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Positions: Environmental Education Summer Camp Counsellor
Type: summer jobs
Organization: High Park Nature Centre
Location: Toronto, Ontario

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19 this position will be contingent on whether we can run in-person programs this summer. We are currently planning a modified summer camp program with Covid-19 safety measures in place. We will make the decision on whether to run our in-person camp by June 1, 2021.

The High Park Nature Centre is seeking enthusiastic and energetic nature lovers to teach summer camp programs! Environmental Education Summer Camp Counsellors will be responsible for a different group of kids each week, and will deliver fun and educational nature programs in High Park.


  • Lead camp groups of 6-10 children age 4-12 each week;
  • Teach outdoor environmental education programs through songs, games, hikes, experiments, crafts, and hands-on activities;
  • Collaborate with other Nature Interpreters to create and amend programming;
  • Mentor and engage volunteers in programming;
  • Communicate with parents and the public;
  • General maintenance and cleaning of the Nature Centre;
  • Other duties as required.


  • Strong ability to work with children, and able to provide a positive learning experience;
  • Experience with day camp or overnight camp an asset;
  • Experience with behavioural management and conflict resolution;
  • Knowledge of Toronto’s ecology and natural history an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability for effective teamwork as well as independent work;
  • Creative and enthusiastic with excellent problem solving skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, and fun;
  • Able and willing to work outdoors in all conditions;
  • Current CPR and First Aid certificates or willingness to acquire; and
  • Current Vulnerable Sector Check or willingness to acquire.

The High Park Nature Centre is committed to being a progressive organization that is guided by principles of equity, respect and inclusion. We continuously strive to broaden the diversity of our participants, staff and Board – inclusive of race, gender, sexual orientation, identity, religion, ability, ethnicity, experience, national origin and the many other traits that are reflective of the vibrant character and heritage of Canada.


  • Professional teaching experience;
  • Interpretation training for teaching about nature;
  • Getting to play outside every day;
  • An opportunity to study, explore and experience the unique ecology of High Park;
  • An opportunity to share your love of nature with others;
  • Bonding with other nature lovers!

Terms of Employment:

This is a contract position for 35 hours per week for 10 weeks (June 25-September 3, Monday to Friday). Hours are generally 8:30 am-4:00 pm.

Rate of Pay:


To apply:

Please fill out the application on our employment page. Please ensure you upload your resume after you submit your application.

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 6 2021    ID: 59361