Join the Squeah Summer Team
Become a part of the Legacy
It is the mission of our summer ministry team to provide a place of refuge for each camper and create an environment for personal and spiritual growth, eagerness to try new things. Our team strives to share the Gospel message with every camper; planting mustard seeds through sharing the Word during Bible Study and evening chapel as well as serving whole-heartedly .
The Staff Experience
Grow Personally & Spiritually
Serving at camp includes opportunities to speak to others about God, serve campers & fellow staff and learn how to overcome challenges.
Live in Community
Our summer staff live in community throughout the entire summer, bringing opportunity for growth as staff build trusting friendships that last a lifetime. Staff often spend the weekends together hiking and enjoying the camp amenities.
Experience the Outdoors
At Camp Squeah we take joy in our natural BC environment. Our staff lead and participate in outdoor activities with their campers.
To be accepted for a position on the summer ministry team you must:
- Have an active Christian faith
- Be at least 17 years old
- Have the maturity to care for young campers
If you join our summer ministry team, you are committing to:
- Attend training week (beginning the last Sunday of June)
- Serve throughout the summer at camp (July & August)
Bursary and Paid Opportunities
At Camp Squeah, we value the commitment of your time to our ministry and we depend on volunteers to fill many of our positions. We also understand that young people may need financial support in order to serve for the whole summer. That’s why we have created a number of paid positions and set up a bursary program for volunteer post-secondary students.
Serving at Camp Squeah has been a highlight of my life! I grew up coming as a camper every summer, and had such an amazing experience being mentored by my cabin leaders and other staff. My experience as a staff member has felt the same!Jayna, Cabin Leader
In my time volunteering in the Squeah kitchen, I have found the most important part of camp: serving God. I get to work with amazing people all the time and learn along with them how to love others through this work and serve God wholeheartedly.Efraim, Kitchen Staff
Summers at Squeah is some of the most rewarding work I’ve ever done. The love the staff show for the campers and the community goes far beyond any other place I’ve been. I have always believed that everyone should get to experience a summer at camp; there is nowhere else where you feel as supported in the community!Naomi, Resource Counselor
Having been a camper at Squeah, I’ve personally witnessed the impact this camp can have on someone’s life. It is so rewarding to serve God through cabin leading. I love see how the campers grow and deepen their faith in God during the week. I feel blessed to have a place where I also grow in my relationship with God and learn through service.Cassidy, Cabin Leader
Through my work as a staff member I was able to make friends with the staff, build relationships with campers and deepen my faith in God. Camp Squeah provided me with many opportunities to grow spiritually through worship, prayer and devotions. Camp Squeah has had an impact on me that has changed my life. I am immensely grateful for this place.Elijah, Support Staff
This is the core ministry role at summer camp! Cabin Leaders are responsible for leading a small group of campers through their camp experience. Cabin leaders build relationships by spending most of the day and night with their campers, including a one night overnight hike. Through forged relationships and engaging Bible studies, cabin leaders share God’s love for campers.
Activity Support Staff
This role is critical to positive camper experiences at camp! Activity Support Staff live in cabins with campers, assisting with supervising a small group, while spending the day leading fun camp activities and supporting other camp events and services, such as the kitchen. Activity Support Staff show passion and enthusiasm for each activity they lead, challenging campers to try new things and experience God’s loving community at the same time.
Summer Program Coordinator
The Summer Program Coordinator (formerly Assistant Program Director) is responsible, along with the Program Director, to give care and leadership to the Summer Leadership Team and oversee the summer program, including staff scheduling, assignments, and conflict resolution. This person leads by example, ready to serve in any role necessary, and seeks to build positive and encouraging relationships among the summer leadership team and staff.
The Activity Director plays an important part of the |Summer Leadership Team, providing specific leadership to the Activity Support Staff . While responsible for activity scheduling, maintenance, and coordination of camp activities, the Activity Director also provides leadership through support and mentorship of activity staff.
The Resource Counselors serve on the Summer Leadership Team, with a focus on caring for and leading Cabin Leaders. RC’s become the face of camp as they lead many of the transitional moments, keeping the flow and rhythm of the camp day flowing. They also routinely monitor camper and cabin leader well being. There is no such thing as a typical day, with RC’s jumping in to engage campers needing extra support, or stepping in to give Cabin Leaders a break.
The MUD Director, a member of the Summer Leadership Team, gives organization and leadership to the summer MUD (Work Crew) programs. The MUD Director is responsible for directing a team of leaders to mentor teenagers in practical service and camp ministry. They coordinate opportunities for discipleship and learning while managing a list of daily “chores” for the MUD crew.
The SLT Director, a member of the Summer Leadership Team, gives organization and leadership to the Servant Leadership Training programs. The SLT Director is responsible for directing a team of staff to mentor teenagers, developing leadership in camp ministry. They oversee the planning and execution of a program that combines discipleship training with hands-on practical experience, as teenagers serve campers in cabins alongside staff.
First Aid Attendant
The Summer First Aid Attendant, a member of the Summer Leadership Team, is responsible for the health needs of staff and campers. The First Aid Attendant serves to organize and dispense daily camper medications according to parent instructions and responds to all onsite first aid situations. The First Aid Attendant also prepares first aid supplies for overnight hiking groups and serves as “base camp,” wearing an on-call radio at all times. OFA II certification is required.
The Lifeguard is responsible for the safe supervision of staff and campers at the swimming pool, along with 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 an Activity Support Staff position, which includes opportunities to help in the kitchen and to live in a cabin with campers, working alongside a Cabin Leader.
The Multimedia Specialist creates an atmosphere of fun and excitement at camp by capturing and elevating memories. This includes capturing video and image content for use in weekly slideshows and year-round promotions. In addition, the Multimedia Specialist creates an immersive experience for our campers by assisting with audio and video presentations.
The SLT Leader will assist the SLT Director in providing leadership for the Summer Leadership Training programs, teaching and mentoring teenagers in servant leadership and camp ministry. This is an opportunity to impact the lives of young people, by creating a safe environment for them to engage in discipleship, try new things, and gain practical leadership experience.
The MUD Leader will assist the MUD Director in providing leadership for the Summer MUD programs, teaching and discipling teenagers in practical service and camp ministry. This is an opportunity to help young people grow, by teaching new skills, teamwork, and work ethic, while engaging in a spiritually enriching community.
Kitchen Dedicated Support Staff fuel camper experiences by preparing and serving great food in a friendly atmosphere. The Kitchen Crew has fun together working hard to create healthy meals every day. Outside the kitchen, camp program runs all day long, and kitchen crew are encouraged to participate and contribute to the community, sharing God’s love through food and relationships.
Want to volunteer at camp this summer but have limited time available? Apply to be a weekly volunteer! Positions are limited for those volunteering on a week by week basis. Opportunities range from leading campers in a cabin, or supporting our food services in the kitchen, to applying your skills for maintenance projects.
Are you ready to pursue your faith in service at Camp Squeah?