Date Commitments

To apply for this position you must be able to commit to the following time commitments:

 Jun 3

Last Year's CITs Meeting

 Jun 21 Jun 23

New to Ski Staff Training Course

 Jun 22 Jun 28

All Staff Precamp

Responsibilities

Under the direction of a Specialty Head, General Specialists are responsible for the day-to-day operations of their specialty, encompassing skills development, teaching and programming. You require a solid practical and theoretical background in the area that you wish to instruct.

Arts

Walden’s extensive Creative Arts program requires patient, committed and creative staff to inspire campers in their own projects. This program includes Arts & Crafts, Jewelery, and Ceramics. We are looking for staff who have experience in any or all three of theses areas!

Each unit at camp puts on a theatre production prepared by the Theatre staff. We are looking for staff ready to work in the areas of directing, choreography, set design, stage management, musical directing, lighting and sound.

Each summer, campers and staff produce two Video Shows showcasing Walden's amazing activities and our day to day life in creative ways using digital media.  Experience with video cameras and editing equipment is preferred.

Sports

Adventure Sports includes an exciting ensemble of Archery, Mountain Biking, and Low Ropes. We are looking for staff who are passionate and skilled in these outdoor activities.

We are looking for staff who are passionate about climbing and safety to instruct campers on our climbing wall and zip-line. Applicants with ACCT approved training are preferred.

Focusing on recreational and team sports, we require enthusiastic instructors, ready to help kids at any skill level.  Applicants with Coaching Level 1 certification are preferred.

In this area we are looking for staff who are passionate about fitness and teaching children the importance of living an active lifestyle. Fitness staff should be able to create active programming for children of all ages. The fitness specially also includes activities such as dance, yoga, and aerobics.

Outdoor Adventure

In this area we are looking for staff with knowledge of the outdoors, overnight camping, orienteering, hiking and campfire cooking experience. Campcraft staff are also responsible for leading one-night overnights for our youngest campers throughout the summer.

We are looking for staff who are passionate about cooking, baking, and gardening. Food Chain staff work together to care for the Walden Garden and grow various fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Food chain staff guide campers through the gardening process and use harvested produce to then create delicious dishes in the kitchen!

Experienced canoers lead campers in overnight camping excursions, instructing them in pitching tents, cooking with campfire and appreciating the beauty of the outdoors.  Staff with Wilderness First Aid experience are preferred.

Water Sports

We are looking for experienced and safety-conscious instructors. Previous experience working on a waterfront or with ORCA or equivalent training is preferred.

We are looking for experienced and safety-conscious instructors. Staff that have experience working on a waterfront or with previous ORCA or equivalent training are preferred.

Experienced and safety-conscious instructors are required to teach children at all levels. Applicants with experience working on a waterfront or with previous OSA or equivalent training will be preferred.

Swim staff are those that have their NL and Instructors certification.  You will be instructing campers of all levels on how to swim and helping them to achieve their swim badges.

Required Certification
  • Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard
  • Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor
  • Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor
  • Active throughout the summer

Experienced and safety-conscious instructors are required. Staff that have experience working on a waterfront will be preferred. A Pleasurecraft Operators Card is mandatory.

Some words from our staff

Some words from our staff

Serena Kobayashi-LeBel — Head of Theatre

“This past summer at Walden has been one of the most transformative experiences of my life. Working as a staff member completely changed my view on just how much preparation and behind-the-scenes work is really done!”

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