Staff Information

Tapawingo Trails Camp aims to provide a fun and nurturing environment where teens and young women can develop real-life skills including the ability to work on a team, organization, management and leadership skills.

POSITIONS:   There are a variety of staff positions available each summer including Counsellors, Lifeguards, Program Leaders & Assistants, Groundskeeper, Head & Assistant Cooks, Kitchen Helpers, Camp Nurse, Counselors-in-Training & Leaders-in-Training Counsellors.

Counsellors must be 17-yrs old by June 1st, 2020. All Assistants and Counsellors-in-Training must be 15-yrs old by June 1st, 2020.

APPLICATION DATES:  Applications are accepted now through to March 14, 2020.

STAFF INTERVIEWS:   Applicants will be contacted for in-person, one-on-one interviews with a Camp Director between March 15 – April 3, 2020.

Two Mandatory Staff Training sessions will be held at the following dates/times:

  1. LEAP Training (Leadership Training Program) – May 1st – 3rd, 2020 in Calgary.   Cost:  $40.
    LEAP Training is a leadership program geared towards developing the essential qualities of a good leader – inside & out!  Through the inspiring educational sessions, engaging group discussion, and challenging but highly entertaining activities, the participants learn to practice and fine-tune their leadership skills in a fun and welcoming environment.  For ages 15 – 19.  Upon completion, participants receive a Certificate of Leadership Achievement.  This certificate is a requirement for the applicants of Tapawingo Trails Camp.


  1. Staff Training at Camp – Fri, Aug 7 (3 pm) to Sun, Aug 9, 2020 (noon).   No charge.  Location:  Camp Rehoboth, Gull Lake, AB.
    Staff Training is designed to provide time to prepare for the upcoming camp role, to review safety policies/procedures and to ready the camp for the arrival of the campers.


HONORARIUMS & FEES:  First-year Counsellors-in-Training (CIT’s) and Assistants receive a discount and pay only half the regular registration fee (i.e., $175).  Staff in positions of leadership (Counsellors and Directors of Activities) are given an honorarium of $125, or service hours for school projects.  CIT’s and Assistants may also receive service hours.

CANCELLATION POLICY:   First-year staff will be refunded for half of their registration fees if their spot is cancelled by May 15th, 2020.  After that date, no refund is available.

SPECIAL DIETS:   In cooperation with the staff member, special diets requests will be assessed and accommodated on an individual basis.