Employment Opportunities

Northwaters & Langskib Wilderness Programs (NWL) is a wilderness canoe-tripping camp located on two island basecamps on Lake Temagami in Northern Ontario. NWL offers separate wilderness adventures for boys, girls, and co-ed designed to engage and empower young people at a given stage in adolescent development. Within the context of a fun and challenging canoe trip, we use proven techniques in community building, group process, Native philosophies and storytelling to create a pathway through adolescence. This approach makes us unique among wilderness adventure camps. Our commitment to providing high quality programs with intentionality has allowed us to create a strong and vibrant community of staff, participants, and parents.

We are expanding our team at NWL and are currently hiring for the following positions. To apply, please email a letter of intent and your CV, outlining your relevant experience, to Cena Abramo, Program Administrator, at cena@northwaters.com.

Trip Leaders: Northwaters and Langskib Wilderness Programs is seeking exceptional leaders to facilitate personal growth and life changing experiences for youth ages 10-18 in the context of 7 to 30 day canoe expeditions from our 2 Island base camps in Temagami Ontario. Candidates should have extensive wilderness canoe tripping experience, current certification in Wilderness First Responder, impeccable references, and a compelling personal narrative. Partial season – June 29-July17 or July 25-August 12 and full season June 20 – August 20, 2017 positions are available. Competitive salary commensurate with experience and training.

Head Cook / Food Services Manager: Execute and coordinate the planning, purchase, storage and preparation of all kitchen & meal needs for the basecamp.  The Food Services Manager / Head cook will  plan and execute the required menu with consideration of budget, nutrition, camp refrigeration/storage, special vegetarian or other participant special need requirements;  efficiently organize storage (dry and refrigerated) to prevent food loss; prepare adequate meals and snacks at base camp with the available cooking gear;  keep all areas of the kitchen clean and organized; courteously accommodate and direct any designated kitchen help from staff in the assisting of meal preparation, chores and clean-up of the kitchen area.

The excellent candidate will be skilled in food preparation and knowledgeable of food storage standards and food nutrition;  familiar with vegetarian needs and other common food allergy conditions (gluten/lactose etc.);  experienced in meal preparation in a wilderness setting (island basecamp) with limited cooking/storage and refrigeration equipment; have excellent communication abilities; have experience working in youth based settings; current Food Safe certification

Must have experience with, or willingness to, work and live in a rustic, communal camp environment, with private accommodation.

Competitive salary based on experience.  Contract from mid-June – August 18, 2018.