Camp Counsellor

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Website Brightwood Ranch

Building Lives Worth Living

Our Facility:
We are located on 220 acres of rolling hills one hour west of Edmonton. We offer 6 day overnight camps for children and youth ages 6-17. Activities include archery, riflery, zipline and climbing wall, petting zoo, horsemanship, an escape bus, laser tag, and wide games. We run junior & intermediate camps out of our cabins on the main site and a tipi village and youth development programs for high school youth. All cabins have shower & bathroom facilities.

Job Title: Male/Female Camp Counsellor

Status: Contract Position: ending August 23rd, 2024

Based at : Brightwood Ranch

Reports to : Head Counsellor

Hours of work : 2 Month Paid Position – July and August

Salary : $1200/ Month – Room and Board Included***

Start date : June 24th, 2024

Job Summary:
This position is responsible for the supervision, engagement, program facilitation and spiritual development of a cabin of eight campers. You will be a role model to these kids while participating in many camp activities. See these campers grow as they conquer the climbing wall, learn how to shoot an arrow with safety and precision in archery, experience riding a horse, laugh until your sides hurt during camp improv, and so much more. As much as it is a job, it is a great camp ministry experience for the staff as well!

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervision, care and engagement of a cabin of eight campers
Facilitate a bible study time for cabin
Participation in games, challenges, camp rotations, focus skills, bible times, chapels, and other activities
Behavioral management and de-escalation of campers
Sleep in cabins with campers

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:
Servant leadership attitude
Creative problem solving
Works well with others in a team environment
Fun, high-energy and quick thinking/response time
Passion for working with Children
Able to live on site in community for 2 months (July and August)
Driver’s License is an asset
Good physical health – for wide games, skill building activities and walking distances
Previous camp experience is an asset

Other Requirements:
Being a Christian Organization, we require our employees to agree with and sign the Hope Mission Statement of Faith. (
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada on a full-time basis.
Able to provide Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search
A letter of reference from a ministry or church is an asset
Adherence Hope Mission’s Policies and Procedures

*Every returning staff member receives $200 per month raise. All staff that complete the full 7 weeks of camp and 2 weeks of training receive a $1000 bonus at the end of the summer.

For more information, check out our Summer Staff Information Pamphlet :

To apply for a position, go to our Summer Staff Application Form :

If you have any questions, email us at

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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