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Position: Environmental Education Outreach Programmer
Type: summer job / age 30 & under
Organization: Camp Kawartha
Location: Environment Centre, Peterborough, Ontario

Working under the direction of the Environment Centre Manager, the Environmental Education Outreach Programmer will help with the creation of innovative environmental programming resources, activities and displays for Camp Kawartha’s Environmental Centre. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in creating and delivering outdoor programming and a demonstrated passion for environmental education.

Contract: July 6th – September 4th, 2020 (9 weeks).

Wage: $15 per hour for 30 hours per week.

This position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ). To be eligible, applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment.

Duties include:

  • To assist our camp staff in developing environmental programming resources, activities and displays for Camp Kawartha’s environmental programming.
    • Using unique natural features as an integral part of each program
    • Using experiential and interactive strategies to promote awareness and appreciation for habitats and communities.
    • Utilize Camp Kawartha’s Stewardship framework as a way to teach children about environmental issues.
  • Assist in developing environmental leadership opportunities.
  • To develop an interactive nature displays, exhibits and playscapes that will allow students to experience the natural world in an engaging and creative manner.
  • In addition, the Environmental Education Assistant will be responsible for:
    • Promoting sustainable living awareness, water conservation, recycling and energy conservation.
    • Using the unique features of Camp Kawartha’s Environment Centre as a teaching tool.
  • Assist in managing equipment and educational props.
  • Assist in preparing and maintaining the gardens and arboretum (watering, weeding and harvesting).
  • The Environmental Education Assistant will also:
    • Assist in preparing a complete report at the end of summer including recommendations for future programming.

Qualifications & Abilities

  • A strong interest is stewardship and environmentalism
  • Able to develop resources which will inspire colleagues and students to become positive stewards.
  • Proven ability to organize, deal with logistics and complexity
  • Exhibits a high degree of initiative and self-direction; good analytical, organizational and high level of oral and written communication skills
  • Computer skills including word processing and data management Education:
  • High School/College or University graduate in a related field.


  • Must have clear criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Applicants need to have their own accommodations and transportation

Camp Kawartha is an equal opportunity employer that strives for inclusion and diversity. Camp Kawartha is also committed to hiring priority students.

Please email a resume and covering letter identifying the position you are applying for to:

Deadline for Applications: Thursday July 2nd, 2020

Thank you for your interest in Camp Kawartha. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 26 2020    ID: 56922