Adventure Camp Leadears

Position Equinox Adventure Camp Leaders
Rate of Pay: $15.00 - $20.00 / hour Hours / Week 40 (Monday – Friday) +overnight hours for “ALP” leader
Start Date: Late May End Date: End of August

Job Description
Equinox Adventures in Whitehorse Yukon Canada provides quality adventure experiences in engaging environments for a variety of clientele. We run a weekly day camp for children and youth ~ “Equinox Adventure Camp”. Three groups per week, Monday to Friday for 10 weeks throughout the summer. One group is for younger children aged 5-11, the other for youth aged 11-13. Campers are involved in various adventure based activities including: canoeing, rock climbing, zip line, outdoor survival skills, raft building, river trips and an overnight camping experience.

The goal of Equinox Adventure Camp is to expose children and youth to a variety of adventure based activities in a safe and structured environment. Participants are provided with instruction in each activity and are encouraged to try new things and expand their skill base. All activities are designed to allow for individuals to learn at their own rate while being part of a team environment.

The Day Camp Leader will be responsible for:

• Working with children and youth aged 5-13yrs.
• Developing, planning, organizing, co-facilitating and evaluating a variety of adventure based activities
• Facilitating activities with a leadership focus to increase the campers leadership and teambuilding skills
• Striving to maintain a high level of excellence and creativity while facilitating camp programs
• Ensuring a high level of safety is maintained in all aspects of camp
• Sustaining a consistent level of enthusiasm and energy while working with the campers and staff
• Being aware that campers always feel safe and supported
• Working as part of a team (with the Supervisor, Adventure Camp Coordinator and other Camp Leaders)
• Communicating with parents at the start and end of each day
• Participating in a 5-day pre-camp training session prior to the start of camp

The Day Camp Leader will work from Monday – Friday for a total of 40 hours / week (plus Wednesday & Thursday overnight camping trips for the Adventure Leadership Program Leader). They will always work with at least one other facilitator while running programs for campers


• Current Standard First Aid and CPR (level C)
• Current Bronze Medallion (or higher)
• Canoeing and camping experience
• Experience working with children and youth
• Experience working at a Day Camp, Residential Camp, or similar children’s program
• Experience leading children’s programs (ie: day camp, swim/ski/soccer/etc. lessons)
• Energetic and creative personality
• Excellent organizational skills
• Experience teaching and /or supervising rock climbing is an asset

Please check out our website, contact us with any questions and email your Resume to:

Equinox Adventure Camp
Attn. Christopher Gishler