volunteers to manage elements set out in the Camp Opemikon Business Plan
  • Monitor on-site activities to ensure that safety standards are understood and applied by users, volunteers, committee members, and staff
  • Conduct drinking water and sewage tests as required by the Ministry of Environment regulations
  • Maintain water system and related septic systems. Responsible for winterizing of camp water systems
  • Work cooperatively with local Police, Health, Fire, Environmental and Safety officials, when necessary
  • Prepare and manage annual maintenance budget, in partnership with the Camp Director
  • Report any damage or concerns to the Properties Team, and execute action plan to remediate the situation
  • Maintain compliance records for quarterly and year-end submissions
  • Ensure positive experience by campers and provide facility tours when requested
  • Support positive relationships with facility neighbours and local community
  • Assist with the marketing of the Camp facilities
  • Provide administrative support in regards to camp bookings, provide excellent customer service to Scouters and other users’ inquiries
  • Oversee schedules and maintenance tasks for staff and volunteers
  • Conduct monthly review of financial status, work with bookkeeper to rectify overdue accounts
  • Review and report on camp performance metrics on a monthly basis, and review with Operations Manager and Camp Committee Chair

Education, Experience & Skills

  • High School Diploma
  • Minimum 3 years of related experience
  • Certified Operator of Small Drinking Water Systems, or attain certification within 2 months of employment
  • General knowledge of building and equipment maintenance and repair, and light construction
  • Knowledge of applicable fire safety, environmental, health and safety and other legislation and procedures
  • Knowledge of administrative and basic accounting practices
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Hold valid driver’s license

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

  • Irregular working hours including evenings and weekends
  • Frequent exposure to environmental conditions (rain, snow, heat and cold)
  • Most work outside year round
  • Regular exposure to hazardous materials, including: flammable gases, oils, paints, cleaners, and chlorine
  • Risk of personal injury
  • Occupancy on site is preferred, or live within 15km radius
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Climbing ladders and work above head frequently
  • Pushing, pulling and bending over frequently
  • Operating machinery
  • Must maintain high levels of confidentiality
  • Must role model values of Scouts Canada including the Child and Youth Safety program.
  • PRC (Police Record Check) and VSS (Vulnerable Sector Check) required
  • Mandatory training requirement

Location 

  • Christie Lake, ON

We’ve got you covered

(For permanent positions only) We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes a fabulous merchandise discount; an employer-matched retirement plan after one year; extended health, prescription, vision and dental coverage and more.

If this role excites you, we want to hear from you! Please take the time to tell us about yourself in a cover letter — we want to hear your story — your background, your accomplishments, and why this role is a good fit with your future career aspirations. We want to learn about you!

Please submit your application (Cover Letter and Resume) to recruit@scouts.ca.

Scouts Canada thanks you for taking the time to consider this position. Please understand that only individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Scouts Canada encourages applications from all qualified candidates and has a great record of accommodating persons with disabilities. Contact Human Resources at 613-224-5134 ex 252 if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies.

Ready to apply? Please take the time to tell us about yourself in a cover letter — we want to hear your story — your background, your accomplishments, and why this role is a good fit with your future career aspirations. 

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