Kuriakos counsellors must be at least 1 year out of high school. Many are current university or college students, and all have past experience working with children and youth.
Each summer staff member receives 2 weeks of training (twice the industry standard!).
- Week 1 covers curriculum components and Alberta Camping Association requirements. Staff members learn about our Bible Study curriculum, and practice leading sessions. They also cover topics like camper management and group facilitation.
- Week 2 is focussed on specific activity practice and preparation for hosting campers.
All staff have Standard First Aid and CPR-C. As needed, they receive specialized training or certification in Ropes Course Facilitation, NL Lifeguarding, Paddle Canada Canoe Instruction, and Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leadership.