Summer Camp Leader at Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association in Vancouver, BC
From the beginning of June, I have been working as a Summer Camp Leader with the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association for my first Co-op work term. I started with a month of training, where others in the same position as me would learn about the overall structure and expectations of day camps, workplace safety, and collaborate on summer camp plans. We also got opportunities to practice our camp leadership skills and understand how camps work in a botanical garden, which included leading a school field trip, a half-day weekend nature camp, and running a full Pro-D Day camp. The full-day summer camps happen in July and August, and children aged 5 to 10 attend the outdoor-based camps with a weekly natural theme as they explore the natural environment around them through fun activities. I appreciate Forestry Co-op for providing me the opportunity to apply my forestry and natural sciences knowledge towards various responsibilities and duties as a Summer Camp Leader.