Be part of Camp Moomba!

We are very excited to announce Camp Moomba is taking place from July 15 -20 at YMCA Camp Elphinstone on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, traditional and unceded land and waters of the Skwxwú7mesh and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ peoples. 

This year, we are really excited to be offering a few ways to participate in Camp Moomba. We're looking for volunteers to come to Camp Moomba as Group Leaders and as camp nurses.

  • Being a Group Leader means supporting camper groups, sleeping in camper accommodations, and making sure campers’ wellness is looked after.
  • We are also looking for an LD Program Facilitator, One-to-One Leaders, and an Arts & Crafts Coordinator. Descriptions are below, and application instructions are the same as the Group Leader posting above.  
  • Coming to Moomba as the Camp Nurse Coordinator, or as the Volunteer Nurse or Nursing Student.

We are really excited about welcoming many of you to our team this summer, and look forward to continuing the traditions of happy Moomba camping days! All applications are due May 22.

We strongly encourage Camp Moomba alumni to apply to these positions. Youth, as well as people living with HIV, from First Nations/Aboriginal communities, from newcomer and immigrant communities, people of colour, LGBTQ/2S+ people, people living with disabilities, and members of communities that experience discrimination are encouraged to apply.

Please let us know if you have any questions by getting in touch with Sarah at or calling 604-688-1441.

Leadership (LD) Program Youth Facilitator

The Leadership (LD) Youth Facilitator will work with the oldest campers, who may be 15-17 years old. Campers in the Leadership Group are offered an enriched camp experience focused on developing leadership skills that can be applied in camp settings and their wider communities. The Leadership Youth Facilitator will create opportunities at camp for campers to build and practice leadership while at camp, whether by leading within younger camper groups or planning "The Greatest Show On Earth," campfire, or many other options. We are looking for someone who has previous experience facilitating leadership programming in camp or youth settings.

One-to-One Leaders

One-to-One Workers are a resource that we provide to campers who will benefit from individualized attention and support at camp. Camper families let us know if they want a one-to-one worker for their child, whether because of behavioural, medical, or social needs. These leaders work closely with other Group Leaders and the Camp Director to maximize camper participation in group activities, while respecting confidentiality. Decisions about One-to-One Workers are made by campers and/or their families in conjunction with the Camp Director.

Arts & Crafts Coordinator

The Arts & Crafts Coordinator is responsible for arts and crafts programming offered each day during Camp Moomba. This position requires pre-camp planning and coordination. During the week of Camp Moomba, the Arts & Craft Coordinator(s) will deliver age-appropriate arts and crafts programming aligned with the mandate of Camp Moomba and YouthCO, drop-in arts and crafts projects at designated times, and maintain regular communication with the Camp Director.

YouthCO's office is located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh people. Our programs take place on unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of many Indigenous nations across what is now called BC.

YouthCO believes that all youth have the right to accessible and affirming information about our health. We also know each of us has a unique relationship to our bodies, sex, sexuality, substance use, and harm reduction. For many of us, the words other people use for our bodies and their functions are not the words we use for ourselves. Throughout our website, YouthCO uses words for bodies and sex that we know will not reflect the full diversity of our communities. We have tried to, where possible, be as expansive with our language as we know how to while being as specific as possible. As youth leading the HIV movement, we too are learning about the best words for our experiences and do not do this perfectly. We invite any feedback about the language used on our website to help us move forward in the best ways for all youth in our communities!