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Work on the lake this summer.

Kayaking & Canoeing Jobs

Are you?

Energetic, Enthusiastic, Pro-active, Safety conscious

Bonus qualifications

BCU Level 2 coach, UKCC level 2 coach

Why should I teach kayaking or canoeing at camp?

Canoe and kayak jobs at camp are perfect for the outdoor adventurer. From calm, serene lakes to turbulent rivers and rapids - kayaking at camp is easily one of the most popular activities in the schedule. It might be the best way to see America's vast outdoors - if you love getting out on the water, it's the perfect role for you.

From general purpose slalom kayaks to open cockpit canoes - camps have a range of boats for the campers to try out for the day. As a canoeing and kayaking specialist, you’ll work closely with the lifeguards and at many smaller camps may even be involved in lifeguarding duties if qualified.

What will I do in a canoe or kayak instructor job?

Whatever camp you're at, you'll be playing and coaching kids who want to have fun and improve their skills - you’ll be teaching different groups 5-6 times a day.

As a canoe instructor, you'll have a small group of campers in your boat, and teach them how to work together to navigate the canoe through the water. In a kayak instructor job, you'll teach your campers about how to pilot their one-or-two person kayak. It's a great way to spend the day - and a summer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply for canoeing and kayaking jobs at summer camp?

When starting your application, you’ll be asked to select your top skills. Choose kayaking or canoeing. Go into detail about what you’re going to bring to the role, your skill level and if you’re already qualified. A camp director will then be able to assess if you’re a good fit and invite you to their camp.

How can I make my application stronger without any qualifications?

Camp directors are going to want people with knowledge and experience for kayaking jobs at camp. The more experience working with children you can gain before the summer, the better your application. Look to local water sports clubs to volunteer with and build up your own skills for on and off the page.

How many children will I be coaching in one session?

Campers come down to sessions in age group divisions. These divisions can vary in skill level, but are usually made up of 10-13 campers. You’ll then be paired with an individual camper or a group, and don’t worry - you’ll be supported by your fellow specialists and counsellors.

Should I pack any equipment?

Camp will provide you with everything, you just need to bring your favourite pair of sunglasses, caps or hats and loads of sunscreen!

Don't miss out on great kayaking and canoeing jobs at camp.