Serving With Us"
Our love of God can be expressed through our love and support of others.
IAWAH seeks staff with effective communication, planning and group management skills. They are organized, creative, responsible and self-directed.
Staff are encouraged to pursue growth opportunities – IAWAH is committed to assist staff in acquiring necessary training, building a flexible, talented and highly skilled staff team.
Check out our 2017 Seasonal Staff Guide for more information about seasonal staff at IAWAH (available soon).
Spring is experiential, hands-on outdoor education at its best. Staff members spend their time serving school and retreat groups, leading a variety of outdoor activities and team building experiences.
- Outdoor Skills: archery, orienteering, canoeing, fire building, shelters, hiking, pond study.
- Adventure: team challenge/low ropes, and climbing wall.
- Swimming and Games: free swim, icebreakers, wide games and survival game.
Foodservice and housekeeping comprise a portion of the weekly schedule. Certification in NLS or Challenge Course is an asset. Standard First Aid with CPR "C" is required. Preference is given to those who have been accepted to Summer Staff as well particularly—though not limited to—YDLP and Camping leadership staff positions.
Available Positions: 6-8 for May and June. 2-4 more beginning in June.
Summer Camps are filled with fun activities, crazy games, creative PrimeTime gatherings and quality small group cabin life. Staff members in camping spend their time with children, youth and families building relationships where life with Christ is an exciting reality. Supervisory roles are positions that include leading and training other staff members.
Leadership Development is a focus at IAWAH with staff members serving as leaders and trainers for the Leadership programs of CREW and ROOTs. Applicants to Summer Staff must have completed grade 11 and be 17 years of age as of December 31, 2017.
Find out more about job descriptions.
Fall is about retreats, conferences and student leadership camps – groups focus on themes of team building and leadership development. Team challenges, archery and climbing are some popular activity choices. Staff members spend their time in instruction, facilitation, foodservice, housekeeping and facility operations.
Available Positions: 2-4; September through mid-November.
At IAWAH, we enjoy working with a large variety of volunteers throughout the seasons and seek those who have a love for serving others.
Some volunteers serve for a week or two while others can commit to a day a week, or one weekend each season. The following is a short list of roles that volunteers often fill:
- Grounds keeping
- Sewing projects (usually done at home)
- Woodworking projects (done at home or onsite)
- Camper transportation
- Jump Start directors
- Medical staff members
- Cabin leaders
Please download the Adult Volunteer Guide to learn more about each option and to prepare you for what to expect while volunteering at IAWAH this summer.
If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the online application form.
Criminal Record Check for Work with the Vulnerable Sector
Please submit your Criminal Record check with your application, prior to your arrival.
Completing your check:
You may go to your local police station and ask for one to be done (often they waive the administrative fee as you are requesting it for a non-profit organization and you are volunteering). Before you visit the police station make sure you have the proper identification and paperwork ready. Often they ask for a letter from the employer with the registered charitable organization number. As you are volunteering for IAWAH, we will cover the costs that you may incur from acquiring this. To be reimbursed, please send a copy of your receipt along with a copy of your criminal record check for work with the vulnerable sector.
“I really learned a lot about myself and others by serving in different roles. I enjoyed every minute of camp this summer, and loved working there.”Volunteer Today
Full Time Staff
IAWAH seeks individuals who have a genuine love for God that is demonstrated through their genuine love for people. They are flexible, creative and willing team players. They can positively contribute to the staff community. They have leadership skills and desire to learn, grow and mature in the faith as they follow Christ.
Currently, there are no full-time positions available
You can download the 2017 Seasonal Staff Guide here.
Last updated: January 13, 2017
|Full-time||See the Full-time section for current postings.|
|Beach Head||Cabin: Activity Staff||Don|
|Kitchen Shift Leader||Kitchen Staff||KFC Head|
|Land Activities Coordinator||Maintenance Staff||Out There Trip Lead|
|Photographer||Program Director||Ropes & Challenge Head|
|Ski & Board Head||Staff Pastor||[UPDATED] Office Assistant / Tuck Manager|
|To be posted|
|YDLP||CREW Leaders||CREW Team Leader||ROOTs Leaders|
2018 Application Process for Spring, Summer & Fall
First of all it is important to read the 2018 Seasonal Staff Guide [to be uploaded soon]. It contains important information that you should know before you consider applying to IAWAH.
Secondly, read the job descriptions above and choose one or more that apply to you. Now you're ready to apply: IAWAH's Seasonal Staff application process has been moved entirely online.
Please note: Spring and summer positions fill quickly. Submit your application before the listed due date to be considered for an interview. Applications received later than this deadline will not be considered.
What you will need in order to complete the application:
1. Personal information, contact information
2. References (name, email & phone number; 1 for returning staff, 3 for new staff)
3. Read the Foundational Statements
4. Answer the questions found in the Staff Guide (see above)
5. Current résumé (to be uploaded)
6. Other helpful items to include in your application:
a. Copy of a current police check/vulnerable persons sector check (to be uploaded)
b. Copy of any other current certifications (NLS, Bronze Cross, boaters license etc.) (to be uploaded)
Be sure to click the blue "Add" button and then specify "quantity: 1." From there you can click the yellow "Continue" button and you will enter the application form itself. If you need help, please contact the Camping Coordinator.
Once hired as seasonal staff, it is important that you fill out and submit the following forms:
- Staff Contract - This will be emailed to you upon hire | Submit via: Mail, Email or Fax
- Staff Medical Record - to be completed within your staff application online | Submit via: online
- Police Check - If you did not submit this with your application it needs to be submitted by May 1st | Submit via: online
Completing your check:
You may go to your local police station and ask for one to be done (often the waive the admin. fee as you are requesting it for a non-profit organization). Before you visit the police station make sure you have the proper identification and paperwork ready. Often they require a copy of your contract and/or a letter from the employer with their registered charitable organization number.
These will be provided to you along with your contract upon hire | Submit via: Fax or Postal Mail only
- Download Marc McCormick Staff Sponsorship Information & Application Form
- Download the Camp Staff Scholarship Program (CSSP) Information page
- Download the CSSP Donor Letter and Form
Training Dates, Information & RSVP
IAWAH wants to partner with you to become a highly trained staff member. We value both in-house training and nationally recognized certifications. We also understand the gaining certifications can be expensive for the staff members seeking certifications. As such, IAWAH wishes to partner with you by reimbursing a portion of your certification. Certifications include, but are not limited to:
- Bronze Cross
- Boater’s License
- Challenge Course Level 1 or 2
- ORCKA Basic canoe instructor
- Wilderness First Aid
- Standard First Aid
Please contact the Camping Coordinator for more info on how IAWAH can help you.
IAWAH Hosted Training Dates
Bronze Medallion/Bronze Cross | Dates: TBD
Location: Camp IAWAH
Who: Anyone wishing to attain their Bronze Medallion or Cross swimming certification who is working at IAWAH this summer.
What to expect: Full days in and out of the water.
Moving Water and Wilderness First Aid | Dates: TBD
Location: Meet at Camp IAWAH and head to a local river
Who: All Out There Tripping Staff who do not have these qualifications.
What to expect: Full days on the water.
First Year Summer Staff Training | May 19-22, 2017
Location: Camp IAWAH
Who: Any staff members joining the staff team for the first time.
What to expect: A weekend jam-packed full of teaching, training and building new relationships. We will focus on cabin life, staff life, and teaching tips. Come prepared for an intense weekend of training designed to be a foundation of learning about what it takes to be an IAWAH staff member.
Spring Staff Training | April 23 - May 3, 2017
Who: The Spring Staff Team.
What to expect: A time for practical training and building new relationships. We will learn how to host groups and work on our teaching and leadership skills for facilitating the many school groups during this season. We will also spend time serving a large conference alongside experienced staff and volunteers, learning through supervised practice.
YDLP Staff Training | June 18 - July 1, 2017
Location: Camp IAWAH
Who: All seasonal staff serving the YDLP program for summer 2017
What to expect: A training time designed to help you lead and teach leadership to others. There will be hands on practical training as well as study and preparation time.
Senior Summer Staff Training | June 18 - July 1, 2017
Location: Camp IAWAH
Who: All Senior Summer Staff
What to Expect: A time of planning, preparation and service. We will prepare for the next seven to eight weeks of summer through spiritual education and guidance, hands on planning and preparation time, and some time to prepare for our roles in Summer Staff Training. This will be a great time to get to know each other and work closely serving during the Canada Day Family Retreat.
Summer Staff Training | July 2 - 8, 2017
Location: Camp IAWAH
Who: All seasonal staff serving during summer 2017
What to expect: An intense week designed to prepare you for summer ministry. We'll focus on our spiritual health, and all the other practical aspects of being an IAWAH staff member. Staff are expected to be at IAWAH for the whole week as it is crucial to their success and the success of an IAWAH summer.