Volunteer Opportunities

We are blessed with many people who serve God through volunteering their time at Campfire.  The opportunities to share your gifts and talents are varied and can be offered throughout the year. Service opportunities include the following:

Work parties

Gather an eager group of people to come up for a weekend or a day to develop up our trails or build/work on special projects. For more info or to volunteer, email [email protected].


Being a counsellor or CIT at camp is an incredibly fun and rewarding experience. We encourage you to come and volunteer and play a significant role in the Campfire! experience. You won’t regret it! There are a lot of questions from potential volunteers around being a counselor, so we’ve chosen some of the most common and answered them in an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) style.

Applications are open. Apply Now


Camp runs on prayer! But we also need fuel to keep us going. Every week, a new team of cooks works hard every day to make sure that campers, volunteers and staff are well-fed and satisfied. We love the cooks! Cooks generally arrive on Sunday evenings and leave after the closing ceremony on Fridays.

Every week during the summer, there are over 100 people who love their cooks dearly!  You can come to camp with your husband (who could also help with some of the maintenance work while he’s there!), teen-aged children, friends or colleagues for this very rewarding opportunity to cook. You can email [email protected] for more info.

We are looking for some adult cooks for 2021. Please email [email protected] if you can help us feed the hungry campers!

Camp Mom

Are YOU a mom? If so, we have a job for you! Come to Campfire and put your mom skills to work a be a Camp Mom! Camp Moms are a great support for the staff, and the counsellors, but are especially important for the campers. They will be needed every week of camp. Some of the roles are, but are not limited to: interaction with campers throughout the day, helping create a homey and familiar environment for campers, and helping home sick campers. Camp loves Camp Moms.

We will not be taking applications for Camp 2021.


We are very thankful that we have an amazing pool to swim in! For most weeks we also go to Wasaga Beach for a day. In order to be safe, we need lifeguards for these swim times! Generally lifeguards will “wear two hats” by volunteering also as a counsellor or cook. If you’d like to volunteer as a lifeguard, please apply as either a counsellor or cook and then select the lifeguard certification you have in the skills section.


If you are handy and love to build or fix things that have broken, this could be your opportunity to serve!  Come for a week during the summer and help keep camp’s property in tiptop shape for the campers!  And if we run out of things to be built or fixed, you could always help peel potatoes in the kitchen.

We will not be taking applications for Camp 2021.


We have a Head Nurse who is at Camp from Sunday until Tuesday. Every week, we also need a Nurse of the Week, who is there from Sunday evening until Friday afternoon. Are you able to volunteer for a week this summer? Please apply – we look forward to hearing from you! If you would like to help with camper intake during registration on Monday mornings, we would also love to hear from you. Please contact us at [email protected].

Lice Checkers

Wondering how you are going to spend your Monday during the summer? Come up to help us give head checks to all of our campers! For more info or to volunteer, email [email protected].

Bus Drivers

Many of our campers, including our campers who come from downtown Hamilton, are unable to get a ride up to Campfire! on Monday morning or get home on Friday Afternoon.  Therefore, we enlist the help of bus drivers to provide transportation for these campers.  As well, we love to take the campers on day trips throughout the week and without you, we can’t do it! For more info or to volunteer, email [email protected].

Cleaning Crews

In between the weeks we run during the summer, we love to have our facilities receive a thorough cleaning to prepare our property for the next batch of campers and counsellors.  Perhaps you can round up your youth group, Bible study or friends and come on up for a Saturday to help spruce up camp! For more info or to volunteer, email [email protected].

Don’t see a volunteer opportunity that fits you?  Email us ([email protected]) and let us know what you would like to do and arrangements can be made!