Assistant Director of Healthcare - Ten Oaks Project

Assistant Director of Healthcare

Camp Ten Oaks

Launched in 2004, Camp Ten Oaks is a one-week, sleep-away camp for children and youth from LGBTQ+ identities, families, and communities ages 8-17. Camp Ten Oaks is the first and only summer camp of its kind in Canada, and is a program of the Ten Oaks Project. Our programming variety allows campers to receive instruction, strengthen old skills and develop new ones with the option to participate in outdoor adventure, waterfront, arts, social justice activities, and sports.

Camp Ten Oaks works from a camper-centered, anti-oppressive, and anti-racist framework. Camp Ten Oaks strives to offer an environment as diverse as the campers who enjoy our camp programming.

Assistant Director of Healthcare

The Assistant Director (AD) of Healthcare is a member of the Leadership Team. With support from the Camp Director and Leadership Team, the AD of Healthcare is responsible for coordination of the daily physical and mental healthcare needs of the camp community, and supervising the Healthcare Coordinator, and Camper Specialists (aka “Care Bears”).  The time commitment for this position is May to September, 2019 (pre-camp, at camp, and post-camp).

Role and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the daily physical and mental healthcare of camp community
  • Respond to the daily needs of the camp community
  • Supervise Healthcare Coordinator and Camper Specialists
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all staff and campers


  • Review physical and mental healthcare procedures
  • Liaise with the Camp Director to implement physical and mental healthcare procedures
  • Review physical and mental health information from the camp community
  • Orient Healthcare Coordinator and Camper Specialists

During camp:

  • Coordinate the Health Hut
  • Coordinate the dispensing of medication and administer first aid with the Healthcare Coordinator
  • Keep records of treatment and medication for both campers and volunteers
  • Maintain an inventory of supplies and equipment
  • Contact campers’ parents/guardians regarding physical and mental health supports
  • Maintain health and safety standards in all aspects of camp programming and out-tripping
  • Provide health and wellness education to the camp community (e.g. sun safety, hand washing, mental health support, etc.)
  • Supervise and Healthcare Coordinator and Camper Specialists


  • Complete an end of summer review with recommendations of next camping season
  • Contribute to written performance evaluations of the Healthcare Coordinator and Camper Specialists

Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of children and youth from LGBTQ+ identities, families, and communities
  • Demonstrated understanding of anti-racism and anti-oppressive practice
  • Experience as a practitioner or advanced level student in the healthcare field
  • Standard First Aid & CPR C
  • Completion of a police record check for the vulnerable sector

Time Commitment

The time commitment is May 2019 to September 2019. On-site requirements at camp includes the Staff Orientation weekend (May 2019, exact dates TBD) and two weeks of Camp Ten Oaks (July 26 – August 4, 2019 and August 24 – September 1st, 2018). Off-site requirements include volunteer evaluations and de-briefs (August-September, 2018).


For the first time, we have moved from a volunteer staff team to hiring all roles as paid staff. This change comes from an effort to make it easier for CTO staff to join us for both weeks of camp; to take valuable time away from their lives and jobs to support our campers. Pay for positions on the leadership team is $500/week.

Commitment to Equity

In keeping with the Ten Oaks Project’s commitment to equity, applicants are strongly encouraged to self-identify in their applications. Applicants are encouraged to share accessibility needs in the application process, and every attempt will be made to accommodate them.

Selection Process

Applicants will be selected based on experience, skills, and demonstrated commitments aligned with the goals of Camp Ten Oaks.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume by email to by 11:59PM EST on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019.

If you are a returning staff member, please submit a letter of intent outlining what role you are interesting in taking on, any opportunities for growth you see for camp from within your role, as well as any personal goals you may seek you explore or accomplish while at camp this summer.

Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be performed on an ongoing basis with applicants as applications are submitted. Thank you for your interest.