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.
2018 Volunteer Camp Counsellors
The 2018 Camp Counsellor recruitment is now closed.
We hope you can volunteer with us next year!
2019 Volunteer Camp Counsellors
The application for new counsellors will be advertised on our website starting April 1st. Applications will be reviewed and counsellor interviewing will begin the first week of May and finish in June. Training sessions (4 days) are held the end of June 24-27, 2019. FortWhyte Summer camp will run July - August 2019.
The new volunteer counsellors must be at least 14 years of age (in 2019) and able to commit to two of the weeks during the camp period. For camper safety, the volunteer counsellors must be able to attend and participate in all the training sessions and screening processes deemed necessary by FWA.
Being a Camp Counsellor is a wonderful opportunity for youth to learn about working with children, keeping camp safe, nature training, volunteer professionalism and customer service.
For more information on the Camp Counsellor role and other volunteer opportunities, please contact Sharyl Eaglesham, Volunteer Resources Manager at (204) 989-8355 ext. 213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"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