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Activity Specialist

A great opportunity to let your passion for an activity shine.
Written by Aly - Community Success Director
Updated 2 weeks ago

You’ll be responsible for setting up and facilitating sessions at your activity. For example, if you’re part of the climbing staff, you will be responsible for setting up the ropes, checking harnesses, teaching kids how to climb, etc. If you are part of the waterfront team, you will be responsible for setting up the swim area, manning the lifeguard stands and making sure the campers are having fun and staying safe. 

Some activity specialists work on an activity on their own, whereas other individuals will have co-staff. This usually depends on the size of the program or the camp.

Different camps operate differently in terms of how activity specialists spend time with campers. At some camps, you will live in separate living quarters, whereas at other camps you will have a cabin group. Some camps compare being an activity specialist to being ‘the parent who goes out to work’ and the counsellor is the stay-at-home parent!

Here are some examples (not a definitive list!) of some of the specialties camps hire for:

  • Landsports - Soccer, Hockey, Tennis, Football, Volleyball, Fitness, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Martial Arts
  • Waterfront - Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Swim Instruction, Windsurfing, Sailing, Waterski/Wakeboard
  • Outdoor Adventure - Canoe Tripping, Archery, Ropes, Climbing, Outdoor Cooking, Nature Craft, Hiking, Survival, Mountain Biking, Horseriding 
  • Creative Arts - Arts & Crafts, Jewelry Making, Painting, Sculpting, Ceramics, Woodworking, Sewing/Textiles
  • Performing Arts - Music, Singing, Drama, Musical Theatre, Set Building, Dance
  • Other - Nanny, Office, Photographer, Videographer

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