Join the Staff Team at Camp Owaissi!
Camp Owaissi is now hiring it's 2021 summer staff team!

Do you like working with children and youth?

Do you want to work outside on the beautiful Okanagan Lake?

Do you want to make incredible memories and meeting incredible people? 

Join the Owaissi staff team and you can be a part of giving youth an incredible summer camp experience. 

Covid-19 Update - Camp Owaissi is making plans to operate this summer in either an overnight or day camp format. In 2020, Camp Owaissi operated as a day camp due to the ban on overnight camps due to Covid-19. This year we are hoping that we will be able to operate as an overnight camp however we are making plans to operate as a day camp in the event that we aren't given approval for overnight camp. In the event that Camp Owaissi operates as a day camp, changes might be made to certain positions in order to better support the requirements of day camp. Camp Owaissi is committed to hiring an incredible staff team that are eager to support the mission of the camp as we strive to provide youth with a one of a kind summer camp experience. 

If you have any questions about working at Camp Owaissi then please contact the camp director at [email protected] 

The application deadline is Sunday February 28th. 

The following positions are currently open for applications: 

Program Co-ordinator - The program coordinator works with the camp director to plan and implement the summer camp program. This person is responsible for creating and executing the daily schedule. The program coordinator is the person in-charge of the daily operations of the summer camp. 

  • Start Date - May 10th
  • End Date - August 21st

Waterfront Leader - The waterfront leader is in charge of the waterfront area including planning and implementing all sessions. The waterfront leader needs to be competent and experienced in waterfront activities including free swim, kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding. They also need to be a qualified lifeguard with experience in open-water lifeguarding. This position is a part of the program team.

  • Start Date - May 17th
  • End Date - August 21st

Lifeguard - The lifeguard works alongside the waterfront leader to plan and deliver programming at the waterfront. They work together to ensure that all campers and staff are safe while participating in activities such as free swim, kayaking, canoeing and paddelboarding. This person needs to be a qualified lifeguard. This position is a part of the program team.

  • Start Date - May 17th or June 28th
  • End Date - August 21st

Arts & Crafts Leader - The arts and crafts leader is responsible for planning and leading arts and crafts sessions as well as supporting the program coordinator with other activities as required. This position is a part of the program team.

  • Start Date - May 17th or June 28th
  • End Date - August 21st

Sports Leader - The sports leader is responsible for planning and leading sports sessions as well as supporting the program coordinator with other activities as required. This position is a part of the program team.

  • Start Date - May 17th or June 28th
  • End Date - August 21st

Adventure Leader - The adventure leader is responsible for planning and leading adventure sessions as well as supporting the program coordinator with other activities as required. This position is a part of the program team.

  • Start Date - May 17th or June 28th
  • End Date - August 21st

Program Leader - The program leader is responsible for planning and leading some of the adventure, sports, and arts and crafts sessions as well as supporting the program coordinator with other activities as required. This position works in a team with the other program leaders to share the different program areas. This position is a part of the program team.

  • Start Date - May 17th or June 28th
  • End Date - August 21st

Cabin Leader - The cabin leaders are responsible for supervising and ensuring the well-being of up to 12 campers each week while being assisted by a volunteer junior cabin leader. 

  • Start Date - May 17th or June 28th
  • End Date - August 21st

Head Cook - The head cook is responsible for preparing 3 meals a day plus snacks for up to 80 campers and volunteers/staff with the assistance of the assistant cook.

  • Start Date - May 31st
  • End Date - August 21st

Assistant Cook - The assistant cooks work with the head cook to prepare 3 meals a day plus snacks for up to 80 campers and volunteers/staff. 

  • Start Date - May 31st or June 28th
  • End Date - August 21st

Kitchen/Program Assistant - The Kitchen/Program assistant provides assistance to both the kitchen and the programming team under the direction of the program co-ordinator. 

  • Start Date - June 28th
  • End Date - August 21st
Staff FAQs
  • What is Camp Owaissi?
    • Camp Owaissi is a summer camp located just outside of Kelowna, BC. We welcome approximetely 800 campers to Owaissi every summer in our school group and summer camp programs. We are traditionally an overnight camp with the campers arriving monday morning and departing Friday afternoon. Staff remain on-site Monday to Friday and then have there weekends to explore the beautiful Okanagan. 
  • How many staff does Owaissi hire?
    • We typically have a staff team of 20 people that come together to create an amazing experience!
  • What is it like to be a staff member?
    • This depends on your position however you can expect lots of fun and unforgettable memories. 
  • What's the difference between day and overnight camp?
    • The main difference is that the campers leave in the evening instead of staying over. It's still an awesome experience with all the same activties. 
Camp OAC values inclusive hiring

We encourage staff applications from everyone, regardless of your situation. If you identify as part of a minority and/or have a disability, we are dedicated to working alongside you to help ensure an equitable and inclusive hiring process.