Our Wilderness Leader Internship (WLI) is an intensive experience in wilderness leadership that will enable you to disciple, equip and empower Christ-like leaders in the wilderness classroom. This internship is designed for mature leaders 19+ who have a desire to make disciples and are willing to place themselves in a context where they will learn, grow and lead. 

In May, you will head out on the Wilderness Leadership Expedition (WLE), our cornerstone wilderness course. Following WLE, you will receive three weeks of Wilderness Instructor Training, followed by two months of "field experience" as an instructor leading our wilderness & adventure programs for youth. Interns will serve as key members of our Summer Team, investing in younger staff and students. You will end the summer as a recognized "Coldwater Wilderness Instructor", potentially leading to future leadership opportunities with Coldwater. 

This internship will allow you to grow and be formed as you prepare to intentionally invest yourself in others. If you are:

  • Interested in leadership development, youth ministry, mentoring, and adventure programming

  • Seeking growth in your character, relationships, spiritual intimacy, and the way you serve

  • Desiring to be sharpened as a leader, refined as an educator, and empowered as a disciple-maker

Then this internship is for you! You will be challenged and encouraged to grow in your relationship with Christ and will learn to intentionally disciple others to do the same. 

All accepted interns must be certified as a Wilderness First Responder prior to heading out on WLE in May. Bronze Cross or NL certifications are also preferred. 


Date: May 19 - September 1, 2020 

Location: Camp Norland in Verner, ON


As a Wilderness Leader Intern, you will:

  • Participate in our Wilderness Leadership Expedition

  • Have significant opportunities to lead

  • Receive wilderness skill instruction

  • Develop a Christ-centred philosophy of leadership

  • Be trained in and practice experiential learning, adventure education, small group development, facilitation, debriefing, program design, 1:1 counselling, and spiritual formation

  • Participate in an intentional Christian community

  • Gain significant experience teaching

  • Receive room and board at Camp Norland from June through August 

  • Receive financial compensation for program leadership in July and August 

If you are interested or have questions, please email 

Looking to obtain Wilderness Advanced First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification? Check out these 2020 courses:

WMA Course Dates:

Canadian Wilderness Medical Training Course Dates:




AgeS 16 +


Service Team is for those who want to spend a summer at camp serving on the frontlines! This is for those who have completed our IGNITE program, an equivalent LIT or discipleship program, or who demonstrate appropriate maturity. Ideal candidates are those who are willing to spend their summer at camp working, serving, investing in relationships, enjoying the benefits of camp life and community, and supporting the overall mission of our ministry. Members will get to work in the kitchen, waterfront, property, help with childcare, and serve during BEDROCK - really wherever you are most interested and wherever there is a need. Outside of serving, you will get to enjoy summer at camp - living on a lake, canoeing to church, and community nights. You will have the opportunity to receive leadership training and mentoring, helping you move further on your growth journey. Service Team is volunteer based, and we are looking for people who are hungry to serve, who are teachable, who have a good and reliable work ethic, who love to make things better and leave them better, and who desire to reflect Jesus to those we serve. If this sounds like you, then come join us on Service Team! Apply now as positions are limited.


Dates: June 27 - September 1, 2020

Location: Camp Norland in Verner, ON