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Position: Camp Leader in Training
Type: full-time 9 weeks, July 4 - Sept 1
Organization: Evergreen
Location: Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto, Ontario

Evergreen is a national not-for-profit organization that makes cities more livable. By deepening the connection between people and nature, and empowering Canadians to take a hands-on approach to their urban environments, Evergreen is improving the health of our cities—now and for the future.

Overview: The Leaders-in-Training Specialist is responsible for the care and safety of a group of up to 10 campers aged 12-15 each session.


  • Creatively guides a group of 10 campers, ages 12-15, in skill and leadership building activities including, but not limited to hiking, biking, crafting, wild foraging, stewardship and cooking
  • Develop appropriate programs for the LITs, including developing a Social Enterprise Project aimed at raising money for our camp bursary funds
  • Ensure participant safety
  • Provide participants with a written evaluation at the completion of the program
  • Prepare LIT participants to facilitate camp-wide programming
  • Supervise and support the extended care program at the end of each camp day
  • Participate in end of day debriefs
  • Maintain all program areas and equipment

Models Evergreen’s Core Values

Position-Specific Competencies:

  • Calm under pressure. Demonstrate composure in stressful situations.
  • Customer-focus. Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external customers/donors to meet or exceed their expectations and receives positive feedback from internal and external customers/donors.
  • Flexibility/adaptability. Flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Cope effectively with complexity and change.
  • Leadership: Mobilize teams, lead by example, inspire others to achieve.
  • Proactivity/Enthusiasm/Persistence. Act without being told what to do. Passionate and excited over work. Can-do attitude. Tenacious and goes the distance to get something done.


Reporting Relationships:

  • Supervised by: Camp Director


  • 1-2 years experience in a camp setting
  • Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Check
  • Degree or Diploma in Outdoor Education or Recreation an asset
  • Previous experience developing education programs an asset

Working conditions:

  • Working outside in inclement weather
  • Standing for long periods of time

Hours of Work:

  • Available between the hours of 8:00 am and 6 pm, Mon. to Fri
  • Full-time 9 weeks, July 4 - Sept 1
  • Available for pre-camp training June 24, 26 - 29

Cover letters and resumes can be submitted by e-mail to:
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Please Reference “Camp Leader in Training” in the subject line

By Mail to Attention: Human Resources
Centre for Green Cities, Suite 300
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3X8

Evergreen welcomes applications from persons of diverse backgrounds and is an equal opportunity employer.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Evergreens Accommodation policy. Applicants please make your needs known in advance.

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. No phone calls please.

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GoodWork ID: 38177       Date posted to Feb 10 2017