Mt Seymour Eco Summer Camp Instructor

  • Mt Seymour Resorts Ltd
  • Front-line
    • Full Time | 
    • Seasonal
  • 1700 Mount Seymour Road
  • 8 position available
  • Assessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on May 23, 2023

Job Description

Want to ski for free this winter? Come works for us as a Summer Program Instructor for our wilderness-based summer day camps and ski for free all winter long. Mt Seymour’s Wilderness Adventure Camp provides mountain-based day camp programs for children aged 5-15. Our experiential camps engage kids in nature education, wilderness survival skills, and personal growth.

Responsibilities & Duties:

· Program development

· Program delivery

· Engaging youth in environmental sustainability

· Direct leadership

· Active and professional care of children and youth.

Camp Instructors will work collaboratively to do the following:

· Develop and refine age-appropriate summer program content, as well as provide feedback on the success of this content.

· Deliver daily programming to each age group.

· Be responsible for the care, safety of, and injury prevention of campers through vigilant awareness and management of risk.

· Develop props and supporting material/equipment.

· Maintain a positive camp environment.


· Must be available for entire employment duration from June 21st to September 3rd in order to incorporate training.

· Part-time hours from June 21st to start of camp. Full time (40 hours) for duration of camps.

· Must be willing to complete a criminal record check.

· Must be willing to work on a mountain top in challenging weather and environmental conditions.

· Starting wage is $18.50-$19.50/hour

If you are currently residing outside of the Vancouver area, please state when you will be moving to Vancouver. Video interviews preferred at this time.

Responsibilities & Qualifications


· Ability to commit to 9 full weeks of programming Monday-Friday, July 3rd – September 1st, 2023.

· Experience working with children aged 5-15 in either a formal (classroom) or outdoor educational environment.

· Exemplifies such qualities as: social and environmental responsibility, safety awareness, flexibility, sense of humor, and a passion for continuous learning and mentorship.

· Demonstrated group leadership skills in an outdoor (preferably wilderness) setting.

· Knowledge of wilderness skills, safety, and etiquette.

· Amazing team player and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

· Capable of mentoring and assisting volunteer leaders.

· Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal/

· Passionate about environmental stewardship and sharing this passion with youth.

· Capable of hiking over rough mountainous terrain for extended periods while carrying group and programing supplies.


· Degree or diploma in outdoor recreation or adventure tourism or in progress ·Degree in biology, environmental studies, education, or related area of study, or equivalent or in progress.

· Experience of working in a youth camp environment.

· Knowledge of local First Nations history and culture.

· Training or experience working with children/youth with various learning needs.

· Reliable transportation to and from the mountain – car-pooling is available!

· Class 5 driver’s license (Class 4 would be an asset).

· Current first aid certificate – bonus if Wilderness First Aid (40hr – 80hr).

· Familiarity with Mt Seymour summer hiking trails.

· Knowledge of Mt Seymour flora and fauna.

· Primitive survival skills and bushcraft knowledge an asset



Other Perks/Benefits

Free Mt Seymour seasons pass for the 2023/24 winter season Free Mt Seymour shuttle bus pass for the 2023/24 winter season Range of Industry perks

Job Application Process

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

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