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Position: Reptile Day Camp Leader
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: Scales Nature Park
Location: Oro-Medonte / Barrie-Orillia area, Ontario

Scales Nature Park is a 21 hectare conservation area located just south of Orillia, Ontario. The focus of this facility is the conservation of reptiles, amphibians, and fish, and the habitats that these animals require.

We are looking for some energetic and enthusiastic facilitators to create an adventurous and inquisitive summer for children in our natural setting.

The successful candidate will:

  • plan and lead structured and unstructured program activities, supervise and play with children ages 7-13, build positive group dynamics, promote inclusiveness, foster an appreciation of nature, provide first aid or emotional support as required, follow procedures and complete required documents
  • assist with other operations such as facility development and maintenance, animal care, educational programming, and field research as required

Salary: $460 / week, accommodations may be available on-site


  • passion for play, knowledge of nature and reptiles, contagious enthusiasm, creativity, self-confidence
  • strong oral communications skills, planning and problem solving skills
  • time management skills and the ability to prioritize while multi-tasking
  • positive attitude and willingness to help others overcome fears and expand their comfort zone
  • self-motivated team player, able to thrive as part of a close-knit team in a live/work environment
  • flexibility regarding scheduling due to morning and evening extended hours
  • post-secondary student or recent graduate in a career-related program
  • first aid, CPR, Bronze Cross or similar qualifications


  • advanced first aid/ lifesaving skills/ certifications, French language skills, F-class driver’s license

To apply:

Send cover letter, resume and supplemental questionnaire (found on our Scales Nature Park facebook page) as .docx file, 4 pages maximum, to Jeff Hathaway at:
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Please include ‘day camp leader’ in the subject line. Please apply by March 5, however late applications may be accepted.

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GoodWork ID: 38136       Date posted to Feb 9 2017