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Outdoor Living Skills Instructor

Outdoor Living Skills Instructor


YMCA Camp Elphinstone

1760 YMCA Road

Gibsons, BC

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Rate of Pay: $ 133.69-136.69/day

Position Status: Seasonal Contract, Full time

Term: June 22nd – August 31st, 2024

Reports To: Summer Camp Director

Application Deadline to be Considered for Group Interview: November 21, 2023

All applications submitted thereafter will be considered for individual interviews.

Nature & Scope


YMCA Camp Elphinstone is seeking individuals to fill the role of Camp Craft Instructor.


The Outdoor Living Skills Instructor engages campers in natural ecology with hands-on and exciting outdoor activities. The Outdoor Living Skills Instructor activities including the following: exciting and empowering explorations of the forest and intertidal zone at Camp Elphinstone, making tools with wild material, fire building, shelter building, and outdoor cooking.


The Outdoor Living Skills Instructor must possess hands-on skills at teaching innovative and nature-based crafts and knowledge of local natural history and ecology (including local plants, animal signs and geological or meteorological observations).


The Outdoor Living Skills Instructor is a member of the program staff team at camp. The program staff team will responsible for instructing camp activities and supporting other staff in delivering programs. They will also have other daily responsibilities such as helping with supervision of campers, evening cabin support, facilitating early morning and evening programs, program logistics, and care/maintenance of camp program equipment.



  • Facilitating experiential and camper-focused camp craft programs with children ages 5-17.
  • Regularly inspect, maintain, and inventory all camp craft equipment. This includes all Archery Ranges. Report issues to the Program Director.
  • Assist with ordering camp craft supplies prior to the summer and on an ongoing basis throughout the summer.
  • Work with the other members of the program staff team to accomplish shared responsibilities.



  • Standard First Aid & CPR-C
  • Bronze Cross
  • Knowledge or studies in ecology, biology
  • Criminal Reference Check with a Vulnerable Sector Screening issued no later than six (6) months preceding start date
  • 3 successful reference checks


Additional Qualifications (assets)

  • NLS
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Certification in interpretive guiding



March 31, 2024

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