Summer Camp Director, Pioneer Bible Camp, Smoky Lake, AB

Summer Camp Director, Pioneer Bible Camp, Smoky Lake, AB (Posted 10/30/23. Closing 04/01/24)

Pioneer Bible Camp

Founded in 1949, by John and Lucile Kushnerik, Pioneer Bible Camp (PBC) is set on a beautiful piece of property along Hanmore Lake in northern Alberta, approximately 120 km northeast of Edmonton. Our desire is to give children a place to develop and grow in their faith journey and, in many cases, to be introduced to Jesus Christ for the first time. PBC is a non-denominational camp where God’s Word is taught in different ways throughout the day. The property features 12 individual cabins, a chapel, a sports gymnasium, a beach with boating and swimming, an archery field, an industrial standard kitchen and a dining room with capacity for 110 campers and counsellors. Throughout the month of July we host 3-4 week-long children’s camps. During the rest of the summer season our camp is available for group rental.

Reporting Relationships

This position reports to: PBC Board of Directors

This person works closely with: Kitchen coordinator, cooks, summer counsellors

Camp nurse, maintenance staff, program coordinator
This position supervises: Counsellors, cabin leaders and campers, program

Position Overview

This position serves to provide operational and spiritual leadership as well as oversight of camp activities throughout the summer season. The Camp Director is expected to be always available during the weeks of children’s camp and resides on campus during these weeks when there are people at the camp.

Principal Responsibilities and Activities

Provide leadership and maintain a climate of open communication and teamwork at PBC
Lead the staff recruitment process by interviewing and selecting position candidates
Develop, update and deliver the staff orientation and training programs
Designate staff duties while supporting them in their tasks with encouragement and direction as required
Support volunteers as they assist the kitchen, nursing and maintenance staff
Oversee upkeep and maintenance of the grounds while at camp
Identify and support special guests and speakers, developing and nurturing relationships and providing guidance
Work closely with campers, getting to know them as individuals, investing in their faith journey, teaching and positively interacting with them while providing direction and discipline as required
Play a key role in acquiring, developing, preparing and teaching camp curriculum
Work closely with the program coordinator and other staff to develop the summer program and ensure it flows day to day and moves along smoothly, addressing any obstacles that may arise
Enforce PBC health and safety standards to maintain a safe environment
Attend to administrative duties including recording and reporting incidents, registering campers, maintaining camper records, producing receipts for reimbursement, and making and receiving phone calls
Promote PBC to churches and youth groups to help increase attendance as well as spiritual and financial support
Host some of the rental groups
Prepare summary report for the board
Perform or delegate other duties that arise throughout the summer season
Oversee PBC’s online content

Essential Criteria and Qualifications

Provide a personal testimony of your walk with Jesus as your Lord and Saviour
Has a consistent walk with the Lord that sets an example for others who recognize and verify it as true
Minimum 25 years of age
Previous ministry experience in at least one of the following areas: camp counselling or leadership, youth work, teaching
Demonstrated ability to be highly motivated, self disciplined and have good time management skills
Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership and utilise effective communication skills

Position Date: May 1 - August 31
Gross Pay: $13 500 term total, paid twice-monthly.
Possibility of extension on performance review.

Please send your cover letter and resume to