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Summer Camp Counsellor - Penticton 

South Okanagan/Similkameen Branch

Posting date: May 15, 2017
Closing date: May 27, 2017

The BC SPCA summer camps for kids are held at various locations throughout BC.  Our weeklong camps are designed to teach kids aged 7-14 about pet care, animal welfare, nature & the environment. Spend your summer helping to make a difference by creating a stimulating, fun & positive atmosphere for campers. We are currently recruiting to fill the position of Outreach Education Assistant at our South Okanagan/Similkameen Branch in Penticton.

One week prior to camp is allotted for training & camp preparation. The hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. For more information about our summer camps, please visit:

Qualifications & Other Job Requirements:

  • Excellent leadership skills

  • Demonstrated experience in team-work with a teachable spirit

  • Energetic & enthusiastic

  • Patient, positive & hardworking

  • Ability to communicate & resolve conflict in a constructive & professional manner

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational, time & general management skills

  • Valid First Aid Certificate is a requirement

  • Must be willing to complete a criminal record check

  • Applicants willing to work in more than one location are preferred

  • Applicants with a valid driver’s license & access to a vehicle are preferred

  • Previous experience with kids or animals is an asset

Other Job requirements:

These positions may be funded by the HRSDC Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program. Applicants are required to meet CSJ criteria including:

  • must be between 15-30 years of age
  • must have been registered in full time studies during the previous academic year
  • must intend on returning to school after the summer

Job Descriptions:

Camp Counsellor

Camp counsellors will lead a group of eight campers aged 6-14 and will present age appropriate activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • leading and presenting activities

  • ensuring the safety of campers

  • providing a fun and inclusive environment

  • taking attendance and keeping track of campers at all times

  • providing first aid as required

  • communicating with senior staff to evaluate and improve the camp

  • gaining a basic understanding of animal stress signals and monitoring shelter animals for signs of stress when interacting with campers

  • maintaining a clean and organized activity space

  • liaising with parents to deal with any camper issues

  • Other duties as may be required 

Application Instructions:  Please read carefully

Submit your applications to Caitlin Wanless at: 

1)    The BC SPCA Camp Staff Application Form (PDF)

2)    Cover letter outlining your suitability for this job, the position and location of the job you are applying for as well as your skills in relations to this job

      3)    Your resume

Combine all three into ONE document (word or PDF).

The deadline to submit your application:  May 27, 2017

Please ensure that your email contains one attachment with all three documents.


To ensure delivery, please use the following subject line for your email: "BC SPCA Job Posting - SOS - summer camp".

We thank you for your interest in the BC SPCA; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

The BC SPCA is a registered not-for-profit organization BN 11881 9036 RR0001.




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