Closing on: Apr 30, 2024

Summer Youth Camp Outdoor Leader II

Job Description

We are seeking an enthusiastic and adventurous Outdoor Leader to join our team at a thrilling Summer Youth Camp. As an Outdoor Leader, you will have the opportunity to guide and mentor young campers in various outdoor activities, fostering their love for nature and developing valuable life skills. This is a seasonal position that promises exciting challenges and unforgettable experiences in a vibrant camp setting.

Duration

17 June 2024 to 07 August 2024 (5 Days a week, from 9A to 5P)

Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, and lead a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, canoeing, birdwatching, team-building games, nature exploration, and zoo-visits.
  • Ensure the safety of campers during all outdoor activities, implementing proper safety procedures and protocols.
  • Teach basic outdoor skills, such as fire building, map reading, knot tying, and wilderness survival techniques.
  • Inspire campers to appreciate and respect the environment, promoting sustainable practices and Leave No Trace principles.
  • Foster teamwork, cooperation, and positive communication among campers, encouraging a supportive and inclusive camp community.
  • Provide guidance and support to campers, helping them build confidence, resilience, and self-reliance in outdoor settings.
  • Maintain and organize outdoor equipment, ensuring its proper use, maintenance, and storage.
  • Collaborate with other camp staff to coordinate schedules and integrate outdoor activities with the overall camp program.
  • Assist in the supervision of campers during mealtimes, rest periods, and other camp activities as needed.

Qualifications

  • Previous experience working with youth in a camp, school, or outdoor education setting.
  • Strong passion for the outdoors, environmental education, and youth development.
  • Proficiency in leading outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, and team-building games.
  • Knowledge of wilderness safety and first aid procedures.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate campers while maintaining a safe and supportive environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to connect with campers and create a positive camp experience.
  • CPR and first aid certification (or willingness to obtain prior to the start of the camp).
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and adapt to changing camp needs.
  • Flexibility to work a varied schedule, including weekends, as per the camp’s requirements.

Application Instructions

If you are passionate about the outdoors and love working with youth, we would love to hear from you! To apply for the position of Summer Youth Camp Outdoor Leader, please submit the form with:

  • Updated resume/CV highlighting relevant experience and qualifications.
  • A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your experience working with youth in outdoor settings.
  • Any additional certifications or training related to outdoor education or youth development.
  • We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Equal Employment Opportunity: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We value diversity and actively promote a workplace that is inclusive and free from discrimination. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation at any stage of the employment process.

Job Type: Part Time Seasonal
Job Location: In person

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