Being an Activity Leader at Mini-Yo-We Is the Perfect Summer Job For You!

Rich Birch Blog

Imagine what it would be like to be outdoors in Muskoka, leading one of your favourite activities on an incredible summer day. (Ahhh … doesn’t that sound amazing?)

It would be so rewarding to see a Mini-Yo-We camper try something new and conquer a new adventure!

Being a part of a team of Activity Leaders that consistently deliver incredible experiences for our guests would be so fulfilling—So much better than flipping burgers this summer! 😉 It’s a real summer job, and we still have openings for you in the summer of 2022.

Camp Mini-Yo-We’s mission is to develop tomorrow’s leaders through life-changing adventures in God’s creation. Activity Leaders are a new-ish position that we’ve added to our team to both enhance our camper experience and, at the same time, open up even more opportunities for young leaders to join the team and benefit from the experience.

Activity Leaders serve by facilitating memorable and quality adventures for our campers! They are trained in specific skills and are responsible for setting up and putting away equipment, teaching activities to campers from various programs and tracking repairs as needed.

You will be on one of four teams of Activity Leaders. You will be trained to provide unique 90-minute experiences for our campers in each of these four areas. Each team has a team leader whose role is to support you and ensure that you are loving your job. The four activity teams are:

  • Rocks & Ropes Team
    • Skyline
    • Giant Swing/Flying Squirrel
    • Multi-Vine/Pamper Pole
    • Teetertotter/Team All Aboard
    • The Summit
  • Water Team
    • Canoeing
    • Kayaking
    • Water Zip
  • Classic Team
    • Pedal GoKarts
    • Bikes & Scooters
    • Archery Tag
    • Archery
    • Leatherwork
    • Wilderness Adventure
  • Discovery Team
    • Inflatable Slide
    • Water Games
    • Ball Games
    • Wilderness Hike & Story Time
    • Low Ropes Team Adventure
    • Dress Up & Improv
    • Craft
    • Giant Canoe
    • Parachute & Field Games

While your primary focus as an Activity Leader will be to provide incredible experiences for campers from across Mini-Yo-We, you will be “embedded” within a cabin as a secondary leader for that small community. The cabins will still have Cabin Leaders, but you will provide some extra support to that leader in the mornings and evenings. While you won’t have the primary responsibility for the camper experience, you will still have the opportunity to:

  • Live in a section at Boys Camp or Girls Camp. (And participate in all the fun of that!)
  • Help out with evening programs including Campfire!
  • Get at least 90 minutes off every day.
  • Participate in personal development experiences every week. (New for 2022!)
  • Be a part of the mealtime fun that is a Mini-Yo-We tradition!

Here are a few frequently asked questions about the Activity Leader role at Camp Mini-Yo-We:

  • How many activity periods will Activity Leaders teach every day?
    • There are five activity periods every day. You’ll get the opportunity to help at most of them. We are still sorting out the final schedule at this point.
  • Where will Activity Leaders live?
    • Each Activity Leader will stay within a camper cabin.
  • How old do I need to be to be an Activity Leader?
    • Activity Leaders need to be 17 years of age.
  • Is this a new role at Mini-Yo-We?
    • Sort of. We had a version of this last summer when we ran family programming. We’ve been planning it for several years.
  • Why is this role being added to Mini-Yo-We?
    • Having more young leaders at Camp allows us to do more leadership development experiences for all our staff and will help us to improve our camper experience.

Interested in Learning More or Applying?

Perfect! We’d love to have you apply. Here are your next steps:

Do You Still Have More Questions About Being an Activity Leader?

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We’re looking forward to building an incredible team of Activity Leaders this summer at Camp Mini-Yo-We. We really do think this would be a perfect fit for dozens of young leaders. If you know someone who would be a great fit, pass along this blog post to them!