Bridge on Murray River
22 Nov 2017

Seasonal Outdoor Education Instructor

Camp Warwa Glenevis, Alberta, Canada

Job Description

Outdoor Education Instructor

Contracts Start Date: April 21st 2018 or June 22nd 2018

Contract End Dates: August 29th 2018 or October 15th 2018

Compensation: $250-$350/week

Overview:

Camp Warwa has been providing unforgettable outdoor experiences for youth since 1980.  We are a non-profit outdoor education center located 45 minutes west of Edmonton Alberta and provide extensive year-round programs as well as summer camps.  We are known for our experience, extensive programs and our inspiring professional community.

Camp Warwa is a year-round facility that is dedicated to improving the lives of children through experiences in the outdoors.  During the spring, our clients consist mainly of school groups, as well as youth groups, Girl Guide, and Scout groups. In the summer we run summer camps with each session running from Monday – Friday for campers 7 – 16 years old.  Currently, Camp Warwa is looking for outgoing, self-motivated, and professionally minded individuals 18 years and older to work as Outdoor Education Instructors.

These positions are for people looking for full time seasonal employment. Outdoor Education Instructors will be responsible for attending camp provided training to learn how to facilitate a wide range of camp programs that include: archery, canoeing, climbing wall, group challenge, kayaking, orienteering, out-tripping, and more.

Other staff responsibilities include: attending meal times, facilitating at meal times, interacting with clients during free time, and facility upkeep.

In the spring and fall seasons, Outdoor Education Instructors teach our programs and do not provide overnight supervision of campers.  In the summer season, Outdoor Education Instructors work primarily as Counsellors. This role is a 24 hour a day job caring for and ensuring health and safety for a group of 8 campers with another Co-Counsellor.

In summer, Counsellors will lead an out-trip with their group. All age groups at Camp Warwa participate in out-trips. Counsellors will work with a variety of age groups throughout the summer season.

Job Requirements:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C
  • Criminal Reference Check and a Child Intervention Check
  • Willing to learn to lead recreational activities on the water, at heights, and in all types of weather conditions
  • 18 years of age or older

Assets:

  • Child care experience
  • Residential camping and leadership experience
  • An understanding of community and team work
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to think critically
  • Out-tripping experience
  • Certifications in: canoeing, kayaking, climbing ropes courses, and/or wilderness first aid

How to Apply

For more information or to apply, please visit our website: www.campwarwa.org/hiring

Job Categories: Camp. Job Types: Seasonal.

Job expires in 40 days.

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