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Outdoor Rec & Retreats Director

Camp Kadesh is seeking someone who loves camp ministry, and outdoor recreation & retreats to join our full time staff team. This person will have a passion for leadership development, excellence in programming, and seeing lives changed by relationship with Jesus. We are looking for a humble, confident person that has experience leading people, a willingness to hustle hard, a foundation of previous camp experience, and a desire to see great things happen. It would also be nice if you’re a bit fun to be around

This full time, permanent role has a significant focus on programming, but it is also an important leadership position, providing input, partnership and direction to application of the mission and purpose of Camp Kadesh alongside the entire staff team.

Deadline:  Open until filled. Ideally the role would be filled by summer, but a post summer start date for the right person will be strongly considered.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee promotion, implementation, execution, improvement, and expansion of existing Outdoor Recreation Programs.  (The Kadesh Spring OREC program is one of the most popular spring camp programs in the province.)

  • Recruitment, hiring, training and discipleship of seasonal staff  (in partnership with Summer Camps Director where necessary)

  • Oversight of the program in regards to related setting of budgets, maintenance of equipment, and determining facility needs. ( in partnership with the Summer Camps Director where necessary)

  • Promote, cultivate and host great weekend retreats, as Kadesh programming or in partnership with church groups.

  • Seasonal turnaround of facilities before and after events/groups. (outside of the May - August window)

Qualifications:

  • A healthy and vibrant relationship with Jesus.

  • Passion for the importance of camp ministry

  • Proven ability to lead others in a camp (or similar) ministry setting.

  • Ability to train staff in the facilitation of Kadesh OREC activities including: team building activities, wall climbing techniques, flat water canoeing, etc.   

  • Experience successfully managing multiple ongoing programs/projects and deadlines.

  • Post secondary education in Outdoor Leadership/Recreation or Biblical Studies/Youth ministry or equivalent education or experience

  • Administrative ability or the ability to manage and/or delegate administrative tasks.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Hold a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 license (or other provincial equivalent)

  • Hold a valid Pleasure Craft Operator Card.  

  • Hold (or be able to acquire) CPR, AED, and First Aid certification

  • Ability to safely lift 50 lbs

  • Ability to agree to the Camp Kadesh (MPSM) Code of conduct and statements of faith.

  • Employment is conditional upon a clear police background check.

Skill and Experience Assets

  • Ability to do basic maintenance and repair to equipment and facilities

  • Musical ability with an instrument.

  • Basic understand of Audio/Visual equipment

  • Love of the game “Settlers of Catan”

breakdown of the OREC and Retreats Director Position.

(30%) Leadership of Outdoor Recreation (OREC) Program Staff (Spring Program)

  • Training* of OREC staff in all areas of activity and program needs

  • Hiring of OREC Staff for May and June (and other seasons as needed)

  • Spiritual leadership of Spring OREC staff

  • Work with program coordinators to schedule staff

  • Work with Office Administrator to schedule schools

  • Manage quality of program delivery for OREC program

  • Development and improvement of new and existing OREC activities

*All training can be in conjunction with the Summer Camps Director

(20%) Facilitation of Outdoor Recreation Program  (Fall and Winter Program)

  • Facilitate activities for single group OREC programming

  • Coordinate staff for larger group OREC programming

  • Work with Site Manager to ensure facilities are ready for seasonal activities (eg ice wall, snow blocks, etc.)

(20%) Retreat (Rental) Hosting

  • Be the primary contact for all retreat/rental groups

  • Assist Food Service Manager in providing food services (including cleanup) to groups

  • Give leadership to any additional staff as necessary for events

(10%) Administration of OREC and Retreats.

  • Assist the Office Administrator in the scheduling of schools.

  • Communication with OREC staff

  • Manage associated budget lines

(10%) Promotion of OREC and Retreat Programming.

  • Ensure all promotional materials and digital media are accurate and up to date

  • Work with Director to develop strategy to grow programming and retreats

  • Attend events and individual meetings to promote programming and retreats

(10%) Facility Turnaround - OREC and Rentals

  • Clean facility before and after arrive of small groups outside of May - August staff cycle

  • Oversee cleaning of facilities during May & June.

  • Turnaround of activities and facilities between seasons

Like any camp ministry position this job extends beyond a standard 8 hour day/40 hour work week in some seasons.

The follow is the flow of this particular position by month:

January & February: Staff hiring and winter school groups. A varied schedule (mix of evenings and weekend, and office hours) depending on programs, groups and interview needs.

March & April: primarily office hours for prep and promotion.  Some possibility of rental groups

May & June:  Full camp days 12 - 14 hour daily span, Monday to Friday only

July & August: 40 hours per week, flexible depending on individual skill set and desired involvement in Summer Camp.  Some time dedicated prep and promotion of OREC program.

September & October: Fall school groups and rentals. A varied schedule (mix of evenings and weekend, and office hours) depending on programs, groups.

November & December: typically very slow for program. primarily office hours for prep and promotion.  Some possibility of rental groups.

This position assumes taking up residence in provided Camp Kadesh housing.  

Total staring compensation for this position is $35,000 - $45,000.  Compensation package includes salary, housing, full utilities, internet, camp provided cell phone with unlimited data/calling and food for all events at camp. (most meals May - August and whenever groups are present).  Also included is a benefits package and after one year contributions to a pension plan. (5% of salary) Final compensation will be calculated based on total experience and ability.

For more information please contact Tim Good through our website

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to by email info@campkadesh.com

Other Roles at Camp Kadesh

We have a number of seasonal contracts positions that can extend into year round employment, please make sure to see both our Outdoor Recreation seasonal positions and also our Summer Positions (hiring mostly in January - May)