Camp Warden Camp Opemikon
Do you want to be a part of the change you want to see in the world? At Scouts Canada our Vision is Canadian youth making a meaningful contribution to creating a better world.
For more than 100 years, Scouts Canada has brought a world of adventure, outdoor experience, friendship and fun to 17 million Canadian youth and we need passionate people who share our Mission to develop well-
rounded youth better prepared for success in the world.
Since 1938, Camp Opemikon has served the camping needs of more than half a million members of the Scouting family. The camp is owned and operated by Scouts Canada, Voyageur Council , and is one of the finest residential Scout camps in Canada! Campers from other parts of Canada and around the world are welcome.
The summer camp is based on Scouts Canada’s Canadian Path, and all programs offer youth fun-filled unique new experiences and adventures that help them develop into confident and capable individuals who are better prepared for success in the world.
Youth take the lead in selecting their activities, organizing how to do them and reflecting on their experience. Along the way, they develop camping skills and complete some requirements of the Outdoor Adventure Skills Program.
Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, the Camp Warden is responsible for all elements of site maintenance, managing user groups’ needs, supporting with booking administration, managing camp related finances, as well as coordinating contractors and other 3rd party supports.
The Camp Warden is responsible for collaborating with volunteers, and ensuring safety and well-rounded program delivery.
Specifically, you will be responsible for, but not limited to :
Regular inspections and maintenance of facilities and ensuring facilities meet Scouts Canada and legal safety standards
Comply with, and ensure that camp users comply with Scouts Canada risk management procedures and Government regulations
Work with property staff and volunteers to manage elements set out in the Camp Opemikon Business Plan
Monitor on-site activities to ensure that safety standards are understood and applied by users, volunteers, committee members, and staff
Conduct drinking water and sewage tests as required by the Ministry of Environment regulations
Maintain water system and related septic systems. Responsible for winterizing of camp water systems
Work cooperatively with local Police, Health, Fire, Environmental and Safety officials, when necessary
Prepare and manage annual maintenance budget, in partnership with the Camp Director
Report any damage or concerns to the Properties Team, and execute action plan to remediate the situation
Maintain compliance records for quarterly and year-end submissions
Ensure positive experience by campers and provide facility tours when requested
Support positive relationships with facility neighbours and local community
Assist with the marketing of the Camp facilities
Provide administrative support in regards to camp bookings, provide excellent customer service to Scouters and other users’ inquiries
Oversee schedules and maintenance tasks for staff and volunteers
Conduct monthly review of financial status, work with bookkeeper to rectify overdue accounts
Review and report on camp performance metrics on a monthly basis, and review with Operations Manager and Camp Committee Chair
Education, Experience & Skills
High School Diploma
Minimum 3 years of related experience
Certified Operator of Small Drinking Water Systems, or attain certification within 2 months of employment
General knowledge of building and equipment maintenance and repair, and light construction
Knowledge of applicable fire safety, environmental, health and safety and other legislation and procedures
Knowledge of administrative and basic accounting practices
Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
Hold valid driver’s license
Working Conditions / Physical Demands
Irregular working hours including evenings and weekends
Frequent exposure to environmental conditions (rain, snow, heat and cold)
Most work outside year round
Regular exposure to hazardous materials, including : flammable gases, oils, paints, cleaners, and chlorine
Risk of personal injury
Occupancy on site is preferred, or live within 15km radius
Lifting up to 50 pounds
Climbing ladders and work above head frequently
Pushing, pulling and bending over frequently
Must maintain high levels of confidentiality
Must role model values of Scouts Canada including the Child and Youth Safety program.
PRC (Police Record Check) and VSS (Vulnerable Sector Check) required
Mandatory training requirement
Christie Lake, ON
We’ve got you covered
For permanent positions only) We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes a fabulous merchandise discount; an employer-
matched retirement plan after one year; extended health, prescription, vision and dental coverage and more.