Outdoor Adventure Coordinator
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.
Outdoor Adventure Coordinator
The Outdoor Adventure Coordinator is responsible for the planning and delivery of outdoor programming (including out-tripping and naturalist exploration and learning) at Camp Ten Oaks. The time commitment for this position is for the volunteer to be available on-site for the camp orientation weekend and full-time during the week-long camp session.
Role and Responsibilities
- Work with the Assistant Directors of Programming and Operations to plan and deliver a fun, engaging, educational, and safe outdoor program for Camp Ten Oaks
- Plan and lead off-site canoe camping trips
- Plan and implement risk management and no-trace camping practices while on camping trips
- Plan and support other volunteers to lead environmental programming
- Plan and support other volunteers to lead overnight tent camping on-site
- Act as an additional program support member where needed
- Plan and pack food for on-site and off-site camping trips, in coordination with kitchen and the Assistant Director of Operations
- Plan and pack equipment for on-site and off-site camping trips, in coordination with Camp Counsellors
- Maintain the confidentiality of all volunteers and campers
Skills & 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 planning and delivering outdoor camp programming
- Registered with National Lifesaving Society (NLS)
- Standard First Aid & CPR C
- Completion of a police record check for the vulnerable sector
The time commitment is May 2018 to September 2018. On-site requirements at the campsite (in Parham, Ontario, and London, ON) include the Volunteer Orientation weekend (May 9-13, 2018) and two weeks of Camp Ten Oaks (July 27 – August 5, 2018 and August 24 – September 1, 2018). Off-site requirements include being available on a volunteer basis from May to September of the camping season to carry out the duties of the position.
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 this position is $450/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.
Applicants will be selected based on experience, skills, and demonstrated commitments aligned with the goals of Camp Ten Oaks.
how to apply
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. Thank you for your interest.