Summer Camp Instructor / Outdoor Educator

Summer Camp Instructor and Outdoor Educator


The Blue Mountain WILDE School (BMWS) is a fully accredited independent elementary school with a focus on experiential education and wilderness integrated leadership development located in the Blue Mountains, Ontario.

Our mission is to reconnect our future leaders with the natural world and with themselves. We strive to create a new model of education that focuses on the whole student. We seek to create experiences and learning opportunities to ignite curiosity and passion for learning while developing confidence, resilience and courage in order to empower the changemakers. These are the leaders that will lead their peers and their community to make the world a better place.


We areseeking a multi-talented outdoor educator to join our team Wilde Camp team this Summer.

Employment begins July 1st and runs until August 23rd, 2024. This includes the civic holiday on August 5th. There is mandatory paid staff training on Wednesday, June 26th and Thursday, June 27th from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Your regular work week will consist of working Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm for a total of 40hours. Some additional after hours program prep will be required Full time and part time opportunities are available.

The BMWS Outdoor Education Instructor is required to have a strong knowledge of the natural world, be comfortable working outside in all weather conditions and be adaptable to instruct to a wide range of students (From 4 to 12) in an outdoor setting. Valid driver’s license and access to your own vehicle is required in order to travel to our various program locations within the Blue Mountains region.



  • Backcountry / Adventure skills including: camping, canoeing, mountain biking, cross country skiing
  • Passionate about outdoor / experiential learning and outdoor education
  • Creative, energetic and fun characteristics
  • Excellent interpersonal and pragmatic skills
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Good initiative and ability to see what needs to be completed
  • Team Player
  • Wilderness First-aid is an asset
  • Experience in backcountry guiding and tripping an asset


  • University Degree or Community College Diploma relating to Outdoor Education, Environmental Studies, Natural Science, and/or Recreation is desired (completed or in process of completing).
  • Two (2) years of experience in camp, outdoor education or natural heritage interpretation.
  • Experience in instructing or guiding students or campers of various grades and adults in an outdoor setting.
  • Experience in backcountry guiding and tripping.
  • Standard First Aid & CPR certification.

Additional Information

As a condition of employment, a valid Police Records Check (for working with the Vulnerable Sector) completed within the last 6 months is required prior to commencing work.

Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience and ranges from $125-$150 per day.

Our intention is to exceed most other outdoor education programs - posting salary is for the day camp - 8 hours / day.

Potential full-time employment opportunities throughout the year upon successful completion of the summer.

Camping accommodations available.

sound like a good fit?

Apply for Summer Camp Instructor and Outdoor Educator Position

Please send a cover letter and resume to Blue Mountain Wilde School at

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