Job Posting

Cabin Leader


Are you inspired by the morning mist rising off the lake, dashing through the forest with campers in tow, and discovering the secret life of a tree? Are you ready to inspire the next generation’s curiosity in the outdoors? Do you loooove campfires? Cabin Leaders are the go-to person for campers for support, problem-solving, and fun! Cabin leaders lead camper groups (aged 8-16) through weekly camp activities. They work as part of small teams to support instructors with delivering activities like hikes, camp-wide games, Eco Fun (forest & environmental education) sessions, and thousands of spontaneous events using pool noodles, wit, and creativity. Given that all staff and campers stay onsite at the Evans Lake Forest Education Centre while camp is in session, the action never stops and, accordingly, applicants should enjoy working in ever-changing and dynamic work environments. High energy, patience, a can-do attitude, and a passion for working with youth are a must.


– Responsible for the safety and well-being of the campers in their cabin
– Support instructors with the delivery of camp programs
– Lead campers through activities that may include canoeing, archery, crafts, low ropes, and overnight hikes
– Must be able to hike up to 15kms carrying a pack of up to 50lbs
– Assist with the Eco Fun program and spark campers’ curiousity for forest ecosystems
– Demonstrate positive & engaging leadership for campers aged 8-16, fellow staff members, & the volunteer team – Other duties as assigned (e.g. cleaning cabins and program areas)


– The summer camp season—July 3rd through August 26th, 2022 – Training week – June 25th to 29th, 2022


– Comply with Evans Lake’s policies & procedures
– Take ownership for the safety of campers and fellow staff members

Reporting and Evaluation

– Cabin Leaders report to the Program Manager and receive mentoring & coaching from senior staff – A goal-setting & evaluation process will be initiated by the Program Manager or a Senior Instructor – Continuous feedback and communication amongst staff members is encouraged

Required Certifications & Experience

– First Aid Certificate (at minimum an 8-hour basic certificate that includes CPR)
– Previous experience working with children in an outdoor setting (with an environmental focus is even better!)
– Additional certifications are assets, including NL certifications, an advanced first aid certification, a Class 4 or 5 driver’s license, and certifications in paddling, rock-climbing, outdoor recreation & leadership, and/or education

Additional Information:

– Compensation begins at $121.60/day, with an increase of up to $6/day, according to experience and certifications. – Free room and board is also provided when programs are in session.
– ELFES is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud to uphold human rights, we value the inclusion of all members of our community, and we strive to create a safe and fun environment for everyone to explore forests

– We acknowledge that Evans Lake is located near Ch’iyakmesh on the unceded territory of Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation)
– To apply: Fill out our online application form at

*If follow up with your application is required, for privacy & confidentiality reasons, we can only discuss an application with the applicant (i.e. no agents, representatives or family members).



March 1, 2022

Evans Lake Forest Education Center

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