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Day Camp Coordinator

Day Camp Coordinator

Do you love finding and then amplifying the best in people? Day Camp Coordinators are critical leaders that help us accomplish our goal to be both Your Home in the Forest and The Ultimate Summer Camp Experience for all campers. Dedicated, energetic, and committed to providing amazing outdoor experiences, Day Camp Coordinators provide direction and support for our campers and staff. Applicants should aspire to improve their management skills in a supportive team atmosphere. Day Camp Coordinators will split their time working directly with the Program Manager on administrative tasks, planning program content like hikes, outdoor skills and Eco Fun courses, and campfires. Given that all staff and campers stay onsite at the Evans Lake Forest Education Centre while camp is in session, the action never stops. Accordingly, applicants should enjoy working in a dynamic work environment. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must for this role and a yearning for an endless summer!


  • Assist with the planning & delivery of staff training, Open House, and camp programming.
  • Lead hikes and out trips (must be able to hike up to 15 km carrying a pack of up to 50lbs).
  • Demonstrate positive leadership for campers aged 8-16, as well as for the staff & volunteers.
  • Provide supervisory support, feedback, and mentoring to volunteers, cabin leaders, and instructors.
  • Act as the program team lead when the Program Manager is not on shift.
  • Other duties as assigned (e.g. driving campers, staff, and supplies, cleaning program areas, admin duties)
  • Work transport bus stops from metro Vancover/ Squamish as needed


  • Senior Staff Training
  • Instructor Training – June 16th to 18th, 2023
  • Staff training July 2nd through August 25th, 2023
  • Preference may be given to candidates who can work rental and school groups, beginning late March/ early April through late October


  • Comply with Evans Lake’s policies & procedures
  • take ownership of the safety of clients and staff members

Reporting and Evaluation

  • Day Camp Coordinators report to the Program Manager and receive mentoring & coaching from other team members
  • Continuous feedback and communication amongst staff members is encouraged

Required Certifications & Experience

  • A 35+hour Advanced First Aid certificate (e.g. Occupational First Aid Level II) or an NL lifeguarding certificate
  • Additional certifications & licenses are considered to be assets, including a Class 4 driver’s license and certificates in paddling, first aid, lifeguarding, or outdoor recreation & leadership.
  • Educational backgrounds with particular relevance include forestry and outdoor recreation, and education is an asset
  • Criminal reference check with a vulnerable sectors search no later than six months prior to the start date.

Additional Information:

  • Compensation begins at $143/day, with an increase of up to $8/day, according to experience and certifications. Free room and board is also included when programs are in session.
  • ELFES is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud to uphold human rights, value the inclusion of all members of our community, and 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).



February 28, 2023


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