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Summer Facilitator

Trails Youth Initiatives

Trails Youth Initiatives – Facilitator 


Trails Youth Initiatives is a charity and private school that provides a long-term program for vulnerable youth. We focus on fostering community, emotional intelligence, and self-knowledge through outdoor experiential education. 


Participants commit to our four-year program with a group of 20 of their peers: two weeks each summer, and one weekend per month during the school year. At this home away from home camp setting, participants build resiliency through developing a connection to their peers, a connection to place, and a connection to themselves. Trails focuses on growing and strengthening skills such as Non-violent Communication, conflict resolution, leadership, critical thinking, and reflection. Typical daily activities may include hiking, canoeing, swimming, camping, skiing, snowshoeing and yoga. 


We are currently looking for facilitators/teachers to join our summer team working 10-14 day sessions, with opportunities to extend contracts to continue working with groups on weekends throughout the year (October 2021 through to June 2022). 


What we offer:

Wages from $1100 – $2100+ per session

(Dependent on session length, qualifications, and experience)

Room & Board Provided


Trails will continue to follow the guidelines from our local health unit and the government to ensure a safe summer experience. Depending on regulations, below are the three current possible structures of summer programs at Trails:


  1. Overnight camp and offsite canoe trips 
  2. Onsite overnight camp at Trails (if canoe trips are not permitted)
  3. Day camp at Trails (no overnight)


Onsite sessions at Trails Lakeside Stouffville

Offsite Canoe Tripping (or onsite camping if not permitted) 

July 10, 2021 to July 20, 2021 (age 13) July 22, 2021 to August 1, 2021 – (age 14)

August 3, 2021 to August 15, 2021 – (age 15)

August 17, 2021 to August 30, 2021 – (age 16) 


Required of all staff:

  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR
  • Current Swimming Certification Bronze Cross/NLS
  • Completed Police Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (valid within 2 years)


Offsite Sessions: Canoe Tripping staff (Year 3-5 summer sessions): 

  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) / Wilderness First Responder (WFR) 


Please send a resume and cover letter to 


Canoe Trip

April 28, 2021

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