Summer Camp Jobs in Canada
One of the most popular summer jobs in Canada is working at a summer camp. This jobs gives you the chance to spend 4 to 12 weeks of your summer in one of Canada's beautiful locations whilst contributing your energies to the running of some of the most popular, respected and well-run activity camps in Canada.
Camp Counselor & Summer Camp Jobs in Canada
Top Reasons to Apply
Looking to work abroad? Keen for an alternative to summer camp USA? Interested in going to work in Canada? Apply to be a staff member at a summer camp! This will be one of the best experiences of your life, here are some of our top reasons to apply:
- One of the most fun jobs in the world
- Meet friendly people
- Integrate into the local culture
- Work as part of a team from all over the world
- Travel and see spectacular places in your spare time
- Get paid
- If you are keen to spend a gap year in Canada this is the perfect flexible job
- Create memories to last a lifetime
Types of Positions
There are lots of different positions available:
- Camp counselor
- Land sports instructor e.g. coaching football, baseball, hockey
- Water sports instructor - sailing, water skiing
- Language teacher
- Arts and crafts instructor
- Director / support staff
Where To Find Camp Jobs
Camps are located throughout Canada in places like:
- Ontario ON
- Nova Scotia
- New Brunswick
- British Columbia
- Prince Edward Island
- Newfoundland and Labrador
Whistler & Vancouver
Camps in Whistler and Vancouver focus on sports, skills and interests that you, the counselor, bring to camp. Past activities have included arts and crafts, football, volleyball, basketball, swimming and running. Camp can consist of 13-17 year old English or non-English speakers. Counselors will be responsible for leading Extreme Sport activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, wilderness hikes and camping, mountain biking, etc. Great for outdoor enthusiasts!
London & Ontario
Camps are focused on horseback riding and tennis. Counselors will not lead these activities unless they are experts in these fields.
What to Expect
As a camp staff member, you will find yourself being looked up to as a role model by the children who will rely on you to direct and take care of them while they are away from home, learning a new language, new skills and making friends. The positions are highly sought after and you get paid, dont miss out! Some international agencies offer an orientation in Vancouver then you will move on to your summer camp. You can also sometimes choose the duration that you work for. The minimum commitment is four weeks and the maximum is usually twelve weeks.
On most summer camp jobs you will be paid an average wage of around $9 per hour but this depends on the camp/recruiter. Contribute to the running of some of the most popular, respected and well-run activity camps in Canada. You will be helping to look after the young campers, supporting them in their day-to-day lives and leading a range of adventure activities.