Seasonal Staff Opportunity

Becoming a part of our Seasonal staff team can be an excellent opportunity to grow spiritually, gain skills & certifications, grow in ability as an outdoor educator, gain experience in an industrial kitchen and contribute to a community of ministry that is healthy and immersed in the beautiful setting of the Coast Mountains in BC.

Seasonal staff opportunities currently exist in the spring and fall seasons of the years. Following the public school calendar, our seasons are typically late April until the last week of school and the first week of school in September to the end of October, sometimes into November.

1. We believe that living, learning, playing and working together in a residential camp setting promotes an awareness of community and an appreciation for one another as members of that community.

2. We believe in a creator God who provided and sustains the world we live in. We want to instill in the students a ‘sense of wonder’ and a ‘sense of connection’ with our natural world.

3. We believe in experiential education. Learning by doing.

4. We believe in choice. Participation in activities is always offered from a ‘challenge by choice’ perspective. We believe that choices students make are worth honouring even as we challenge their presuppositions and encourage them to explore new worlds for themselves.

Outdoor Education Ministry Philosophy

Squeah’s mission statement is “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.” We accomplish this mission in part through outdoor education which connects physical activity with personal, spiritual and social development opportunities. We believe that the outdoors is the ideal setting to encourage the building of positive relationships between individuals, with the environment and also with oneself and the living God.

Seasonal staff play an important role in starting these positive relationships. They are integral relationship builders for Squeah. They will have the opportunity to impact and positively affect the kids in the groups. They will be the ones that students will remember.

The purpose of OE at Camp Squeah, as a program and facility of the Mennonite Church in British Columbia, is to aid schools in providing a unique learning opportunity for their students in a unique setting. Our approach to outdoor education programming with children is founded on the following principles:

Seasonal Staff Positions

Seasonal staff positions currently include: Kitchen dedicated staff, Outdoor Education staff and Outdoor Education Captains (Resident Assistants).

Kitchen Dedicated staff: There are just a few positions offered solely in the kitchen each season. These positions are, as a rule, strictly dedicated to kitchen work. There is the understanding that all staff will assist with work as needed but kitchen dedicated staff will spend 99% of their time working in kitchen related duties: cooking, food prep., cleaning, dish washing, dining hall set up, food service and other kitchen related responsibilities. Kitchen Dedicated staff have the more consistent hours and days due to the nature of the work involved.

Outdoor Education staff: The bulk of seasonal staff are Outdoor Education staff. They will do a variety of work including kitchen related work, activity facilitation, maintenance, trail work, janitorial work and custodial work. Kitchen work makes up a greater portion of hours than the other responsibilities but OE staff are first prioritized to facilitate activities for retreat groups to be sure we’re providing what the group requests. All OE staff will participate in many activities and most of the different types of responsibilities listed. Prior to hire, Camp Squeah will designate a couple OE staff to be given the responsibility of cleaning and custodial work for our motel style retreat rooms for the spring or fall season.

Outdoor Education Captains: OE Captains are mature staff who have likely done a few seasons and have facilitated a variety of activities. They assist our leadership team by giving guidance and assistance to the Seasonal Staff community and ensuring a healthy and positive environment among this community.

Applications & Interviews

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. You can apply online , or print an application form and return it to us when those means are available later this year. If you have any questions about serving on seasonal staff or about the application process, please contact Tim Larson at 604.869.5353 ext. 105 or tim@squeah.com. Interviews will begin in Winter/Spring 2016. Please remember that you must be 17 years old to be considered for a seasonal staff position at Camp Squeah.

Seasonal Positions Available
Position Dates* Age Req. Remuneration** Job Description Cert Req** # Left
Spring Kitchen Dedicated Staff Apr 24 -
Jun 25
17 up Paid Coming Soon Foodsafe 0/3
Spring OE Staff Apr 24 -
Jun 25
17 up Paid Coming Soon None 0/8
Spring OE Staff (custodial focus) Apr 24 -
Jun 25
17 up Paid Coming Soon None 0/2
Spring OE Staff (maintenance focus) Apr 24 -
Jun 25
17 up Paid Coming Soon None 0/1
Spring OE Staff (Lifeguard focus) Apr 24 -
Jun 25
17 up Paid Coming Soon NLS 0/1
Fall Kitchen Dedicated Staff Sept 4 -
Oct 29
17 up Paid Coming Soon Foodsafe 3/3
Fall OE Staff Sept 4 -
Oct 29
17 up Paid Coming Soon None 3/8
FallOE Staff (custodial focus) Sept 4 -
Oct 29
19 up Paid Coming Soon None 1/2
Fall OE Staff (maintenance focus) Sept 4 -
Oct 29
17 up Paid Coming Soon None 1/1
Fall OE Staff (Lifeguard focus) Sept 4 -
Oct 29
17 up Paid Coming Soon NLS 0/1
Assistant Cook (Spring, Summer & Fall) Sept 4 -
Oct 29
19 up Paid Coming Soon Foodsafe; experience 0/2

Related Pages

Interested in joining the Summer Staff Team?

Click here for info

Summer positions are primarily volunteer.

Seasonal Staff Opportunity

Becoming a part of our Seasonal staff team can be an excellent opportunity to grow spiritually, gain skills & certifications, grow in ability as an outdoor educator, gain experience in an industrial kitchen and contribute to a community of ministry that is healthy and immersed in the beautiful setting of the Coast Mountains in BC.

Seasonal staff opportunities currently exist in the spring and fall seasons of the years. Following the public school calendar, our seasons are typically late April until the last week of school and the first week of school in September to the end of October, sometimes into November.

1. We believe that living, learning, playing and working together in a residential camp setting promotes an awareness of community and an appreciation for one another as members of that community.

2. We believe in a creator God who provided and sustains the world we live in. We want to instill in the students a ‘sense of wonder’ and a ‘sense of connection’ with our natural world.

3. We believe in experiential education. Learning by doing.

4. Participation in activities is always offered from a ‘challenge by choice’ perspective. We believe that choices students make are worth honouring even as we challenge their presuppositions and encourage them to explore new worlds for themselves.

Outdoor Education Ministry Philosophy

Squeah’s mission statement is “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.” We accomplish this mission in part through outdoor education which connects physical activity with personal, spiritual and social development opportunities. We believe that the outdoors is the ideal setting to encourage the building of positive relationships between individuals, with the environment and also with oneself and the living God.

Seasonal staff play an important role in starting these positive relationships. They are integral relationship builders for Squeah. They will have the opportunity to impact and positively affect the kids in the groups. They will be the ones that students will remember.

The purpose of OE at Camp Squeah, as a program and facility of the Mennonite Church in British Columbia, is to aid schools in providing a unique learning opportunity for their students in a unique setting. Our approach to outdoor education programming with children is founded on the following principles:

Seasonal Staff Positions

Seasonal staff positions currently include: Kitchen dedicated staff, Outdoor Education staff and Outdoor Education Captains (Resident Assistants).

Kitchen Dedicated staff: There are just a few positions offered solely in the kitchen each season. These positions are, as a rule, strictly dedicated to kitchen work. There is the understanding that all staff will assist with work as needed but kitchen dedicated staff will spend 99% of their time working in kitchen related duties: cooking, food prep., cleaning, dish washing, dining hall set up, food service and other kitchen related responsibilities. Kitchen Dedicated staff have the more consistent hours and days due to the nature of the work involved.

Outdoor Education staff: The bulk of seasonal staff are Outdoor Education staff. They will do a variety of work including kitchen related work, activity facilitation, maintenance, trail work, janitorial work and custodial work. Kitchen work makes up a greater portion of hours than the other responsibilities but OE staff are first prioritized to facilitate activities for retreat groups to be sure we’re providing what the group requests. All OE staff will participate in many activities and most of the different types of responsibilities listed. Prior to hire, Camp Squeah will designate a couple OE staff to be given the responsibility of cleaning and custodial work for our motel style retreat rooms for the spring or fall season.

Outdoor Education Captains: OE Captains are mature staff who have likely done a few seasons and have facilitated a variety of activities. They assist our leadership team by giving guidance and assistance to the Seasonal Staff community and ensuring a healthy and positive environment among this community.

Applications & Interviews

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. You can apply online , or print an application form and return it to us when those means are available later this year. If you have any questions about serving on seasonal staff or about the application process, please contact Tim Larson at 604.869.5353 ext. 105 or tim@squeah.com. Interviews will begin in Winter/Spring 2016. Please remember that you must be 17 years old to be considered for a seasonal staff position at Camp Squeah.

Seasonal Staff Community

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Certifications & Experience

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Applying for Seasonal Staff

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Related Pages

Interested in applying for 6 months of seasonal work including Spring, Summer & Fall?
Interested in joining the Summer Staff Team?

Click here for info & to apply

Summer positions are primarily volunteer.

Summer 2017 Staff Position Availability

Position Dates* Age Req. Remuneration** Job Description Cert Req** # Left
Spring Kitchen Dedicated Staff Apr 24 -
Jun 25
17 up Paid Coming Soon Foodsafe 0/3
Spring OE Staff Apr 24 -
Jun 25
17 up Paid Coming Soon None 0/8
Spring OE Staff (custodial focus) Apr 24 -
Jun 25
17 up Paid Coming Soon None 0/2
Spring OE Staff (maintenance focus) Apr 24 -
Jun 25
17 up Paid Coming Soon None 0/1
Spring OE Staff (Lifeguard focus) Apr 24 -
Jun 25
17 up Paid Coming Soon NLS 0/1
Fall Kitchen Dedicated Staff Sept 4 -
Oct 29
17 up Paid Coming Soon Foodsafe 3/3
Fall OE Staff Sept 4 -
Oct 29
17 up Paid Coming Soon None 3/8
FallOE Staff (custodial focus) Sept 4 -
Oct 29
19 up Paid Coming Soon None 1/2
Fall OE Staff (maintenance focus) Sept 4 -
Oct 29
17 up Paid Coming Soon None 1/1
Fall OE Staff (Lifeguard focus) Sept 4 -
Oct 29
17 up Paid Coming Soon NLS 0/1
Assistant Cook (Spring, Summer & Fall) Sept 4 -
Oct 29
19 up Paid Coming Soon Foodsafe; experience 0/2

*Fall end dates may change depending on work availability

**International applicants may be subject to remuneration restrictions based on visa & permit requirements.

Season of Service
Camp Squeah’s summer program is run by a dedicated set of staff who give their time as a gift and as an act of service.