Camp IAWAH

We offer summer sleep away camps, youth leadership and development programs, family retreats, retreat facilities and school programs with emphasis on personal holistic development and growth in faith. Our dedicated staff are committed to providing children, youth, young adults and families a place to connect with one another, with God and with the natural world.

IAWAH is centrally located to serve the communities of Eastern Ontario. IAWAH sits tucked against a backdrop of pristine wilderness made visually stunning by over 200 acres of forests, ponds, trails and 2.5 kilometres of private shoreline on Wolfe Lake.

Jan 25, 2023
Summer Job
Camp IAWAH Westport, ON, Canada
Prerequisites Roots Wild Leader: NLS, First Aid, and moving water qualifications are required, as well as experience in leading canoe trips. Roots Altitude Leader: Experience in leading trips. NLS, Bronze Med, and First Aid are all valuable assets but not strictly required. Roots Vélo Leader: Experience in bike tripping is an asset but not strictly required. Roots River Leader: Experience in leading trips required. NLS, Bronze Med, and First Aid are all valuable assets but not strictly required. Program Overview ROOTs is a 4-week leadership development program for those who have completed Grade 10 (age 15-16). All participants begin with a week of group bonding by studying topics such as worldviews and culture, leadership theory, and spending time in exciting teambuilding activities.  This is then followed by a 7 day out trip either hiking, canoeing, kayaking or bike packing. Upon return to IAWAH, the entire group prepares for a 5-day outreach opportunity to...
Jan 25, 2023
Summer Job
Camp IAWAH Westport, ON, Canada
Overview IAWAH seeks an individual with a heart to serve through food service in a Christian Camping experience. This position is ideal for individuals who are interested in and/or have skills in supervision and food service delivery. Under the direction of the Head Cook, the successful candidate will be able to supervise and coordinate a shift of 3-5 kitchen staff serving up to 250 people per meal with multiple seatings. This includes meal prep, meal time delivery, meal clean-up, and kitchen cleaning. Training is provided. Expectations Organize successfully in a fast-paced, multitasking, high learning environment. Provide clear and effective direction and feedback. Work diligently to adapt to each group and be flexible to the needs presented. Ensure food safety and quality. Manage dietary meals. Work closely with Food Service Coordinator and with succession planning in mind. Experience in food preparation, service and area management. Attendance of a Public...
Jan 25, 2023
Summer Job
Camp IAWAH Westport, ON, Canada
Spring Overview The Program Coordinator will work alongside the Schools Coordinator to lead the spring staff team. Together they will ensure that each guest group is well taken care of through the training and development of spring staff, group communication, and onsite hosting/MC-ing. The spring work will prepare the program coordinator for summer success. There will also be time dedicated to planning for the summer sessions. Summer Overview Each week the Program Coordinator works within the context of a theme to create a camp session that is memorable, fun-filled, and bursting with energy and excitement. In addition to planning and executing amazing evening games, the Program Coordinator are responsible for MC-ing the day’s events. Spring Expectations: Work to build a strong staff team by: Building community Being an advocate for spring staff Modelling what a great staff member looks like Keep the daily events running smoothly… Work with...
Jan 25, 2023
Summer Job
Camp IAWAH Westport, ON, Canada
Prerequisite There are no prerequisites for this position, but NLS or Bronze Med is an asset. Previous experience in a camp leadership role, including activity leading, is also desirable. Overview of Program:  CREW is the second year of personal development training within the Youth Development and Leadership Program at IAWAH. CREW is an intensive 21-day program centered around volunteer work and focuses on excellence in work, healthy habits, and living in a Christian community. Overview of Role: Provide spiritual and practical leadership and direction to the CREW participants (aged 14-15) to ensure a safe, yet challenging environment for personal holistic growth. A successful CREW Staff will effectively communicate with their CREW Team Leader as to what is going on in CREW within the community and daily activities. They will be personable, able to take direction, and able to work in a team effectively. It is best if CREW leaders are able to lead from within,...