Volunteer Application

Job description

Position: Responsible for one cabin, supervising and interacting with the campers in that cabin each week.

Accountable To: Directing Team.

Level of Screening: Due to the high degree of risk the position poses to vulnerable people, including children and people with disabilities, this position requires a clear criminal records check.


  • Counsel in a cabin.
  • Supervise and interact with campers.
  • Be responsible for your campers.
  • Be a role model for newer counsellors.
  • Perform any other tasks as needed.

to apply

To apply to Volunteer at Golden Lake Camp please email Deanna and Kaitlyn at deanna@goldenlakecamp.ca your resume and cover letter with references, as well as the answers to the following questions:

  1. What weeks are you available? Check the Summer Schedule for dates.
  2. Why do you want to work at camp this summer?
  3. How would you explain your faith in God to a child?
  4. What is significant about summer camp for a child?
  5. What is a challenge you anticipate, and how will you overcome it?

Don’t forget – your application requires 2 references.

Why work at Golden Lake Camp?

Working at Golden Lake Camp means your summer will be filled with games, singing, outdoors, friendship, spiritual growth, and joy! Just a few of the reasons you should consider it are:


Working at camp allows you to be a positive role model in the lives of many children. Joining our team of leaders here at Golden Lake Camp will give you the opportunity to do great, long lasting things. Every member of our staff will have the opportunity to use their own personal gifts and strengths. You can help make the summer a memorable journey for the 500 campers who come each summer!


Besides helping others do the same, working at camp will teach you a lot about yourself. You will experience things that will happen at few other places. Staff devotions and group discussions are some of the structured activities for learning, really Golden Lake Camp is a place for staff to grow as much as the campers.


The experiences gained at GLC will be very valuable in your future. There are countless examples of camp experience helping former staff members land a great job, or helped staff members get into university or college! Consider that even just a few weeks at camp (even just as a counsellor) can allow you to add these points to your resume:

  • Worked with kids ages 8-18 as a leader, and counsellor.
  • Facilitated small group discussions and activities.
  • Ran camp-wide games for up to 70 campers.

On top of all that, the experience gained at camp will give you abilities in other places to be a leader, innovator, and overachiever! You’ll develop relationships with people that can become amazing references for potential employers or university applications.


Each week will get you 40 Volunteer hours, which could help you graduate high school, or even help you receive scholarships or bursaries for college/university!