Lead Wilderness Counsellor

Date Posted : May 27, 2019
Job Location : Seven Sisters Falls, Manitoba
Job Number : 82778
Job Type : Full-time
Start : May 27, 2019
Company : Tim Horton Children's Foundation
Website : www.thcfjobs.com
Address : P.O.Box 245, Seven Sisters Falls, Manitoba, Canada R0E 1Y0

Job Description

You thrive being in the wilderness. Your experience with wilderness tripping has given you skills that allow you to lead multi-day experiences. You are looking for a challenging role that will be extremely rewarding. You will lead and mentor youth from low-income families in a wilderness setting through a remarkable summer camp program.

If this sounds like you, consider an opportunity as a Lead Wilderness Counsellor with the Tim Horton Camp Whiteshell.

In this role you will help …

establish relationships with youth that reflect respect, trust and empathy
support the successful execution of multi-day wilderness trip experiences
support the successful execution of trip logistics
encourage camper development at their own pace recognizing their achievements
respond appropriately when addressing challenging camper behaviours as they arise
model healthy choices and emotional maturity
identify, assess and appropriately manage risks
provide mentorship, knowledge and skill transfer to other staff
be challenged physically and mentally as you live in an overnight camp and wilderness setting for 9 days, with 2 days of break in between
have the opportunity to experience personal growth alongside the campers you are supporting

Job Conditions

  • Travelling may be required.
  • Work on weekends may be required.
  • Working in outdoors in various weather conditions may be required.
  • Willing to work in remote locations.


  • Minimum experience : 0-1
  • Minimum educational level : Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • Language : English