Christian Summer Camp Staff for Underprivileged Kids Camps

Date posted: 11/28/2017
Closing date: 6/13/2018
Number of positions: 50
Location: Evansburg or Calgary, AB
Length: full-time

Description / duties:
Hope Mission Operates 2 Christian Summer camps which provide a summer camp experience for kids from single parent, foster and group homes.

Brightwood Ranch
220 acres of rolling hills located one hour west of Edmonton, Alberta. We operate programs for youth ages 6-17 through 6 day resident and outtripping camps. Our mainsite focuses on building relationships with kids through dinner cook outs, overnight campouts, cabin group campfires and other small group activities. Brightwood runs in-house leveled horse camps for one, two, four and eight weeks. These include personal knowledge and riding skills, teaching young kids to ride, day riding trips and a week-long trip to ride in the mountains. We also run youth development programs for one, two, four and eight weeks. These include personal development, learning about and teaching youth, and an outdoor educational component (tubing down the river, lake and river canoe trips, camping, and hiking in the mountains).

Camp Hope
104 acres located 20 minutes west of Calgary, Alberta along the Elbow River. We operate 8 weeks for youth ages 6-15 through 6 day resident camps. Children sleep in Tipis and focus on building relationships, outdoor activities, and wilderness skills. We also run a Leadership Development Program for one, two or four weeks. This includes personal development, skill development, servant leadership, learning about and teaching kids and youth, and outdoor education which includes some off-site trips to hike in the mountains.

Our Vision
Hope Mission has a vision that men, women, youth and children who come to our doors would come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour. This vision can be fulfilled only if all staff are diligent in serving, strengthening and uplifting people in the name of Jesus Christ.

Camp Activities Include:
Horseback riding, archery, climbing wall, low ropes course, zip line, riflery, drama, crafts, petting zoo, wilderness skills, Bible studies, chapels, games and much more.

Summer Positions
4 Month Positions: program directors, unit leaders (oversee different camps’ program and staff), head wrangler, horse camp instructor, youth development program leaders, wrangler training program leader, secretary, maintenance, head cook, and assistant cook.
2 Month Positions (July and August): counsellors, nurses, kitchen helpers, male and female unit leaders, wranglers, climbing wall instructor, dining hall hostess and out camp food coordinator. Some people hired for these positions may be able to serve in May and June as resource staff.
We also look for people willing to come for part of the summer as well.

Start Date
May 1 or June 20, 2018 (depending on position) until August 24, 2018.

Monthly Wage
$1000-$2000/month plus room and board and possibly the ability to raise additional funds through church, friends and family.

For additional information about positions, salary and how our camp runs, please visit and check out the Staff Information Page.

Please send:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter stating why you would like to work in a Christian Ministry

To: People and Culture, Hope Mission

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

Contact Details:
Human Resources
Hope Mission
9908 106 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB
T5J 2L8
Fax: 780-453-1455

Contact Brent Ankrom for questions about the camps and position descriptions at

Committed Christian
Love for underprivileged kids
Enjoyment of the outdoors

Contact information

Hope Mission Summer Camps
Box 277 Evansburg, AB T0E 0T0

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