Camp Arnes is looking for spring and summer staff to show the love of Jesus to kids who may have never heard the gospel.
Camp Arnes is one of the largest camps in the Winnipeg area, bringing in almost 2,000 kids each summer, many of whom are foster kids or kids who have never heard about how much God loves them.
Hillarie Kuhl, Recruitment and Placement advisor for Camp Arnes says the camp is dedicated "to leading young people to a growing and meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ through adventure and creation.
"Some of the things that make Camp Arnes unique are the diversity, we get a ton of diverse kids many of them who have never heard the gospel, many of them who are in the foster care system."
With the camp growing and hosting thousands of kids a summer, the staffing needs are continuing to grow as well.
Arnes is looking for passionate people who love kids, the outdoors and most importantly, Jesus. Even if you can just come for a couple of weeks in the summer Arnes would love to have you.
Spring staff lead school groups in outdoor education, building fires, belaying kids on the rock wall as well as hosting and touring these groups around camp.
Summer staff gets to impact kids lives by cabin leading and become mentors to kids in need, working with the animals and horses at the ranch, run around the paintball field with campers, lifeguard at the lake or pool, play camp-wide games in the evenings, or be activities staff who run the various programs available.
Jade Hudson has been working on summer staff at Arnes for the past three years and shared how important camp has been in her personal growth and friendships.
"I got to camp and the first week was wild but it was so growing and such a time for growth and independence for myself."
Like many staff Hudson had not gone to Camp Arnes as a camper but when she was invited by a friend and came to camp as a staff member she keep coming back because of the community at Camp Arnes.
Hudson said that after three years of working at camp she had the opportunity to work with all age groups and in all units of camp.
Since there are no phones allowed at camp Hudson said this forged real bonds between campers and staff as all their focus was on God and each other.
Hudson says "It is just such an awesome place to grow friendships and relationships with other people while also digging into your relationship with Christ more and teaching others about Christ."
There are paid positions for both spring and summer staff. Kuhl says, "if money is something that is holding you back from thinking camp would be a good place for you then we would love to chat with you about our bursary programs and our support raising programs." Kuhl also added that Camp Arnes does pay $230 a week for spring staff and $200 a week for summer staff as a baseline.
Something everyone looks forward to at Camp Arnes are the new programs they build every year. Kuhl let us in on what Camp Ares has been building and designing, they have got two new activities including "an indoor black light bouldering wall and an escape room."
These programs along with the long-standing attractions at Arnes like the high ropes course, laser tag, lake activities, the pool, and the paintball and ranch camps have been what bring kids to camp but the life-changing moments of seeing God work at camp is what keep campers and staff coming back.
Click here to apply for a summer at camp.