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summer team positions
Age 18+ 
or previously completed ignite

Are you interested in a summer spent in northern Ontario, working on a team to help develop, equip and empower Jesus followers? Are you looking to find a meaningful way to serve while also being invested in? Do you want to use your summer to become the best version of yourself while helping others do the same? If this sounds like you, then consider joining the Coldwater Summer Team. 


We are looking for humble, responsibility-hungry and self-aware Jesus followers to join us on our Summer Team. Our team roles involve wilderness program leadership or serving with operations at Camp Norland, our summer home and basecamp. Each Summer Team role is important and contributes to the overall experiences of our participants. 


We work hard to create an environment that will enable all team members to grow while also filling an important leadership role. Accepted Summer Team members can look forward to: 


  • Participating in a wilderness program 

  • Receiving leadership instruction and developing transferable skills 

  • Experiencing a summer in an intentional community 

  • Living in a rustic yet comfortable northern Ontario lakefront camp setting

  • Intentional rhythms of biblical reflection, physical work, mentoring, shared meals and life-giving fun

If you are seeking an opportunity to serve and desire to be sharpened as a leader, consider applying for one of our Summer Team positions.

2023 Summer Team Positions


  • Wilderness Leader Intern (WLI) (May - August)

  • Kitchen Manager (May - August)

  • Operations Team Lead (May - August)

  • Youth Development Coordinator (May - August)

  • Program Assistant (July & August)

  • Videographer (July & August)

  • Kitchen Crew Member (July & August)

  • Facility & Property Crew Member (July & August)

applications closed
Although the roles vary in length and start date, all positions are full-time seasonal paid contracts and include room and board, a Coldwater wilderness experience, and intentional mentoring. Accepted Summer Team members are asked to fundraise a portion of their in-camp expenses. This will allow other people in their lives to join and enable them in this ministry opportunity. We have a process in place and will support you in doing this! If you are unable to commit to a full summer with Coldwater, consider volunteering with us or signing up for a trip instead! Reach out to if you have any questions.
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