The right leadership makes all the difference! This is what makes Lovell Camps a truly successful family business in its second generation! Lovell Camps is owned and operated by Swiss-Canadians, Bryce and Victoria Lovell, two former directors of the John F. Kennedy International School and lead by Scottish born Jason Mackinnon.
Bryce Lovell - Co-Owner
A business and music graduate of Bishop’s University in Canada, Bryce worked as Director of Development and Sports at the John F. Kennedy International School in Saanen, Switzerland for over 10 years. He has been involved with Summer Camps and Outdoor education for well over 25 years. Bryce has had years of experience in teaching skiing, snowboarding, swimming, rock climbing, guitar as well as coaching a number of team sports. With an extensive ski racing background at FIS and university level, Bryce Lovell is an accomplished all-round skier. Bryce earned 1st place in his Swiss Ski Instructor program, SSI Level 3, and is ISIA certified.
Bryce Lovell also ran the John F. Kennedy International School’s daily ski program for over 10 years, producing a number of regional champions. Bryce is also an avid snowboarder and instructor and an enthusiastic athlete and teacher of all snow sport disciplines, from racing to freestyle.
Victoria Lovell - Co-Owner
A Canadian University graduate as well, Victoria Lovell is also a qualified and experienced nursery to year 10 teacher, who obtained first-class honours. For over eleven years Victoria worked in the capacity of teacher, Curriculum Coordinator and as the Director of Studies for the John F. Kennedy International School.
Victoria Lovell has had years of camp-counsellor experience and has directed a number of outdoor education pursuits both in Canada and Switzerland. Victoria is accredited as an International Primary Curriculum ‘Leader for Learning’ and has implemented brain-friendly learning and internationalism in all areas of the JFK School.
Jason Mackinnon - Program Director
Jason comes to us from the Highlands of sunny Scotland. His experience as a ski racer led him to competitive coaching in Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan, and the USA. Over the past decade he invested in the highest performance practices. Training beyond the slopes, and in to the gym and classroom, preparing athletes to give their best as racers and individuals. Now Jason brings this wealth of experience to Lovell Camps, embracing experiential learning with the endless fun Snowsports can offer campers. As Program Director, Jason will work with Instructors and Councillors, shaping the best experience for everyone at Lovell Camps.
Our English-speaking staff members are either professional teachers, skilled international and Swiss ski instructors, or experienced camp counsellors. Our staff training program emphasizes the need for close supervision, safety and awareness of the needs of each individual child
All summer and winter staff are expected to participate fully in all aspects of the program including sharing meal, evening and weekend supervision and camp maintenance duties.
All applicants will be asked to fill out an application form, provide a resume, be interviewed and provide at least 2 references. If interested in a position at Lovell Camps please apply through our website using our online application.
Counsellor - Winter and Summer
Applicants must be a at least 20 years old and hold a university degree or in the process of attaining a degree or some equivalent. All counsellors are expected to participate fully in all aspects of the program including sharing meals, evening and weekend supervision and camp maintenance duties. The following experience and qualifications will be very useful:
- working with children and/or previous camp experience
- English as a Second Language or French teacher
- outdoor or physical education experience and qualifications
- swimming instructor or lifeguard, first aid qualifications
- experience driving mini bus and manual transmission
- valid European D1 drivers license or equivalent
- hiking, camping, rock-climbing certifications
- tennis coach, soccer coach, mountain biking, archery, team games etc.
- arts and crafts, pottery, video editing and photography
- drama, music, ability to lead sing songs
- experience planning rainy day and evening programs
Ski and Snowboard Instructors
Applicants must hold professional qualifications and will be expected to participate in all aspects of the program on and off the hill. These will include, sharing meals, evening and weekend supervision and camp maintenance duties. Lovell Camps recognizes the following qualifications:
Switzerland - SSI Level 1 or higher
Canada - CSIA/CASI Level 2 or higher
Great Britain - BASI Level 2 or higher
USA - PSIA/AASI Level 2 or higher
New Zealand - NZSIA Level 2 or higher
Australia - APSI Level 2 or higher
All summer staff are expected to participate fully in all aspects of the program including sharing meal, evening and weekend supervision and camp maintenance duties.
If interested please fill out the secure online application form and email us your resume. Once the application is received we will schedule an interview. We ask each applicant to provide at least 2 references.
Click here to fill out the application form: Application Form
All staff are expected to participate fully in all aspects of the program including sharing meal, evening and weekend supervision and camp maintenance duties.
Ski and Snowboard Instructors - Winter 2019/2020
Applicants must be qualified ski and/or snowboard instructors. Please see above 'Working at Lovell Camps' to see which qualifications are recognised by Lovell Camps.
If interested in these positions at Lovell Camps and have questions please email us. You can also send your resume to this address.
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Jobs for Summer 2020 - If interested in working at Lovell Camps please apply online.
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