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Nature Camp Counsellor

The Humber Arboretum is a roughly 250 acre public garden and conservation area connected to the Humber College North Campus in Toronto. Throughout July and August, the Arboretum runs Nature Camps that offer a fun, hands-on, nature-connection experience for ages 4-13. The camps are accredited by the Ontario Camps Association. Camp activities are based around weekly themes and supported by the year-round nature education staff from the Humber Arboretum.

Work with 4 to 13 year-olds at the Humber Arboretum’s general Nature Camp. Some weeks you will be assigned with a partner to lead a small group of campers; other weeks you may act as a floater and support different groups and activities. The Counsellor team is at the heart of the camp experience and requires people who are enthusiastic and committed – the kids are counting on you!

Nature knowledge is not required, but successful applicants will be eager to learn, excited to spend time outdoors, and willing to get a little dirty (okay, sometimes a lot dirty!)

The Humber Arboretum is committed to the health and wellbeing of our employees and community. We will be following Humber College COVID-19 policies and procedures to support and prioritize a safe work environment and the health and safety of our staff and community.

General Duties:

Successful candidates will be responsible for the health and well-being of nature campers aged 4-13. This includes appropriate discipline, communication with parents, daily health checks, and supervising/running various camp games, activities, and programs, along with the duties specific to their position.

If you are interested in one of the specialized camp counsellor roles, please indicate this in your application. Visit the Summer Camp Jobs page of the Arboretum website for descriptions of the following:

  • Beaver Camp Counsellor
  • Special Needs Counsellor

Job Location:

Humber Arboretum, Humber College North Campus (205 Humber College Blvd)

Starting Wage: $15.00 / per hour

Hours: up to 40 hours/week July-August, paid training starts mid-June

All Positions Require:

  • A fun attitude
  • Willingness to work outside
  • Prior camp experience helpful but not necessary
  • Ability and interest in working with kids
  • Fun loving personality with a strong commitment to professionalism and providing excellent customer service
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little or no direct supervision
  • Hold a current certificate in First Aid, and CPR Level C
  • Clear police record check
  • Eligibility for the Canada Summer Jobs Grant
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Interviews may be in person or virtual subject to COVID restrictions at time of interview.





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