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Onondaga Camp
in Minden, ON
invites applications for the position of
Head of Swim Programs (Summer Contract)

Monday, April 15, 2024

Job Description

Dates of Employment
Start Date: June 21, 2024
End Date: August 30, 2024
Location: Minden, ON (Live On Site. Room & Board Included)

The Position
The Head of Swim Programs (along with an assistant head) oversees all aspects of an extensive swim program. Onondaga Camp delivers Lifesaving Society Swim Lessons to over 400 participants daily with roughly 18 staff. Duties include:

  • Schedule and supervise a team of swim staff to deliver program.
  • Ensure accurate record keeping of all swim records for each session.
  • Provide feedback to all staff, including informal and bi-weekly reviews
  • Ensure swim tests are completed on the first night of each session.
  • Organize and schedule and Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross exams

Required Qualifications

  • Lifesaving Society's National Lifeguard qualification.
  • National Lifeguard Waterfront is considered an asset.
  • Lifesaving Society's Examiner is an asset.
  • Previous experience working at a summer camp is preferable.
  • The ideal candidate possesses exceptional organization skills
  • As noted, this is a position which involves working closely with camp staff who are responsible for keeping our campers safe on the waterfront with strong guarding techniques and attention to safety. People skills and understanding of others is key in this position.

Contact Information

To apply, please complete our online application by clicking here, or send a resume and cover letter to Graham MacLellan, Assistant Director, at Please note that although we thank all applicants, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Accessibility & Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Onondaga Camp values the diversity of people. We accept applications from all folks and encourage applications from People of Colour, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. We are committed to creating an inclusive community where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported.