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Superior Farms Camp Leaders

Superior Farms in Lantzville is seeking enthusiastic and experienced Camp Leaders for Spring Break Camp and/or Summer Camps to deliver quality, nature-based programs for children.

Camp Leaders work directly with children 5-12 years of age with diverse abilities. We have full-time positions and half-day (morning) positions available.

Work is seasonal, with camps during spring break March 18 – 22, and in the summer July 8 – August 16.

Training will take place the week before these dates.

We also have work opportunities for other farm-based programs throughout the spring & fall for the right candidate(s).

  • Deliver and create fun and engaging nature-and farm-based camp programs for children aged 5-12, building a safe and inclusive space for participants.
  • Create a safe and welcoming program environment, and ensure health and safety of participants.
  • Cultivate communication, leadership, and skill-building among program participants.
  • Maintain regular communication with the Children’s Program Director to ensure all participants have a positive experience.
  • Provide a warm and welcoming experience for parents during pick-up & drop-off times, encouraging positive interactions between parents and participants.
  • Experience or interest in working with children ages 5-12; ability to safely and effectively supervise children and youth.
  • 1-3 years education or experience in children’s environmental education and/or recreational programming, community engagement, community programming, child and youth engagement, or any combination of these.
  • Strong communication, leadership, and organizational skills, along with great attention to detail.
  • Flexibility/adaptability. Flexible, versatile, and easygoing in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Cope effectively with complexity and change.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Current standard First Aid & CPR Training.
  • Provide a successful vulnerable sector police reference check.
  • Knowledge of or experience providing positive behaviour support, social guidance, co-regulation and personal care for children with diverse abilities.
  • Certification in High Five, NCCP, Canucks Autism Network, Physical Literacy 101, training in nature interpretation and education, and outdoor skill development.
  • Experience with, comfortable around, and knowledge of farm animals.
  • Knowledge and skills in food safety, healthy cooking and nutrition.
  • Knowledge of and experience with local Vancouver Island flora and fauna.
  • Knowledge of and experience with organic gardening.

Preference may be given to those candidates who meet the requirements for the federal Canada Summer Jobs Grant program:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment.
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Terms of employment:

  • Ideal start date for this opportunity is March 15th for our Spring Break Camp, and/or July 2nd for our Summer Camps. Earlier start dates are possible for more experienced candidates interested in additional camp preparation and/or administrative responsibilities.
  • The successful candidates will be required to provide a Police Reference Check.
  • Positions are temporary/seasonal. Full-time (40 hrs/week) or part-time mornings (20 hrs/week) contract positions at a rate of $18.25-22.25/hr depending on experience. We also offer a $1/hr bonus for completing the season with us. Other farm-based program opportunities throughout the spring & fall may be offered to the right candidate(s).

How to apply:

  • Qualified candidates are invited to email their cover letter and resume to our Children’s Program Director at camp@superiorfarmsbc.ca.
  • Applications for Spring Break Camp are due by February 25, 2024.
  • Applications for Summer Camp are due April 30, 2024.
  • In your cover letter, please tell us what is motivating you to apply, and what skills or expertise you have that will allow you to be successful in the role you are applying for, and where you might be challenged.
  • Please note whether you are interested in the spring and/or summer, full-time or morning-only positions.
  • Please note that we will not accept resumes without an accompanying cover letter. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Note: In-person, video, or phone interviews will be scheduled during business hours.

  • Job Types:
    Full-time, Part-time, Seasonal

  • Salary:
    $18.25-$22.25 per hour

  • Expected hours:
    20 – 40 per week