Ministry Team

Join our northern Manitoba summer camp staff ministry team!

Interested in changing lives?  If so, why not join our northern Manitoba summer camp staff ministry team? We are looking for dedicated team members to invest in lives bringing Jesus’ love and hope!  In doing so, you will leave a changed person too!

Simonhouse Bible Camp is located in northern Manitoba in the Grass River Provincial Park. As such, it is in a perfect location for a fun summer camp experience!  Our site is a great combination of wilderness setting and modern convenience. For example, we are completely off-grid utilizing a windmill, solar, and diesel generators for power.  In addition, we treat our own water both in and out.  However, we also have fantastic modern facilities with cell service, internet access, and showers!  

We are located in the center of a number of towns all about 1 hour drive away.  Consequently we are able to reach many children, youth and families with the love of Jesus.  Of course, we get kids that travel much further as well, even from some communities only accessible by ice roads in the winter and train or plane in the summer.  Would you help us reach those who may never hear of Jesus Christ?

So, if you love Jesus and want to share His love and teachings with others, please consider joining our northern Manitoba summer camp staff ministry team!

northern Manitoba summer camp staff leading other staff in some fun games
Senior Leadership Staff
12 & 16 week positions
Program Director, Assistant Program Director, Leader-In-Training Director, Administrative Assistant
northern Manitoba summer camp staff having fun with paint
Cabin Leaders
6.5 week positions
northern Manitoba summer camp staff cliff jumping
Leader-In-Training Program
6.5 week program
northern Manitoba summer camp staff lifeguards practice in the lake
Nurses & Lifeguards
1 or more week positions
Licensed nurses and NLS Lifeguards are needed for all our programs
Volunteer cooks smile after serving up a meal
Cooks & Kitchen Helpers
1 or more week positions
a volunteer mechanic works on a diesel generator
Maintenance Volunteers
1 or more week positions
volunteers build a new chapel deck
Construction Volunteers
1 or more week positions

Positions Needed:

Each year we require a number of positions to help us run our programs.  Below is the list of positions we need filled.  So please review them and don’t hesitate contacting us with any questions.

Senior Leadership Team

Administrative

TIMEFRAME: 16 weeks from end of April/beginning of May through mid-August

DESCRIPTION: The Administrative Assistant (AA) assists the Executive Director as part of the Senior Staff leadership team.  Their responsibilities include processing camper registrations, donations and general office help.  In addition, the Administrative Assistant helps lead a staff Bible study group and participates in the program where needed.  This is an excellent role for someone administratively minded, organized, and proficient with various computer software.  The applicant must be able to work independently, have excellent, professional, communication skills. 

Program

TIMEFRAME: 16 weeks from end of April/beginning of May through mid-August

DESCRIPTION: The Program Director (PD) is responsible to plan, and run, all aspects of the program.  This includes planning the schedule, the games, and leading the other staff.  Furthermore, in the spring the Program Director helps with promotion of camp at various trade shows.  In addition to the trade shows, other possible ministry opportunities may come up. The Program Director helps lead a staff Bible study group in the summer.  Being a senior leadership position the applicant should have previous camp experience and be able to work independently. 

TIMEFRAME: 12 weeks from end of May/beginning of June through mid-August

DESCRIPTION: The Assistant Program Director (APD) assists the Program Director to plan, and run, all aspects of the program.  This includes planning the schedule, the games, and leading the other staff.  Furthermore, in the spring the APD helps with promotion of the camp at various trade shows.  In addition to the trade shows, other possible promotion and ministry opportunities may come up. The APD helps lead a staff Bible study group in the summer.  The applicant should have previous camp experience and be able to work independently. and be able to work independently. 

TIMEFRAME: 12 weeks from end of May/beginning of June through mid-August

DESCRIPTION: The Leader-In-Training Director (LITD) is responsible to lead our Leader-In-Training program.  As such, duties include creating the program and lessons as well as teaching and mentoring these young leaders.  The LIT program is a combination of camp leadership skills and personal discipleship. 

Cabin Team

TIMEFRAME: 6.5 weeks from first week of July through mid-August

DESCRIPTION: The Cabin Leaders are responsible for a cabin group up to 8 kids and are assisted by a LIT.  Duties include caring for campers and teaching the provided Bible X (Bible Exploration) devotionals.  In addition Cabin Leaders lead activities and participate with campers in games and other activities.  As such, it is a busy role, but also very rewarding.  Help us invest in lives and share the love of Jesus with kids!

TIMEFRAME: 6.5 weeks from first week of July through mid-August

DESCRIPTION: The Leader-In-Training Program is an excellent program for youth wanting to work at camp.  In addition to camp skills, LIT’s will develop their leadership skills.  The program consists of two main ingredients:

  1. Camp leadership skills – such as leading campers, working with behavioral issues, leading cabin discussions and Bible studies.
  2. Personal Discipleship/Growth – before being able to minister well to others, we must understand our own relationship with Jesus and continue to grow in it.  Through this program you will be challenged to see your walk with Jesus as an ongoing journey towards him.

LIT’s work with a Cabin Leader while assisting in cabin and camp life.  While doing so, they are overseen by the Leader-In-Training Director who runs the program.  In addition the LIT Director provides practical mentoring to the LIT’s offering guidance and support along the way.

This is an excellent program to take if you are 15 years or older and interested in working at camp more in the future.

Medical Team

TIMEFRAME: 1 week or more July through mid-August

DESCRIPTION: Health & Safety are our number one priority!  As such we have a well stocked First Aid Centre and strive to provide the absolute best care we can.  In addition, we require a nurse or EMR (or higher) licensed individual for each of our sessions.  Their duties include administering prescription and non-prescription medications that campers come with.  Furthermore, first aid needs to be given to those campers (and staff) who get bumps, scrapes and bruises.  This position is a great way to serve!

QUALIFICATIONS: Nurses must have a current nursing license and be in good standing with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (or similar) and hold a current CPR certification.  Medics must be in good standing with the College of Paramedics of Manitoba (or similar) and hold a current CPR certification.

TIMEFRAME: 6.5 weeks from first week of July through mid-August

DESCRIPTION: As we are on a beautiful lake, we have a lot of water activities!  Therefore, safety is our top priority!  As such, we are in need of Lifeguards to help keep our waterfront safe and ensure an enjoyable lake experience.  Their duties include actively supervising swimmers, keeping an eye on the groups of paddleboards, and canoes, etc.  In addition lifeguards need to make sure waterfront area is kept in a clean, safe condition.  

Often, lifeguards work as Cabin Leaders as well and then lifeguard instead of leading another activity.  In doing both, you get a very fun and rounded camp experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 17, hold a valid National Lifeguard Certification along with a CPR-C certification.  In addition, lifeguarding experience (especially lake) is preferred.

Support Team

TIMEFRAME: 1 week or more July through mid-August

DESCRIPTION: The meals at Simonhouse are known to be fantastic!  We are thankful for our Food Services Coordinator who heads up the kitchen, but also need a number of people to assist with food preparation.  Certainly, it is a great way to serve and minister as we provide healthy, tasty meals to the campers and staff.

TIMEFRAME: 1 week or more July through mid-August

DESCRIPTION: This is a good position for someone wanting to work at camp for the first time to see what camp life is like.  Their duties include assisting in the kitchen, doing dishes, setting tables, cleaning bathrooms, etc.   Under the leadership of the Leader-In-Training Director, Work Crew members also participate in daily devotionals and camp activities when the schedule allows.

TIMEFRAME: 1 week or more July through mid-August

DESCRIPTION: From cabins to docks to generators, to lawn mowers we have a lot of site and equipment to maintain!  Help with minor construction repairs, painting, and brush clearing is always needed.  Therefore, we can always use a helping hand with these, and many other tasks.

Honorarium’s are available for many of our positions.  If you are attending post-secondary education in the fall, you may be eligible for our Extra Wages Program which can be a significant help financially.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate contacting us.

Hear the experiences from some past northern Manitoba summer camp staff team members!

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