Department of Geography and Planning

Department of Geography and Planning
Department of Geography and Planning

Explore Workshops and Summer Camp
Geography and Planning Department, Queen’s University)


Looking for a great job in Kingston this summer? Apply to Explore!

Explore is a non-profit, student-run initiative and is designed to excite children and youth about geography and provide employment for undergraduate students at Queen’s. Explore runs from May to August and involves developing spring workshop programs and summer camp activities. In the months of May and June, staff will adapt the Ontario curriculum for children and youth in grades K-8 for workshop programs. In July and August Explore camp comes to life in an educational and interactive summer day camp.

Explore’s mandate is:

  • To encourage a sense of curiosity and wonder about the natural and human-made world.
  • To develop an interest in creating a sustainable environment for future generations.
  • To foster an appreciation for the diversity of the Canadian environment and culture.
  • To instill in youth a sense of pride, self-esteem, community and most importantly, a sense of identity within the local, national and global contexts.
  • To increase the breadth of understanding of geography amongst today’s youth in a non-threatening and stimulating environment.
  • To provide Queen’s students with challenging and rewarding leadership opportunities in their field of study.

Positions Available:

  • Explore Camp Director (May-August)
  • Explore Camp Workshops and Special Programs Coordinator (May-August)
  • Explore Camp Promotions and Fundraising Coordinator (May-August)
  • Explore Camp Excursions and Media Coordinator (May-August)
  • Explore Camp Assistant Counselor and Supplies Coordinator (May-August)


  • An undergraduate student studying at Queen’s University preferably in Arts and Science - Geography is a big plus!
  • Professional, approachable, creative, flexible and enthusiastic.
  • Enjoys working on a team, and with children and youth.
  • First aid/CPR qualified and past camp experience/working with children is an asset.

How to Apply:

ONLY students who are eligible for SWEP funding can apply. To be eligible for SWEP, students must be currently registered in a full-time Queen’s undergraduate degree program; AND be returning to a full-time Queen’s undergraduate degree program in the fall (not graduating this year).  Please note that Concurrent B.Ed. students (going into their final B.Ed. year in the Fall) ARE ELIGIBLE.

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