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Summer Staff & Volunteers

Applying for Squeah 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 applications are made available. You can apply online, or print an application form and return it by mail or email. If you have any questions about serving on summer staff or about the application process, please contact our Summer Program Director at 604.869.5353 ext. 128 or summer@squeah.com. Interviews will begin in Winter/Spring. Please remember that you must be 17 years old (or turning 17 before summer) to be considered for a summer staff position at Camp Squeah.

Squeah Summer Staff Positions

There are many positions available on Camp Squeah’s 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. Summer 2020 staff training dates are 10:00am Friday June 26th – 5:00pm Friday July 5th.

*Ages as of July 5th, 2020

**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 Staff Positions

(Click on Position Title for complete Job Description)
wdt_ID Position Title Position Summary
1 Assistant Summer Program Director The Summer Assistant Program Director must have a thorough understanding of the camp philosophy, aims, and objectives. He or she must be able to serve above and beyond, be flexible, and willing to learn. This position has a variety of different jobs that allows it to be exciting. The Assistant Program Director will be responsible, along with the Program Director, to give leadership to the Summer Leadership Team and oversee the summer program, including staff scheduling, assignments, and conflict resolution. This person must be ready to lead by example, ready to serve in any role necessary, and seek to build positive and encouraging relationships among the summer leadership team and staff. This person must be well organized and have strong communication skills.
2 First Aid Attendant The Summer First Aid Attendant will be responsible for responding to health needs for the staff and campers. He or she must have successfully completed a minimum OFA level II (preference is given for LPN or RN) course prior to the summer assignment. Competence administering first aid as a first responder to any medical emergency or concern is required. The FAA must be comfortable managing a nursing station with a controlled and locked medical cabinet and a variety of first aid supplies. Excellent bedside care for children is needed, along with quick decision making skills.
3 Resource Counselor The Resource Counselors are responsible to provide leadership and support to the summer staff team. They will serve as part of the Summer Leadership Team. This role requires initiative to lead in a variety of ways and manage a group to accomplish varied and diverse tasks. Important assets include the ability to organize others, communicate clearly, work well with a team, being comfortable working outdoors, and to lovingly supervise and encourage a team of people. Also necessary is the ability to resolve conflict between parties and help others work through difficulties. The Resource Counselor must be willing to listen, mentor and support summer staff, providing both guidance and practical help through service. Summer preparation and debrief meetings with the leadership team are necessary.
4 Activity Director The Activity Director will give leadership to Support Staff in their role as Activity Instructors. In addition, the Activity Director will also be part of the Summer Leadership Team. The Activity Director must have the ability to organize and lead a team of people towards a variety of tasks. The ability to resolve conflict between parties and help others work through difficulties is important, as is a passion for fixing and maintaining equipment. Prior experience leading activities and maintaining equipment at Camp Squeah is a valuable asset. The Activity Director may be hired prior to the summer to gain this experience and will be required to serve through until the end of the summer ministry. Summer preparation and debrief meetings with the leadership team are necessary.
5 LT Director The LT Director will give organization and leadership to the Summer Leadership Training programs. This position is part of the Summer Leadership Team, giving support and direction to the summer staff. He or she will be responsible for directing a team of leaders to mentor teenagers in servant leadership and camp ministry. This role requires a heart for discipleship and leadership training in the lives of young people, an ability to lead a team of people, and facilitate learning through diverse experiences. He or she must be comfortable teaching, both formally and informally. Strong organizational skill and an ability to communicate well with a team are important. Understanding and experience with the skills needed to be a counselor and activity instructor are preferred. This person must possess a positive outlook, flexibility and a desire to encourage others. Availability two months prior to summer placement would be valuable, as the role also includes the responsibility of interviewing applicants for the Summer Leadership Training programs in advance. The LT Director will be hired as close to this as possible. Summer preparation and debrief meetings with the leadership team are necessary. A class 4 BC Drivers License and Basic First Aid certification are an asset.
6 MUD Director The MUD Director will give organization and leadership to the Summer MUD (Work Crew) programs. This position is part of the Summer Leadership Team, giving support and direction to the summer staff. He or she will be responsible for directing a team of leaders to mentor teenagers in practical service and camp ministry. This person must be comfortable working on various work projects and with various tools. Some construction or labor experience is a benefit. Passion for service and a belief in its power to effect change in the lives of young people is critical. Strong organizational skills and an ability to communicate well with a team are important. This person must possess a positive outlook, flexibility and a desire to encourage others. Availability two months prior to summer placement would be valuable, as the role also includes the responsibility of interviewing applicants for the Summer MUD programs in advance. The MUD Director will be hired as close to this as possible. Summer preparation and debrief meetings with the leadership team are necessary. A class 4 BC Drivers License and Basic First Aid certifiation are an asset. 
7 Male/Female Counselor The Counselor will be responsible for the care and leadership of children. She must possess basic skills in managing and handling children of all ages appropriately. Patience with people, particularly with children, along with conflict management skills are important and required. Also important is the ability to control and mitigate socially stressful situations with others. A Counselor must have a caring, loving attitude with children and a sincere desire to nurture and provide child care in a camp environment and Christian faith context. Basic First Aid certification is an asset.
8 Support Staff Summer Support Staff role will include duties both in Activity Instructing and Kitchen Help. An Activity Instructor must possess a desire to learn skills, communicate well and work efficiently. He or she must have the ability to handle challenges, help manage campers, and be patient. Activity instructing will be done by a variety of staff to allow for increased passion and enthusiasm for each activity. Efforts will be made to allow Activity Instructors to lead activities of their choice. In addition to activity instruction, all support staff will be expected to assist in the kitchen and will also get the opportunity to live in a cabin, working alongside a counselor. This requires that the Support Staff member be willing and able to work well in a team, and follow directions well.
9 Lifeguard The Lifeguard will be responsible for the safe supervision of staff and campers at the swimming pool and basic maintenance of the pool and surrounding area. He or she must possess a valid NLS certification and preference will be given to those with experience. This role is considered a Summer Support Staff position and will include duties both in Lifeguarding and Kitchen Help. The Lifeguard must possess a desire to learn skills, communicate well and work efficiently. He or she must have the ability to handle challenges, help manage campers, and be patient. All support staff will be expected to assist in the kitchen and will also get the opportunity to live in a cabin, working alongside a counselor. This requires that the Support Staff member be willing and able to work well in a team.
10 Multimedia The Multimedia person will be responsible for all areas of media development and organization through the summer. He or she must possess an ability to utilize Power Point, photography, and video software. Important skills and experience required include: video recording, editing and producing, along with photography, especially in an active outdoor context. Good organizational skills are required along with the flexibility to handle a variety of tasks at a given moment.
Position Title Position Summary

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 summer@squeah.com. Interviews will begin in Winter/Spring. Please remember that you must be 17 years old (or turning 17 before summer) to be considered for a summer staff position at Camp Squeah.

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).

Summer Staff Position Availability

*Ages as of July 5th, 2020

**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 closed as we have started staff training!
Downloadable Forms

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

Interested in joining the Seasonal Staff Team?

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