Camp Coordinator, Camp Otonabee (Y Camp Dunrobin Location)

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Position: Camp Coordinator, Camp Otonabee (Y Camp Dunrobin Location)
Location: 1620 Sixth Line Rd RR #1, Dunrobin, ON
Type: Full-Time preferred start date April 7, 2023, $40,830 /annual rate
Preferred start date: Friday, Apr 07, 2023
Closing date: Saturday, Apr 01, 2023


As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA of the National Capital Region responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide lasting solutions. Serving thousands of people across our region annually, we are a leader and valued partner in creating a vibrant and healthy community where everyone belongs and can reach their full potential. This position requires a commitment to the Y mission and core values of responsibility, honesty, caring, respect, and inclusion, which form the foundation of all Y programs and services.

Working for the Y

Are you looking to use your skills and unique gifts to make a real difference in your community? The YMCA of the National Capital Region is a great workplace committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, where different backgrounds, experiences, and identities are appreciated and celebrated. The YMCA provides hundreds of employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits, and growth opportunities. Whether you are starting out in your career or a seasoned professional, you will find many exciting opportunities to achieve your personal and career goals. Some of the benefits of working for the Y include:

What we offer

At the Y, you will be part of a vibrant and diverse network of people whose shared vision is to change lives and make our communities home to the healthiest children, teens, adults, and families.

Our competitive wage and benefit package include:

  • Free Y membership.
  • Discounted Y program fees (including health & fitness programs, child care, and camps)
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Extended Maternity leave to all our staff for up to 6 more months after the year of leave.

What do you offer?

Coordinators report directly to the General Manager and work together to manage the day-to-day operations of the Camp. The Coordinator gives leadership and supervision to Y staff and volunteers and is responsible for ensuring adherence to the Y’s Mission, Vision, and Values, quality assurance statement, curriculum standards, as well as all legislative requirements set forth. Coordinators take on a wide range of responsibilities and this role is ideal for someone looking to move into a camp management role.

Some of the tasks of this position include:

  • Facilitating the onboarding and management of the seasonal teams of the Camp Otonabee portfolio
  • Train, schedule, coach and evaluate all seasonal teams placed at our various camp locations
  • Work collaboratively with peers and supervisors and provide feedback when necessary for the overall quality and experience of all of our program areas – Bonnenfant Outdoor Education, Camp Otonabee, and Neighbourhood Day Camps
  • Communication with participants, staff, volunteers, and management
  • Program development
  • Management of program areas
  • Organization and scheduling
  • Seasonal staff hiring and management
  • As per the Protecting Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Persons Policy, staff of the YMCA will take allegations of abuse seriously.  
  • All staff members are familiar with their duty to report and the procedure for reporting suspected abuse or neglect of a child.

What qualifications and abilities are we looking for?

At YMCA of the National Capital Region, we strive to ensure our employees are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals.

The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Post-secondary education or equivalent in a related field


  • Fluent in English, oral and written
  • Bilingualism an asset

Experience, Skills, and Abilities

  • 3-4 years experience working in an outdoor education or camping environment, with 1-2 years experience in management
  • Standard First Aid and CPR “C” certification
  • Sound knowledge of child development
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of camping programs and team management
  • Previous experience in the development and implementation of new programs and services
  • Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds including visible and invisible dimensions of diversity
  • Flexible to work days, evenings, and weekends

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicants must already have a valid permit to work in Canada.
  • Criminal Reference Check for the Vulnerable Sector, not more than 6 months old is required 
  • Annually all staff must complete the mandatory training for Protecting Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Persons, and submit the certificate of completion.

Core Competencies:

  • COMMUNICATION: Communicates in a thorough, clear, and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the Association.
  • CONFLICT RESOLUTION: Facilitates appropriate and timely solutions to conflict.
  • PROBLEM-SOLVING: Identifies an issue, gathers and processes relevant information, comes up with possible solutions, selects appropriate responses, and implements them.
  • DIVERSITY: Appreciates that people with different opinions, backgrounds, and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand.
  • INITIATIVE: Does the right thing at the right time without being asked.
  • SELF-MANAGEMENT: Works independently within prescribed parameters, can discern the relevance of issues, and communicate them effectively to his/her supervisor.

 About diversity and inclusiveness at the Y: 

Inclusiveness is a part of our core values and we are committed to ensuring the diversity of the people and communities we serve as well as our staff. We welcome candidates from racialized groups, invisible minorities, Indigenous People, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

How to apply?

All internal applicants must inform their supervisor of their intention to apply for the position.  Internal applicants can apply only after completing the probationary period of their current job unless approved by People and Culture.

Applications must be submitted to the YMCA of the National Capital Region, and all cover letters should be addressed to Marisa Yeomans. Please send applications to Marisa Yeomans, Camp Program Supervisor of Camping and Outdoor Education. (

Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The YMCA of the National Capital Region is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please advise in advance if you require any accommodation during this process. We believe all people have the right to live free from discrimination or harassment of any kind.






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