SPES Day Camp Leader


We are seeking a creative, innovative, and passionate educator to deliver outdoor nature day camps for children ages 7-11.

SPES offers fun and educational summer day camps that cover the forest, wetland and intertidal ecosystems.  You can read more about SPES’ day camps here: http://stanleyparkecology.ca/spes-summer-day-camps-for-kids/. This is a rewarding opportunity to connect young people with nature.


  • Implement and deliver the day camp curriculum in a fun and safe manner
  • Supervise day camp participants (7 – 11 year olds), and lead in the delivery of activities
  • Assist in the supervision of program volunteers
  • Communicate effectively with managers and co-workers
  • Communicate effectively with parents and children at camp
  • Maintain and prepare camp materials and resources
  • Assist in the evaluation of the program
  • Other duties as needed


  • Experience coordinating and supervising summer day camps or outdoor education.
  • BC driver's license and standard (2-day) first aid certification are required
  • Ability to pass a criminal record check with vulnerable sector search
  • An education degree and/or teacher certification is a strong asset
  • Strong knowledge of BC ecology; a degree or diploma in biology/environmental studies is an asset
  • Lifeguard certificate is an asset
  • Excellent leadership, organization, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to frequently perform active work on and off trail outdoors, rain or shine
  • Proficiency with word-processing, database entry, and email
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign) an asset

Hours: 32-36

Pay: 15.62

Start date: June 26, 2017

End date: September 1, 2017

Application closing date: May 21, 2017

Application Procedure

This is a wage subsidy position so you must fill out the form below.


Application deadline:   May 21, 2017 (Early applications encouraged)


How to apply


a) Complete this form


b) Email your cover letter and resume (no phone calls please) to:


Dylan Rawlyk, School Programs Manager

* Use “Day Camp Leader” in the subject line.


* Attach your cover letter and resume as a single PDF document. Name the document using your first and last names (eg. Day Camp Leader – MarkSmith.pdf)

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.