Summer Staff

What do Kinasao Summer Staff do?

  • Share the love of Jesus with others
  • Be a positive role model
  • Have fun
  • Supervise & care for children aged 5-18
  • Make friends that will last a lifetime
  • Grow in their Christian faith
  • Use their skills and gifts to serve God and people
  • Have the occasional whipping cream pie thrown in their face
  • Help kids have the best week of their summer!

Sound like the best summer job ever? Apply to be a part of our team! 

Download an application below and submit it by fax, email or mail. Be sure to include your resume and cover letter too! All application documents must be received in the Kinasao office by January 15.  

New Staff Applications- Word format available here. PDF format available here

Returning Staff Applications- Word format available here. PDF format available here.

Available Positions Include:

- Counsellors

- Program Coordinators

- Program Activity Assistants

- First Aid Attendant

- Lifeguards & Waterfront Supervisor (combined with another position)

- Maintenance Assistants

- Housekeeper

- Kitchen Assistants

- Head Cook

- Media Assistant

- Outdoor Education Camp Staff

Employment Dates:

Program Coordinators: Starting date to be set upon hiring - August 23, 2020.

Outdoor Education Camp Staff: May 18 - June 17, 2020.

Summer Staff: May 4 - May 15, 2020, and June 19 - August 23, 2020.

Kinasao summer staff are paid minimum wage for 40 hours each week with the exception of supervisor positions. Any additional hours are considered volunteer work.

Servant in Training Program

What is a SIT?

The Servant in Training (SIT) program is designed for 15 to 18-year-olds to serve in camping ministry and gain an understanding of the various team roles involved in running the summer program. This program is a tremendous opportunity to develop a youth's faith and leadership skills while serving others.


What does a SIT do?

SITs are required to commit a minimum of two weeks to the program (not necessarily consecutive weeks), during which they will spend at least one week as part of our program team, and the other week(s) as part of our support team.


The program team is focused on the camp program, including planning and leading camp activities, and supporting the needs of the campers. As part of the program team, the SIT will be paired with a counsellor and stay in a cabin with a group of kids for that week.


The support team is responsible for all of the behind-the-scenes tasks that keep our camp operating, including:

Maintenance - Tasks mainly include groundskeeping, servicing camp equipment, assisting in any camp construction projects, and looking after the maintenance requests of the program team.


Housekeeping - Tasks mainly include cleaning the bathhouses, bathrooms, and other program areas.


Kitchen - Tasks mainly include food preparation and cleaning kitchen equipment and utensils.


Do SITs receive any training?

We have a SIT training day in June to help prepare SITs for the summer ahead. The date will be announced in the spring, but the training usually takes place on a Saturday afternoon in Saskatoon. Any youth who are interested in becoming a SIT are encouraged to first participate in our Youth Leadership Training Camp during the summer. 


How do I apply?

Applications for the 2020 SIT program will be available on December 1, 2019.

Download the appropriate application form and return it to Kinasao by May 15. 


What happens after I apply?

After you apply and are accepted, we will confirm which weeks you are needed as a SIT. We'll also mail you a letter to take to your local Police or RCMP station to receive a Criminal Record Check (free of charge). This check is mandatory in order for you to be a SIT. You'll also need to download and complete the Health Form and bring it to camp with you. 


More questions?

Contact Faith and she'll help you out!


Faith VerBruggen, Program Director


Adult Volunteers

We need your help! Adult volunteers are asked to spend a minimum of 4 hours per day in service in return for meals and lodging. 

You may volunteer at any time during the year by contacting the camp office to find out what current projects need assistance.  We are busy all year long, and extra hands are always appreciated!

All volunteers need to have a Police Record Check on file at the camp. 

If you are interested in helping out at Kinasao, please contact