Experience Unforgettable - 2017 Camps & Retreats

Summer Staff

At Camp Caroline, we look for the very best people to help us create unforgettable experiences for every guest that sets foot on our campus. We understand that it takes many parts to make a strong whole, and that's why we need you! Come join us in giving your most valuable resource - your time - and be blessed while being a blessing. You'll never be sorry you did!

    Summer Camp Counselor

    A summer camp counselor's primary role is to build relationship with campers, and to encourage campers in their spiritual walk of faith. This includes accepting them at whatever place they are at spiritually and encouraging them to take steps toward a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. You will be the primary caregiver each week to a cabin of 5-7 campers, and will participate with them in activities, outtrips, and sessions. During our family camps, you will be assigned both an age group and a guest family as your primary focus. In accordance with Alberta Camping Association guidelines, camp counselors must be at least 18 years of age.

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    Events Activity Leader

    The Event Leader’s primary role is planning, setting up, and running events throughout the week. These include morning and evening camp wide games, night games, Friday week-end events, and more. You will be given some pre-set games to run, but will have the flexibility to change rules and add new games as needed. Any additional time outside of these roles will be spent assisting other camp staff as required. 

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    Challenge Course Activity Leader

    The Challenge Course Leader’s primary role is to prepare and facilitate the camp Challenge Course activities. These include the Climbing Wall, High Ropes Course, Giant Swing, and Zipline elements. You will be creating a safe and supportive environment for campers and guests to conquer their fears and experience new challenges as you guide them through these elements. Any additional time outside of these roles will be spent assisting other camp staff as required. There will be five Challenge Course Leaders hired each summer.

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    Recreation Activity Leader

    The Recreation Leader's primary role is setting up and maintaining various activity areas onsite. These include archery, axe throwing, archery tag, mad science, and more. You will also be organizing and overseeing the camp store for the campers during our grade camps and family camps. Any additional time outside of these roles will be spent assisting other camp staff as required.

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    Outtripping Counselor

    The Outtripping Counselor's primary role is to prepare for and lead our various summer out-trips. These include hiking, canoeing, white water rafting, power tubing, paintball, and laser-tag. You will spend a lot of time offsite leading campers and guests on trips, and will be required to attend extra training in preparation for them. Any additional time outside of these roles will be spent assisting other camp staff as required. Due to driving requirements for outtrips, and in accordance with Alberta Camping Association guidelines, outtripping counselors must be at least 21 years of age.

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    Swimming Activity Leader (Lifeguard)

    The Swimming Leader’s primary role is to plan and lead swimming activity times, and to supervise the pool. During our grade camps, you will be leading campers through some brief Bible teaching, games, and free time. During our family camps, you will be lifeguarding the pool area while families enjoy it. You will also have some general pool cleaning and maintenance duties. Any additional time outside of these roles will be spent assisting other camp staff as required.

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    LEAD Counselor

    LEAD is our Leadership, Evangelism, and Discipleship program for Junior and High School students. The LEAD counselor's primary role is to help facilitate LEAD teaching times, supervise the LEAD campers during work times, and care well for the LEAD campers. You will be the primary caregiver each week to a group of LEAD campers, and will participate with them in activities and sessions. The LEAD program runs alongside the summer camps program and you will find yourself moving regularly between the two. In accordance with Alberta Camping Association guidelines, LEAD counselors must be at least 18 years of age.

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    Worship Activity Leader

    The Worship Leader’s primary role is to prepare and lead the weekly worship sessions. These include morning worship times, evening worship times, and campfires. You will offer support and care to guest speakers, create song set lists, organize worship and tech teams, set up the worship area, and more. Any additional time outside of these roles will be spent assisting other camp staff as required.

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    Crafts Activity Leader 

    The Crafts Leader's primary role is to prepare and lead the craft activities. This includes ordering, set up, cleaning, and organizing the craft activity area.  During our grade camps, you will be leading campers through some brief Bible teaching, and helping campers with their crafts. During our family camps, you will be assisting families as they make crafts in their free time. Any additional time outside of these roles will be spent assisting other camp staff as required.

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    Video Activity Leader

    The Video Leader's primary role is capture photos and to film and produce videos throughout the summer that highlight the weekly camp experience. This includes making “Good Morning Camp Caroline!” videos, producing a weekly camp highlight video, photographing campers and activities, and more. Any additional time outside of these roles will be spent assisting other camp staff as required. There will be two Video Leaders hired each summer.

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    What are the top five reasons you should consider working at Camp Caroline this summer?

    1. God's Call. Often when speaking with people serving in ministry, we hear them express that God called or nudged them into ministry. If you feel like this is you, don't only hear the call, but act on it! God has something great in store for you and the only way you will experience it is if you answer that call with a resounding "YES!".
    2. Spiritual Challenge. While working at Camp Caroline, God will teach you through many vessels (teammates, leaders, children, nature). Those lessons have the potential to change your life's trajectory in significant ways. Take the challenge and experience the growth.
    3. Training for Life and Ministry. Camp Caroline is dedicated to training godly leaders - young men and women who will have a godly influence on the world around them. We strive to prepare our staff to leave Camp Caroline ready to enter whatever God has in store for them next. We view a summer at Camp Caroline as a training ground for life long ministry. This training is challenging
      in every way; it's often intense and requires perseverance and dedication. But it's also extremely rewarding. We hope that God will be stretching your relationship with Him during your time at Camp Caroline and that you will be given tools for effective ministry to take with you wherever you go.
    4. Skill and Career Experience. What you can see, do, and learn in a summer at camp is often extremely valuable for career development. You will go home with practical and marketable skills and a wonderful experience to add to your resume.
    5. Financial Rewards. For specific duties and areas of expertise, we are happy to supply a fair wage along with room and board.