Healthcare Coordinators - Ten Oaks Project
Healthcare coordinators

Camp Ten Oaks

Launched in 2004, Camp Ten Oaks is a one-week, sleep-away camp for children and youth from 2SLGBTQ+ 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.

healthcare coordinators

With support from the Camp Director and Leadership Team, the healthcare coordinators are responsible for coordination of the daily physical and mental healthcare needs of the camp community. The Healthcare Coordinators work in partnership with the Camper Specialists (aka “Care Bears”).  The time commitment for this position is May to September 2022 (pre-camp, at camp, and post-camp).

Role and Responsibilities

  • Dispense medication and administer first aid
  • Keep records of treatment and medication for both campers and volunteers
  • Maintain an inventory of supplies and equipment
  • Maintain health and safety standards in all aspects of camp programming and out-tripping
  • Support the Assistant Director of Healthcare with the end of summer review and recommendations for the next camping season.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all staff and campers
  • Ensure COVID-19 safety protocols are followed
  • Work with the Programs Manager to develop the COVID-19 Safety Plan


  • Review physical and mental healthcare procedures
  • Review physical and mental health information from the camp community and follow up with families as necessary
  • Understand and familiarize oneself with the rules and regulations from provincial officials and public health authorities

During camp:

  • Coordinate the Health Hut
  • Coordinate the dispensing of medication and administer first aid
  • Keep records of treatment and medication for both campers and staff
  • 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.)
  • Ensure campers and staff perform hand hygiene regularly


  • Complete an end of summer review with recommendations for next camping season
  • Work with the Programs Manager to confirm no camper or staff developed COVID-19

Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of children and youth from 2SLGBTQ+ 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 from May to September. On-site requirements at camp include the Staff Orientation weekend from May 13th – 15th, CTO East (Kingston, ON) July 29th – Aug 7th, and CTO West (London, ON) Aug 23rd – 30th. Off-site requirements include developing and implementing risk management strategies (May- June), reviewing camper and staff medical details, volunteer evaluations, and de-briefs (September- October).


In 2018, 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.

All returning staff are asked to reapply every year regardless of their previous roles at camp. We do this to ensure our commitment to disrupting historical patterns of power in the camping industry. Any new staff interested in learning about any roles are encouraged to reach out to the Programs Manager for more information at

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 complete the application form found here.

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.