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FALL Outdoor Trip Guide

Appleby College
Ontario, Canada
12 days ago


Appleby College has an exciting opportunity for a 

Outdoor Trip Guide

Seasonal Contract - Full-time 

Rabbitnose Island, Temagami, Ontario 

(Trips - September 7to October 6, 2022, inclusive)


Come join us! Our Outdoor Trip Guideare responsible for safely introducing students to the idea of “living” outdoors in the Canadian wilderness at Appleby’s McLaughlin Northern Campus on Lake Temagami. Appleby’s Outdoor Education program has been providing outdoor fun and adventure for our students for over 40 years. The program is designed to safely introduce our students to the idea of “living” outdoors in the Canadian wilderness. Our focus is placed on experiences that lead to personal growth and character development. Our understanding staff help to guide our students through enriching experiences that allows each individual to develop long-lasting attributes. These qualities include responsibility, confidence, integrity, resilience, and the ability to work with others; all of which, we feel, contribute to the growth of one’s person. 


The program begins at our Oakville Campus, where students spend valuable time with our instructors getting acquainted and prepared for their trip to Rabbitnose Island, the location of our Outdoor Education centre. The group will then travel north via coach to Lake Temagami, approximately 500km north of Toronto. Once at the Lake, students and staff will take a barge to Rabbitnose, which is situated on the North Arm of the extremely picturesque Lake Temagami. Time is spent at the island developing skills necessary for a three-day two-night canoe trip. The region provides our students with some of Ontario’s most pristine wilderness - ideal for exploring and canoe tripping. Rabbitnose is home to our Main Lodge; constructed over 8o years ago, it provides our students with a true taste of the areas rich history.Cabins for students and staff, the “trip-shed” (equipment storage), activity centres, boathouse, and sauna complete the list of buildings on the property. 


Reporting to theDirector, Outdoor Education, this position is designed to encourage growth and development by enhancing healthy lifestyles through participation opportunities and educational experiences. 


  • Ability to work outdoors 
  • Co-lead a group of students ages 14 to 16 through canoe trips focused on outdoor experiences and learning 
  • Develop and deliver essential outdoor skills including canoeing and camping while emphasizing teamwork and trust 
  • Instruct and lead specialized activities with students 
  • Demonstrates appropriate behaviours in line with the Outdoor Education procedures and policies as well asAppleby’s Mutual Respect Policy 
  • Continuously build rapport with students, staff and volunteers 
  • Effectively utilize group and risk management skills, maturity, and role modeling to create a safe and supportive environment for student-centered learning 
  • Manage and problem solve issues with students
  • Safely lead groups on both day and extended backcountry excursions 
  • Prepare meals, serve, properly store and thoroughly clean up after mealtime 
  • Properly maintain and store all equipment, instructional supplies etc. 


  • Are an experienced outdoor guide, trained in all aspects of out-tripping 
  • Have proven excellence in instructional abilities 
  • Demonstrate effective problem-solving skills 
  • Have excellent communication skills, time management and organizational skills 
  • Are team-oriented, motivational, and creative
  • Are kind, empathetic, energetic, and enthusiastic 
  • Have experience with wilderness travel (map/compass, GPS) 
  • Have a current Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) or Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification which is required 
  • Are a current holder of Bronze Cross or NLS 


  • A beautiful Northern Campus on Lake Temagami 
  • Lodging is included with dietary restrictions accommodated 
  • Transportation may be available to coincide with student trips 
  • Competitive pay
  • Work with your peers outdoors


If you or someone you know wants to learn and grow in this role, please apply online here by Monday, June 6, 2022.

Your application matters to us and we will review it carefully. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

As a condition of employment, both a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening and government-issued proof of full immunization against COVID-19 is required. 

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Appleby College is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment where everyone feels valued, respected and supported. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation. While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only those chosen for interviews will be contacted. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63265190
  • Location:
    Ontario, Canada
  • Position Title: FALL Outdoor Trip Guide
  • Company Name For Job: Appleby College
  • Job Function: Summer and/or Auxiliary Programs
  • Calendar Year: Other
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