Job Posting 101209

Leadership and Wilderness Camp Leaders
Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Howe Sound, BC
closes in 5 days (Fri, 31 May)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  Pay $150.00 per day

Located on 133 acres along the picturesque shores of Howe Sound, Camp Potlatch is a rustic wilderness site that provides a natural gateway into the rugged landscape of British Columbia’s South Coast. Sandy beaches and unspoiled hiking territory create an idyllic environment to explore and play. Even though it’s less than an hour from Vancouver, the camp is truly isolated in pristine wilderness, and is only accessible by boat. Wildlife sightings include – but are not limited to – whales, seals, porpoises, bears, and bald eagles! 


Summary of Responsibilities


Camp Potlatch (a program of BGC South Coast BC) offers a multi-step Wilderness Leadership program for campers aged 13 to 17. The leadership program is wilderness based, with campers and staff living off-site in rustic cabins or tents. Most of the programs and meals are facilitated from these remote sites. Leadership Camp staff will be expected to spend periods of time away from the Main Camp, while teaching their campers valuable lessons in outdoor living, camp cooking and a variety of camping skills.



  • Leadership Camp 1 - two weeks in length, focuses on the development of hard skills, canoeing, sea kayaking, orienteering, rock climbing, and camp crafts.
  • Leadership Camp 2 - three weeks in length, co-ed, focuses on the development of soft skills, communication, trip planning, team dynamics, and leadership.
  • Both camps (1 and 2) go on multiday out trips by land or sea, up into the valley or across the Howe Sound.


  • Clear Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector).
  • Must be 19 years old (by June 1, 2024).
  • Previous experience working with children and youth in an overnight camp or day camp setting.
  • Previous experience with wilderness out-tripping.
  • Standard First Aid with CPR “C” (Wilderness First Aid preferred).
  • National Lifeguard.
  • Provincial Canoe/Kayak Levels (previous canoe tripping experience) are assets.

This is a seasonal full time (8 hours per day, 40 hours per week) summer position from June 22, to end of August 22. Position includes:

  • Pay $150.00 per day
  • Paid training
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Every other weekend off (may vary depending on out trip schedules)
  • Transportation (pick up and drop off from downtown Vancouver)
  • Potential for long-term employment with BGC
  • A summer living and working on the ocean! 



Positions will remain open until filled.


Thank you in advance to all persons who apply for this position. Please note that only those selected for interview will be contacted.


As it connects to our organizational core values, BGC encourages staff to show up as their best selves, including mutual respect, integrity, and accountability.



  • BELONGING – We welcome everyone in a safe, accepting environment based on belonging and positive relationships.
  • RESPECT – We ensure that everyone – children, youth, families, volunteers, staff – is heard, valued, and treated fairly.
  • ENCOURAGEMENT & SUPPORT – We encourage and support every child and youth to play, learn, and grow to achieve their dreams.
  • WORKING TOGETHER – We work together with young people, families, volunteers, our communities, and government.
  • SPEAKING OUT – We speak out for children, youth, and families so that we can make our world better. 

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