Job Posting

Naturelore Director

Position Title: Naturelore Director
Program: Christie Lake Camp
Reports To: Camp Director
Salary: $1,120-1,260 per session, $784-882 for training/wrap-up

Organizational Background
Christie Lake Kids (CLK) is a charitable organization that has been serving children and
youth living in low income households in the Ottawa area since 1922. CLK provides year
round services to children and youth through an excellent camp experience and
strategically located city recreational opportunities through the STAR (Skills Through
Arts and Recreation) program. Our mandate is to provide high quality recreation
opportunities that help children and youth build the skills necessary for developing long-term resiliency.

Job Summary
The Naturelore Director is a member of the Christie Lake Camp Senior Staff team who is
responsible for providing an exceptional camp experience for all campers, with a focus
on ecology and sustainability and art, while ensuring a safe and fun environment. The
Naturelore Director coordinates daily ecology/art related programming that is engaging,
educational and encourages the appreciation of the natural world in campers aged 8-15.
As a facilitator of the camper experience, the Naturelore Director strives to raise self-esteem and to promote self-efficacy.

Camp Dates
 Pre-camp training: June 27th – July 3rd
 Session 1: July 4th – July 14th
 Session 2: July 19th – July 29th
 Session 3: August 3rd – August 13th
 Post-camp wrap up: August 13th – August 15th
*All Senior Staff must be available to be on-site for the above dates. You are encouraged
to contact the Camp Director as soon as possible with any questions related to
availability conflicts/accommodations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Naturelore Director
Including but not limited to,
 Oversee the day to day structure of the ecology program
 Clearly communicate expectations with all staff and campers
 Teach and supervise all Naturelore lessons and activities while collecting
feedback to continuously improve the quality of the program
 In collaboration with the Camp Directors, review the Naturelore Manual and
ensure the program is engaging, educational and includes ecological art
 Provide care for live plants and animals at camp (if applicable)
 Develop and lead the LIT ecology program in collaboration with the LIT Director
 Care for and maintain all equipment required for the Naturelore program
 Instill in campers a positive attitude towards sustainability; encourage campers
to respect the natural environment by making sustainable choices in their daily
 Maintain the flower boxes around the Naturelore Hut and near the Dining Hall
 Support recycling efforts at camp by ensuring signage is clear, and that staff and
campers understand how to properly sort various recycling materials
Senior Staff (general)
 Work in a manner that preserves confidentiality and encourages risk
 Incorporate and strengthen collaborative and interdisciplinary teamwork
 Communicate clearly and respectfully with all staff members
 Mentor Counsellors as well as Junior Staff to instill positive strategies for working
with children and youth
 Maintain professional working relationships with all team members and cabin
 Respect and value intersectional equity, diversity and inclusion
 Contribute to the organization’s effort to collect, analyze, and report on data and
relevant information
 Contribute to the organization’s work by participating in meetings as necessary
 Support the Program Director at all camp programs and clubs
 Support Section Directors with section programs
 Support Waterfront Directors during swimming
 Sit with a cabin table as often as possible to ensure adequate ratios during meals
 Participate in general end of summer wrap-up tasks as well as those relating to
your section
 Maintain a clean and hygienic personal cabin environment
 Help in the cleaning of common areas, according to the schedule given out at the
beginning of the summer
 Support with camp-wide sweeps and tuck, according to the schedule given out at
the beginning of each session
 Fill in or support in other areas in the event that a team member is pulled away
or sick
 Carry out any other responsibilities as designated by the Camp Directors

Desired Qualifications
 Practical experience teaching ecology or related programs
 Practical experiencing facilitating art-based activities
 Demonstrated organizational and program planning skills
 Demonstrated skill in working with children and youth who present a variety of
challenging personalities or behaviours
 Be of excellent character, modeling honesty, integrity and respect
 Possess enthusiasm, energy, patience and a sense of humour
 Experience and/or desire to work with children in dynamic outdoor setting
 Ability to relate well to peers, to be a team player and, to give/receive feedback
 Confidence in leading activities
 Proficiency in English (verbal, written, spoken)
 Current Standard First Aid with CPR-C

 Graduate of or student enrolled in a post-secondary program in a related field (
ie. Environmental studies, Art, Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Child Studies,
 Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
 High Five
 Mental Health First Aid
 Outdoor education related experience/certifications
 Current or expired Bronze or National Lifeguard certifications
 G class driver’s license

Physical Requirements
The ideal candidate must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or
without a reasonable accommodation
Due to the nature of summer camp, candidates must be able to:
 Spend approx. 75% of each day outdoors and active (walking, swimming,
canoeing, participating in programs etc.) with limited stationary time
 Occasionally transport supplies/equipment up to 40 lbs
 Work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions (heat, high sun exposure, rain

What we provide
 Meals and accommodation during training, camp sessions and wrap up
 Training and certification opportunities
 Professional references, upon successful completion of summer contracts
 A unique opportunity to live and work in an outdoor setting and enjoy the
amenities including canoeing, swimming, rock wall climbing, mountain biking
and much more

How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter
to as soon as possible.
Interviews for this position are expected to begin as early as February 6th. Please note
that applicants may be contacted for interviews prior to this date. Applications will
continue to be considered until positions are filled.




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