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Camp Supervisor (Day Camps)

 Full time temporary, 35-40 hours/week, June 1 August 26 
Remuneration: $17.20/hour 
Application Deadline: Applications open until positions are filled 
2 Positions Available 

 

Are you an educator looking to help youth enjoy nature? Do you want to gain experience and training in conservation and stewardship? Are you a positive and energetic facilitator of youth programming? We’re looking for a diverse and knowledgeable group of people to bring their own expertise to the table and join us.  

CTS Youth Society is accepting applications for Camp Supervisorsand encourages  young people aged 19-30 to apply. 

 

About CTS Youth Society  

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. Our motto of “For Youth, By Youth” is built into all facets of our organization

 

CTS delivers on our mission by providing accessible 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 camps. The program’s goal is to: 

 

  • Provide an opportunity for youth to connect through eco-education, volunteerism, and community building;
  • Help support and encourage youth to connect with parks, the outdoors, and community activities.  
 

Position Overview 

We are seeking Camp Supervisors to oversee our day camp operations for the summer camp delivery season from June – August. Working in pairs within a whole team of 8, Camp Supervisors provide guidance, support and mentorship to participants (aged 12 – 15) and Peer Leaders aged 15-18. Focused on developing and educating youth with leadership, teamwork, and communication skills, Camp Supervisors act as both supervisors and mentors for our program participants. The position is primarily 8 hours a day during weekdays but may require flexible work hours possibly including weekends while the program is operating. Fulfillment of different work or on-call shifts during a camp may be required to ensure supervision of participants and staff ratios. The position will be required to work the entire contract period. 

 

Camp Supervisors will be directly supervised by the Program Manager and work closely with each other to deliver outdoor programming with a focus on program facilitation and community building.  

 

Key Responsibilities Include:  

  • Supervise, mentor, and work in collaboration with other Camp Supervisors and Peer Leaders; 

  • Supervise up to 20 youth aged 12 – 18 (including Peer Leaders) and maintain reasonable levels of safety and risk management; 

  • Facilitate youth engagement with environmental stewardship, volunteerism, community building, and eco-education; 

  • Assist Peer Leaders in the facilitation of all programming; 

  • Program planning and coordination including communicating with parents, park partners, and the Program Manager; 

  • Assist with the development and delivery of marketing materials for CTS programs, including attending community events and setting up booths in public spaces; 

  • Provide summary reports of camps and regular evaluation of Peer Leaders; 

  • Assist with administrative tasks such as registration, reporting, and curriculum development;  

  • Meet cleanliness standards of camp with consideration for site maintenance; 

  • Maintain inventory, cleaning, and organization of necessary equipment; 

  • Adapt program to meet needs of participants; 

  • Ensure programming meets CTS standards of quality and be a strong representative of CTS in the community; 

  • Provide assistance and support to other Camp Supervisors to ensure program planning, staff ratios, and supervision requirements are met. 

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Desired qualifications/experience: 

  • Passionate about working with youth with a keen interest in mentoring a diverse group of young people; 

  • Interest and comfortable facilitating outdoor environmental, experiential education;  

  • Recent and relevant experience supervising, educating, and/or working with youth and children; 

  • Basic outdoor recreation knowledge such as Leave No Trace, 10 Essentials, outdoor safety, etc.; 

  • 19 years of age or older; 

  • Willing to obtain a criminal record check and Vulnerable Sector Search; 

  • Ability to work in a physical outdoor camp environment that may require lifting objects, hiking, sporting activity, running, and setting up/utilizing camping equipment; 

  • Standard First Aid & CPR-C (preferred); 

  • Foodsafe Level 1 Certification (preferred); 

  • Class 5 Drivers License with access to a vehicle (preferred); 

  • Preferred educational background in Education, Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Sciences, Physical Education; 

  • Ability to speak multiple languages considered an asset. 

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At CTS Youth Society, we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace. Appreciating differences in culture, gender, orientation, religion, beliefs, and abilities, we encourage all qualified applicants to apply. 

 

Funding Requirements: The position is dependent on funding from the Canada Summer Jobs program. See online for program eligibility and requirements. 

 

Location: CTS operates our day camps out of one of Metro Vancouver’s beautiful regional parks: Burnaby Lake. You will be required to attend training, program plan, prepare for the season, maintain equipment, and store gear at our headquarters located in Burnaby Lake Regional Park. 

 

COVID-19 Considerations: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a mixture of remote and on-site work may be required for the position. Access to a personal computer is mandatory. 

Camp Supervisor (Overnights)

Full time temporary, 35-40 hours/week and overnights, June 1 August 26 
Remuneration: $17.20/hour 
Application Deadline: Applications open until positions are filled 
6 Positions Available 

 

Position Overview 

We are seeking Camp Supervisors to oversee our overnight camp operations for the summer camp delivery season from June – August. Working in pairs within a whole team of 8, Camp Supervisors provide guidance, support and mentorship to participants and Peer Leaders aged 15-18. Focused on developing and educating youth with leadership, teamwork, and communication skills, Camp Supervisors act as both supervisors and mentors for our program participants. The position requires flexible work hours including weekends and overnights while the program is operating. Fulfillment of different work or on-call shifts during a camp may be required to ensure supervision of participants and staff ratios. The position will be required to work the entire contract period. 

 

Camp Supervisors will be directly supervised by the Program Manager and work closely with each other to deliver outdoor programming with a focus on program facilitation and community building.  

 

Key Responsibilities Include:  

  • Supervise, mentor, and work in collaboration with other Camp Supervisors and Peer Leaders; 

  • Supervise up to 20 youth aged 12 – 18 (including Peer Leaders) and maintain reasonable levels of safety and risk management; 

  • Facilitate youth engagement with environmental stewardship, volunteerism, community building, and eco-education; 

  • Assist Peer Leaders in the facilitation of all programming; 

  • Program planning and coordination including communicating with parents, park partners, and the Program Manager; 

  • Assist with the development and delivery of marketing materials for CTS programs, including attending community events and setting up booths in public spaces; 

  • Provide summary reports of camps and regular evaluation of Peer Leaders; 

  • Assist with administrative tasks such as registration, reporting, and curriculum development;  

  • Responsible for handling and preparation of food; 

  • Meet cleanliness standards of camp with consideration for food safety and campsite maintenance; 

  • Maintain inventory, cleaning, and organization of necessary equipment; 

  • Adapt program to meet needs of participants; 

  • Ensure programming meets CTS standards of quality and be a strong representative of CTS in the community; 

  • Provide assistance and support to other Camp Supervisors to ensure program planning, staff ratios, and supervision requirements are met. 

  •  

Desired qualifications/experience: 

  • Passionate about working with youth with a keen interest in mentoring a diverse group of young people; 

  • Interest and comfortable facilitating outdoor environmental, experiential education;  

  • Recent and relevant experience supervising, educating, and/or working with youth and children; 

  • Basic outdoor recreation knowledge such as Leave No Trace, 10 Essentials, outdoor safety, etc.; 

  • 19 years of age or older; 

  • Willing to obtain a criminal record check and Vulnerable Sector Search; 

  • Ability to work in a physical outdoor camp environment that may require lifting objects, hiking, sporting activity, running, and setting up/utilizing camping equipment; 

  • Standard First Aid & CPR-C (preferred); 

  • Foodsafe Level 1 Certification (preferred); 

  • Class 5 Drivers License with access to a vehicle (preferred); 

  • Preferred educational background in Education, Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Sciences, Physical Education; 

  • Ability to speak multiple languages considered an asset. 

  •  

At CTS Youth Society, we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace. Appreciating differences in culture, gender, orientation, religion, beliefs, and abilities, we encourage all qualified applicants to apply. 

 

Funding Requirements: The position is dependent on funding from the Canada Summer Jobs program. See online for program eligibility and requirements. 

 

Location: CTS operates our overnight camps out of three of Metro Vancouver’s beautiful regional parks: Pacific Spirit, Capilano River, and TyneheadYou will be assigned to one of these parks for the season, though you may be assigned another location or shift to meet staffing requirements. You will be required to attend training, program plan, prepare for the season, maintain equipment, and store gear at our headquarters located in Burnaby Lake Regional Park. The ability to travel between these locations and transport equipment is necessary and will require coordination of carpooling if there is no access to a personal vehicle. Reimbursement for mileage during work hours (not including commuting) is provided by CTS on a per kilometre basis.  

 

COVID-19 Considerations: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a mixture of remote and on-site work may be required for the position. Access to a personal computer is mandatory.

Camp Assistant 

Full time temporary, 37.5 hours/week and overnights, June 1 August 26
Remuneration: $17.20/hour
Application Deadline: Applications open until positions are filled
Positions Available

Position Overview 

We are seeking Camp Assistants to assist in planning and preparation of our camp operations for the summer camp delivery season from June – August. Supporting a whole team of 10, Camp Assistants work with Peer Leaders aged 15-18 and Camp Supervisors. Focused on developing camp programming that encourage the positive relationship building of participants with themselves and the natural environment. Camp Assistants work with the Program Manager, Peer Leaders, and Camp Supervisors to ensure that all planning, coordination, and supply needs are met for the successful preparation and facilitation of both overnight and day camps. The position is primarily 8 hours a day during weekdays but may require flexible work hours possibly including weekends while the program is operating. While the position is focused on supporting the logistical and planning needs of all camps, fulfillment of different work or on-call shifts during the contract may be required to ensure supervision of participants and staff ratios. The position will be required to work the entire contract period.

Camp Assistants will be directly supervised and mentored by the Program Manager and work closely with each other to deliver outdoor programming with a focus on program facilitation and community building.

 

Key Responsibilities Include:  

Mentor and work in collaboration with Camp Supervisors and Peer Leaders;

Work with Program Manager, Peer Leaders, and Camp Supervisors to maintain reasonable levels of safety and risk management;

Plan camps that prioritize youth engagement with environmental stewardship, volunteerism, community building, and eco-education;

Assist Peer Leaders in the planning of programming;

Ensuring proactive communication with parents/guardians, park partners, Peer Leaders, Camp Supervisors, and the Program Manager to ensure details and needs are known and prepared for;

Assist with the development and delivery of marketing materials for CTS programs, including attending community events and setting up booths in public spaces;

Assist with summary reports of camps and regular evaluation of Peer Leaders;

Assist with administrative tasks such as registration, reporting, shopping, and curriculum development;

Maintain inventory, cleaning, and organization of necessary equipment;

Prepare necessary supplies, materials, and equipment prior to the start of a particular camp;

Adapt program to meet needs of participants;

Ensure programming meets CTS standards of quality and be a strong representative of CTS in the community;

Provide assistance and support to Camp Supervisors to ensure program planning, staff ratios, and supervision requirements are met.

Desired qualifications/experience: 

Passionate about working with youth with a keen interest in program development and youth mentoring;

Interest planning outdoor environmental, experiential education;

Ability to make sure program and supplies are organized and well-maintained;

Recent and relevant experience supervising, educating, and/or working with youth and children;

Basic outdoor recreation knowledge such as Leave No Trace, 10 Essentials, outdoor safety, etc.;

19 years of age or older;

Willing to obtain a criminal record check and Vulnerable Sector Search;

Ability to work in a physical outdoor camp environment that may require lifting objects, hiking, sporting activity, running, and setting up/utilizing camping equipment;

Standard First Aid & CPR-C (preferred);

Foodsafe Level 1 Certification (preferred);

Class 5 Driver’s License with access to a vehicle (preferred);

Preferred educational background in Education, Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Sciences, Physical Education;

Ability to speak multiple languages considered an asset. 

At CTS Youth Society, we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace. Appreciating differences in culture, gender, orientation, religion, beliefs, and abilities, we encourage all qualified applicants to apply. 

 

Funding Requirements: The position is dependent on funding from the Canada Summer Jobs program. See online for program eligibility and requirements. 

 

Location: CTS operates our day camps and overnights out of four of Metro Vancouver’s beautiful regional parks: Burnaby Lake, Tynehead, Capilano, and Pacific Spirit. You will be required to attend training, program plan, prepare for the season, maintain equipment, and store gear at our headquarters located in Burnaby Lake Regional Park.

 

COVID-19 Considerations: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a mixture of remote and on-site work may be required for the position. Access to a personal computer is mandatory

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