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Program Staff

Camp Opemikon 2021

REPORTS TO: Camp Director and Program Coordinator 


  • June 21st through September 6th
  • 11 weeks
  • Full-time
  • 5 days-35 hours per week
    • Live-In


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 Program Staff (7 positions) are responsible for the facilitation of outdoor adventure activities and programming on property for adults and youth. This staff team will be responsible for running daily program stations and will provide instruction to guests in various capacities (i.e. archery, paddling, ecology, hiking, orienteering, etc). Program Staff will be responsible for maintaining assigned equipment to ensure safe operation on-site, and will monitor daily program sign-up systems in order to prepare the appropriate gear and equipment for successful facilitation. Members of this staff team must be comfortable engaging with and speaking to large groups of adults and youth. This position requires adaptability and an interest in supporting the senior staff team in maximizing recreation opportunities on-site while adhering to all Provincial reopening guidelines and Public Health protocols.

Throughout the summer, members of this staff team will float in and out of cleaning & turn-over responsibilities and Camp Office duties. 


Program Staff will be rewarded with a beautiful natural work environment and plenty of fresh air this summer. Camp will be in operation 5 days per week and staff will have a variety of daily schedules to choose from week to week. The property will be closed to the public for one full day and two half days per week, providing staff with the opportunity to re-charge and enjoy all that Opemikon has to offer.

Due to the risks associated with COVID-19, we are asking that all staff (other than Maintenance) commit to staying on-site for the entirety of their contract this season; forming and maintaining a “staff bubble” and reducing the risk of transmission due to external close contacts. Staff will be housed in Tabins or Cabin accommodations. A Camp Cook will be employed to provide hearty, healthy meals to the staff team daily.


  • Coordination and implementation of daily programming for guests in accordance with the sign-up schedule
  • Responsible for maintenance of program equipment and resources
  • Responsible for the daily set-up/take down of program station areas
  • Support the Senior Staff team in the creation of self-direct program resources and kits for guests
  • Contribute to implementing all health and safety protocols on-site (as assigned)
  • Participation in office duties and staff coverage as assigned
  • Provide feedback to the Senior Staff team daily, weekly, and as required
  • Other duties as required 


  • Standard First Aid & CPR (level C)
  • Current Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Direct experience facilitating outdoor activities
  • Comfortable engaging with and speaking to large groups of adults and youth
  • Experience working in a camp environment
  • Proven ability to provide direction to others
  • Ability to self-start and work collaboratively within a team
  • Proven leadership, planning, and administrative abilities
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Embodies personal beliefs in keeping with the Mission, Principals, and Practices of Scouts Canada 

If you feel you would be a great addition to the Opemikon Summer 2021 Team, please complete the Online Application by May 14th, 2021.

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 Opemikon Summer 2021 Team, please complete the Online Application by May 14th, 2021.