About Autumn Camp

About Autumn Camp

Working in an autumn camp is a little different than working in a summer camp. You’ll have more time off, you’ll live in staff quarters, you’ll work with different age groups- and you’ll get paid more, too!

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About Autumn Camp

Your Role

Working in an autumn camp is a little different than working in a summer camp. You’ll have more time off, you’ll live in staff quarters, you’ll work with different age groups- and you’ll get paid more, too! It’ll be warm enough in the day for a dip in the lake, but you can wrap up in flannels for cosy nights roasting marshmallows.

Your job combines the roles of counsellors and support staff. Autumn camps have smaller, tight-knit teams so you’ll lead a variety of activities during the day, and at the end of the season you’ll also help with close-down work like painting cabins, shutting down buildings, and raking leaves. The campers will change over more frequently, and you can expect to work with school groups, families, and corporate retreats.

Training

You’ll head over to Canada at the end of August for a week of staff training. This will be either at your camp or at Family Camp in Ontario, where you’ll work with small groups of kids and co-counsellors. You’ll get a full overview of working in camp, and you’ll receive any training you need for your job. After that, you’ll be transported to your autumn camp. Your camp could be anywhere in the country, but most are in Ontario or Quebec.

Dates

Camps last for 4-12 weeks, so if you’re free the month of September or all of autumn, we can find a job for you. Most camps need staff from late August to mid-November, but there are some short term (4 week) options available for September. Most camps start in the beginning of September and run through the end of October.

Salary

You’ll earn $150 during your training week at Family Camp and at least $200 per week for your 4-12 week placement. Your room, board and transportation are all included, so everything you earn is spending money.

The Benefits

What’s not to love? Autumn camp gives you a lot of the same benefits of summer camp, but with lots of additional perks. You’ll live in a beautiful environment, make life-long friends, and you’ll get paid to do what you love. There are other benefits too:

  • You’ll have more time off! Your evenings will be free, and some weekends will be as well.
  • You’ll sleep in staff quarters most nights, so you can get a good night’s sleep (if you want one).
  • You’ll have a higher weekly salary than core summer staff.
  • You’ll teach a variety of activities. Working in an autumn camp lets you try lots of different things and learn new skills.
  • It’s warm! September has an average daily high of 23 degrees, so you’ll keep your tan.
  • Changing leaves, new flowers, and fewer bugs. Canada is at its finest in the autumn.
  • You can stay on to work in the winter! Many camps have winter sessions for skiing, skating, maple tapping and winter sports, so counsellors often extend their contracts into year-long jobs.
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