HIRING: Summer Camp Instructors

Camp Instructors are responsible for planning and implementing a variety of day camps based on their individual skillset; ensuring all policies and procedures are adhered to; supervising groups of children and youth ages 6-14; organizing camp supplies and equipment; set-up and clean-up duties; as well as other duties as required for camps to operate smoothly.

Some day camps are activity specific, while others are more general in nature. Areas of expertise we are hiring for include: visual arts, badminton, biking, creative writing, outdoor education, performing arts, physical literacy, soccer, track & field, ultimate frisbee, flag football.

Contract Length: Up to 9 weeks
Seasonal contract running 9 weeks between July 2 – August 30 2024

Full Time Hours: 40+ hours per week

Mandatory pre-camp training:

  • Saturday, June 1 (In Person)
  • Sunday, June 2 (In Person)
  • Thursday, June 13 (In Person)
  • Saturday, June 15 (In Person)
  • Thursday, June 20 (Virtual via Zoom)

Wage: $17.40 – $26.00 per hour dependent on qualification and previous experience

Description of Duties:

  • Planning and facilitating age appropriate lesson plans and activities
  • Adhering to all UBC Camp’s policies and procedures
  • Supervising children and youth ages 6-14 years old
  • Implementing positive behavior management strategies
  • Administering care in emergency and first aid incidents, exercising sound judgement and leadership, deferring to supervisors where appropriate
  • Other duties as necessary


  • Previous coaching, work or volunteer experience with children in group settings
  • Relevant certifications: National Coaching Certification, High Five, etc.
  • Area specific knowledge and expertise

Skills & Attributes:

  • You love working with children!
  • Excellent team work + communication skills
  • Strong organizational + leadership skills
  • Adaptable
  • Positive + outgoing personality
  • Intrinsically motivated to ensure inclusive, quality camp experiences
  • Ability to prioritize safety, while creating fun + memorable experiences


  • Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Current Standard First Aid Certification with CPR-C + AED
  • Ability to use personal cell phone for work purposes, including data required

Supervision Received:

This position reports directly to UBC Camps Head Instructors, with support from the UBC Camps Coordinator and UBC Camps Manager as needed. This position works under direct supervision both independently and in a team environment. The employee works under a set of policies and procedures and is expected to defer to the supervisor when any judgment or decision making outside these parameters is required. The role maintains regular contact with the supervisor through email, phone and in-person interactions.

How to Apply:

Submit an online application by March 24, 2024 at 11:59pm with: cover letter, resume, three references, and your response to our prescreening question (see below!) to Lesley Cambridge, Coordinator – UBC Camps, Athletics and Recreation. Group interviews will be conducted April 11, 2024 between 5:00pm – 8:30pm.

Pre-Screening Application Question: Create and upload a sample lesson plan for a half day at camp (ex. 9am-12pm). Activities are of your choosing. Any further parameters, structure, theme, design and/or formatting is up to you too!

Summer Camp Instructors (Numerous Positions)

Application Deadline: March 24, 2024 at 11:59pm

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Due to a large number of applicants, only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.