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Summer Positions for Underprivileged Kids Camps

Summer Positions for Underprivileged Kids Camps

Company: Hope Mission – Summer Camps

Type: Full-Time Summer Term Position

Hope Mission is an interdenominational Christian inner city rescue mission in Edmonton, Alberta.  Hope mission exists to serve, strengthen, and uplift men, women, youth, and children through the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ.

Hope Mission Summer Camps exist to provide a summer camp experience for children from single parent, foster, and group homes.  We run on a pay-what-you-can registration fee and provide bus transportation from Edmonton and Calgary to our camps in order to reduce financial and transportation barriers for the families we serve.  

Hope Mission Summer Camps are focused on developing camper-staff relationships.  Campers spend the day in their cabin groups. Cookouts, cabin group activities, meals, Bible studies and devotions, and special activities all help to provide opportunities to have an impact on the campers that are with you for the week.  

Hope Mission Summer Camps run at two sites:

Brightwood Ranch

220 acres of rolling hills located one hour west of Edmonton, Alberta.  We offer 6 day overnight camps for children and youth ages 6-17. We run junior and intermediate camps out of our cabins on the mainsite, a tipi village, and youth development programs for high school youth.  All cabins have shower and bathroom facilities.  

Camp Hope

100 acres of forest located 20 minutes west of Calgary, Alberta along the Elbow River.  We offer 6 day overnight camps for children and youth ages 6-15. The camp is rustic with campers staying in tipis.  Junior and intermediate camps are offered as well as a youth development program for youth ages 13-15.  

Camp Activities Include:

Horseback riding, archery, climbing wall, low ropes course, zip line, riflery, drama, crafts, petting zoo, wilderness skills, Bible studies, chapels, games and much more.  

Summer Positions

4 Month Positions:  Assistant Director, program leads (oversee camp program development and implementation), unit leaders (provide support for camp staff and campers who require extra support), head wrangler, youth development program lead, secretary, maintenance, head cook, and assistant cook.

2 Month Positions (July and August): Cabin leaders, nurses, kitchen helpers, wranglers, climbing wall instructor, activity instructors, and dining hall host.   Some people hired for these positions may be able to serve in May and June.  


Hope Mission is a Christian organization and we require our employees to be in agreement and sign the Hope Mission Statement of Faith

Love for underprivileged kids

Enjoyment of the outdoors

Start Date

May 4 or June 15, 2020 (depending on position) until August 21, 2020.

Monthly Stipend

International volunteers receive a $1000CAD/month stipend.  Additionally, all volunteers will receive room and board during their time at camp.  

For additional information about positions and how our camp runs, please visit and check out the Staff/Volunteer Information Package.

Apply Online


Go To: and click on the 2020 staff/volunteer application form.  

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Antonia DeBoer for questions about the camps and position descriptions at


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