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Positions: Catching the Spirit Program Supervisor (Mentorvisor)
Organization: Catching the Spirit Youth Society
Location: Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, BC

Hours: Full time temporary up to 30 hours/week, May – September

Remuneration: Starts at $7200

Application Deadline: April 10th, 2020

Numerous Positions Available

Catching the Spirit Youth Society is now accepting applications for Program Supervisors (Mentorvisors) and encourages young people age 19-30 to apply.

This unique program is dedicated to developing leadership and social responsibility in youth through environmental stewardship, environmental awareness, outdoor recreation and youth ownership. It promotes respect, creativity, collaboration and outdoor fun while connecting youth to the environment, their community and each other.

Position Overview:

Supervise and mentor and work in collaboration with the CTS Peer Leader team; Catching the Spirit Youth Society (CTS) is entering our 20th season of stewardship focused overnight camps! We are seeking Program Supervisors to oversee our camp operations for the summer camp delivery season. The position requires 450 hours throughout the season, starting at $16/hour to be negotiated based on experience. The position requires flexible work hours, including overnight weekends while program is operating.

Program Supervisors (Mentorvisors) oversee the weekly operations of CTS camps over the course of the summer. Over camp weekends are delivered June-August. Mentorvisors will work in teams of two to maintain the safety of CTS program participants. Mentorvisors also provide guidance, support, and mentorship to participants, especially our Peer Leaders, a team of youth that are involved in the planning of camp programming. Mentorvisors will work closely with the Program Coordinator and Head Supervisor to deliver outdoor programming with a focus on social responsibility, environmental stewardship, and community building. Mentorvisors will also assist the Program Coordinator in the research and development of new programming for CTS.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist with planning, development & delivery of leadership training for Peer Leaders;
  • Mentor and supervise youth aged 12-18 in weekend overnight (2-3 nights) camp programs;
  • Mentor and facilitate youth discussion on social issues, leadership, mental wellness and environmental stewardship;
  • Prepare for camp which includes program planning and coordination as well as the organization of camp gear and food;
  • Provide guidance on the use of technology such as GPS and multi-media monitoring and communication activities (training will be provided);
  • Assist with the development and delivery of marketing materials for program;
  • Provide weekly summary reports of camp weekends;
  • Assist in tracking volunteer hours and writing reference letters for Peer Leaders;
  • Assist in the research and development of new programming to be delivered by CTS.

Desired Qualifications/Experience:

  • Passionate about working with youth with a keen interest in mentoring a diverse group of young people;
  • Interest in environmental sustainability, and comfortable facilitating outdoor environmental education;
  • Basic outdoor skills, such as best camp practices, camp safety, etc.;
  • Basic First Aid & CPR-C (training will be provided if not certified);
  • Foodsafe Certification (training will be provided if not certified);
  • Class 5 Driver’s License with access to a vehicle (preferred);
  • 19 years of age or older;
  • Willing to obtain a criminal record check;
  • Educational background in Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Sciences, Sustainability, or Education (preferred).


CTS operates our camps out of four of Metro Vancouver’s beautiful regional parks: Pacific Spirit, Burnaby Lake, Capilano River, and Tynehead. We run three camps per weekend rotating through our four locations.


Email a cover letter and resume to with subject line “Program Supervisor 2020” followed by your last name. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as interviews will be scheduled with eligible candidates as they are received.

About CTS:

Our mission is to connect every youth in Metro Vancouver with the natural environment and to the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks system and surrounding communities, in a hands-on way, to provide life changing experiences.

CTS delivers on our mission by providing accessible weekend overnight camps for free to youth ages 12-18. We also promote youth leadership with our Peer Leader program, allowing youth ages 15-18 to take a central role in the operation and planning of our summer weekend overnight camps, providing them with training session from November-June. The programs goal is to:

  1. Create region-wide opportunities for youth to challenge themselves in leadership, social responsibility and personal development;
  2. Provide an opportunity for youth to connect with their communities through citizen action, environmental stewardship, public service and community education;
  3. Help support and integrate youth into park and community associated activities and purposes.

For more information call 604.544.1622 or check out our website:

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 3 2020    ID: 55912