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Back Country Hike Leader (OAK Leader)

  • 01/30/2023 4:24 PM
    Message # 13078711

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    Outdoor Adventure Kamp (OAK) is what we at Evans Lake call our back country hiking program.


    • Responsible for the safety and well-being of all OAK campers 
    • Exude a love & interest for out-tripping, outdoor recreation, and the forest ecosystems we explore & inhabit  
    • With a second OAK Instructor, lead engaging and safe out trips (must be able to hike up to 20 km/day carrying a pack of up to 50lbs), including on-the-trail Eco Fun lessons and activities 
    • Teach the proper use of all out-tripping equipment and promote self-sufficiency among campers 
    • Ensure that all required equipment is ready for use and liaise with senior staff when repairs are necessary 
    • Model proper pre-trip planning, preparation, and safety measures 
    • Work Transport Bus stops from metro Vancouver/ Squamish as needed 
    • Other duties as assigned (e.g. cleaning cabins and program areas) 
    • Staff training: June 24th-28th. 
    • OAK session dates  - July 16th-21st
    •                                    - August 6th–11th 
    •                                    - August 13th–18th 
    • OAK Instructors may take on other roles on our team throughout the summer, such as Instructor or LIT Instructor 
    Required certifications and experience 
    • Applicants must have an 80+ hour wilderness first aid certificate.  
    • Preference may be given to candidates who also hold an NL lifeguarding certificate 
    • A combination of experience and certifications suitable for the week’s trip (e.g. outdoor recreation & leadership) 
    • Criminal reference check with a vulnerable sectors search no later than six months prior to the start date. 
    Additional Information: 
    • Compensation begins at $135/day, with an increase of up to $7/day, according to experience and certifications. Free room and board is also included when programs are in session. 
    • ELFES is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud to uphold human rights, value the inclusion of all members of our community, and strive to create a safe and fun environment for everyone to explore forests  
    • We acknowledge that Evans Lake is located near Ch’iyakmesh on the unceded territory of Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) 
    • To apply: Fill out our online application form at


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