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Summer Positions for Underprivileged Kids Camps
Hope Mission Summer Camps
Calgary area, Edmonton area
more than 8 hours per week
closes in 33 days (Fri, 1 May)

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.  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. 


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. 


Summer Positions

4 Month Positions (May to August):  maintenance

2 Month Positions (July and August): cabin leaders, 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 team members to be in agreement and sign the Hope Mission Statement of Faith (com/about-us/values/)
  • Hope Mission Summer Camps serve children and youth – the vulnerable sector; as such we require our team members to submit a Vulnerable Sector Check plus a Child Intervention Record Check
  • Our team members must express an unconditional love for underprivileged kids, demonstrating acceptance and care regardless of the situation
  • Our team members must have an eager willingness to participate in all camp activities
  • Our team members should enjoy the outdoors because they will be spending a majority of the time outside, even in rainy and cold conditions
  • Our team members should possess a level of maturity to know when it’s okay to have fun and when it’s time to set appropriate boundaries and expectations


Start Date

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


Monthly Honorarium

All team members will receive room and board during their time at camp. 

Team members who commit to a minimum of 1 month will receive an honorarium of $1000/month and also have the opportunity to raise an additional $1000/month through the support of your friends, family, and church. 


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


Contact us for questions about the camps and position descriptions at .

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