Job Posting

Farming specialist

About Wilvaken:

Spend a summer at Wilvaken – where everyone knows your name! We are an all-gender, bilingual (EN/FR), sleepaway summer camp in Magog, Quebec.

We believe in empowering youth to have a voice, and to learn about the world they live in.

Being a counsellor at Wilvaken means you get to know everyone at camp! Practice your French with our bilingual approach – we alternate between English and French on a regular basis. Our youth come from Quebec, Canada, and all around the world. We have a small community – about 100 campers per session, and therefore a small staff. Join our Wilvaken family this summer!

Currently seeking someone with experience to start and lead our gardening program!

When you work as a counsellor, you run programs for youth ages 6-16. You have your own cabin group for one of your two months with us, and spend the day going to various activities. The farming specialist will promote and care for our new vegetable garden with a team of staff and campers. You will teach campers to grow food and care for our natural environment.

You will have the opportunity to develop your own skills during your free time. As a traditional camp, we offer waterfront activities such as sailing, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding, and swimming lessons. We also have many land sports such as archery, riflery, tennis, basketball, guitar, volleyball, soccer, arts & crafts, drama. We hire staff who are able to teach a variety of activities so that you can spend your time sharing your passion with our campers!

Responsibilities include:

Developing a coherent farming program (vegetable garden) for youth ages 6-15

Helping establish our farming site, as this is a new program (in May/June)

Caring for a group of campers during the summer months, in addition to gardening responsibilities

Teaching a rotation of activities through July-August

Monitoring inventory and maintaining equipment

Experience required:


Experience in agriculture (work or study)

Communication in English and French

Standard First Aid

Interest in working with children

Must be available from May 24 – August 22nd 2022 (or later)

To apply:

Email Lara at

Complete the online application form, mentioning your interest in farming.

Please visit our website: for more information, and to meet our team!


Land Specialist

May 6, 2022

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(819) 843-5353