Camp Director Position

Camp Wendake provides a safe, welcoming one-week residential camp experience for persons living with HIV, their families and/or caregivers. We are committed to honoring diversity in age, gender, race, sexual orientation, ability, health status, culture, spirituality and economic state.

Applications Due By:

September 30th 2021

How to Apply:

Send your Resume and any related documents to [email protected]


Volunteer Position Available:

Camp Director(s)

Volunteer Position Description:

The Camp Director(s) is responsible for the planning, preparation, implementation and evaluation for the overall pre-camp and on-site camp operations along with setting the tone and building a positive camp community for Camp Wendakeʼs one-week residential camp program.

The Camp Director(s) will uphold the Camp Wendake values and community expectations for themselves and everyone attending camp.


The Camp Director reports to the co-chairs of the Governance committee will be required to attend governance committee meetings that involve pre and post camp development as their input to the overall success of camp is invaluable.


Length of volunteer position commitment: 1 years with opportunity to renew.

The successful candidate(s) will:

  • have experience working in camps or similar environments, with a proven ability to build and lead cohesive teams.

  • be required to have or gain a working understanding of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and its impact on an individual's well-being.

  • have strong leadership, communication and team-building skills.

  • be required to have or gain a comprehensive knowledge of liability, risk, and safety protocols for Ontario Camp Programs, and a working knowledge of the Ontario Camping Association (OCA) standards.

  • have experience in large-scale program implementation including residential, medical, food, recreation, and health and safety components.

  • oversee pre-camp processes, organizing and ordering as required.

  • have knowledge/experience in working with a marginalized community and have knowledge of a trauma informed approach.

  • have the ability to work with a budget and comply with appropriate reporting processes.

  • oversee the camper application process ensuring requirements and guidelines are followed.

  • have experience in hiring, vetting, training, and supporting volunteers, including providing feedback and evaluation. Be able to have difficult conversations when needed.

  • have the ability and knowledge to recognize and react to emergency and crisis events including appropriate reporting requirements.

  • Demonstrate proficiency with computers, office applications and online technologies including email, word processing spreadsheets and database suites.

  • provide an end of camp evaluation, report and provide recommendations for staffing and camp program for the following year.

  • will be required to complete a Criminal Reference Check.