Recruitment of a Camp Activity Manager

How we recruited a Camp Activity Manager for an outdoor recreation camp

Our client

Our client provides challenging activities which encourage camp participants to learn the principles of teamwork and achieve a higher level of self-esteem. They are situated an hour away from Perth on 105 acres of beautiful, undulated land - ideal for group development.  

  • Location - Waroona, WA
  • Industry - camping and recreation
  • Size - 10 employees

We applied our three-phase service delivery model for this recruitment drive.

Video job advertisement

Social media algorithms favour videos over still content, so we create video advertisements for all vacancies to help source our candidates.

We take full advantage of this unique and highly effective form of candidate sourcing in order to reach the right candidate at the right time. 

We post our videos on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. They are posted on these platforms 10-20 times, based on relevance. Our videos typically receive over 1,000 views within the first 24 hours.

Camp Activity Manager - Recreation

Job advertisement

We constantly refresh, rewrite and reformat our job advertisements to optimise the quality of applications received. Our approach is aggressive - we post around 20 advertisements for every permanent job. Advertisements are posted on:

  • Job boards - Seek, Adzuna, Glassdoor, Indeed and Jora
  • Social media - LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter
  • 11 Recruitment's website

On average, our advertisements receive over 100 applications and perform well above the market benchmark for Seek, shown in this graph.

Camp Activity Manager

  • Incredible opportunity to work outdoors alongside passionate people
  • Change the lives of students across WA - 100% job satisfaction
  • 40 weeks per year - permanent position

Retained Search

The role

The Camp Manager is responsible for overseeing the running of the camp. This includes the management of staff, liaison with clients, and care for camps equipment and facilities. You will;

  • Endeavour to create and maintain a positive, friendly, and motivated work ethic around the camp
  • Set up camp and activities before the arrival of participants
  • Prepare daily schedules including before, during, and after activities 
  • Ensure staff, participants, and camp leaders are well informed of procedures and protocols
  • Assist in areas of maintenance

About you

You will receive the required training for this position. It is vital that you have a willingness to learn and be an enthusiastic "people-person". You will ideally have:

  • A passion for working with youth in an outdoor environment 
  • A positive attitude and demeanour 
  • Experience in a leadership position
  • The natural ability to form positive relationships with others
  • The ability to assess a situation rapidly and act decisively under pressure 
  • A manual driver’s license is essential
  • Experience working with marketing automation software
  • The ability to create lead magnets, conversion campaigns, sales pages etc.
  • Self-motivation and a strong work ethic
  • A current driver’s licence

You will also need the ability to obtain your Bronze medallion, First Aid Certificate and a Working with Children Check. 

About our client

Our client is located in the Peel region and provides exciting yet challenging activities for school groups. They are located on 105 acres and accommodate around 80 camps per year – making them one of the leading providers of outdoor recreation programs in WA.

There is currently a passionate team running 16 different outdoor recreation activities, and they are seeking a Camp Activity Manager to manage this team. You will lead a team of 6 instructors whilst simultaneously facilitating outdoor educational programs.

Assessment Matrix design

Our in-house designed, custom made software generates an Assessment Matrix, which is our blueprint for the recruitment process. Our process consists of screening, interviews, document verification, skills testing, personality profiling and reference checks.

Ticks indicate the point at which each criteria is addressed. More importance criteria are checked multiple times throughout the recruitment process.

Selection criteria




Skill test




N/A (teaching/PT maybe desirable)


Working with youths

Training/Supervising staff (6+)

Facilitating programs/teaching

Working with tools/maintenance

Able to handle all weather conditions


Friendly, happy nature (sense of humour)

Bronze medallion

First Aid Certificate


Physically fit

Attentive to safety

Manual License (willing to drive a bus)

Contact after hours

Relocate to Waroona

Accept expected salary range

Have you ever received a warning of termination?


Will you pass a drug test?


Dominance - 69%

Influence - 45%

Steadiness - 27%

Compliance - 47%

Forms signed

Health / police check

Signed document - tell the truth

Docs verified

Driver’s licence

Citizen AU / NZ or PR

DISC profiling

Similar to people, jobs have their own behavioural profile that is based on duties, environment and communication. We create a profile for every job vacancy, enabling us to match an applicant's behaviour against that of a specific role.

We use DISC, which examines the following attributes:

  • Dominance - accomplishing results, the bottom line, confidence
  • Influence - persuading others, openness, dependability
  • Steadiness - cooperation, sincerity, dependability
  • Compliance - quality, accuracy, expertise

DISC profile - Camp Activity Manager

This role requires the type of individual who is very much task focused and unconcerned with what people think of them, an individual who is likely to be a specialist in their field and able to operate independently of guidance from management and colleagues.

The person will be driven to achieve set outcomes efficiently and without attention, gaining satisfaction from the achievement of the goal or task at hand. It goes without saying that the person will need to have the skills for the role and the results will depend on their ability to get the job done effectively.

Furthermore, this role is well suited to the type of individual who is able to concentrate on detailed work. The need for precision and accuracy is primary in producing reliable results.


Together with the other required behaviours, this role requires a person who is happy to assume a supportive role and does not necessarily have an ambition to be the leader of the team but rather happy to be a proactive and supportive member of the team.

The role is likely to be fairly structured and the person needs to be comfortable following a procedure rigorously and to be fussy about detail and getting the job done completely. There is little change in the role and the person needs to be comfortable with a stable environment and doing the same job over a period of time. This role is unlikely to suit a person who is dynamic and looking for variety and change.

Additionally, this role requires a person with an eye for detail and analytical approach to problem solving and the ability to concentrate on details paying attention the need for precision and accuracy. The individual will be inclined to give due consideration to problems and may take time reaching a decision, due to the need to check their findings to ensure the job is done thoroughly.

This kind of role would normally, but not necessarily, take place in a relatively stable and structured environment, however there might well be occasions when the need for change and adaptability arises and this would require a more flexible approach on the part of the individual.

Camp Activity Manager

Shortlisted candidates

Candidate A

Candidate B

Candidate C

Behavioural adaptation by candidates to match the job profile:

Candidate A

Candidate B

Candidate C


Our aim is to produce a strong shortlist by sourcing widely. We measure every stage in our recruitment process to ensure we meet this key objective.

Our service comes with an extended 18-month replacement guarantee. This guarantee means our interests are mutually aligned - to recruit high achievers who will excel and stay.

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