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Best week of summer

If you dream about spending your summer outdoors, playing crazy games, staying up late and sharing your faith with kids, then a role at Camp Evergreen might be for you! Our team is made up of passionate, fun-loving people dedicated to serving God and sharing the Gospel. If you want to work with us in our mission to see individual lives transformed by the power of Jesus, take a look through our staff and volunteer positions.

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  • Seasonal Staff • Seasonal Staff • Seasonal Staff • Seasonal Staff

    At camp for every season

    We won’t blame you if you thought camp was only a summer thing, but Camp Evergreen is more than the average sleepaway camp! Our site is bustling with activity all year round, and we need great staff to help us operate our seasons: Spring (May and June), Summer (July and August), Fall (September to mid-November) and Winter (November to April).

    Is Camp Really For Me?

    We hear it all the time that some people just don’t think they’re “camp people.” The truth is there’s no fixed mould for amazing camp staff – but they do need to love God and love people. We are looking for people with diverse interests and personalities. Sure, we play a lot of outdoor games and do awesome activities like horseback riding, ziplining and wall climbing, but that’s only one side of what we do. We’ve got campers that love to draw, create, read books, or just hang out. We need staff that can make connections with our campers by sharing in their interests, whether that is sitting by the creek and having solid conversations, or going wild in an epic paintball match. Most of all, we’re looking for people dedicated to serving God and sharing His Gospel with our campers so that together we can see individual lives transformed by the power of Jesus.

    Fall & Winter

    (Septmeber – Novemeber, November – April)

    During the Fall and Winter seasons, Camp Evergreen hires up to 20 staff members. These months are busy with Guest Groups, weekend rentals, band camps and our own retreats. Staff will host Guest Groups, lead activities, help in the kitchen and assist with facility maintenance and custodial jobs. There are also opportunities to visit churches and promote Camp Evergreen to youth, children, and parents.

    Apply for a fall or winter staff position

    Staff Application

    Spring & Summer

    (May – August)

    Camp Evergreen hires up to 50 staff seasonal staff for the camp season running from May to August. The months of May and June are busy with planning for the summer season and hosting Guest Groups.

    We see our Guest Group program as an important ministry opportunity — 65% of our campers first come to Camp Evergreen as part of a rental group. That’s why we need dynamic staff with a passion for teaching and mentoring kids. Your roles may include instructing canoeing and wall climbing, leading nature studies and trail rides, and the glamourous jobs of washing dishes and building fences.

    Apply for a spring & summer position

    Staff Application

    Summer

    (July & August)

    This is where the magic of summer camp unfolds – horseback riding, ridiculous games and sharing the Gospel with campers! There are numerous staff positions available for the months of July and August ensuring that our summer programs operate smoothly. We’re excited to hear what you’re passionate about!

    Apply for a summer staff position

    Staff Application

    Spring & Summer Job Descriptions

    The primary role of the staff at Camp Evergreen is to share the Gospel with our campers in a fun, safe atmosphere. As a Christ-centred camp, we require that all positions listed as a “teaching position” be filled by a staff person who is in full agreement with our Statement of Faith.

    At Camp Evergreen we have both paid and unpaid positions. Our staff in paid positions receive a monthly honorarium. Both volunteers and paid staff have opportunity to raise support for themselves through our Entrust Program. Please contact us for information on our Entrust Program.

    Statement Of Faith

    Leadership Team

    • Fun Director

      Games & Fun (1 position, preferably 20+ years)
      4-month position
      • Assists in planning, organizing, coordinating and leading the summer program for Base Camps in July and August.
      • Primary responsibilities during July and August are designing and implementing super fun and crazy themes and games for summer programs. Works under the leadership of the Program Team in all areas of program design and delivery.
      • Helps to facilitate the Outdoor Education programs in May and June by either working with the staff or facilitating the program with our Guests.
      • Needs to be enthusiastic and have a positive attitude. This person needs to be a team player and requires strong creative and “outside the box” thinking skills.
      • This position is considered a teaching position.
    • Head Counselors

      Primary Resource to Cabin Leaders (2 positions, preferably 20+ years)
      4-month position
      • Works with cabin leading staff as a support and peer leader. The Head Counselors are the "go-to" person for Cabin staff when working through challenging cabin and camper situations (homesickness, cabin unity, bullying). May be required to call parents to problem solve when challenges with campers arise.  
      • Head Counselors will organize and facilitate Small Groups and Prayer Teams May to August.
      • Assists in Summer Staff Training, mentors and leads Cabin Leaders, and when required, is involved in basic staff discipline.  
      • This position requires a flexible, dynamic leader who is passionate about discipleship, mentoring, resolving conflict, and developing leaders.
      • This position is considered a teaching position.
    • Internship Director

      Developing Leaders Program (2 positions, 1 male & 1 female, preferably 20+ years)
      2 or 4-month position
      • Intern Directors lead our two 4-week Internship Program for campers going into grade 11 and 12. Our Internship Program is the last stepping stone for campers who would like to become staff members at Evergreen.  
      • Responsible for leading spiritual discipleship sessions, guiding personal growth of campers, and teaching them the skills of the activities. Intern Directors will work with other staff leaders to help with Intern skill development.
      • This position requires a flexible, dynamic and creative self-starter who has a passion for teaching, discipleship, and developing leaders.
      • This is considered a teaching position.
    • Paintball Director

      Out-trips & Pro Skill Leader (1 position, preferably 20+ years)
      2 or 4-month position
      • Responsible for the design and implementation of Paintball Programs throughout the summer (Pro Skills, Charge, Paintball sessions for Adventure Camp and Developing Leader Programs).
      • Responsible for writing and teaching the devotionals for Charge and Pro Skills.
      • Responsible for maintaining markers, paint, compressor, and inventory. This staff member works directly with the Activities Director.  
      • Will be an Out-trips Leader on Charge Camps.  
      • This is considered a teaching position.
    • Pit Crew Director

      Developing Leader Programs, (3 positions, male & female, preferably 20+ years)
      2 or 4-month positions
      • This director, working with two others, will lead our Pit Crew Program. There are four 2-week programs throughout the summer. Our Pit Crew Program is one of the first steps for campers entering grades 9 and 10 who want to become Camp Evergreen staff. Pit Crew campers rotate through Kitchen, Dish Pit, and Custodial shifts through their two weeks while attending Spiritual Discipleship sessions and enjoying camp activities and games.
      • Pit Crew Directors are responsible for teaching discipleship sessions, encouraging spiritual growth in their campers, and leading by example as they teach skills in the three different work assignment areas (Kitchen, Dish Pit, and Custodial).
      • Requires an enthusiastic, upbeat, and encouraging personality to walk alongside youth in what can be seen as the "less than desirable parts of camp". These staff members also need a deep passion for teaching, mentoring, and camp.  
      • This is considered a teaching position.
    • Media Director

      1 position. preferably 20+ years
      4-month position
      • Responsible for leading the team that will produce the daily and weekly montage videos. These videos wil include footage of every camper and every cabin for each week along with a Speaker's Corner. The "Weekly" and the "Speaker's Corner" will be posted on Evergreen's Vimeo site once finished.
      • Responsible for compiling the eight "Weekly" videos at the end of the summer into one single long video.
      • Media Director will take leadership of the Media Team or any staff that is assigned to Media for the week.
      • Responsible for the care and maintainence of the Media equipment.
      • Responsible for creating one 1.5-2 minute long promotional video by summer's end.
      • This positions requires a self-driven personality who is good at time management and is capable of meeting deadlines on a daily and weekly basis. Persons interested in this position should be creative, able to work independently and on a team.
    • Out-trips Director

      1 position, preferably 20+years
      4-month position
      • This staff member will be the primary resource and support person for all Out-trip teams. The Out-trips Director is the "go-to" person for Out-trip staff when working through challenging groups and camper situations (homesickness, group unity, bullying). May be required to call parents to problem solve when challenges with campers arise.
      • Will organize and create a structure for Out-trip teams to pack and prepare for their trips (two each week). The OT Director will be present for the packing and pre-trip preparations on Check In Day.
      • May be required to assist in leading an Out-trip.
      • When not leading an Out-trip, the OT Director will make 2-3 visits to each site to spend time with the kids, give the OT Teams a respite block, be a "Guest Speaker", run water, food and tuck daily, and to evaluate the atmosphere of the camps. This director is responsible to make sure that camper on our Out-trips are safe, healthy, having fun, and eating delicious campsite-prepared food.
      • This position requires a well organized, self-directed person who is able to work independently. The OT Director should be able to speak to groups and problem solve with staff and campers, alike.
      • This is considered a teaching position.
    • Assistant Cook

      1 position, preferably 20+ years
      4-month position
      • This staff member assists the Food Services Manager in all aspects of food preparation and production in the kitchen. This may include, but is not limited to, food preparation, leading and organizating staff assigned to the kitchen and Kitchen Volunteers, food safety, and meal organization.
      • Will be required to manage the itchen in the Food Service Manager's absence.
      • Will help coordinate the Pit Crew and Intern Shifts in the kitchen during the summer.
      • Will provide assistance in preparing and packing the Out-trips in collaboration with the Out-trips Director.
    • Chapel Coordinator

      Plan, Organize & Lead Chapels (1 position, preferably 20+ years)
      4-Month Position
      • The Chapel coordinator works under the program team and is the primary person responsible for the organization of our two chapel times each day. Leading Chapel includes planning worship songs, organizing worship teams and practice times, communicating with the speaker about specific needs as well as being the person up front on the mic for chapels.
      • Secondary responsibilities of the chapel coordinator include helping out with activities when needed and assisting head councelors when needed.
      • This person should be musically inclined and have a passion for leading others in worship.
      • This person should be a team player who is good at leading people, organizing and creating atmosphere.
      • This position is considered a teaching position.

    Staff Team

    • Head Cabin Leader

      7 female positions & 5 male positions, 18+ years
      2 or 4 month positions.
      • Working with another Cabin Leader, Head Cabin Leaders are responsible for a cabin for 8 weeks of the summer. Cabins typically have 10 campers. Cabin Leaders are responsible for the total care of their campers while they are at camp.
      • Expected to create a unified, fun, exciting, and Christ-centered atmosphere in their cabin. It is their goal to make their campers' "camp dreams come true".
      • These staff members need to be willing and prepared to work with campers from a wide demographic, learning abilities, and personalities. Head Cabin Leaders will be supported by the Head Counselors and Leadership Team.
      • Head Cabin Leaders need to be willing and ready to share the Gospel and lead devotions with their cabin after chapel.  
      • Head Cabin Leaders are expected to attend the Training Week for the season they are working (Spring, Summer, or both) in which they will receive training to lead activities and obtain skills to lead well in their cabins over the summer. Head Cabin Leaders need to be creative, energetic, compassionate, and positive. They need to be passionate about kids, having fun, and sharing Jesus.
      • Required to have Standard First Aid with Level C CPR.
      • This is considered a teaching position.
    • Junior Cabin Leader

      7 female positions & 5 male positions, 16+ years
      2-month positions
      • Working with a Head Cabin Leader, a Junior Cabin Leader is responsible for a cabin for 8 weeks of the summer. Cabins typically have 10 campers. Cabin Leaders are responsible for the total care of their campers while they are at camp.
      • Expected to create a unified, fun, exciting, and Christ-centered atmosphere in their cabin. It is their goal to make their campers' "camp dreams come true".
      • These staff members need to be willing and prepared to work with campers from a wide demographic, learning abilities, and personalities. If there are any challenges that arise with campers, Cabin Leaders are supported by the Head Counselors and the Leadership Team.
      • Junior Cabin Leaders need to be willing and ready to share the Gospel and lead devotions with their cabin after chapel.  
      • Junior Cabin Leaders are expected to attend the Summer Training Week once their High School Classes have concluded, where they will receive training to lead activities and obtain skills to lead well in their cabins over the summer. Junior Cabin Leaders need to be creative, energetic, compassionate, and positive. They need to be passionate about kids, having fun, and sharing Jesus.
      • Junior Cabin Leaders are required to have Standard First Aid with Level C CPR.
      • This is considered a teaching position.
    • Out-trips Staff

      4 positions, 2 must be 18+ years, 2 can be 16+ years)
      2 or 4-months
      • Will help to lead our  Out-trip programs week to week on a team of atleast four people. These programs may include Roughin' It, Adventure Camp, Charge (boys only), and Trails Away (girls only). These staff do not need extensive horse, climbing, or paintball skills - Charge and Trails Away will have specifically trained staff for those areas. Out-Trips Staff are the "Cabin Leaders" for our Out-trip Programs and are therefore responsible to help make their campers' "camp dreams come true".
      • Out-trip staff, working in collaboration with the Out-trips Director, will create and organize a fun, relaxed, yet structured Out-trip program for each respective camp. They will work closely with the Out-trips Director in food preparation and packing, activity rotation, and chapel presentations.
      • Responsible for the spiritual teaching and Gospel presentation during the week.
      • Will coordinate with the Out-Trip Director on any camper challenges that arise during the week.
      • This staff person must be well organized, strong leadership abilities, and are able to create a fun and safe environment for their campers.
      • This is considered a teaching position  
    • Activity Team Staff

      5 positions - 18+ years, 4 positions - 16-17+ years
      2 or 4-month positions
      • Our Activities Team (A-Team) lead our activities and games throughout the spring and summer. Activities like archery, climbing wall, canoeing, crafts, field games, sports, survival skills, Mad Science, and more.  
      • Expected to do more than just "run" our activities and games for the cabins. The A-Team is considered our Cabin Leaders outside of the cabins. They are tasked with making our activities, Semi-Pro Skills, Pro Skills, and games a time when our campers not only get to learn new skills but have more opportunities to have spiritual conversations and make connections with more staff. They help share the responsibility of making "camp dreams come true" and creating an atmostphere where campers can meet Jesus.
      • Head Counselors often use A-Team members to provide support to cabins who are struggling with unity or other behavioural challenges.
      • May be required to help lead a cabin or go on an Out-trip during the summer.
      • Will assist the Activities Director and the Fun Director in leading games and evening programming.  
      • Required to have Standard First Aid with Level C CPR.
    • Barn Staff

      6 positions, 16+ years (some paid and volunteer positions available)
      2 or 4-month positions
      • Barn staff will assist the Head and Assistant Head Wrangler in implementing our Equine programs through our different seasons. This may include but is not limited to Guest Group trail rides. Horsemanship skill, cabin trail rides, Trails Away, and Wrangler up.
      • Responsible for daily, weekly, and monthly chores and trainging/exercising horses as set forward by the Head Wrangler.  
      • Will be required to go on Trails Away or take part in Wrangler Up as a leader.
      • Required to have Standard First Aid with Level C CPR.  
    • Kitchen Staff

      2-3 positions, 16+ years (paid and volunteer positions available)
      2 or 4-month positions
      • Kitchen Staff will assist the Food Services Manager and Assistant Cook in prepping, cooking, cleaning, and presenting meals from the kitchen.
      • This staff member may also be required to give help and leadership to the Pit Crew and Intern Work Shifts.
      • May be required to assist in Out-trip food preparation.
    • Camp Nanny

      1 position, 15+ years
      2-month position
      • The Camp Nanny will take care of the children of our week to week Volunteer Families. On average, there are 6-8 children that this position wil be providing supervision over.  
      • The Camp Nanny, working with the Seasonal Staff Director and our Volunteer Coordinator, will take their "campers" through an activity schedule and pre-set craft times throughout each week.
      • The Camp Nanny is responsible for the safety, enjoyment, and care of their "campers". It is our desire that these children of our volunteers also get to see their "camp dreams come true". This requires relationship building and time to be invested in more than just a "program" to be followed each week.
      • In the event that there are no Volunteer kids on a given week, the Camp Nanny will fill into area that is needed.
      • Required to have Standard First Aid with Level C CPR  
    • AV Staff

      2-3 positions, 16+ years (paid and volunteer positions available)
      2 or 4-month positions
      • A member of the team that will produce the daily and weekly montage videos. These videos wil include footage of every camper and every cabin for each week along with a Speaker's Corner. The "Weekly" and the "Speaker's Corner" will be posted on Evergreen's Vimeo site once finished. The main task of an AV Staff member is to film campers at activities and games and then edit the footage into daily and weekly videos. Responsible for the care and maintainence of the Media equipment. This positions requires a self-driven personality who is good at time management and is capable of meeting deadlines on a daily and weekly basis. Persons interested in this position should be creative, able to work independently and on a team.
  • Developing Leaders • Developing Leaders • Developing Leaders

    Work, Play & Grow

    Behind the scenes at Evergreen

    The Developing Leaders programs are offered to campers in grades 9 - 12 who dream of one day becoming staff at Camp Evergreen. Campers will be based on our main site which houses our new cabins, kitchen and dining hall, washroom facilities and indoor/outdoor activity facilities.

    What will I get to do in a Developing Leaders program?

    Developing Leaders campers may even be eligible for high school credit!
    We offer three Developing Leaders programs for different age groups.

    • Pit Crew

      Available to campers in grades 9 & 10
      2 week program
      • This two week, junior staff training program gives a behind-the-scenes experience of Camp Evergreen along with all the fun and activities campers love and expect.
      • Pit Crew spends the first part of each day serving in the nitty-gritty areas that are essential to making summer camp run – working in the kitchen, cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming the dining hall and helping to run games with the staff.
      • The second part of the day is filled with activities, discipleship training and fun with your Crew.
    • Wrangler Up

      Available for campers in grades 8-10
      1 or 2 week program
      • This camp is for horse enthusiasts and designed for our future Evergreen Wranglers.
      • Refine your riding, saddling and cleaning skills while forming friendships which last a lifetime.
    • Internships

      Available to campers in grades 11 & 12
      4 week program
      • This immersive training program is designed to fuel our campers’ passions, teach them and disciple them as they prepare to become Camp Evergreen staff.
      • Interns will work alongside our staff as they train in focus areas like cabin leading, audio/visual, activities, horses or kitchen.

    Where will I sleep and what’s for dinner?

    Campers in our Developing Leaders programs will stay in groups in cabins or in our main lodge. The cabins are in close proximity to washroom facilities and have bunk beds for your stay. Our lodge has full washroom facilities as well. Our kitchen staff (with help from Pit Crew and Interns) prepares three, delicious homemade meals each day as well as an evening snack. Campers will be well fueled for all their activities with balanced, age-appropriate options. At Camp Evergreen “seconds” could be our favourite word…

    What is the spiritual atmosphere like?

    We want our campers to grow - not only physically, mentally and socially, but spiritually as well. As we train our next generation of staff through the Developing Leaders programs, we want to help them grow in their personal relationships with Jesus Christ, teach them about servant leadership and challenge them to pursue God every day whether they are at Camp or not. Pit Crew will have dedicated discipleship sessions each day with their leaders. Interns will explore topics in depth as they discuss them over the course of a week. Wrangler Up will have discipleship sessions at our Barn which focus on the spiritual truth God teaches us through working with horses.

    What safety measures are in place during summer camp?

    At Camp Evergreen we take safety seriously and ensure the following precautions are in place during all of our summer camps:

    • Designated Medical Personnel (DMP) are on site at all times. DMPs are trained in CPR and First Aid, store and administer all medications (prescription or otherwise) and document all medical incidents.
    • Staff have current Standard First Aid certificates and have gone through Safe Place Policy training.
    • Staff and volunteers have current Criminal Record Checks with Vulnerable Sector Searches on file.
    • Up-to-date accreditation from the Association of Challenge Course Technology.

    We understand sending your child to a sleepaway camp is a big deal so we have lots of detailed resources for parents:

    F.A.Q
    Camp Policies
    Parent Handbook
  • Volunteer • Volunteer • Volunteer • Volunteer • Volunteer

    Volunteer at Camp Evergreen

    We won’t blame you if you thought camp was only a summer thing, but Camp Evergreen is more than the average sleepaway camp! Our site is bustling with activity all year round, and we need great staff to help us operate our seasons: Spring (May and June), Summer (July and August), Fall (September to mid-November) and Winter (November to April).

    Volunteer Job Descriptions

    Camp Evergreen welcomes all interested volunteers to fill out an application, and we’ll help find a role suitable for your experience and interests. You can also browse the list of specific volunteer positions below and apply directly for that job.

    • Kitchen Volunteers
      4-5 volunteers needed weekly

      • Kitchen Volunteers will assist the Food Services Team in prepping, cooking, cleaning, and presenting meals from the kitchen.
      • Are scheduled to work two meals per day and are given time to relax and enjoy our amazing camp atmosphere.
      • Are invited to join our daily chapels whether that is in our Activity Centre or at The Fort around a campfire.
      • Are not required to come with any previous experience. We'll show you the ropes!
      • This is a perfect place for a parent who is not quite ready to send their kid to camp alone. It allows the parent to be present without "hovering". Let's be honest - kids gets homesick but sometimes parents get kidsick.
    • Barn Volunteers
      2-3 volunteers needed weekly

      • Barn Volunteers will assist the Barn Staff in leading our equine programs in whatever way their skill level allows.
      • Barn Volunteers typically work from breakfast until supper.
      • Are invited to join our evening chapel at The Fort around a campfire.
      • Are required to have previous experience. Please contact our Office to find out whether or not volunteering at our Horse Barn is the right fit for you: 403-638-4230.
    • Grounds and Maintenance Volunteers
      2-3 volunteers needed weekly

      • Grounds and Maintenance Volunteers will assist the Maintenance Team in the wide variety of projects and tasks that need done week to week during our camp season.
      • Are scheduled to work from breakfast to supper with breaks for Tuck, of course!
      • Are invited to our evening chapel at The Fort around a campfire.
      • Are not required to come with any previous experience but it sure helps! Projects may include but are not limited to lawn mowing, basic construction projects, painting, basic building repair and maintenance, etc... Volunteers with specific training are encouraged to contact our Office so that we can plan for your week with us: 403-638-4230.
      • This is a perfect place for a parent who is not quite ready to send their kid to camp alone. It allows the parent to be present without "hovering". Let's be honest - kids gets homesick but sometimes parents get kidsick.
    • Camp Nurse/Medic
      2 volunteers needed weekly

      • The Camp Nurse/Medic is the primary response to health concerns, injuries, and medication management during their volunteer week. Typically we have two Camp Medics for each week of the summer.
      • Required to have their current RN, LPN, Paramedics, EMT, or Standard First Aid Certificate. We aim to have atleast one RN, LPN, Paramedic, or EMT paired with a FIrst Aider for the week.
      • Works with the Director of Ministries to make sure the First Aid and Nurse's Area is running smoothly and stress free.
      • The Camp Nurse/Medic will manage the camper medications that are signed in for the week and will administer them at the prescribed times.
      • Will work with their Medic "Partner" to create breaks during the day and alternate on-call evenings.
      • This position a lot less busy that this list makes it sound. :) Seriously - you will give out more bandaids, stickers, and drinks of water for sore (homesick) tummies than you ever imagined.