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) this summer. 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?”
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.
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, Dance, **Swim Instructors** ALSO: We welcome people interested in being part of our worship band!
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.
Applicants for this position should be a Registered Nurse, a Nursing Assistant or 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. Independence and diligence are important qualities for the camp nurse, as well, organization is a must.
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.
Maintenance assistants work together with our Maintenance coordinator to ensure 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 Director 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.
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-assured leaders, they must also be knowledgeable and confident in child behavior management.
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.