stepping stones INTERNship 2019-2020

Discover what it means to be a Christ Following Leader in your community!


Fair Havens Ministries is currently taking applicants for its Internship Program. Fair Havens Ministries is a dynamic ministry organization operating under the leadership of the AGC, located in Beaverton, Ontario. During the summer months, Fair Havens operates a Family Camp for guests to "get away" while attending life-giving Christian programming. The rest of the year, Fair Havens operates as a retreat centre for groups and churches, as well as hosting an outdoor education facility, providing Outdoor Creation Experiences from a Christian perspective.

The Internship Program is designed for Christian young adults, ages 18-25, to train future leaders in a variety of ministries (Outdoor Education, Hospitality/Retreats, and Trades/Maintenance).


The next Program Term is January 4, 2020 - April 25, 2020

Orientation Date: January 4, 2020

FULL TERM: September 2019 - April 2020 (with December OFF)
1/2 TERM: Choose either September 2019 - December (1st Term) OR January 2020 - April (2nd Term) 

The Internship Program is focused on Spiritual Formation, Work Excellence and Community Life. All of these aspects will be explored on a weekly basis, and successful candidates will show a commitment to grow in these three areas.

Spiritual Formation

As an Intern committed to grow spiritually, candidates will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in a wilderness canoe trip/camping retreat.
  • Serve the local community in a variety of ministry/volunteering organizations, including a short missions trip.
  • \Participate in Spiritual Formation evens such as: weekly Bible/book study and staff devotions.
  • Get involved in a local church, including Young Adults Bible studies, worship nights, retreats, and Sunday worship services.

Community Life

As an Intern committed to live in community, candidates will have the opportunity to:

  • Live in intentional community, including shared accommodations with devotional time together.
  • Participate in team building activities.
  • Participate in Teacher Conferences & Camp Promotions.
  • Attend relevant CCI Ontario events & workshops with fellow Christian Camps.

Work Excellence

We are currently hiring Interns for the following departments:

Maintenance Intern
As an Intern with the Maintenance program, candidates will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain work experience in a Maintenance/Trades environment.
  • Learn a vast array of mechanical skills, such as electrical, welding, vehicle maintenance, etc.
  • Contribute toward the maintenance of Fair Havens facilities and structures.
  • Ensure a safe working environment, while complying with a variety of regulations (including but not limited to: MTO guidelines and inspection checklists, TSSA operating practices for campgrounds, etc).
  • Gain hours toward technician certification.
  • Ontario Colleges of Trades registration available.

Outdoor Creation Experiences (Outdoor Education program) Learn More (PDF)
As an Intern with the OCE program, candidates will have the opportunity to:

  • Teach and assist in the OCE program, including hosting day and overnight groups for a variety of school groups, aged kindergarten to Grade 12.
  • Interact with guests in an outdoor education/retreat setting.
  • Assist in the operation of the Fair Glen Maple Sugar Bush.
  • Gain valuable hands on ministry experience.
  • Interns will gain experience leading students in a variety of activities including: High and Low Ropes, Rock Climbing, Canoeing, Team Building Activities, Cross Country Skiing, snowshoeing, and more!
  • Learn about the environment through engaging, outdoor education programming pertaining to Maple Syrup tapping, Pond Study, Wilderness Survival, Wilderness Preservation and Sustainability, etc.

As an Intern with the Retreats program, candidates will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain work experience in a variety of hospitality industries, such as Housekeeping, Dining Room, Kitchen/Food Services.
  • Have the opportunity to act as Retreat Host for church and group retreats.
  • Grow in Customer Service and Relationships.
  • Benefit from the opportunity to engage in a variety of work environments.
  • Contribute to maintaining Fair Havens Ministries' high standard of cleanliness and service to guests.
  • Opportunity to work in an office/administrative environment.

A bi-weekly stipend of $600 + accommodations + meals will be provided for each intern.


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We look forward to receiving your application. 


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"I was given the chance to add my flair/mark to Fair Glen/OCE program, while trying and learning a variety of new practical (life) skills." 
Ashley 2017/18

"I learned to anticipate and be excited for what God has planned for my future, while still learning what He wants to teach me NOW while serving Him!" Ashley 2017/18

"I learned that waiting for God is not passive, it is very much active. Waiting is learning to serve God NOW while you wait for His voice, His leadership, His direction. " Ashley 2017/18

"For me, the Internship was an opportunity to work and learn about outdoor education (which I love!), but it also gave me the chance to spend a lot of time learning about myself and my relationship with God. I got to spend some time living a life I had never experienced before: my own place, living at camp in the country, taking care of myself, working instead of going to school. It was a lot of ‘new’. It was scary, but I knew that God wanted me here.” Emily 2018/19