Wilderness Staff

YMCA-YWCA Camp Stephens is hiring Wilderness Staff! For more information on this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

Do you love working with children? Want to help provide a high-quality camp experience for every child? Excited about spending your Spring and Summer on an island in beautiful Lake of the Woods? Camp Stephens provides a unique opportunity for everyone. As a Wilderness Staff, you will be responsible for planning and implementing 2-to-4-week wilderness canoe trips.

Why work at the Y?

  • Great people and work environment with an amazing view
  • Complimentary Y individual membership
  • Many opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Super rewarding job, helping kids connect with nature
  • We are awesome!
Employer Name: YMCA-YWCA Camp Stephens
City: Kenora
Province: Ontario
Postal Code: P9N 1W2
Application Deadline: February 29, 2024
Hours of Work: Full Time, Summer Fixed Term Employment Opportunity, June-September 1, 2024-dates TBD
Job Type: Summer
Wages: New hire-$350.00 per week & Returning staff-$375.00 per week (plus room & board), If assigned to a 2–4-week canoe trip, daily rate to be provided

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Provide leadership and role modeling to all campers
  • Manage the day-to-day operations and programming of the wilderness trip routes and logistics
  • Ensure camping industry and Y safety standards and policies are implemented and practiced
  • Instruct and involve campers in all aspects of canoe trips at an age-appropriate level
  • Organize food and equipment for all trips
  • Check all equipment and boats daily and maintain as required
Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • 40 hours Wilderness First Aid & CPR Level C
  • Bronze Cross
  • Prior experience leading trips
  • Globally Harmonized System (will train


  • National Lifeguard (NL)
  • Paddle Canada Certification
  • Paddle Canada Instructor (Canoe Tripping or Moving Water)
  • Food Handler’s Certificate
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

Please apply on recruitment website at:


The Y is entrusted to provide a safe environment for children and vulnerable individuals. All applicants will be thoroughly screened through a review process including Police Record Checks with Vulnerable Sector Search and Child Abuse Registry Checks.

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