Lead Rafter
Easter Seals Camp Horizon
About the Job
Program/Activity Leaders
Job Type
Start Date
End Date
Camp Location
1, Camp Horizon Rd. , Bragg Creek, AB
Job Description

Easter Seals Camp Horizon in Bragg Creek specializes in an accessible, and inclusive summer camp experience for individuals with disabilities. We offer programs
such as white water rafting, rock climbing, camping, arts and crafts, leadership training and much, much, more!

Easter Seals fosters a work environment that’s inclusive as well as diverse, where our people can be themselves. Every idea and perspective is valued to reflect the people we serve.

The Lead Rafter is responsible for delivering a safe, fun, and memorable rafting experience. Additionally, they are also responsible for the organization and logistical component of the rafting program; gear maintenance, cleaning, scheduling trips, and risk assessment. This position requires a person who lives and breathes rafting, someone who is eager to share their passion with people of all different ages and abilities, and something who is a team player.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver a safe, fun, and memorable rafting experience
  • Consult and review all risk management procedures with Camp Lead
  • Ensure safe transport of all gear and equipment
  • Regularly clean, inspect, and repair gear as needed.
  • Pre-season scouting of all proposed trips routes
  • When not rafting, rafters will assist in main camp when necessary.
  • Plan and implement training for staff to assist in facilitating Rafting Programs
  • Assist with set up/take down/cleaning of all programming and meals

Your Skills and Experience

  • 2 years previous professional rafting experience
  • 2 years trip leading experience
  • Experience working with individuals with various forms of disabilities
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Experience training and instructing newer guides
  • Professional River Outfitters Association of Alberta Certificate or equivalent considered to be an asset
  • Rescue 3 Swift Water Rescue Technician Level 1 or equivalent considered to be an asset
  • Wilderness First Aid 80hr
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C
  • Class 4 Alberta Driver’s License
  • Familiarity with local rivers and camping areas
  • Knowledge of Leave No Trace Principals

Working Conditions

  • Contract dates: June 6th – August 20th 2022
  • 5 days a week Monday-Friday. 10+hr days with the occasional weekend.
  • Working outdoors each day in all kinds of weather
  • Working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and abilities

What We Can Offer You

  • Free lodging in shared staff cabins all summer in beautiful Kananaskis Country
  • 3 healthy prepared meals each day while onsite
  • Organized out trips for staff on weekends to places like Banff, Lake Louise, Calgary and more.
  • An unforgettable experience working with an amazing team from around the world.
  • Disability sensitivity training

Conditions of Employment

  • Satisfactory completion of a police and vulnerable sector check
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (2 doses) or valid medical exemption
  • Compliance with all Camp Horizons COVID-19 policies and procedures
How to Apply
Please email resume and cover letter with “Lead Rafter” in the subject line to: Easter Seals Camp Horizon camphr@easterseals.ab.ca