Camp Director - Greenhill Lake

CML - NBFull TimeNew Brunswick

Apply Now

Location :

This position is based in the Maritime provinces

• Summer - CML Greenhill Lake – New Brunswick

• Non-summer – option to locate at camp or work-from-home in Maritime provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, or PEI)

• Year-Round – scheduled travel throughout Atlantic Canada will be required. Limited travel to Western Canada will also take place in 2023, including leading a one-week pilot camp program in Alberta


Employment Type – Full Time salaried, starting at $50,000 plus benefits package


About Camp Maple Leaf


Camp Maple Leaf is a registered charity operated by The Camp Tanamakoon Charitable Foundation and serves children from Canadian Military families as well as children living with unique life challenges. Our two non-denominational sleepover camps – located in Ontario and New Brunswick - provide children and families who share similar life experiences with a very special summer camp that they can call their own. A third pilot camp program is planned to operate for one week in Alberta in 2023.


We believe in the lasting positive impact that camp can have on the lives of all children, and in the significant difference it can make to children growing up with unique life challenges. For children from Canadian Military Families for example, frequent relocations inherent in military life can challenge their ability to develop lasting friendships. They’re faced with unique uncertainties such as the lengthy deployment of a parent, the fear of a potential injury - or worse - to that parent. Children growing up with other significant life challenges also face real obstacles to inclusion and can be challenged to feel

that sense of belonging which is so crucial to their wellbeing.


Camp Maple Leaf creates that special place where these children get to enjoy a fun-filled camp experience that can make all the difference in their resiliency and confidence….key assets in their ability to thrive in an increasingly challenging world. Camp Maple Leaf supports and celebrates them for who they are, and fosters friendships that follow them home.


More information can be found at www.campmapleleaf.ca



As Camp Director - Greenhill Lake, you will provide overall management and strategic leadership to our Camp Maple Leaf location in Atlantic Canada. As an experienced camp/outdoor recreation leader, you will ensure a high-quality experience for campers, exceptional customer service for our families, a strong camper-focused and inclusive culture, and effective values-based leadership to the entire camp team.


You will build strong trusting relationships with individuals and organizations across Atlantic Canada, to meet camper registration targets and foster beneficial partnerships with like-minded organizations interested in supporting the camp. This role serves as our primary, visible leader in Atlantic Canada and will seek out opportunities to promote and share the story of Camp Maple Leaf.


In 2023, the Camp Director will also provide overall on-site leadership to the pilot session of camp at our new location in Alberta – including planning, implementing, and evaluating its effectiveness. As a member of the national leadership team, Camp Director-Greenhill Lake works with colleagues in operational and strategic planning, policy and training development, and other duties as a senior leader


Your responsibilities: • Recruit, hire, onboard and train seasonal camp staff members • Plan, implement and oversee annual priorities for the development of our presence in Atlantic Canada, including promotional activities, parent meetings, partner development, camper registrations and program planning • Evaluate staff performance, provide on-site leadership and supervision to campers and staff • Develop and foster mutually beneficial working relationship with host camp (GHLC) in Atlantic Canada – as well as new host camp in Alberta (location TBD). Identify challenges, propose solutions, improve procedures, and build synergies with the host camp staff for the benefit of the program and our campers. • Develop and improve risk management and emergency preparedness systems • Actively steward the Camp Maple Leaf culture, to provide a camper and staff experience that models our values, achieves our mission, and provides a caring and fun camper-focused environment. • Ensure effective administration, including budget implementation, policy adherence, camper transportation booking and scheduling, documentation of incidents, parent communication and report-writing as needed. • Be directly involved in the program: lead selected camp activities, interact directly with campers, and model a positive and child-centered approach to camp leadership • Serve as key representative of Camp Maple Leaf across Atlantic Canada, including participation in events, media interviews, meetings with donors and partners, and parent meetings. • Plan and schedule activities, delegate and assign staff members, and provide direct program leadership to campers as appropriate • Work collaboratively with Executive Director in the planning of the inaugural camp session in Alberta, including all above duties. Travel to Alberta prior to the season to view site and meet with key partners and provides direct on-site leadership to campers and staff during the session. • Ensure compliance to all industry standards, including participation in provincial camp association accreditation activities as required. • Work collaboratively with Camp Director – Jacob’s Island and other members of the Leadership Team in ensuring consistent high standards between CML camp locations


Qualifications Required: • post-secondary education in recreation, education, or related field - or equivalent industry experience • 5 years of camp/outdoor recreation leadership experience including supervisory roles • Self-motivated, high energy, results-oriented individual. • Excellent oral and written communications skills • Exceptional interpersonal skills, verbal communication and listening skills • Demonstrated leadership skills, initiative, tact, diplomacy, integrity, and creativity • Familiarity with camp industry standards and legislative requirements • Experience working with volunteers, committees, and other external stakeholders • Strong organizational and time management skills • Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications • Valid driver’s license • Flexibility to schedule work during evenings and weekends as needed, and to travel to locations throughout Atlantic Canada and Alberta • A caring, responsible, positive, and child-focused individual – able to pivot between strategic leadership, administrative, promotional and direct program leadership activities while modelling our values and embracing our mission every day