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Senior Instructor

Do you love finding and then amplifying the best in people? Senior Instructors are critical leaders that help us accomplish our goal to be both Your Home in the Forest and The Ultimate Summer Camp Experience for all campers. Dedicated, energetic, and committed to providing amazing outdoor experiences, Senior Instructors offer direction and support for our campers and staff. Applicants should aspire to improve their management skills in a supportive team atmosphere. Senior Instructors will split their time working directly with the Program Manager on administrative tasks, planning projects, and delivering program content like other instructors. Given that 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 a dynamic work environment. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must for this role and a yearning for an endless summer!


  • Deliver outdoor skills and environmental education courses; ensure forest themes are integrated into programs
  • Assist with the planning & delivery of staff training, Open House, and camp programming
  • Lead hikes and outtrips (must be able to hike up to 15kms carrying a pack of up to 50lbs)
  • Demonstrate positive leadership for students and campers aged 8-16, as well as for the staff & visitors
  • Provide supervisory support, feedback, and mentoring to volunteers, cabin leaders, and instructors
  • Act as the program team lead when the Program Manager is not on shift
  • Work transport bus stops from metro Vancouver/ Squamish as needed
  • Other duties as assigned (e.g. driving campers, staff, and/or supplies; cleaning program areas; admin duties)


  • Senior Staff training –
  • Instructor training – June 16th to 18th, 2023
  • Staff Training – June 24th to 28th, 2023
  • Summer camp season – July 2nd through August 25th, 2023
  • Preference may be given to candidates who can work rental and school groups beginning in late March/early April and extend through late October


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

Reporting and Evaluation

  • Senior Instructors report to the Program Manager and receive mentoring & coaching from senior staff
  • The Program Manager will initiate a goal setting & evaluation process

• Continuous feedback and communication among staff members is encouraged

Required Certifications & Experience

  • A 35+hour Advanced First Aid certificate (e.g. Occupational First Aid Level II) or an NL lifeguarding certificate
  • Class 5 driver’s license (experience driving a truck and trailer is an asset)
  • Other experience and certifications are considered assets including a Class 4 Driver’s License, certifications in paddling, NL Lifeguarding, climbing and ropes, outdoor recreation and leadership, and education.
  • Criminal reference check with a vulnerable sectors search no later than six months prior to the start date.

Additional Information:

  • Compensation begins at $143/day, with an increase of up to $8/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, we value the inclusion of all members of our community, and we 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).



February 28, 2023


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