FortWhyte Alive is the only day camp that offers immersive outdoor experiences, without having to leave the city. For over 30 years, our camps have offered opportunities for students and teachers to re-connect and learn about nature… in nature.
Volunteering with FortWhyte Alive summer camps is a wonderful opportunity for youth to learn about working with children, leadership, environmental education, volunteer professionalism and customer service. Plus, counsellors get to spend the summer outside canoeing, swimming, hiking – and making new friends and memories that will last a lifetime.
Volunteer Camp Counsellors
We are looking for Volunteer Camp Counsellors to animate our four summer camps for children ages 5 to 12. New volunteer counsellors must be at least 14 years of age (in 2018) and able to commit to two of the weeks over the course of the summer. For camper safety, the volunteer counsellors must be able to attend and participate in all the training sessions and screening processes deemed necessary by FortWhyte Alive.
Start date/term of position: July 2 to August 24, 2018
Commitment: Two-week minimum commitment
Application deadline: June 15, 2018
Applications for new camp counsellors will be available starting April 1. Applications will be reviewed and interviews will begin the first week of May and finish in June. Mandatory counsellor training will take place June 25-28, 2018. FortWhyte Summer camp runs July 2 - August 24, 2018.
"Volunteering at FortWhyte's summer day camps was a life changing experience. I liked it so much that the first summer I signed up for more weeks -- and came back in the winter and over spring break! During my eight-year involvement with the camp programs, I began by volunteering, then was hired as a head counsellor, section coordinator, and eventually spent a summer working as the day camp director. The summer day camp programs helped me realize my passion for working with children, and led to my decision to become a teacher. I have so many fond memories of summers spent at FortWhyte and have made many life-long friends along the way. FortWhyte has taught me so much and I wouldn't be the person I am today without the incredible people I met and the experiences I had while involved with the summer day camp programs."
- Meghan B.
Former Nature Day Camp volunteer
For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Sharyl Eaglesham, Volunteer Resources Manager at (204) 989-8355 ext. 213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org