Summer Camp Canada

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Summer Camp Canada

Duration: from 6 weeks to 10 weeks
Countries: Canada
Summer camps aren’t just an American tradition. You could work at a Canadian camp this summer and work in a beautiful country surrounded by mountains, moose and maple syrup.

Summer Camp Canada

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.


There are a few different roles at summer camp from leading an activity, to looking after a bunk to helping out with the program scheduling.

Here’s a breakdown of the roles:

General Counselors: You’re responsible for keeping the daily routine, participating in activities and helping out activity specialists.
Activity Specialists: As an activity specialist you’ll lead and teach a camp activity, from horse riding to high ropes.
Early Years Counselor: In this role you’ll help look after young campers from ages 1 - 6.
Camp Coordinator: Help set up programs, schedules and special events. You’ll also help out with office admin including phone calls, emails and logistics.
When it comes to activities everything happens at camp. Here’s a list of the most common ones:

High Ropes
Outdoor Education
Arts & Crafts
Performing Arts
Horse Riding
Sailing & Boating
Kayaking & Canoeing
And many more…


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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