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Positions: Summer Camp Leaders
Organization: Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association
Location: Vancouver, BC
Eligibility: 30 or younger

Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association is seeking four Summer Camp Leaders to plan and deliver nature-based day camps for children ages 5-10 at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Position Overview

VanDusen’s summer camps promote environmental stewardship and a love of the natural world through a fun blend of science, gardening, games, crafts and garden exploration. Visit our website to learn more about our camp programs here.


  • Plan and deliver full-day, nature-themed day camps to children ages 5 to 10 years’ old
  • Follow VBGA and COVID-19 protocol to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all campers and staff
  • Provide campers with an educational, fun and meaningful experience
  • Supervise a team of volunteers and junior counselors
  • Communicate effectively with parents

Qualifications and experience:

  • Some post-secondary education and/or a strong background in ecology, biology, or education
  • Experience leading groups of school aged children in a camp setting
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully as part of a team
  • Dedication to environmental awareness and sustainable living
  • Current certification in standard first aid AND a clear criminal record check obtained prior to the start date

Availability & Eligibility:

Required full-time, Monday to Friday from June 1– August 29, 2022

This position is a funded position. To be eligible you must be:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or have refugee protection status
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada


$18.50 per hour (40 hrs per week)

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Hailey Moran, Youth Programs Manager,

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Thank you in advance for your interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 7 2022    ID: 62348