2024-2025 Program CORE – Ropes Course

Company Mission

Muskoka Woods is a Christian youth development organization that welcomes everyone to an experience for a lifetime. We are located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rosseau and specialize in summer camp, school trips, group retreats and leadership development for all ages. We exist to inspire youth to shape their world.

Job Description

From September to June, the Schools & Groups program and the Leadership Studio provide life-changing experiences for youth and adults. Throughout the year Muskoka Woods serves more than 25,000 students in grades 6 to 12, numerous corporate groups, and a variety of church retreats.

The primary role of the Program CORE – Ropes Course within this department is to provide excellent instruction and customer service to our guests through the daily management of our High and Low Ropes Challenge course. Responsibilities include training, coaching and performance review of staff, daily and weekly inspections of all ropes elements, weekly safety inspections, active daily participation with guests in activities, as well as managing equipment inspections and inventory. Ropes CORE move into a supervisory position in the summer months including training, coaching and performance review of our young seasonal staff.

Program CORE also sit on the larger CORE team that champions the ministry to our staff and leads community life here at Muskoka Woods. The CORE team are responsible to plan and participate in social events and community initiatives, come along side staff when needed in work and life, and are responsible to contribute to the overall training of staff in our Staff Development Weeks that are held throughout the year. CORE staff are also required to lead a staff small group and contribute to our One to One staff mentoring program.

Staff are required to attend all meetings as outlined during staff training including Cadence and Small Group.

**Please note: All positions are required to work in other areas including program, washing dishes, housekeeping, grounds keeping and snow removal, and office coverage.

Skills and Attributes Required

Muskoka Woods is looking for staff whose personal values match the MW Core Values which includes having a passion for working with children and youth.

Ropes CORE applicants must be energetic, have the ability to plan and implement programs for skill development and fun, with strong skills in organization, administration, time management, conflict resolution, and communication both oral and written. Previous leadership experience, working with youth, and running programs is preferred. All CORE applicants must also have a passion for community be personable, approachable, and friendly and have a desire to come alongside people and journey through life with individuals. Applicants must also have a passion for and experience in High Ropes. Level 2 Ropes Certification will be provided. Applicant needs to be comfortable with heights.

Salary Range

$300.00 /week plus room and board

Contract Dates:

Sunday Aug 18th 2024 — Friday Aug 29 2025

Please Note: This is a 1 year contract.

Please note that employees hired into this position are required to take unpaid time off from Friday December 7th 2024 to January 2nd 2025. Please contact staff@muskokawoods.com for more details.

Essential Functions Required

  • Be able to assist guests and staff in an emergency
  • Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of guests and/or staff
  • Have the ability to accompany guests across camp
  • Ability to participate in activities for 6 to 8 hours a day
  • Be able to lead small and large group activities
  • Have the ability to verbally communicate well in person and on the phone with staff and guests
  • Ability to participate in work projects – lifting and carrying between 10 – 30 lbs

Additional Notes

  • All staff are required to uphold the Muskoka Woods Vision and Mission, Core Values and Aspirations, as well as all policy and procedures as outlined during our Staff Development Week held at the beginning of your contract.
  • All Counsellors stay in a cabin with our guests. All other staff stay in shared staff accommodation.

Apply now via Muskoka Woods' online application process. You'll need to create an account (or use a previously created one) and apply online.