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All staff must:
- be 19 years of age or older
- submit a Vulnerable Sector Police Screening
- participate in Rainbow Camp® Counsellor Training (June 23-30, 2023)
- be available for the duration of Rainbow Camp Ontario (July 2-August 25) unless alternative arrangements are made in advance
- be legally eligible to work in Canada
International Staff (including Americans): All staff are required to be eligible to work in Canada which can be done by applying for a temporary work permit. For more information about work permits or visas, visit the Ontario Camps Association page for International Staff.
For more information about working at Rainbow Camp, view our 2023 Employment Package.
Hiring Update as of May 2023
We are still accepting applications for the following positions:
- Camp Medic
- Assistant Cook
- Kitchen Assistant
Applications for Camp Medic, Assistant Cook, and Kitchen Assistant are being interviewed on an ongoing basis. Counsellor/Programmer applications are still welcome to submit, however they may be contacted for interview closer to the start of camp as we reassess our needs for our final staff team.
Application Deadline: February 10th
Our Camp Director is ultimately responsible for ensuring every camper is able to experience the complete magic of Rainbow Camp. This includes the main tasks of hiring and overseeing staff, developing strategies, schedules, training & plans ahead of camp, and/or resolving any operational issues. This role also requires the flexibility of problem-solving any challenges that risk diminishing the camp experience even in the smallest details. The Camp Director is expected to work part-time (remotely) from March through May and full-time onsite from June through August (travel and accommodation included)
To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter please include a paragraph on what excites you about working for Rainbow Camp®. Email our leadership team at email@example.com
Leadership Team and Site Staff
Application Deadline: February 3rd. Applications may be accepted after these dates to fill available positions. Accommodations, meals and travel (up to $500 CAD) are covered for all successful applicants.
Our LEADERSHIP TEAM looks at the big picture and keeps daily operations running smoothly! Leadership Positions include: Assistant Director, Program Director, Wilderness and Outtrip Coordinator, Medic, Mental Health Medic, Waterfront Director, Community Care Coordinator, LIT Coordinator, and Admin/Volunteer Coordinator.
Our SITE STAFF make sure we are all well-fed and that our physical site is ready for our campers! Site Staff positions include: Head Cook, Assistant Cook, Kitchen Assistants, and Maintenance/Grounds Staff.
For specific job descriptions and required certifications: 2023 Employment Package
Counsellor and Program Staff
Application Deadline: March 3, 2023. Applications may be accepted after these dates to fill available positions. Accommodations, meals and travel (up to $500 CAD) are covered for all successful applicants.
Counsellors and Program Staff act as caregivers and role models for our campers! All of our counsellors are programmers too, planning and facilitating daily activities in one of three areas: Waterfront (lifeguards), Adventure Week (outtrip programs) or General Program Staff. Counsellor-Program staff will rotate through cabin and programming placements weekly as assigned. We are also hiring an Arts Programmer to develop arts programming and maintain the craft cabin space.
For specific job descriptions and required certification: 2023 Employment Package
Frequently Asked Questions
We are hiring for leadership positions, program coordinators, health staff, counselors, and site staff. A full list of positions, including detailed descriptions of job duties, is available in our Employment Package. A current hiring update is available underneath the photo at the top of this page.
Yes! Applicants do not need to live in the Sault Ste. Marie area to work at Rainbow Camp. Up to $500 CAD in travel costs is covered for all hired staff to get to and from camp.
Applications are completed online using our CampBrain portal.
Camp Director Applications: Submit a cover letter and resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter please include a paragraph on what excites you about working for Rainbow Camp®.
Application Deadlines: For the strongest chance of your position of interest still being available, it is recommended to apply by the deadlines listed below. Applications may be accepted after these dates to fill available positions. We appreciate applicants’ patience as they anticipate our response.
Camp Director: Friday February 10, 2023
Leadership Team and Site Staff: Friday February 3, 2023
Positions include: Assistant Director, Program Director, Wilderness and Outtrip Coordinator, Medic, Mental Health Medic, Waterfront Director, Community Care Coordinator, LIT Coordinator, and Admin/Volunteer Coordinator. Site staff includes Head Cook, Assistant Cook, Kitchen Assistants, and Maintenance/Grounds Staff. For specific job descriptions and required certification, see our 2023 Employment Package
Counsellors and Program Staff: Friday March 3, 2023
Positions include: Counsellor/Waterfront, Counsellor/Adventure Week, Counsellor/General Program Staff, and Arts Programmer. For specific job descriptions and required certification, see our 2023 Employment Package
Applicants will be contacted by email to select a date and time for an interview. Interviews will be conducted by video call using Zoom. Please contact us if you require a different method of communication for accessibility reasons.
Yes! Rainbow Camp does not require staff (or campers, or volunteers) to ‘verify’ 2SLGBTQ+ identity in order to come to camp. We welcome strong allies to our staff team, and promote among our camp culture that we are all allies to each other regardless of how we identify.
At this point in time, we are not requiring proof of vaccination from staff members. However, we encourage everyone to be fully vaccinated for the safety of both staff and campers.
We will continue to work with our local health unit and provincial government regarding COVID restrictions and protocols. We want to recognize that there may be changes to our program structure, capacity and timelines in the upcoming months. We will do our best to keep all applicants informed with any updates if there are any confirmed changes about the upcoming camp season.
Rainbow Camp will have a detailed COVID safety plan which will be emailed to all staff members prior to June 1. All staff will be required to agree to and sign this policy in order to confirm employment.
If you have any further questions that are not answered by our full Employment Package, please feel free to contact Mallory Brennan (Director of Camps) at email@example.com or Caitlin Plestid (Administrator) at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach Mallory on the camp phone at 888-909-2234 ex. 101