Volunteer Positions

Gull Lake Lifestyle Agreement for all Leaders

Gull Lake Centre (GLC) is a Christian institution affiliated with the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada (CBWC) that is committed to the moral and spiritual values reflected in the bible and through Christ. It is important that all GLC leaders (paid staff, volunteers, board members, and Leadership Training and Discipleship (LTD) students) model and exemplify those moral and spiritual values. We desire that our leaders, as a result of their relationship with Jesus, and through the workings of the Holy Spirit, exhibit the Fruit of the Spirit as listed in the letter to the Galatians: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

The spiritual and emotional impact our leaders potentially have on campers is significant, therefore, it is imperative we uphold a moral life-style standard that aligns with the values of our churches and of Christ. The following behavioural statements, while not exhaustive, are designed to define appropriate behavior for any prospective leader. The practice or promotion of any of the following behaviours, on and off site and on and off duty, could result in removal from leadership at GLC.

Leaders will not:

  1. Engage in any form of criminal activity
  2. Engage in sexual relationships outside of a biblically defined marriage of one man and one woman
  3. Engage in the use of pornography
  4. Abuse alcohol (drunkenness); Minors must abstain from alcohol. Alcohol is not permitted on GLC property with the exception of permanent staff’s full time residences and the RV park.
  5. Engage in illegal drug use or activity;
  6. Abuse prescription drugs beyond their intended medicinal use nor use marijuana recreationally;
  7. Display aggressive, abusive, harassing, or bullying behavior;
  8. Gossip, or display other excluding behaviors detrimental to the camp and leadership community

Volunteer Weeks in The Summer

  • Scamper Camp: June 21-23
  • Jr Teens 1: July 7-12
  • Inter 1: July 14-19
  • Inter 2: July 28-August 2
  • Jr Boys & Girls: August 6-9
  • Jr Teens 2: August 11-16
  • Sr Teens: August 18-24

Volunteer Weeks in the Off-Season (To Be Announced)

  • LTD Fall Retreat
  • LTD Winter Retreat
  • LTD Spring Retreat
  • Winter Camp: Inter
  • Winter Camp: Jr & Sr High

Volunteer Positions

Cabin Leading Team

Cabin leaders are responsible for leading and journeying with a cabin of 6-8 kids through the camp week.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing emotionally, physically, spiritually safe environments for all children.
  • Creating space for spiritually rich conversations about God throughout the week and debriefing chapel time during Cabin Connections.
  • Leading alongside a Leadership Training Discipleship student and journeying through their Christian walk with them.
  • Contributing to camper’s fun, creative and unique experience during the week.

Applicants must be actively pursuing Christ in all aspects of their life, be exceptionally skilled at working with children/youth by being patient, loving, and gentle.

Our biggest camper weeks during the summer are Inter 1 & Inter 2 so we will especially need cabin leaders those weeks to help run camp as best we can!

Program Team

We are looking for fantastic program leaders who are experienced and passionate about their skill.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing emotionally, physically, spiritually safe environments for all children.
  • Running competent and fun “Activities” and “Skills” times.
  • Actively contributing to wide games and other program team-led activities.
  • Help setting up theme meals and other program team-led activities.
  • If applicable, being an adopt-a-cabin- an extra support to cabin leaders during meal times and Cabin Connections.

Program Team Positions

Arts Leader & Arts Assistant- The Art skill is filled with creativity! As a leader you will be set up with lesson plans and multitudes of supplies. This skill has potential for many forms of art. Gull Lake Centre is set up with painting, crafting, drawing, and many more mixtures of mediums. Feel free to bring your own flair to this skill, art can easily start many conversations about the gospel which is what camp is for. Creating memorable moments is most important.

Music– The Music skill lets leaders teach kids about instruments, music, singing and more. This skill is set up to use ukuleles, but this skill can grow in wild directions depending on the leader. We will have lesson plans and prepared for any leader to help run.

Extreme Tag- Everyone knows how to play Tag, but at camp we do it in an Extreme way. Leaders of this skill will be taught how to run Archery Tag, Bumper Balls, and will be equipped with ways of playing many more extreme versions of tag. This skill needs leaders that bring the fun and charisma as they facilitate time for kids to be wild.

Great Outdoors- Welcome to the Great Outdoors, at camp we assist kids in learning about God’s great creation. At camp we teach kids skills such as fire building, shelter building, and archery. This skill needs leaders that can facilitate safety and a unique sense of creativity.

Dance- Come join the Gull Lake team; have some amazing fun and teach skills to dance. We are looking for Christians that have skills in any area of dance whether that be ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, circus, classical, and would enjoy passing that skill on to kids. It’s important to cultivate a positive welcoming atmosphere for all kids of any skill level.

Super Sports- Do you know how to play sports? Are you on a sports team? Come teach kids a sport you’re passionate about! We have soccer, floor hockey, baseball, and basketball. Super Sports is all about high energy fun for the more active kids and also taking advantage of the sport resources camp has.

Waterfront Team

The waterfront team is responsible for ensuring the safety of campers and staff during all water and beach related activities.

Applicants must possess one or more of the following qualifications:

  • NLS- pool certification (Lifeguard)
  • NLS- waterfront certification
  • Boating experience as well as a Pleasure Craft Operators License
  • Class 5 graduated license or better
  • Watersports experience (water-skiing, wakeboarding, knee boarding, surfing)
  • Experience in canoe instructing
  • Fishing experience

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing emotionally, physically, spiritually safe environments for all children.
  • Working as part of the waterfront team to assist with fun, safe, relational waterfront activities.
  • Ensuring safe lifeguarding standards during beach time and cabin times.
  • If applicable, being an adopt-a-cabin- an extra support to cabin leaders during meal times and Cabin Connections.

Applicants must be actively pursuing Christ in all aspects of their life, be very hard working, and understand how to run the waterfront program safely and effectively.

Facilitator/Etc. Team

We are looking for special individuals who possess skills that enhance the experience of camp and help make it run better.

Photographer– Capturing photos; strong and engaging communication and storytelling skills are essential to this role.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organize and assemble cabin photos each week.
  • Capturing unique camp moments through the week during all activity times.
  • Uploading all photos onto a USB and submitting them to the administrative team at the end of the week.
  • If applicable, being an adopt-a-cabin- an extra support to cabin leaders during meal times and Cabin Connections.

Drummer/Violinist/Worship Team Member– Supports the worship leader in leading worship and worship-oriented activities. Follows the direction of the worship leader to lead campers through musical expression.

Responsibilities include:

  • Practicing with the worship team and worship facilitator.
  • Setting up personal musical equipment.
  • Help facilitate physically, emotionally and spiritually safe worship twice a day (once in the morning, once in the evening).
  • If applicable, being an adopt-a-cabin- an extra support to cabin leaders during meal times and Cabin Connections.

Applicants must be actively pursuing Christ in all aspects of their life, be very hard working, independent and understand how they can contribute to staff and campers experience.

LTD Team

This summer, we are looking for wonderful volunteers to journey with the LTDs this summer on their out trips. Leaders will be responsible for encouraging LTDs to explore and enjoy the outdoors, engage in and facilitate conversations about spirituality and manage practical details during the trip.

The following are the LTD out trip dates:

  • Level 1 Out Trip: Week Long Canoe Trip (1 Group, July 7-12)
  • Level 2 Nordegg Backpacking Out Trips (3 Groups, July 21-26, July 28-August 2nd)
  • Level 3 Mustard Seed Demo Crew Out Trip (July 21-26)

Applicants must be actively pursuing Christ in all aspects of their life. They will assist in the overseeing of the Leadership, Training and Discipleship program as well as mentoring and equipping LTDs.