Summer Camp in Canada
What is Camp Canada?
Everyone has heard of our Camp Leaders programme in America, but not as many people know about our similar summer camp opportunity in Canada.
Our Camp Canada programme is a great way to spend a summer season living and working at an amazing summer camp in Canada. Summer camp is a big part of Canadian culture and every year it’s a tradition for thousands of kids around the country to go spend 8 weeks there. There are hundreds of these camps across North America and the directors we work with believe in hiring international staff like you to bring in new culture, diversity and skills for the summer.
We offer a package that will land you a summer job abroad for 8 – 10 weeks, earning a minimum of $1500+ CAN as a camp counselor or activity leader at an accredited summer camp with one of our Canadian employers.
What’s also included is food and accommodation at camp, airport transfers, 2 nights hostel stay in your arrival city, 10 weeks comprehensive health insurance and 24/7 in-country support from our award winning team of camp experts.
It gets even better, unlike America there are no Visa requirements for Camp Canada saving you $250 CAN! We also provide a super easy application process saving you time and energy. Remember that once you’ve finished your contract at camp you also have the opportunity to explore and travel North America.
We believe that with Camp Canada you’re going to experience the summer of a lifetime. This is a working holiday in Canada like no other, what are you waiting for?
There are a few different roles and types of summer jobs in Canada at summer camp from leading an activity, to looking after a bunk to helping out with the program scheduling.
As a Summer Camp Counselor, your role is to join in, have fun and to guide your campers throughout their day to day life. Far from the lay down on the couch and tell me about your problems type counselor (which might spring to mind) – at camp, the term counselor simply means you’re the ones in with the kids.
There’s no need for qualifications for this role.
A great General Counselor will be a strong all-rounder, happy to join in and give everything a go. One of the biggest benefits of being a camp counselor is that you get to have a go at all the activities that camp has to offer. Unlike an activity specialist who will normally be stationed in one specific area, you’ll tour camp with your campers joining in all the fun. Name us another summer job abroad where you can climb ropes courses, kayak, horse ride and fire an arrow in one day… this is without doubt one of the hottest Camp Canada roles.
As a summer camp activity specialist, you’ll be the go-to person for a specific skill area. Activities are what makes camp such an energetic and unique place. Most days you’ll have around 5 sessions where you’ll coach, and for that hour it’s where the campers can have fun, improve their skills and try new things. A great activity specialist will be experienced in their field and will always bring the energy to excite and motivate the campers. You’ll have periods off each day to join in other sessions and plenty of time to hang out with your awesome campers.
Special Needs Counselors
Special needs camps in Canada are without doubt one of the most rewarding and incredible environments you could ever work in. At a special needs summer camp, you will be there to support the campers and provide them with the specialised attention they need to have an amazing time. This does mean that being a special needs summer camp counselor is a challenging role and will require a dedicated and caring personality. However the impact you will have on these campers lives is second to nothing and the hardest part of the summer is saying bye to them.
When it comes to activities everything happens at camp. Here’s a list of the most common ones:
- High Ropes/Rock Climbing
- Waterskiing & Wakeboarding
- Outdoor Education
- Arts & Crafts
- Performing Arts
- Horse Riding
- Sailing & Boating
- Kayaking & Canoeing
We have 100’s of positions available for the perfect working holiday in Canada.
- Food and accomodation at camp
- 10 weeks comprehensive health Insurance
- 24/7 emergency support
- Minimum $1500 CAN in pocket money (8 – 10 week contract)
- Accommodation in arrival city
- Airport transfer to your accomodation
- Arrival orientation
- Transport from orientation site to camp
- Social Insurance Number
- Canadian Bank Account Setup
What’s not included
- Electronic Travel Authorisation fee ($7)
- Medical background check
- Criminal background check
*Our expert in-house flight team can find you the cheapest deals.
Our Working Holiday in Canada doesn’t require an IEC Visa
Starting late June for 8 – 10 weeks.
Minimum availability is 24th June until 19th August.
Our expert work and travel Canada team are here to make your summer camp journey as easy as abc. We’ve broken down how it works into 8 simple steps:
- Apply online
- Pay your deposit
- Complete a pre-screening interview
- Complete your application
- 2nd interview
- Get hired
- Book your flights
- Start your working holiday in Canada adventure!
Together with our partners in Canada we work with accredited summer camps all across the country. Most are located in Ontario with the rest spread through Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta. All of the summer work in Canada camps are located away from the big cities in beautiful remote areas.
Accommodation varies from camp to camp and can depend on your role. Be prepared to share your space with other staff and campers.
Camps divide their time between active programming and creative programming and evenings are typically spent in all-camp activities or special cabin programming.
Most camps will provide a 24-hour block of time off each week for staff with a few opting for multiple days off in a row every few weeks instead.
Remember since you’ll be working with children there are strict rules around behaviour, alcohol and drugs.