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Campground Maintenance Staff

Camp Opemikon 2021

REPORTS TO: Camp Warden


  • May 17th, 2021 to September 24th, 2021
  • 19 weeks
  • Part-time, 20 hours per week


Since 1938, Camp Opemikon has served the camping needs of more than half a million members of the Scouting community. The camp is owned and operated by Scouts Canada, Voyageur Council, and is one of the finest residential Scout camps in Canada.

This camp is located on the southern tip of the Canadian Shield on Christie Lake, 100 km southwest of Ottawa. This idyllic camp is located on more than 200 acres of rugged terrain, nestled among three pristine lakes, provides the perfect Scouting adventure away from busy roads and crowded cities.


The Campground Maintenance Staff (4 positions) will work in teams to maintain and improve the condition of the property. These positions will support the Warden in general upkeep of the campground and buildings, and will conduct routine cleaning operations.


This position will reward the employee with a beautiful natural work environment and plenty of fresh air this summer. However, the position does require physical labour, including lifting and repetitive physical tasks. Operating basic landscaping machinery and the camp pickup truck will be required. Campground Maintenance Staff will be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Maintenance Staff will be provided PPE and safety equipment, but they will be expected to supply their own CSA certified safety work boots, and work gloves.


  • Basic landscaping and cleaning
  • General repairs and maintenance
  • Minor carpentry and painting
  • Lawn cutting and trimming using ride-on mowers, push mowers, and gas powered trimmers
  • Cutting and removing brush
  • Dock and deck maintenance
  • New construction projects under supervision of the Warden
  • Janitorial duties including bathroom sanitation and garbage collection
  • Pest control, when necessary
  • Maintenance of equipment and tools, including sharpening and oil changes
  • Processing firewood and delivering it to campsites


  • Standard First Aid & CPR
  • Valid drivers license
  • Able to lift 50 lbs
  • Comfortable working in an outdoor environment during inclement weather
  • Live within a reasonable daily commute to Camp Opemikon. 530 Hanna rd, Maberly, On, K0H 2B0
  • Current Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check

Specific work experience is not required for this position, however considerations will be made for candidates with aptitudes or previous work experience in the following fields:

  • Maintenance
  • Construction trades
  • Scouting experience and/or work experience at Camp Opemikon
  • Landscaping, lawn care
  • Small engine mechanics

If you feel you would be a great addition to the Camp Opemikon Maintenance Staff team, please submit a cover letter and resume to by May 9th, 2021. Please understand that only individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Note: This is a Canada Summer Jobs Grant position and as such, requires all grant funded employees to fall between the ages of 16 and 30.


If you feel you would be a great addition to the Camp Opemikon Maintenance Staff team, please submit a cover letter and resume to by May 9th, 2021.