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Positions: Summer Camp Leader
Type: summer job / age 30 & under
Organization: Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association
Location: Vancouver, BC

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.

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. This year’s camps feature botany and ecology, growing and eating fresh food, birds, and bugs. Visit our website to learn more about our camps 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, education or a related field
  • 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 25, 2020

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


$17.00 per hour (40 hrs per week)

Please email your resume and cover letter to:

Maegan O’Neill, Youth Programs Coordinator

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

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 15 2020    ID: 56658