How to Volunteer

At Camp Teepee Pole all of our staff are volunteers. This includes the need for cooks, maintenance staff, registration & administration, speakers, and of course, the counsellors.

For cooks and maintenance, the main contact is our camp manager, Ken Edwards. For all other staff it is Steve Klassen. If you wish to volunteer, the first step is contacting one of us.

The next step, is to fill out a staff application using our new online application form.

Keeping Everyone Safe

There are four items that are required from all of our staff.

First, as we are a Bible based camp affiliated with the Christian Service Brigade, all staff must be in agreement with our Statement of Faith.

Second, all new staff, or those that have been away for a few years, will need to provide references. We will contact those references to inquire as to the suitability of the volunteer for the given position.

Third, all staff must provide police information checks (PIC). This applies not only to new staff, but existing staff will need one every five years. If you already have a PIC from another position (say your church or school), you do not need to repeat it, you can simply send us a copy. Otherwise we can provide a letter which will lower, or even waive, the fee required by the police. You will need to pay the fee up front, but will be able to claim it as an expense with the camp.

Finally, all staff must complete an online training course entitled “Commit to Kids.” Just like the PIC, this will need to be done every five years. There is no cost to this (that is no cost to the volunteer, the camp pays a fee). If you have done this course for another position (say your church or school), you do not need to repeat it, you can simply send us a copy of your certificate.

Accessing your ACTIVE Camps account

Once you have signed up as a camp staff, you will have an ACTIVE Camps account. You can use the following links to access your account, make changes, and so on.
  • General Staff Access - All staff have this access which will allow you to see what camps you have applied for, change your personal information, upload a photograph, and so on.
  • Director Access - Camp directors will also have access to this link. This will let you see who has registered for your camp (or camps) as well as to send out emails.

Some Useful Resources