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Summer Eco-Adventure Program Instructor

Summer 2023

Title: Summer Eco-Adventure Program Instructor
Department: Outdoor Education    
Reports to: Outdoor Education Manager


Mt Seymour is seeking strong environmental role models to be Summer Eco-Adventure Program Instructors for our wilderness-based summer day camps. Mt Seymour’s Eco-Adventure camps provide mountain-based day camp programs for children aged 5-12. Our experiential camps engage kids in nature education, wilderness survival skills, and personal growth.

Why choose us?

  • All Summer Eco-Adventure Program Instructors receive a free Mt Seymour season pass for 2023/24
  • A range of industry discounts and perks

  • Winter reciprocal passes at other mountains

  • Two weeks of paid training that dives into everything you need to know about our programming, hike the trails you will be working on to learn the layout of your new workplace. Learn about the flora, fauna, and Mt Seymour’s unique and diverse history

  • We offer workshops and training sessions through the summer season to help build on and refine your skills and help you develop new ones

  • An open, welcoming, and inclusive work environment where everyone is embraced and celebrated equally

  • A focus on team building and creating a family-like working atmosphere

Responsibilities & Duties: 

  • Program development
  • Program delivery
  • Engaging youth in environmental sustainability
  • Direct leadership 
  • Active and professional care of children and youth


  • You can commit to 9 full weeks of programming Monday - Friday, July 4 - September 1
  • You have experience working with children aged 5-15 in either a formal (classroom) or outdoor educational environment
  • You exemplify such qualities as, social and environmental responsibility, safety awareness, flexibility, a sense of humor, and a passion for continuous learning and mentorship
  • You can demonstrate group leadership skills in an outdoor/wilderness setting
  • You have knowledge of wilderness skills, safety, and etiquette
  • You are an amazing team player and have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • You are capable of mentoring and assisting volunteer leaders
  • You have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • You are passionate about environmental stewardship and sharing this passion with youth
  • You can hike over rough mountainous terrain for extended periods while carrying group and programming supplies
  • You are willing to work on a mountain top in challenging weather and environmental conditions


  • A strong interest in outdoor recreation or adventure tourism
  • The aspiration to study biology, environmental studies, education, or related area of study, or equivalent (or in progress)
  • Experience working in a youth camp environment
  • Training or experience working with children/youth with various learning needs
  • Reliable transportation to and from the mountain – car-pooling is available!
  • Class 5 driver’s license (Class 4 would be an asset)
  • Current first aid or wilderness first aid certificate (or in progress)
  • Primitive survival skills and bushcraft knowledge an asset 
  • Must be available between, June 21 - September 3, in order to incorporate training


  • Part-time hours from June 21 - June 30. Full-time (40 hours) for the duration of the camps
  • Wage $19.50 per hour
  • Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm 
  • Seasonal position, June 21 - September 3
  • Complimentary winter season pass and shuttle bus pass
  • Range of industry discounts and perks


If working at Mt Seymour sounds like a good fit for you, please send your resume and cover letter to indicating the position you are applying for or complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Mt Seymour is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.