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In response to God who loves and calls us, Camp Squeah provides a place of refuge in a natural setting where people of all ages can build relationships, grow and be nurtured.

May 29 is National Day of Prayer for Camps

As the Summer Program Director at Camp Squeah, I want to invite you to join us on this day praying for the campers and staff that will be part of our community this summer. Campers are excited to return to Squeah this year, many of them for the first time in years. Many of our camp sessions are nearing capacity, or are already waitlisted, but we need help to ensure all these campers have an opportunity to attend camp. Please pray with us as we seek people to join us serving these campers.

Summer Needs

Right now we are urgently looking for folks, 17 and older, who love Jesus and are willing to volunteer time this summer. Because of training requirements, most of these roles require a one or two-month commitment. Key positions that we’re looking to fill include:

  • Bursary Eligible Volunteer Commitment
    • Cabin Leaders (9 positions)
    • Activity/Support Staff (15 positions)
    • Kitchen Dedicated (4 positions)
    • LT/MUD Youth Discipleship Leaders (4 positions)
  • Paid Opportunities
    • Lifeguard
    • Assistant Cook
    • Multimedia Creator

We need 20 more staff members to serve the campers that are currently registered. We need another 10 in order to open up to our normal capacity and serve those already on our waitlist.

Questions You Might Have…

I’ve got one or two months available this summer. How can I serve on the Camp Squeah summer ministry team?
  • We need cabin leaders who will care for, play with, and spiritually lead a small group of campers each week.
  • We need support staff who will lead activities, assist in the kitchen, and support cabin leaders to provide the best experience for campers.
  • We need Leadership & Discipleship staff who can help our directors lead the SLT and MUD programs for youth who are looking to prepare themselves for future staff roles.
  • We need staff to fill important specific roles too, including…
    • Lifeguard (one paid position)
    • Assistant Cooks (paid position)
    • Multimedia Creator (one paid position)
What are the benefits of serving on the summer staff team at Camp Squeah?
  • It’s more than just a cool t-shirt
  • You build a community of lasting relationships that will support you long after your time at camp is done.
  • You choose a unique experience that provides you with opportunities, memories, self-discovery, and growth not found many other places
  • You develop leadership skills that will transfer to all areas of life, by taking on responsibility, working with a team, and providing guidance to peers and campers
  • You are part of something bigger than yourself, seeing the difference that an experience at camp can have for campers with a front row seat to see God changing lives
  • Bursary funds are available for eligible post-secondary students
I want to volunteer, but I only have one or two weeks available. How can I get involved?
  • Kitchen Volunteer
    • Assist in the kitchen during our camper week, helping to prepare and serve food
  • Support Staff
    • Preferably someone who has been part of summer staff training in recent years
    • Lead an activity, help in the kitchen and dish-pit, supervise campers during cabin leader time off
    • Connect with a cabin as a Cabin Buddy, or as in-cabin support person, and participate in an overnighter (optional)
  • Weekend staff host
    • Heat and serve meals prepared in advance by the kitchen team for the summer staff.
    • Come hang out with the young people on our summer staff team during their time off, building relationships and praying for them.
    • Bring a favorite game to teach or play with the staff team.
  • Download a Weekly Volunteer Form
I want to serve camp, but my work and family commitments keep me from staying at camp. How can I get involved?
  • Contact summer@squeah.com for details and how to get connected
  • Staff Training Expertise
    • Share your past camp experience or professional expertise by leading a staff training elective during our staff training week (Jun 26-Jul 3) or staff development day during the summer.
  • Prayer Partner
    • Commit to pray for our team in general
    • Commit to pray for an individual on our team, communicating with them through the summer to offer your support
  • Professional Assistance
    • Agree to be a resource that we can call to connect our staff or campers to outside resources
      • Mental Health Professional, Pastoral Counselling, etc.
    • Come up for a day or a couple of days to help with a specific project
      • Food service for a special event/meal
      • Trades ie. Construction, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, etc.
    • Fundraise
      • Our annual Paddle-A-Thon will be happening in September again this year.
        • This fundraiser supports our Summer Bursary program to financially help our summer volunteers who are attending post-secondary education after their summer of service.
        • Grab a friend, raise some funds, and join us for a day on the water.
        • Contact rob@squeah.com for details.

We are Active Year-Round

Summer time, and our summer program, are important parts of our ministry, but please also remember that we covet your prayers all year. Through the fall, winter, and spring seasons we work hard serving retreats, schools, and other rental groups. These groups come with a wide range of needs that we have the opportunity to meet.

COVID-19 Updates

Please see our COVID-19 Updates page for information on Camp Squeah COVID-19 protocols for overnight summer camps.

Looking to volunteer this summer and gain valuable skills mentoring kids or working behind the scenes?

If you are 17 and over, camp Squeah has volunteer positions available. Check out our Summer Staff and Volunteers page to see if there is a position that best suits your skills and talents.

We are conveniently located in Hope, British Columbia, Canada in the beautiful Fraser Canyon. Camp Squeah is easily accessible from anywhere in the Lower Mainland just off of the Trans Canada Hwy. We’re about a 2 hour drive from Vancouver.

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A Place of Refuge

Camp Squeah, in the local Salish dialect, alludes to ‘Place of Refuge’.

Since 1962, Camp Squeah has provided quality summer programs with the aim of enriching the lives of campers through sharing our magnificent natural setting and the deep love of Jesus Christ.

We believe every young person should have the opportunity to experience camping in God’s awe inspiring wilderness. We share with campers, through a Christian perspective, how camp can provide a space for children to discover themselves in a safe and loving environment and that this helps them become confident, mature and fun loving people.

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