Job Posting

Lifesaving Instructor / Lifeguard

About Wilvaken:

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

We are hiring a swim specialist to teach Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross. Your role will also include counsellor responsibilities, and other activity involvement. Lifesaving courses are taught as intensives over a 2-week period.

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. At Wilvaken, your schedule changes daily, so you’ll always have something new to do!  Our bilingual programming requires competent English and French communication skills, so come practice a second language with us!

As a counsellor, you will be running some specialized activities, and you can develop more skills throughout the summer!

Other activities include:

sailing – windsurfing – waterskiing

canoeing – kayaking

tennis – volleyball

archery – riflery

arts – theater – guitar

hiking and canoe tripping

nature and ecology



We are looking for:

Active individuals

Team players

Strong initiative

Youth ambassadors




Standard First Aid certificate (16h)

Communication ability in English and French

Available all summer: June 18 – August 21st 2023

Pay starts at 525/week + bonus for certifications. If you need to take a course, we will help pay for it!

To apply:

Email Lara at

Complete our online application.

Take a look at our website to meet this summer’s team, and to learn more about our program!


Waterfront / Swim Specialist

April 30, 2023


(819) 843-5353