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Summer Forest School Educators and Assistants

Website Parry Sound Forest School

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Location: Parry Sound, Ontario

Parry Sound Forest School Summer Day Camp is a play-based, all-weather outdoor  elementary program, following the philosophies of true play-based, inquiry-based and child led learning in Nature.

We are looking for motivated individuals to help advance the forest school vision in Parry Sound by delivering our programs during the summer of 2022 for up to ten weeks. 


– indigenous ancestry and possessing traditional knowledge of the land an asset

-Early Childhood Education Diploma, Bachelor of Education degree (primary-junior) or experience working in the childcare or education fields

-High School Student looking for experience working in the childcare or education fields

-Current First Aid with CPR-C (or able to complete before start date)

-Capable of performing teaching duties with enthusiasm regardless of the weather (snow, sleet, rain, heat, bugs) including the ability to walk distances and over uneven terrain, carry a backpack and supplies

-Understanding of emergent, child-centered, and inquiry-based learning

-Experience with or interest in learning outdoor skills including knot tying, shelter building, self-care and appropriate clothing, interacting with local wildlife

-Familiar with theories around the importance of risky play and risk reduction approaches

-Knowledge relating to local flora and fauna, natural history, and wild edibles considered an asset


-Ensure the physical and emotional safety of children as they play in a variety of settings including close proximity to water and streams

-Co-create a community of learners who treat each other with respect, compassion and encourage problem solving

-Daily preparation of learning materials and areas

-Work closely with co-educator to prepare, plan, and co-create activities and projects utilizing natural materials

-Willingness to attend staff trainings, educator meetings,  and Forest School related activities

-Communicate effectively with parents in person, by phone or email.

Wages- $16-$20.00 per hour depending on experience and qualifications

Closing date: open at this time.

Send Resume and Cover letter to:

Diana Clements


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