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take aim this summer.

archery instructor jobs

are you?

Focused, Patient, Enthusiastic, Responsible


If you have a relevant qualification, let us know - you'll easily nail down your ultimate summer job. If you don't have anything in paper, it's not a problem.

All you need is a positive attitude and a level of experience to be able to teach children at camp.

why should I teach archery at camp?

Channel your inner Robin Hood this summer as an archery instructor at camp. Spend your days shooting arrows and running competitions for the campers - summer doesn’t get much better than this.

Even if you don’t have much experience, archery instructors are in high demand at camp, so some camp directors may be willing to hire you and train you when you arrive.

what does an archery instructor do at summer camp?

Working in the great Canadian outdoors, you’ll be helping campers of all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to seasoned archers. With support from other instructors, you’ll help campers with their stance, aim, and shooting technique.

Archery instructors, like other activity specialists, will typically coach 5 or 6 sessions a day, including whole camp tournaments and inter-camp competitions, as well as regular sessions.

Don’t forget to bring your best games - with archery, there’s potential for anything!

archery instructor faq's

Will I be trained?

When you arrive at camp, you will spend around a week getting trained in your activity, to make sure you give the best experience to campers, whilst at the same time ensuring their safety. Don’t worry if you don’t have any relevant qualifications, all we’re asking for is that you’re willing to get stuck in!

Why should I be an activity specialist instead of a general counsellor?

Most importantly, being an activity specialist gives you the opportunity to develop your skills in an area that you are passionate about, getting experience that’s not available anywhere else. Whilst you’ll be teaching your activity 5 or 6 periods a day, you’ll generally have more time off, with many specialists staying overnight with other specialists rather than campers. You’ll also get to know the whole camp, spending your days seeing different groups of campers into the activity and seeing them grow both in the skill and as people.

How many children should I expect to teach?

Campers come down to sessions in divisions (age groups). These can vary in skill level, but usually are made up of 10-30 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.

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