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OAK Instructor

Outdoor Adventure Kamp (OAK) Instructors inspire and enable the next generation of backcountry explorers and weekend warriors to get out hiking. Picture this—a small team spending a day of orientation in camp before setting out to discover unparalleled scenery. Experience the joy of working with extra gear and developing a unique team bond that can only be achieved with adrenaline, sweat, and laughs. OAK Instructors have the out-tripping experience to launch OAK campers into a lifetime of tents, camping meals, and lakeside campfires. Three of our eight summer camp sessions have a program for up to twelve 13 to 16-year-olds. Given that, aside from our trips, 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 dynamic work environments. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must, as well as a yearning for an endless summer!



  • Responsible for the safety and well-being of all OAK campers.
  • Exude a love & interest for out-tripping, outdoor recreation, and the forest ecosystems we explore & inhabit.
  • With a second OAK Instructor, lead engaging and safe out trips (must be able to hike up to 15 kms carrying a pack of up to 50lbs) , including on-the-trail Eco Fun lessons and activities.
  • Teach the proper use of all out-tripping equipment and promote self-sufficiency among campers
  • Ensure that all required equipment is ready for use and liaise with senior staff when repairs are necessary
  • Model proper pre-trip planning, preparation, and safety measures.
  • Work Transport Bus stops from metro Vancouver/ Squamish as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned (e.g. cleaning cabins and program areas)


  • Staff training June 24th to 28th
  • Oak session date: July 16th– 21st, August 6th – 11th and August 13th – 18th
  • OAK Instructors may take on other roles on our team throughout the summer, such as Instructor or LIT Instructor



  • Comply with Evans Lake’s policies & procedures
  • Take ownership for the safety of campers, volunteers, and staff members, including on-the-go risk management

Reporting and Evaluation

  • OAK Instructors report to the Program Manager.
  • The Program Manager will initiate a goal-setting & evaluation process.
  • Continuous feedback and communication among staff members is encouraged.

Required Certifications & Experience

  • Applicants must have an 80+ hour wilderness first aid certificate.
  • Preference may be given to candidates who also hold an NL lifeguarding certificate
  • A combination of experience and certifications suitable for the week’s trip (e.g. outdoor recreation & leadership)
  • Criminal reference check with a vulnerable sectors search no later than six months prior to the start date.

Additional Information:

  • Compensation begins at $134/day, with an increase of up to $7/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).


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