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Summer Staff & Volunteers

Staff Information for Parents

Our summer camp staff team will be trained and ready to give your children a safe, fun and memorable camp experience.

These incredible young people go through a thorough application process which includes an application, references, criminal record check and interview. They also go through 7 days of training which includes some basic first aid, wilderness outtripping experience, activity instruction, child care skills, and spiritual discipleship.

Please contact us if you have more questions regarding our Summer Staff team.

Applying for Summer Staff

This is your invitation to consider serving for a summer at Camp Squeah! Camp Squeah is seeking staff members who have dedicated their lives to Jesus Christ and desire to mature in their relationship with God through serving others. Please pray sincerely about this opportunity. Volunteers need to be 17 yrs old. These individuals must be mature and ready to take on the responsibilities of serving campers and supporting the staff community.

Applications and 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 summer 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 2017. Please remember that you must be 17 years old (or turning 17 before summer 2017) to be considered for a summer staff position at Camp Squeah.

2017 Summer staff positions

There are many positions available on our summer staff team, including counselors, support staff (includes activity instruction and kitchen work), dedicated kitchen staff and teen program staff. Contact us if you have questions about which roles might be a good fit for you! Also note that Activity Instructor positions are open for creation – if you’ve a passion for teaching children an activity not listed, consider letting us know what you’d like to bring to our ministry to share with children (e.g.: teaching a musical instrument).

Summer of service commitment

Camp Squeah’s summer program is run by a dedicated set of volunteers who give their time as a gift and as an act of service. We do, however, clearly recognize that finances are an issue for a number of our staff who are pursuing post-secondary education in the fall. We encourage these people to:

Seek employment for May and June; (Squeah hires a certain number of seasonal staff to work each late April-June & September-October.)
Ask their congregation to support their summer of camp ministry
Apply to our Bursary Fund , which helps support post-secondary students. The amounts available vary and are distributed by a Bursary Awards Committee in early August.

Staff Training – Camp Squeah’s summer staff are required by British Columbia Camping Association accreditation and Squeah’s summer policy to attend the summer staff training week prior to service in the summer. This is an intentional time for staff to adequately learn their positions, become confident in their duties and responsibilities and become a cohesive and Christ centered community that will live and work together all summer. This summer’s staff training dates are 9:00am Monday June 26th – 5:00pm Sunday July 2nd.

Position Dates* Age Req. Remuneration** Job Description Cert Req*** # Left
Male Counselors Jun 26 -
Aug 26
17 up Volunteer Coming Soon None 0/8
Female Counselors Jun 26 -
Aug 26
17 up Volunteer Coming Soon None 0/9
Support Staff Jun 26 -
Aug 26
17 up Volunteer Coming Soon Some 0/15
Dedicated Kitchen Staff Jun 26 -
Aug 26
17 up Volunteer Coming Soon Foodsafe 3/6
First Aid/Nurse Jun 26 -
Aug 26
17 up Volunteer Coming Soon OFA 2 1/2
Assistant Cook Jun 26 -
Aug 26
17 up Paid Coming Soon Foodsafe 0/2
Canoe Instructor Jun 26 -
Aug 26
17 up Volunteer Coming Soon Class 4 1/1
Lifeguards Jun 26 -
Aug 26
17 up Volunteer Coming Soon NLS 0/2
Music Coordinator Jun 26 -
Aug 26
17 up Volunteer Coming Soon Experience 1/1
Drama Team Member Jun 26 -
Aug 26
17 up Volunteer Coming Soon Some 0/5
Multi-Media Jun 26 -
Aug 26
17 up Volunteer Coming Soon Computer & media skills 1/1
Intern Jun 26 -
Aug 26
17 up Volunteer Coming Soon None 1/2
Male Resource Counselor Jun 26 -
Aug 26
19 up Volunteer Coming Soon None 0/2
Female Resource Counselor Jun 26 -
Aug 26
19 up Volunteer Coming Soon None 0/2
Activity Director Jun 26 -
Aug 26
19 up Volunteer Coming Soon None 0/1
LT Director Jun 26 -
Aug 26
19 up Paid Coming Soon None 0/1
Go Beyond Director Jun 26 -
Aug 26
19 up Paid Coming Soon OFA 3 0/1
Family Go Beyond Director Jul 23 -
Aug 5
25 up Paid Coming Soon Guiding experience 0/1
MUD Director Jun 26 -
Aug 26
19 up Paid Coming Soon None 0/1
LT Leader Jun 26 -
Aug 26
19 up Volunteer Coming Soon None 0/4
Go Beyond Leader Jun 26 -
Aug 26
19 up Volunteer Coming Soon None 1/3
MUD Leader Jun 26 -
Aug 26
19 up Volunteer Coming Soon None 1/3
Family Go Beyond Leader Jul 23 -
Aug 5
19 up Volunteer Coming Soon Physical fitness 0/3

*Ages as of July 4th, 2017

**Voluneers may be eligible for a student bursary awarded to volunteers for educational tuition

***Some Support Staff positions require certification or experience in Low Ropes Courses, Belaying or other activities. Multi-media position requires experience and ability in photography, video editing and other multi-media work. Drama Team Members may have drama experience. Leadership Positions are offered to staff with at least a year of experience at camp or age/maturity qualifications.

Staff Information for Parents

Our summer camp staff team will be trained and ready to give your children a safe, fun and memorable camp experience.

These incredible young people go through a thorough application process which includes an application, references, criminal record check and interview. They also go through 7 days of training which includes some basic first aid, wilderness outtripping experience, activity instruction, child care skills, and spiritual discipleship.

Please contact us if you have more questions regarding our Summer Staff team.

Applying for Summer Staff

This is your invitation to consider serving for a summer at Camp Squeah! Camp Squeah is seeking staff members who have dedicated their lives to Jesus Christ and desire to mature in their relationship with God through serving others. Please pray sincerely about this opportunity. Volunteers need to be 17 yrs old. These individuals must be mature and ready to take on the responsibilities of serving campers and supporting the staff community.

Applications and 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 summer 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 (or turning 17 before summer 2017) to be considered for a summer staff position at Camp Squeah.

2017 Summer staff positions

There are many positions available on our summer staff team, including counselors, support staff (includes activity instruction and kitchen work), dedicated kitchen staff and teen program staff . See below for a complete list and descriptions of positions, and please contact us if you have questions about which roles might be a good fit for you! Also note that Activity Instructor positions are open for creation – if you’ve a passion for teaching children an activity not listed, consider letting us know what you’d like to bring to our ministry to share with children (e.g.: teaching a musical instrument).

2017 Summer Staff Position Availability

*Ages as of July 5th, 2017

**Voluneers may be eligible for a student bursary awarded to volunteers for educational tuition

***Some Support Staff positions require certification or experience in Low Ropes Courses, Belaying or other activities. Multi-media position requires experience and ability in photography, video editing and other multi-media work. Drama Team Members may have drama experience. Leadership Positions are offered to staff with at least a year of experience at camp or age/maturity qualifications.

Summer of Service
Camp Squeah’s summer program is run by a dedicated set of volunteers who give their time as a gift and as an act of service. We do, however, clearly recognize that finances are an issue for a number of our staff who are pursuing post-secondary education in the fall. We encourage these people to:

  • Seek employment for May and June; (Squeah hires a certain number of seasonal staff to work each late April-June & September-October.)
  • Ask their congregation to support their summer of camp ministry
  • Apply to our Bursary Fund , which helps support post-secondary students. The amounts available vary and are distributed by a Bursary Awards Committee in early August.

Related Pages

Summer Staff Applications are available now!
Downloadable Forms

Download the pdf application and reference forms below or request an application from our office.

Interested in joining the Seasonal Staff Team?

Click here for info & to apply

Seasonal Staff Opportunities from April to June
& September to October/November