Summer Camp Leader

Leading summer camp is probably the most fun role at Sprouting Knowledge. A week of adult camp training prepares you to lead wandering hikes filled with fun through the landscape. Together our camp leaders learn how to facilitate high-energy games, challenging projects, conversations and explorations with a mindset towards fun and engagement.

In our summer camp program at Sprouting Knowledge you will be caring for children ages 5-9 in an outdoor setting in a team of two leaders. Our programming philosophy focuses on play as a pathway for human expansion.

With the guidance and resources of your director you will be responsible for executing our exciting summer camp programming which is fully designed and planned for you. You will prepare your gear and materials before the start of program and arrive on site ready to implement a wide range of outdoor programs, activities, play and games.

As a camp leader you are responsible for the physical and emotional safety of children. This is a role we take very seriously at Sprouting Knowledge. You must be committed to consistently being a safe adult and a mentor.

A full job description is available here >

Qualified Applicants Possess:

  • Valid First Aid with CPR
    (Remote or Wilderness preferred) 
  • Experience working in an outdoor setting
  • Energetic, creative and engaging character traits
  • Teamwork and communication Skills
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • An ability to carry a large backpack and be physically able to walk up to 6km over various terrain.

You can learn more about our mentorship model here >

Not necessary but bonus skills:

  • Basic awareness of human psychology and development
  • Basic knowledge of local flora and fauna
  • Strong foundation in survival/outdoor knowledge and skills, with specific interests or passions 

Nitty Gritty Details:

  • 8:45am-3:15pm Mon-Fri
  • 7 weeks June-August
  • Training week June
  • 3 weeks in July
  • 3 weeks in August

Start Date: End of June
Application and Hire Dates: Feb-April
Contract Term: June-August
Contract Wage: $25/hr

How to Apply:

Submit a resume and single page cover letter telling us why you want to work with us to krystal(at) with the subject line: Summer Camp Leader

Come and work for one of the most innovative and exciting children’s education programs in Kamloops!

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