Summer Camp On-Site Director – Soaring Eagle Nature School

Responsibilities would include and are not limited to:
On-site coordinating of summer day-camps in Vancouver
Available and on-site for all camps
Upholding mission of Soaring Eagle Nature School at all programs and camps
Sign in kids at the beginning of the day, and sign out at the end of the day
Lead the daily meeting with all Instructors each day before and after camp to facilitate sharing of intentions, gratitude, plan for the day, and feedback.
Supporting Instructors with program ideas and implementation
Giving Instructors scheduled breaks by instructing their group for a period each day
Confidently handling student and family affairs, setting boundaries and communicating openly
Answering inquiries from parents & liaising between parents and staff
Bringing gear on site (Camp T-shirts, tarps, first aid, maps, radios etc.)
Carrying medical information for campers Understanding all of the Emergency Procedures, and having a clear risk management plan for each day
Holding space for all forms of safety: Emotional/physical, covid-19 protocols etc.
Working in ALL kinds of weather – camps run rain or shine!
Exercising a healthy sense of humour

The ideal candidate will demonstrate familiarity and understanding of the following:
Desire to use your gifts to help guide people into a closer connection with the natural world
Comfort in handling staff, student, and family affairs in a competent, open and professional way
Experience working with children and youth aged 4-12
Excellent group facilitation skills for kids and adults
Understanding and practice of effective, clear and compassionate communication skills
Creative and crafty with a love of making cool things with your hands out of natural materials
Naturalist skills, earth-based living skills/ancestral skills and a desire to keep learning these

Minimum 2 year experience mentoring children and adults
Minimum 1 year experience interfacing with parents and families
Standard First Aid (will be required by date of hire)
Clear Criminal Record Check (will be required by date of hire)
A vehicle for transporting gear
Bonus points! The following are preferred but are not required. Please send in your application even if these don’t apply to you:
Graduate of the Anake Program, Regenerative Design and Nature Awareness (RDNA) Program, Graduate of the Kamana Naturalist Program, or similar program
Familiarity and experience with Coyote Mentoring/ 8 shields model (developed by Jon Young and Wilderness Awareness School)
Bachelor or Master’s Degree in education or environmental degree
Child Development Expertise
Wilderness First Aid
Start Date:
Mandatory Summer Camp staff training is June 21-25, 2021.
Hours are full time, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday.
1 week off August 9-13, 2021.
Last day of work is August 27, 2021.
$23 – $25 / hr
4% Vacation Pay
Paid bi-weekly
Weekly mileage reimbursement

To Apply:
Please send your resume, 3 professional references, and a letter of interest.
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