STAFF OPPORTUNITIES AT CAMP BOB

Summer 2017: To change and inspire children’s hearts through encountering God by the testimony of who Jesus is in us.

Campfire Ministries is committed to providing staff for Camp Bob who are committed to excellence and in caring for campers.

Within an environment of fun and excitement, we teach positive Christian values, healthy lifestyle choices and life skills through group participation, skits, firesides, music, devotional times and one-on-one interaction.

We are committed to providing an awesome experience for campers within an atmosphere that is safe physically, emotionally and spiritually, non-threatening and full of fun. Camper / staff interaction is essential to any great camp experience.

We live within a culture of honour and respect, valuing each one for who they are, and the value each one holds in the eyes and heart of a God who loves them.

General Ministry Qualifications

    • To prefer campers and other staff above yourself
    • A committed Christian growing in your personal faith walk with Jesus Christ
    • Where Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Faithfulness & Self-control are part of your life (Galatians 5:22-23)
    • Strong sense of calling by God to camping ministry
    • Willingness to demonstrate a servant heart and attitude toward meeting the needs of campers and the camp program through a genuine love for children & youth
    • Team player … willing to go above and beyond for the sake of the team

Summer Staff Financial Information

Campfire Ministries is a financially faith-based ministry and most staff, including the Executive Directors, presently raise their own financial support. We are sorry we cannot pay salaries for many of the summer staff positions. We rely heavily on volunteers and the passion they have toward camp ministry to be a part of this amazing opportunity to effect change in a world desperately crying out for hope.

We know it is difficult for College and University students to commit to a summer of service without guaranteed remuneration, and we cannot compete on a financial level with the opportunities provided in the work force. We do believe that if God calls you to serve in camp ministry, He will also provide what you need.  It may not look like what you expect, but He is faithful to look after those He calls into ministry.

Upon request, we will make available to you a Campfire Ministries letter that you can distribute to your church, friends, and family outlining your summer ministry involvement and seeking financial support on your behalf.

To access Staff Application forms please go to >Forms & Applications

Summer Staff Training

(June 26 – June 30, 2017)

All staff are expected to put every effort into attending one week of basic training in preparation for July and August’s camps. Sessions include instruction on leading tent devotions and firesides, camp counselling, teaching crafts and activities, camp standards, policies, procedures, and orientation with the camp’s facilities and surroundings. This time of training and growing together is important preparation. It develops team spirit and confidence as we head into two months of self-giving service, expressing Christ’s love to campers.

Summer Staff Positions at Camp Bob

ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR –  Filled for 2017
To assist the Program Director in planning, organizing, coordinating and leading the summer program. Responsible to the Executive Director and the Program Director

CLT DIRECTORSCLT A – Filled for 2017 / CLT B – Filled for 2017
Implement our Campfire Leadership Training (CLT) program for young people aged 14 – 17 including caring, mentoring and discipling of CLTs. This person or couple must be well organized and able to lead a group of young people in Christian life discipleship, leadership development, team building, servant attitude development, service opportunities & projects as well as interaction & assistance with Camp Bob programs & activities. Preference will be given to applicants aged 25 or older. Responsible to the Executive Director.

CLT ASSISTANT DIRECTORS – 1 female / 1 maleFilled for 2017
To assist the CLT Directors in implementing the CLT program. These individuals should be at least 19 years of age. Duties will involve sleeping in the tents with the CLT participants, providing leadership and counselling as designated by the Directors.

ROCK CLIMBING DIRECTOR – Filled for 2017
Lead Climbing Instructor / Rock Zone Coordinator. Give instruction to CLT’s & Staff in safe climbing / rappelling practices. Help with set up / break down / supervision of rock climbing and rappelling. Train / mentor CLT’s in all parts of rock climbing / rappelling program. Daily / weekly inspections / record keeping of sites and equipment. General maintenance of rock climbing site. Wililngness to participate in other leadership / activities as needed. Lead climbing experience an asset. Rock rescue experience an asset. Ability to build safe anchors on rocks / trees in any formation. Give additional instruction to CLT’s / Staff in canoeing / kayaking, archery, orienteering, etc. Coordinate team building initiatives with CLT Directors. Responsible to the Executive Director

ASSISTANT ROCK CLIMBING DIRECTOR Filled for 2017
Assist the Rock Climbing Director in all activities in the Rock Climbing / Rappelling zone. Responsible to the Rock Climbing Director

PROGRAM STAFF LEADER – 19+ years old – 1 male / 1 femaleFilled for 2017
To provide leadership, direction and supervision of Program Staff who are supporting Adventure Camp programs in various ways – including, but not limited to – kitchen help, dishwashing, general maintenance, work projects, assisting with rock climbing, archery, sailing, waterfront, etc.

COUNSELLORS/TENT LEADERS17+ years old – 3 male / 3 female– Filled for 2017
A tent leader will be responsible for a group of 6 – 8 campers, providing spiritual, physical, emotional and social leadership. Your goal is to ensure health, safety and acceptance of each camper in his/her cabin group; lead devotions, create one-on-one times to invite campers to faith in Christ and to disciple them in their faith; plan activities with tent group and lead or assist in instructing an activity skill. Your desire should be to live like Christ and seek to demonstrate that to campers and staff. You will also participate in the general operation and planning of the camp program. You will be leading your campers in meal preparation. The Tent Leader is responsible to the Head Counsellor.

PROGRAM STAFF 16+ years old Filled for 2017
Program Staff will support Adventure Camp programs in various ways – including, but not limited to – kitchen help, dishwashing, general maintenance, work projects, assisting with rock climbing, archery, sailing, waterfront, etc.  Jr. Tent Leaders will be selected from the pool of Program Staff on a weekly basis as needed. Cost: $420 (including GST) includes FREE registration as Stamper for Youth Camp. Separate Youth Camp registration form required. Dates needed – June 26 – August 11. Priority given to applicants with 3 week minimum or longer time commitment.

HEAD COOKFilled for 2017
On-site cook, responsible to cook meals for campers and staff. Will portion out food to tent groups, who at times cook for themselves as a group. Will also work with and supervise CLT participants who help with food preparation, serving and clean up. Must be Food-safe certified. Previous experience cooking for large groups preferred.

ASSISTANT COOK1 for the summerFilled for 2017
To assist the cook in the preparation, cooking and serving of food. Will also help with clean up.

VOLUNTEER COOKS – 1/week Filled for 2017
Help Head Cook and Assistant Cook with food preparation, serving and clean up.

LIFEGUARD(Lead Guard 19+ yrs) Filled for 2017
Responsible for waterfront safety as well as being involved in the overall camp program. This position requires Bronze Cross or NLS certification (preferred). The Lifeguard will also help with other camp activities that don’t inhibit their required guarding times. The lifeguard is responsible to the Executive Director.

PHOTOGRAPHERFilled for 2017
We are looking for someone who has an interest and talent in photography to capture the flavor and excitement of a summer at camp.

CAMP NURSESFilled for 2017
Qualified nurses willing to donate 1 week of the summer (or more!) to stay at camp and help with medical needs as they arise, dispensing medication, monitoring the health and well-being of staff and campers

MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEERFilled for 2017
An individual(s) with an interest in helping with hands-on work relating to camp maintenance including garbage collection and twice/week removal, generator maintenance, boat maintenance and refueling and maintaining the camp water system. An eye for detail in keeping camp operations running smoothly. The ability to coordinate and direct a team of CLT’s in various projects. Responsible to the Executive Director.

WEEKEND COOKSFilled for 2017
Volunteers willing to come to camp from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon to cook and provide meals for staff and CLT’s including Friday supper through Sunday lunch. This gives our Head Cook and staff an opportunity for a much needed rest.

LAUNDRY COORDINATOR & VOLUNTEERSCoordinator filled for 2017  / Weekly Volunteers Needed for 2017
Volunteers willing to pick up staff laundry once/week, take it to a laundromat, launder and return it to camp.

PRAYER WARRIORSNeeded – no limit to number or age!
We need people to commit themselves to praying for the camp this summer. Pray for safety, strength, unity and that God’s spirit would have free reign this summer and that many campers would come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour.