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The mission of Camp Koolaree:
to provide a camp experience in a safe, sustainable and natural setting
and to foster a deeper individual connection
to Community, Creation and the Creator among campers and staff. 


We’re Planning another GREAT SUMMER

We are looking for leaders!

Are you a fun, outgoing individual that likes working with kids and/or teens?

Camp Koolaree depends on volunteers to run camps. Leaders stay in cabins with campers and supervise them through daily activities, meals and campfires.

Junior leaders are 14/15 and Senior leaders are 16+ for Novice and Junior Camps.

Outpost and Teen Camps leaders need to be 19+ (a Junior leader age 18 may be eligible depending on the amount of staff).

Apply to be a leader NOW

Want to have a blast working outdoors
at a Camp this summer?
We are looking for a motivated and outgoing certified Lifeguard to assist in coordinating daily recreation activities for campers through the summer. This staff member is an active participant in camp life and works closely with camp directors on organizing recreational activities.
Starting pay is $18.70/hr, and returning staff receive a yearly raise.
The recreation coordinator is expected to work 8 hours a day full-time, but not necessarily consecutively.
2022 Camp Season: July 11 – August 20
Duties include:
– Keeping a logbook of daily tasks completed, hours worked and breaks taken
– Supervision of all waterfront activities, first aid as needed
– Planning and coordinating all recreation activities including wide games, sports, theatre sports etc, alongside each camp director
– Must have all current certifications in place (i.e Lifeguard and CPR/ First Aid)
– The recreation coordinator is expected to be an active participant in “camp life” and engage with the campers and other volunteers in all recreational activities
Please see this page for other employment opportunities:

Camp Koolaree Campership Fund

Donate to the
 to support campers who otherwise could not afford to go to camp 
by subsidizing their camp fee.
Your tax deductible donation can be made online through the PayPal link or
by cheque payable to “Camp Koolaree”
and delivered to Camp Koolaree, 
1300 Pine Ave, Trail BC V1R 4E6, 
or your local United Church.

Tax receipts will be provided for all donations over $25.00.

Buy a “Camping Certificate
(gift a week of camping to a friend or relative)
Prepay the camping registration fee
for someone you would like to have
a wonderful summer camp experience.
Contact us to arrange the purchase of a certificate.


Why choose Koolaree?

– Lakefront rustic Kootenay summer camp
– true wilderness environment
– We are accredited by the BC Camping Association

What do the kids do?
– Swimming
– Canoeing
– Crafts
– Hikes
– Hanging out… with new friends