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JOB POST #3886-2023

Day Camp Leader – summer positions

Date Posted: February 1st, 2023 Date Closing: June 30th, 2023

Location: Scales Nature Park

Duration: Varies with position, minimum 8 weeks with extension up to one year internship possible

Salary:  Varies depending on the position and funding. At or slightly above minimum wage.

Duties will vary with the nature of each position, but will include:

  • Plan and lead structured and unstructured program activities, supervise and play with children ages 7-13, build positive group dynamics, promote inclusiveness, and foster an appreciation of nature
  • Plan and lead activities for teens aged 14-16 in a Leader-in-Training program, related to nature, group leadership, etc.
  • Provide first aid or emotional support as required, follow procedures and complete required documents.
  • Assist with development of day camp group bases and additional interactive structures
  • Assist with other operations such as facility development and maintenance, animal care, educational programming and field research as time allows and as appropriate to the interests of the candidate


  • Passion for play, knowledge of nature and reptiles, contagious enthusiasm, creativity, self-confidence
  • Strong oral communications skills, planning and problem solving skills
  • Positive attitude and willingness to help children overcome fears
  • First aid, CPR, Bronze Cross or similar qualifications

Accommodations (shared) may be available on-site (quad or double bunk room). Candidates should enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in a variety of settings. The ability to thrive as part of a close-knit team in challenging situations and a live/work environment is important.


How to Apply:

Please complete the Google Form found here: At the conclusion of the questionnaire, you will be prompted to upload a resume, cover letter, and references as a single PDF file, 4 pages or less. Resumes will be reviewed beginning March 1, but applications will continue to be accepted after that.

Please reference this job posting in your email: JOB POSTING #3886-2023