The YES Camp is looking for camp staff this summer!

  27 March 2023

The YES offers leadership and team building summer camp programs for 14-18 year olds at Cowichan Lake on Vancouver Island. Their staff team is made up of a group of change-making volunteers. It is incredibly important to continue to build their teams, and they are now accepting volunteer applications for our 2023 Summer. The application process is highly competitive and all applicants are encouraged to provide thoughtful and thorough answers to all questions.

2023 New Volunteer Staff Application

​Fill in our application here. Review the position details here

The application closes on April 5th, 2023.

This application is for individuals who:

  • have attended The YES camp as a participant but not as a staff,
  • have no previous experience at the The YES, but have experience/passion working with youth or am looking to strengthen that, or,
  • have no previous experience at the The YES, but have been referred by a current staff member.

​2023 Returning Volunteer Staff Application

Fill in our application here.

The application closes on April 5th, 2023.

This application is for individuals who have previously staffed with The YES.

Lifeguard with The YES

​If you are interested in lifeguarding at The YES Camp this summer, contact the YES as soon as possible. They offer competitive wages and flexible positions on 1-7 week contracts. If you are considering becoming a lifeguard, they also offer grants and reimbursement for training and would love to support your growth as you support our program. 

Learn more about the position here. Please email at to introduce yourself with an expression of interest!

The YES, understands that diversity enriches our communities and the lives of all individuals. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, they honor uniqueness and welcome diverse backgrounds and experiences, including those based on race, gender, socio-economic status, ability, sexual orientation and identity, religion, nationality, and culture. Equity and inclusion are essential values of their programming and they strive to make all feel welcome, included, accepted and valued.


The YES is grateful to work on Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ Homelands and run camp programming on the lands of the Ts’uubaa-asatx Nation

If you are—or know somebody who is—in grades 8-12 and would like to attend The YES Camp as a participant this year, please check our our The YES Camp 2023 sponsorship draw!