Instructor - Swim
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Instructor - Swim

Posted on 16-Nov-2018 by Hockey Opportunity Camp
Location Parry Sound, Sundridge

Job Description:

South River-Machar (SRM) Day Camp Swim Instructors work throughout the day directly with local children who are bussed to camp. SRM Day Camp programming begins at 9:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Instructors are hired to create and execute day camp specific daily and special programming. Swim Instructors are hired specifically to instruct swimming lessons as part of the Red Cross Swimming Program. Campers are grouped into two groups, Junior and Senior, and each group participates in daily swimming lessons. Additional Day Camp Programming may include arts and crafts, overnight camping, theme/special days, low organizational games, land sports and water activities. However, Day Camp Instructors also work with HOC campers throughout the week during evening programs.

Instructors provide program instruction, based on an outlined program curriculum and Community, Leadership, Accountability, and Performance, fundamental qualities. Standards are developed on skills-based progressions through an established awards system already in place at HOC. Instructors are expected to teach classes that are age appropriate, productive, and fun. This includes being prepared to teach in a variety of weather conditions (rainy day programs). Evening instruction (2 days) of evening activities is an expectation of all Activity Instructors. Activity Instructors are required to maintain their program areas and equipment, ensuring adequate equipment supply and safety during daily program development time (PDT) each day (1 hr) as required. Every week instructors are also responsible for completing swimming evaluations on each camper they teach during the week. As a part of the larger camp community activity instructors also expected to actively participate and provide supervision during All-Camp Activities throughout the week. This includes program periods that may not be outlined on daily schedules, such as meals, section activities, free swim, campfires, and others as assigned.

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Job Type / Category

Summer camp staff is one of the most valuable and rewarding jobs any person will ever have. Benefits include learning new skills and experiences, working outside, getting paid to have fun, connecting with youth, meeting new lifelong friends, personal growth, and fantastic memories.

Swim Instructors are hired for the months of July & August. Room and board are provided.

Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

  • A minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Genuine interest in working with children in the community.
  • Experience teaching and communicating to children of varied ages. Specific camp experience an asset.
  • Lifeguarding and swim instructional experience preferred.
  • NLS Certification.
  • Water Safety Instructors Certification.
  • Emergency First Aid & CPR Certification.
  • Must be an enthusiastic, energetic and positive person.
  • Must be willing to take part in camp related activities outside the defined job description.

Company Profile

HOC is a residential children’s camp in Ontario that has been privately owned and operated since 1966. Children from all over the world, aged 7-16, come to experience “The Ultimate Hockey And Summer Camp Experience” on beautiful Eagle Lake.

With a capacity of 240 campers per week and 100 staff (1 staff to 2.5 campers), the beauty of HOC is that we are large enough to offer diversified camp programs to suit every camper's needs.

Yet, with a small camper-to-staff ratio, we also have the resources to ensure campers and parents feel connected to the camp community and that their specific needs are heard, acknowledged and met.

The HOC experience provides campers with the opportunity for improved self-confidence, friendship, individual challenge and improved skill development – all in a safe and enjoyable camp environment.

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NOTE: All applicants are required to submit an application via our staff application portal. See link below.