To work at camp, you need to be mature, enthusiastic, and lots of fun! You should also be a good leader and open to learning new things, because most counsellors will teach a variety of activities. You’ll receive training when you arrive to Canada, but you should have a background in sports, arts, or scouting.
In addition, you must:
- Be available to travel to Canada by August 26th and work until at least September 30th
- Be age 19-30 by August 1st of the current placement year. Applicants aged 31-33 also qualify if they have a pre-approval for a Working Holiday Permit
- Have a clean criminal record
- Have a passport from one of the following countries:
Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel (National Passport holders only), Italy, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Latvia (Republic of), Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, St. Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Samoa, St. Helena, Taiwan, Turks and Caicos and Western Samoa.
- You do NOT have to be living in your home country (country of citizenship) in order to apply, so if you’re in the US right now at a summer camp then we can still find you work in Canada for the autumn
- Good physical and psychological health
- Able to work long hours with children and teenagers
- Comfortable leading group activities
- Interested in participating in a wide range of sports and wilderness camping experiences
- Must have strong English speaking skills
- Must be willing to do some support work during work experience, such as cleaning and basic maintenance