Apply for Staff
Thank you for your interest in applying for Summer Staff at Camp Shalom.
Camp Shalom is a great place for you to have:
- Opportunities To Share Your Faith In Christ
- A Place To Grow Spiritually And Socially
- Make A Positive Difference In Other People’s Lives
- Receive Training & Experience In Leadership and Working with Kids and Individuals with Special Needs
- Make Friendships That Can Last A Lifetime
All applicants must be at least 17 years of age by Dec 31, 2020, unless you have completed our DISC program.
All positions are paid. For more information about salaries email Adrian.
If you have any questions see the Frequently Asked Questions below or email Adrian.
God showed me that I can work for Him in all places. I learned to care for others before myself more this week. If I had a choice, I would do it again.
So many heart-warming moments with the guests. Especially Daniel & Brian. Their joy filled my heart & it was a joy to be around them. God encouraged me so much by their lives.
So, this week I had a super independent cabin for special needs week. Three of my campers all came from the same home and they were hilarious. They were always goofing off and playing jokes on each other. While watching them I can appreciate their joy and how God has blessed them.
I had a really great week. I learned about humility and love from the guests. I loved seeing Jay dance and all the good bible tales that Frank could tell me. All in all this was a really great week and I don't think I've laughed this much in one week in a long time.
Special needs weeks are my favourite weeks at camp. Being able to get to know the guests and learn their personalities is a privilege.
This week was a building stone upon Week 1 and working with Special Needs for the first time. I learned so much more about what it takes to support them and not only help them, but that they are no different. The amount you can learn and learn about yourself is the joy of working for them. The amount of humour and need to rely on God was a huge part of my week. I felt the guests showed me how God works in mysterious ways through me and the fellow staff. Another memorable week that will forever be cherished.
Frequently Asked Questions
You must be turning 17 at some point during the current year. Unless you have completed our DISC program or you are a lifeguard. Then you can be turning 16 during the current year.
Our first day of interviews is the middle of February so most of the applications should be in before then but we will continue to accept application until we have a sufficient number of applicants for each position.
Below is a description of all positions. All positions (unless noted to be otherwise) are 10 weeks long.
Program Coordinator (Adventure Camp and Special Needs) (13 week position) – Organizes & implements Adventure Camp and works with the other Program Coordinator to organize and implement Staff Training, Special Needs Camp and The Quest. Is in a significant leadership role over all other summer staff and volunteers.
Program Coordinator (Munchkins and Special Needs) (13 week position) – Organizes and implements Munchkins (grades 1-3), and works with the other Program Coordinator to organize and implement Staff Training, Special Needs Camp and The Quest. Is in a significant leadership role over all other summer staff and volunteers.
SPEC Program Coordinator (11 Week Position) – Organizes and implements Spec Trek, Spec Sports and Spec Arts programs. Is in a significant leadership role over other summer staff and volunteers.
DISC Coordinator – Design and lead a 6 week discipleship program including a one week mission trip. During the weeks not leading DISC will be a cabin counselor.
Sr. Healthcare Coordinator (“Nurse”) – Oversees all aspects of healthcare during camp including medication administration and injuries. Must be a 3rd year nursing student or greater.
Jr. Healthcare Coordinator – Assists the Sr. Healthcare Coordinator in all aspects of healthcare during camp including medication administration and injuries. Must be a minimum of first aid certified.
Head Lifeguard – Current NLS required – Please bring a copy of your Certs with you to the interview.
Lifeguard – Current NLS required – Please bring a copy of your Certs with you to the interview.
Sr. Kitchen Assistant – Works under our Food Service Director and is hands on in preparing meals. (11 weeks)
Media Coordinator – Taking photos and videos of the week at camp and creating a video to go home with the campers each week, doing daily updates to the website, etc.
Special Needs Counselor – Leads a cabin of Special needs guests by doing the daily activities with them and sleeping in the cabin.
Counselor – Leads a cabin of campers or special needs guests by doing the daily activities with them and sleeping in the cabin. Also responsible for leading a daily workshop/interest group on an activity of your choosing.
Worship Counselor – Leads a cabin of campers or special needs guests along with coordinating the musical worship at camp.
Yes, all of our staff live at the camp during the summer. Staff have the weekends off from Friday around 7pm until Sunday at 4pm.
Although we try to be flexible we cannot grant more than a day or so off during the summer. There may be some more flexibility if you have to miss some time at the beginning or end of the summer.
All summer positions, unless otherwise noted on the staff application are 10 weeks long and in 2020 will start on June 22nd with two weeks of staff training and end on August 28th. This will overlap with high school exams. See the next question.
This happens every year and we have created a good system so that you can write your exams and attend as much of staff training as possible. We work with the schools to often write exams early, write exams at the camp, and sometimes you will need time off from camp to write your exams. Please don’t let this discourage you from applying.
All positions are paid. Please email Adrian to get a range that your salary might be. We also offer additional training to increase salary as well as a Countryside Camp Scholarship that you apply for. All of your food and housing is paid for when you live at Camp.
It can’t hurt but it is not required.
No, because we have so many excellent applicants every year no one is guaranteed a position. Please take your application and interview seriously.
Yes, for insurance and liability reasons we require references to be done every year.
Yes you can but it is discouraged. We much prefer an in-person interview but we also know that sometimes it can be impossible if you live really far away. After you submit your application you will be asked to sign up for an interview. During that process you will be able to request an over the phone interview.
The Sr. Healthcare Coordinator (Nurse) must be completing his/her third year of school or greater. There is some flexibility on the qualifications for the Jr. Healthcare coordinator.
Lifeguards are required to have their NLS.
Book a Summer Staff Interview Time not a Kitchen or Maintenance Interview Time.
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