Employment Details

Ways of the Woods Camp Supervisor

Posting: 20210603
Date Posted: June 3, 2021
Closing Date: June 16, 2021

Ways of the Woods Camp Supervisor
Contract, Seasonal

Conservation Halton was established more than 60 years ago to protect our communities from flooding and erosion and manage and restore natural resources of the watershed. We have grown to become so much more. Today, it is our responsibility to prepare our communities for the impacts of climate change, support our partners in creating more sustainable communities, manage our natural areas and resources within the watershed, monitor and enhance the environmental health of our watershed and create opportunities to connect with nature through recreation and education.

We believe that diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives make us stronger. Conservation Halton is committed to be an equal opportunity employer, creating an inclusive work environment and encouraging employees to be their most authentic self, no matter their ethnic background, religious beliefs, age demographic, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, mental health or general appearance.

Four years ago, Conservation Halton started a process of transformation through our strategic plan, Metamorphosis. That strategic plan was an important first step for us to better understand the needs of our community and lay the groundwork for what needed to be done. Metamorphosis has now reached its end, but it is more important than ever for us to plan for the future. Our new strategic plan, Momentum, positions us to use the improvements and achievements we have made to carry us into the future for a more green, resilient, connected tomorrow. We are looking to build our team with the kind of inspired, ambitious, and strategic people that are not satisfied with the status quo, are excited by the opportunity in every challenge and are driven by meaningful, measurable results. If you are looking to join an environmentally-focused and socially-conscious community organization, then we are looking for you!

We’re looking for a Supervisor to join our Ways of the Woods team. Are you a fun, organized, leader who enjoys working outdoors, and delivering programming to youth? We’re looking for you!

Your Opportunity

Reporting to the Coordinator, Recreation Programs you will:

  • Coordinate Summer Camp Staff, Activities, and Supplies as required by the weekly summer camp schedule
  • Ensure that daily efforts by summer camp staff are up to the standards and expectations laid out by CH, and the Program Content for W.O.W Camps
  • Serve as an on-site resource for Summer Camp staff, including duties such as: preparation for activities, clean up, sanitization/disinfection of camp facilities and equipment, first aid, group coverage, camper discipline, or dealing with parent questions, comments, and concerns
  • Assist with the long-term improvement and development of CH Summer Camps by working with the Coordinator, Recreation Programs efforts pertaining to program content, program development, staff training, etc
  • Ensure that assigned employees work in accordance with Conservation Halton’s Safety Policy and Procedures and in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Perform such other related duties as directed by the Coordinator, Recreation Programs


  • Previous supervisory experience is considered an asset
  • Previous experience in dealing with children in a recreation or sport capacity is an asset
  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and Point of sale systems
  • Excellent communication, public relations, organization, time management, and team skills
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a Recreation or Sport setting with strong customer service skills being a focus
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Senior Counselor with Ways of the Woods camps, or proven equivalency with other camp programs
  • Specialized training, experience, or certification in activities or facilities relating to Recreation Program activities is an asset.
    • Wilderness First Responder
    • Standard 1st Aid & CPR
    • PMBI – Mountain Bike Instructor L1, 2, or 3
    • ACCT Accredited Level 1, 2, or 3 Challenge Course Cert.
    • Paddle Canada certifications (canoe / kayak)
  • Applicants selected for hire will be required to submit a valid Vulnerable Sector Check. It is recommended that anyone wishing to apply commence sourcing this in advance.
  • Standard First Aid and CPR certification is required prior to the first day of employment
  • Ability to travel to the work site (Kelso Conservation Area OR Mountsberg Conservation Area)

Your Reward

  • Competitive hourly wage based on experience, certifications, & qualifications
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment
  • You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
  • Free access to Conservation Halton parks
  • Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski and snowboard area
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food and merchandise

Our Core Values

Diversity and Inclusion - We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity.
Learning and Innovation - We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from
others and the benefits of sharing knowledge.
Person-Centered Service - We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service.
Collaboration - We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition.
Sustainability - We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions.
Integrity - We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions.
Resilience - We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change.

To Apply

Please visit the link below to apply online:

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. To discuss accommodations, please contact operations@hrca.on.ca.

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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