SPES Day Camp Leader


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 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
  • 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: 37.5

Pay: Between $17.38 and $18.62 plus 4% in lieu of benefits

Start date: July 2, 2019

End date: August 30, 2019

Application closing date: June 3, 2019

Application Procedure

  1. Complete this form AND email applications (no phone calls please) to Adria Hussain, Education Manager, school@stanleyparkecology.ca
  2.  Email applications with " Day camp Leader"  in the subject line.  Attach a single PDF file for your cover letter and resume - name the PDF file your first and last name.
  • We thank all applicants but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.
  • This is a wage subsidy position so you must fit Canada Summer Jobs requirements.