Working at Wanapitei

A season at Wanapitei is an incredibly rewarding experience. Our staff develop skills that translate well to the outside world, gaining confidence and leadership experience in a growth-oriented, inclusive community.

Interested in joining our community?  APPLY NOW by hitting the link below and completing an application

Our hiring practices align with the following values:

• Integrity – Demonstrating honesty and fairness at all times.
• Respect – Recognizing and protecting the inherent worth of every person, including oneself.
• Responsibility – Being dependable and accountable for choices, actions and commitments.
• Inclusiveness – Fostering a sense of belonging for all.
• Caring – Building relationships and demonstrating concern for the needs of others.
• Openness – Ability and willingness to embrace new and different ideas and to be open to change.

Note:  Accommodations can be made for applicants with disabilities, please indicate your accommodation needs when applying.

Current Opportunities

Sous Chef/Assistant Cook

Chateau Host

Chateau Chef

Trip Leader Certification Requirements

Certification Requirements – please plan ahead to ensure you are certified for summer!

All trip leaders need:
– CPR C plus a Wilderness First Aid certification (for first year staff this means a WFA, WAFA or WFR)

– Current Bronze cross

– Have camp leadership and trip leadership experience (WLIT program completion, VII program completion or equivalent)

River Runner Staff Additional Requirements (if you are a third year staff use this as your guideline)

– White Water Rescue Technician – II

Bay Trip Staff Additional Requirements

– ORCKA MW II or PC equivalent

– Two years (min) trip leading experience as staff


– White Water Rescue Technician – III

VI Staff Additional Requirements

– One leader must have ORCKA MW Instructor or PC equivalent

– Three years trip leading experience as staff

VII Staff Additional Requirements
– One leader must have ORCKA MW II Instructor (or equivalent)

– Four years of trip leadership experience as staff (or equivalent days leading)


2841 Red Squirrel Road
Temagami, ON
P0H 2H0


Wanapitei recognizes and acknowledges that we operate within Daki Menan, the traditional homeland and unceded territory of the Teme-Augama Anishnabai.

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