Camp Leaders

General Counselors - Canada

Camp Leaders
16 Jun 2018
13 Jul 2018
Job Type
Live in, Temporary

General Counselors - Canada 

You’re responsible for keeping the daily routine, participating in activities and helping out activity specialists.

You’ve most likely heard of summer camp in America but did you know there’s summer camp in Canada too?

Summer Camp Canada is your chance to work abroad in a beautiful country surrounded by mountains, moose and maple syrup.

Get a summer job abroad for 8 - 10 weeks as a camp counselor or activity leader in an accredited Canadian summer camp. With 100s of camp activities to lead from lifeguarding to high ropes there’s a role at summer camp for everyone.

Not only will we take care of your summer camp placement also included as standard is free 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.

If you’ve worked at camp before or want to try something new summer camp in Canada is the perfect work and travel opportunity.

When it comes to activities everything happens at camp. Here’s a list of the most common ones:

  • High Ropes
  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics
  • Outdoor Education
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Performing Arts
  • Horse Riding
  • Sailing & Boating
  • Kayaking & Canoeing
  • And many more.

What's Included

  • Free food and accommodation at camp
  • 10 weeks comprehensive health Insurance
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Minimum $1500 CAN in pocket money (8 - 10 week contract)
  • Free 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

  • Flights*
  • Electronic Travel Authorisation fee ($7)
  • Medical background check
  • Criminal background check

*Our expert in-house flight team can help you book flights

Dates and Pricing

Starting late June for 8 - 10 weeks.

Minimum availability is 24th June until 19th August.

Program Price: £399 (£49 deposit and 2 instalments)

How it works

Our expert work and travel team are here to make your summer camp journey as easy as abc. We've broken down how it works into 8 simple steps:

  1. Apply online
  2. Pay your deposit
  3. Complete a pre-screening interview
  4. Complete your application
  5. 2nd interview
  6. Get hired
  7. Book your flights
  8. Start your adventure

More About Camp

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 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.

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