JOIN OUR 2020 SUMMER TEAM

SERVICE TEAM

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

WILDERNESS LEADER INTERN

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 info@coldwatercanada.org. 

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

WMA Course Dates:

https://www.wildmed.com/wilderness-medical-courses/

Canadian Wilderness Medical Training Course Dates: 

https://cwmt.ca/book-now.html?axiom_wp=B64aHR0cHM6Ly93ZWItMTUwZy5ib29rZW8uY29tL2Jvb2tlby9iX2N3bXRjb3Vyc2Vfc3RhcnQuaHRtbD9uY3M9NmU0eGp1dGxqYyZyYWxpYXM9dHJ1ZSZheGlvbWZyYW1lZD10cnVl

Leadership Programs Coordinator

PREREQUISITES/SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES

  • Minimum 18 years old

  • High School Graduate

  • Comfortable leading and speaking in front of groups of people

  • Organizational and leadership skills

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Leadership development is core to our ministry and programs, and our big hope is to see young leaders rooted in Jesus, raising-up and discipling other leaders, serving in local churches, and influencing change in their communities. Some of the greatest change we hope to see this summer is through our high school leadership programs, IGNITE and SPARK. We are looking to hire a mature leader who is passionate about leading, mentoring and discipling high school students through these intensive programs. 

 

The ideal candidate will be excited to lead and teach in small groups, comfortable managing conflict and willing to take initiative in the development of a safe and encouraging environment. This position will be responsible for the day-to-day interactions, support, guidance, debriefs, check-ins and program implementation with either IGNITE or SPARK. This position will have the privilege of walking alongside the students in your assigned program as they uncover important truths about their own life, faith and leadership. 

 

As a valued part of our summer team, this staff will participate in weekly staff meetings, morning thoughts and help with any other duties as required. Coldwater provides room, board and financial compensation for the duration of the contract. We also want to invest in our staff and will provide our foundational two-week Wilderness Leadership Expedition (WLE) trip at the end of May free of charge for the two accepted applicants. The Leadership Programs Coordinator will be equipped through participation in WLI (Wilderness Leader Internship) training for much of June, while also planning for implementation of their assigned program. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead both the IGNITE and SPARK programs

  • Relationally invest in, mentor, and disciple students

  • Plan, develop and refine each program

  • Update and implement program schedule

  • Plan and coordinate leadership training sessions and other program components in order to meet program goals

  • Work with Summer Camp Coordinator to integrate participants into BEDROCK roles; provide leadership during both weeks of BEDROCK

  • Lead weekly check-in and debriefs for each program

  • Facilitate group development initiatives, fostering community in each program 

  • Provide leadership on IGNITE canoe trip

  • Learn through participating in leadership training throughout the summer

  • Help with any other duties as required

DATES & LOCATION

Date: May 19 - September 1, 2020

Location: Camp Norland in Verner, ON

Application Deadline: March 27, 2020

SUMMER CAMP Coordinator

PREREQUISITES/SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES

  • Minimum 18 years old

  • High School Graduate

  • Comfortable leading and speaking in front of groups of people

  • Organizational and leadership skills

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION

The Summer Camp Coordinator is a key leadership position responsible for overseeing a large area of our summer programs and life at camp. This position will include everything from planning, to training, supervising, and mentoring. This individual will provide leadership to our Service Team, BEDROCK program, and community life at camp. We are looking for someone who is able to plan programs, work with and handle multiple details, organize and equip groups of people, come alongside to mentor other staff, integrate volunteers, and disciple others. 

 

As a valued member on our summer team, this staff will participate in weekly staff meetings, morning thoughts and help with any other duties as required. Coldwater provides room, board and financial compensation for the duration of the contract. We also want to invest in our staff and will provide our foundational two-week Wilderness Leadership Expedition (WLE) trip at the end of May free of charge for the two accepted applicants. The Summer Camp Coordinator will be equipped through participation in applicable training during June, while also planning for implementation of their assigned program. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

BEDROCK

  • Coordinate and lead the BEDROCK program

  • Review program goals, ensure programs goals are reflected in an updated program schedule and plan

  • Divide staff, volunteers, IGNITE, and SPARK participants into teams with responsibility over designated areas of the program; resource and equip each team to fulfill their responsibilities 

  • Develop staff training resources; Coordinate and lead BEDROCK specific training schedule

Service Team

  • Oversee Service Team

  • Lead regular team check-ins

  • Serve as a go-between between summer staff and Service Team, coordinating where help is needed

  • Develop Service Team schedule

  • Ensure service team meets all Service Team specific responsibilities

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Camp Life

  • Coordinate regular Community Nights

  • Oversee the camp-wide calendar; communicate weekly schedule with the Summer Team (morning thoughts, programs, L2L sessions, etc)

  • Any other duties as required

DATES & LOCATION

Date: May 19 - September 1, 2020

Location: Camp Norland in Verner, ON

Application Deadline: March 27, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen Manager

PREREQUISITES/SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES

  • Minimum 18 years old

  • High School Graduate

  • Current Ontario Food Handler’s Certificate (or willingness to obtain one prior to start date)

  • Experience working in a kitchen

  • Organized and attentive to detail

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION

At Coldwater, we value living a healthy lifestyle. One way we accomplish this is by providing our staff, volunteers and participants with high quality and nutritious meals. We cater to food allergies and sensitivities and include a selection of well-balanced meals. We enjoy getting creative with homemade specialties such as breads, granola, wood-fired pizza and soups. We are looking for someone who shares in our intentional approach to healthy eating. Our summer basecamp kitchen is in need of an individual who can work well under pressure, communicate clearly,  and is willing to exceed the Ministry of Health standards in the Kitchen. 

 

This position includes an important leadership component through teaching, guiding and directing Service Team and IGNITE members as well as other staff, volunteers and occasionally participants. We are looking for someone who is passionate about creating an atmosphere of encouragement, fun and positivity; someone who is willing to solve problems, improve our systems and enjoys taking initiative. As a valued part of the team, this staff will participate in weekly staff meetings, morning thoughts and help with any other duties as required. 

 

Coldwater provides room, board and financial compensation for the duration of the contract. We want to invest in our staff and will provide our foundational two-week Wilderness Leadership Expedition (WLE) at the end of May free of charge for the accepted applicant.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee all food preparations, serving of meals, and cleanup

  • Provide supervision and direction for staff and volunteers in kitchen and dining hall

  • Train all kitchen workers with safe food handling and additional cooking skills

  • Create a bi-weekly menu and kitchen work schedule

  • Assist the Business Manager in all food ordering and purchasing

  • Develop a schedule ensuring you or an assistant is present at every meal and kitchen cleanup to supervise and assist

  • Be responsible for kitchen laundry → collect, wash, dry, put away

  • Provide alternative meal options for those with special needs or dietary restrictions; post dietary restrictions and food allergies weekly in the kitchen

  • Organize a weekly deep clean of entire kitchen and dining hall facilities 

  • Ensure dining hall is set up properly for all meals

  • Perform a daily water test in both camp kitchens; record on the designated sheet

  • Maintain the Coldwater recipe book and update as needed

DATES & LOCATION

Date: May 19 - September 3, 2020

Location: Camp Norland in Verner, ON

Application Deadline: March 27, 2020

*This position is in partnership with Camp Norland 

Property Manager

PREREQUISITES/SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES

  • Minimum 18 years old

  • High School Graduate

  • Valid driver's license

  • Maintenance, construction and groundskeeping experience preferred

  • Chainsaw license preferred

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION

We are blessed with the use of a beautiful and well-used basecamp on the Camp Norland property in Verner, ON. We seek to create an atmosphere that is inviting, clean, safe, organized, and well cared for, and we are looking for someone who can share in this goal. 

 

One of our core values is to ‘make it better.’ We need an individual who is willing to constantly look for ways to make our basecamp better and be excited to take initiative in this role. This position focuses on the care and maintenance of the property and its buildings, and the accepted applicant will have the skills to get the job done. We are seeking someone who is willing to work hard, be attentive to detail and who loves to serve. Not only does this role require hands-on skills but also the ability to guide and work well with others. We are looking for someone who is able to organize and equip both volunteers, IGNITE and Service Team members for work days and additional projects. As a valued part of the team, this staff will participate in weekly staff meetings, morning thoughts and will help with any other duties as required. 

 

Coldwater provides room, board and financial compensation for the duration of the contract. We want to invest in our staff and provide our foundational two-week Wilderness Leadership Expedition (WLE) trip at the end of May free of charge for the accepted applicant. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the camp property and buildings to ensure the camp is kept safe, clean, presentable and welcoming

  • Responsible for maintaining the grounds, equipment, tools, etc.

  • Develop a maintenance and cleaning schedule, including both the grounds and the buildings

  • Include other staff and volunteers into the schedule as they are available

  • Train, schedule, and supervise other staff in regards to camp cleaning and property upkeep (grass mowing, trimming, wood splitting, etc)

  • Manage garbage and recycling collection

  • Coordinate and oversee building projects as necessary

  • Oversee maintenance yard and ensure the yard is kept in safe working condition

  • Regularly inspect camp vehicle and trailers

  • Perform a daily water test in both camp kitchens; record on the designated sheet

  • Serve as a mentor for Summer Team members

  • Help with any other duties as required

DATES & LOCATION

Date: May 19- September 1, 2020

Location: Camp Norland in Verner, ON

Application Deadline: March 27, 2020

*This position is in partnership with Camp Norland 

Waterfront Manager

PREREQUISITES/SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES

  • Minimum 18 years old 

  • High School Graduate

  • Current National Lifeguard certification

  • Current Standard First Aid & CPR certification

  • Current Waterfront Lifeguard Instructor certification

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION

The Coldwater basecamp is located on a beautiful northern Ontario lake. We have the pleasure of enjoying a beach waterfront while swimming, having a sauna, or simply relaxing in the sun. The waterfront is often a highlight for our participants with lots of fun activities and new experiences. We take an all-encompassing approach to safety at our basecamp and conduct swim tests, canoe lessons, camp searches and First-Aid training for all staff. 

 

We are looking for an individual who is willing to embrace both the responsibility of overseeing risk at the waterfront as well as creating a fun and encouraging atmosphere. The Waterfront Manager will ensure that the site, resources, and procedures meet or exceed the Ministry of Health guidelines for camps and will keep the Director informed of all waterfront injuries or infractions. The ideal candidate will take initiative in this role, communicate clearly and effectively, and be willing to engage with other staff and participants.

 

As a valued part of the team, this staff will participate in weekly staff meetings, other camp rhythms and will help with any other duties as required. Coldwater provides room, board and financial compensation for the duration of the contract. We also want to invest in our staff and provide our foundational two-week Wilderness Leadership Expedition (WLE) at the end of May free of charge for the accepted applicant. 

 

Since the nature of our programs involve both times when the waterfront is busy (during BEDROCK, before and after trips, etc) and times when the waterfront is not (when trips are out), the ideal applicant will be willing to take on responsibility in another area of our summer operations, where you will also spend a significant amount of time during the summer. This other area of responsibility will be decided based on the individual hired as our Waterfront Manager, specifically their skills, interests in light of other Coldwater needs. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee all waterfront activities for participants, staff, and volunteers

  • Train and supervise the lifeguarding team

  • Ensure general safety at the waterfront and manage all lifeguarding emergencies 

  • Coordinate necessary lifeguarding schedules with other senior staff

  • Ensure that the waterfront site, resources, and lifeguarding procedures meet or exceed the Ministry of Health’s waterfront guidelines for camps

  • Coordinate any special lifeguarding measures needed for swimmers with disabilities

  • Clean and maintain the waterfront area

  • Implement the camp’s tag board and buddy system

  • Coordinate camp lifesaving and swimming lessons as necessary

  • Respond immediately to any emergency/injury that occurs in the waterfront area

  • Responsible to report all waterfront injuries and infractions to the Director

  • Any other duties as required

DATES & LOCATION

Date: Start date TBD - September 1, 2020

Location: Camp Norland in Verner, ON

Application Deadline: March 27, 2020

*This position is in partnership with Camp Norland 

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