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We’ve got a tripper's paradise at our fingertips here at Borealis Adventure Camp, so if you’ve got an adventurous spirit with a penchant for positivity and safety, we’d love to hear from you about becoming our Tripping Director for the summer of 2024!


Our Tripping Director, with planning support from the Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director, Medical Director and Food Service Director, will be responsible for planning and leading our camp programming related to canoeing, survival skills, and overnight canoe tripping.


As the Tripping Director, you will lead canoeing/water safety, fire-building/safety, shelter building, and wilderness survival/safety sessions for campers during your time at base camp. While many of the campers you will lead through these skill building sessions will be preparing for their out-trips, some may simply have interest in learning/participating in one or two of these skills sessions.


We operate on a Camper’s Choice programming model, where campers choose what activity they will do during each session block, so that they get what they want out of the camp experience. In the case of the skills sessions led by the Tripping Director, campers who have indicated they would like to go on the overnight trip will be asked to commit to the out-trip sessions at the outset of their week at camp so that they are adequately prepared to go on the overnight trip. However, should a camper decide at any time during the lead up to the trip that they no longer wish to commit to the necessary skill development to go on the trip, they will simply be removed from the trip roster.


During our six night sessions, the Tripping Director will lead small groups of campers, who have voluntarily chosen the out-trip and completed the appropriate training sessions, on a single night canoe and camping trip over established canoe tripping routes.


Applicants for this position will need to be comfortable leading instruction of the following;


  • Canoe/Water Safety

  • Wilderness Safety

  • Fire Building

  • Shelter Building

  • Canoe Tripping (meal planning, route planning, packing, team planning, activity planning, etc)


The following experience and certifications are preferred and/or required for this position, with items that camp is willing to train for noted in brackets beside those items. 


  • Planning/Leadership of overnight tripping program

  • Wilderness First Aid (willing to train)

  • Bronze Cross (willing to train)

  • ORCKA (or equivalent) Canoe Training Level 1 (willing to train)

  • Able to obtain clear Vulnerable Sector Background Check


Important Dates

  • December 31, 2023 - Early Sign-On Period - Any staff member that commits to a contract by this date will be provided a $250 bonus upon completion of their contract

  • June 3 - June 28, 2024 - Spring Staff - Camp Prep & Planning (Optional)

  • July 7 - 13, 2024 - Staff Training Week (Mandatory)

  • July 14 - August 17, 2024 - Camp Sessions 1 through 5 (Flexible)


Compensation & Time Off

  • $550 per week, June 3 - June 28, 2024 (weekends off - Friday at 4:00 pm to Monday at 8:00 am)

  • $650 per week, July 7 - August 17, 2024 (minimum 30 hours per week off, including a minimum of one 24 hour period that includes an overnight)

  • Room is covered by camp throughout Spring Staff

  • Room & board is covered by camp throughout Staff Training and Camp Sessions

  • $250 early sign-on bonus (before December 31, 2023 - paid upon completion of contract)

  • $250 referral bonus (refer someone who is hired and completes their contract)

  • $250 returning staff bonus (paid at the completion of your contract)


Contract extension opportunities may exist for the month of May and the last two weeks of August to assist with site set up and closing.

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