We really do think that working at camp is the best job ever! This is your chance to spend your summer at the lake with an amazing group of staff. Do you love being outside, water sports, playing games, hiking, crafting, music, and general silliness? Are you looking forward to working at a Christian camp and sharing God through nature and community? Most importantly, do you love working with kids?
We have openings for all seasonal staff for the 2022 camp season. Camp will run from late June until mid-August, just over 6 weeks. Our staff orientation begins June 30, so we can get to know each other and the camp before our first week with campers starting July 3. Camp weeks typically run Sunday – Friday, and Day Camps run Monday – Friday. All staff is provided food and lodging, including laundry.
*Campers are our first priority! Parents are counting on us, and we are always making decisions based on the safety and happiness of our
*Our staff works together as a team! We need to have open communication and encourage and support each other.
*We do expect our staff to detach from their phones and devices while camp is in session.
*Remember that you are representing our camp and Mennonite Church Saskatchewan while in this role. We want to make sure we provide an inclusive environment. Smoking, alcohol, and drugs are prohibited.
We are looking for amazing staff – Please read the descriptions below:
Executive Director! We are searching for an individual or family who are organized, forward thinking, passionate about camp, and ready to take on the main leadership role at Elim. The ED is responsible for overseeing the summer camp program, creating community around the camp, and carrying out the long term goals of Camp Elim.
Director! We need a a highly responsible and organized person to lead our staff and represent Elim. Our Director is employed from May – August (May and June are prep months) to plan the summer program, help to hire staff, and promote the camp. During camp weeks, our director is always on call, overseeing all operations and providing staff leadership. This role would be ideal for a University student who has previous camp experience and a passion for camp ministry and leadership. Remuneration is $800 per week.
Counsellors! We are looking to hire 3 male and 3 female counsellors – You are the ones who have the most responsibility for campers, leading activities, and all the fun in between! This is a very rewarding and also very demanding job, as our campers are in your care 24/7. We need team players and folks with a great attitude. You must be a minimum age of 16 and past camp work experience is great, but not necessary. Remuneration is $480 per week.
Counsellors in Training! Did you love being a camper and want to get started working at camp? CIT’s are so important – you are the ones providing support to the counsellors and helping to make sure our campers have a great week. You will be paired up with a counsellor to help provide leadership to a cabin each week. Being a CIT is a volunteer position and it is preferable that you be at least 14 years old.
Lifeguard! Camp Elim is set on a beautiful lake and we need to make sure that water safety is a priority. We are looking to hire one certified lifeguard whose main role will be overseeing water activities. You would be part of our main staff and also participate in all camp activities. Qualification requirements: must hold a current National Lifeguard Award (NLA) certification or Red Cross equivalent, and must be at least 16 years old. Remuneration is $600 per week.
Cook! Camp could not exist without excellent people to make food for everyone! As head cook you would be responsible for meal planning with the Director, making grocery lists, and all food prep. Having the Saskatchewan Food Handler’s Certificate is a must for this position (if you don’t already have the certification, we will help you get it). Remuneration is $720 per week.
Kitchen Help! Love cooking, but can’t commit to the main role? Come and help out for an entire week or for a few days. Kitchen help is a volunteer position.
Pastors! Camp Elim has a Bible focused curriculum every summer and we need camp pastors who can engage kids of different ages in the content. We have one Bible time in the morning and another at evening camp fire. The rest of the day you can enjoy the beautiful setting, and join us for meals and activities. If you have a partner or children, we welcome your family to join you. Camp pastors are volunteers, and an honorarium for mileage is available.
Other Volunteers! Maybe you would like to bake cookies for the camp, or you have a skill you could teach our staff? We welcome you to be part of the Camp Elim community!
Please review our camp dates and expectations. If you feel like you would be a good fit for Elim, you can apply using the form below. If you have a resume, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are excited to hear from you!