At the Scott Mission we believe that all kids deserve a holiday at summer camp, no matter what the financial restraints of their families. It allows kids to develop friendships with other campers and counsellors in a positive, caring environment where the love of Christ is demonstrated through words and actions.
We are excited that you are interested in applying to work at Scott Mission Camp (SMC) in 2023. SMC is unique and there is no better place for a young Christian to spend a summer! The relationships you build and the memories you create will stay with you for the rest of your life. The daily challenges you face will build character and the overall camp experience will draw you closer to God as you depend on Him for guidance and strength.
It’s been said many times that “SMC is the place to be!” This is true because of the amazing campers that we get to serve, but also because of our awesome and dedicated staff team. At SMC, we’re always looking for a selfless, fun-filled and passionate, Christ centered staff. You may be wondering, “Will I even qualify to work at camp?”
Well, as a starting point, there are three criteria that all of our staff must meet. First, you are a passionate Christian who desires to openly share the love of God with our campers. Secondly, you enjoy working with children and want to bring your best to help each camper have a blast during their short time at camp. And finally, you love the outdoors and are ready to step up to the daily demands of a residential camp program.
If you feel that you meet these criteria, why not begin the application process? Start by completing an online new staff application form and identify three people that can complete reference forms for you. Once we have your application, we will reach out to you if we would like to set up an interview. Interviews for new staff will begin in February 2023.
We look forward to receiving your application!
Scott Mission Camp
Our staff are normally students, but this is not a necessity. We employ around 45 people over the summer. The people we hire must be serious about serving God and serious about providing an amazing camp experience for our campers. Staff should be ready to experience new things — anything from camping outdoors to learning a new dance from campers! We are looking to hire people who are ready for the adventure that summer camp provides for both campers and staff.
All potential staff must go through a strict screening process to ensure the safety of our campers. All staff must produce references from previous employers and must complete Police Reference Checks from their local police department. Please read our entire Staff Security Clearance Process.
Maintenance assistants work together with our Maintenance Coordinator to ensure the kids have a safe, well functioning, beautiful camp property to enjoy during their time at camp. Whether it’s helping to cut the grass, cleaning, making general repairs or working on special projects with our Maintenance Coordinator, every task is important to the overall wellbeing of camp!
Program Assistants help the Program and Ministry Coordinator implement the daily camp schedule. This may include: game set-up and leadership, planning rainy-day program, special events and campfire. These positions will also be called upon as Counsellor support, as required.
The Kitchen Assistants work with the cooks to prepare, serve and clean up after the meals at camp. Kitchen Assistants must be willing to wash and dry dishes, set tables, and have basic knowledge of food preparation. They should be able to work well with others and follow instructions from their supervisor.
Counsellors work in pairs to care for the eight children in their cabin. This is a 24-hour a day position which demands a high level of energy and stamina. It also requires patience and enthusiasm. Counsellors are responsible for helping with activities at camp, general activity planning for their cabin and leading devotions or short Bible lessons with their cabin. We are also looking for Counsellors who would be able to lead our morning activities: Canoeing, Archery, Sports, Drama, Nature and Dance ALSO: We welcome people interested in being part of our worship band!
This position, in addition to the requirements for Counsellor (above), requires experience and comfort working with Youth (ages 14-16). The Youth Counsellor positions are only for our one week “Youth Week” which runs in late July. Please contact us for questions about this position or to express interest in serving this week.
Section Heads support, mentor, and assist Counsellors in their direct role with campers. They may be asked to lead an activity or Bible Lesson, as required. Section Heads must be mature and self-confident leaders. They must also be knowledgeable and confident in child behavior management.
Applicants for this position should be a Registered Nurse, a Nursing Assistant or a Practical Nurse. The nurse must be able to give routine and emergency care with confidence. In addition, an understanding of general physical and emotional health issues, especially with children, is necessary. Independance, diligence and organization are also important qualities for the camp nurse to possess.
These positions require experience in cooking for large groups and for children. In addition the cooks are responsible for the Kitchen Assistants and should be able to motivate and supervise. They should be organized and efficient, and have knowledge of nutrition, health and safety standards.
To apply, simply fill out our online application form. Once we receive your completed application, if we decide we would like to do an interview with you, we will contact you. Interviews take place in between February and May. Apply early to avoid disappointment!
Going to college and university is expensive…plain and simple. Scott Mission Camp understands your need to earn money in the summer. It is for this reason that we offer everyone on our staff team a competitive salary. The entry-level salary for a first year counselor is $300 per week . Returning counselors and program staff positions range from $300-350 per week. Working at Scott Mission Camp is an amazing opportunity to earn money for school while still having tons of fun at camp! In addition to your salary, you will have the opportunity to have Bronze Cross and NLS certification paid for after you are hired. All staff also complete a mandatory one-week training program before our campers arrive. This is a great opportunity to gain new skills and develop your personal talents.
Our minimum age for counselling and program staff is 17 years. Preference is given to those 18 and older. Our minimum age for kitchen staff is 16.
Each session begins on Monday morning and ends on Saturday morning. SMC is an overnight residential camp so you will be up at camp for the entire week. You will be off duty for the time between sessions and you will also receive one afternoon and evening off during the working week. In addition to the mandatory Pre-Camp training week, camp runs from late June to late August.
Our camp is located on a beautiful 100 acre property in Caledon, Ontario
At the Scott Mission we believe that all kids deserve a holiday at summer camp, no matter what the financial restraints of their families. Attending the Scott Mission Camp is a unique experience. It offers kids an opportunity to get out of the city and enjoy fun, creative activities. It also allows kids to develop friendships with other campers and counsellors in a positive, caring environment where the love of Christ is demonstrated through words and actions.
Once we receive your completed application, we will contact you if we'd like to set up and interview with you (only those selected for an interview will be contacted). Apply early to avoid disappointment!