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Role: Summer Camp Counselor Assistant
Organization: High Park Nature Centre
Location: High Park, Toronto, Ontario

About High Park Nature Centre

We promote awareness and respect for nature through year-round, hands-on outdoor nature education and park stewardship: 

Summer Camp Counselor Assistant

Camp Counselor Assistants will be paired with a staff member and a group of children between the ages of 4 – 16 years old during the summer months to aid in delivering camp programs. Our camps allow children the opportunity to explore the park through promoting awareness and respect for nature through hands-on outdoor nature education and park stewardship.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Assisting staff to deliver outdoor nature interpretation programs and activities for campers aged 4 – 16 (depending on the week)
  • Role modeling respect and appreciation for the natural world
  • Supervision of children during swim time
  • Supervision of children during lunch and free time
  • Helping maintain the cleanliness of the Nature Centre

What we are looking for:

  • Previous experience or an interest in working with children in an educational/recreational setting
  • Enthusiasm!
  • Excellent oral communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Dedication to and understanding of environmental issues
  • Nature interpretation skills, knowledge of local ecology is a strong asset
  • Ability to climb steep slopes and walk rugged terrain
  • Ability to be outside in all weather conditions (e.g. rain, sunshine, extreme heat)
  • Must be 15 years of age or older
  • Valid police record check for individuals 18 years and older

What we provide you:

  • Mandatory orientation/training session prior to the start of camp
  • Reference letter can be provided at your request
  • Completion of high school volunteer hours
  • An opportunity to learn from and shadow Outdoor Educators
  • An opportunity to learn about the ecology of High Park
  • An ‘I love High Park’ t-shirt after 35 hours of volunteering
  • Discounts to adult workshops during your time as a volunteer

Commitment: We prefer those who can commit to (a) full week(s) of camp

Shifts: Monday to Friday 8:00 – 4:00 pm or 8:30 – 4:00 pm or 9:30 – 5:30 pm

Location: High Park, 375 Colborne Lodge Drive

Applicants must be available for the both a Group Interview and Orientation from the following dates:

  1. Group Interview: May 24th, 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm; or June 6th, 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm
  2. Orientation: June 20th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm or June 27th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

The High Park Nature Centre values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our organization.

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GoodWork ID: 45602       Date posted to May 9 2018