SUMMER EMPLOYMENT: Activity Facilitator


You guide a group through experiences. You take them through the thoughts, feelings, or actions related to those experiences. You help the group draw out their own understanding of their camp experience and the ways to use this knowledge when they return home. Your presence as a facilitator provides an environment where campers learn and grow and always feel safe; physically and emotionally.

If this sounds like you, consider an opportunity as an Activity Facilitator with the Tim Horton Children’s Camp.

You are…

  • pursuing post-secondary education in recreation, outdoor/adventure education, teaching or related field
  • are experienced at working with youth aged 12 – 16
  • strong at group facilitation and successfully adapt facilitation style based on individual or group needs
  • licensed with a valid G Class Driver’s License, or equivalent (considered an asset)
  • skilled in positive behavior management
  • certified in Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or Wilderness First Responder (WFR), or are willing to obtain
  • bilingual in English and French (considered an asset)
  • able to provide an acceptable criminal background check
  • able to join us between May 26, 2019 and August 30, 2019

Note: This opportunity is also available at our other camp locations. As part of your application for this posting, you have the opportunity to indicate your interest in other camp locations or positions.

The Tim Horton Camps…

  • believe that thriving youth create stronger communities
  • understand that youth from low-income homes face greater obstacles to reaching their potential
  • foster strengths within youth, and empowers them to pursue a life without limits
  • use the power of camp and community as a catalyst for change
  • build teams who like to have fun while sparking constructive actions in others
  • provide our team with many training, development and travel opportunities


You will …

  • establish relationships with youth that reflect respect, trust and empathy
  • lead the successful execution of camp activities, connecting them back to the THCF Youth Leadership Program Framework
  • encourage camper development through their own processing and readiness, and recognize their achievements
  • use respectful, positive behaviour management techniques
  • model healthy choices and emotional maturity provide in-field leadership in the event of staff or risk management support, evacuation or replacement of trip supplies
  • identify, assess and appropriately manage risks and off-site crises in line with THCF’s risk management standards
  • provide mentorship, knowledge and skill transfer to other staff
  • be challenged physically and mentally as you live in an overnight camp or wilderness setting for 10 day sessions, with 2 days of break in between
  • learn that the challenge is also rewarding, and will experience personal growth alongside the campers you are supporting