Why We All Need to Work Abroad at a Summer Camp in Canada

Liam Macleod
17.02.2019
Why We All Need to Work Abroad at a Summer Camp in Canada
Author: Liam Macleod
17.02.2019 19:23PM

If you’re looking to get away for the summer, why not go to Canada? We’re here to show you all the reasons to travel to Canada and work at summer camp in 2019.

Canada in the Summer? It’s Almost Tropical.

Forget the winter jacket - Canada is HOT in the summer. The Great White North is famous for its snowy mountains and wintery weather - but it’s not always cold in Canada. Daily summer temperatures typically stay in the 20-30 degree range. It can also reach into the 40’s during a heat wave. With that kind of heat, you’ll be wondering how on earth Canada got a reputation for being a cold place.

Fortunately, you’ll be able to cool down with a quick jump in the lake at camp. There’s tons of sun from May-September, so make sure to bring some sunglasses. You’ll also want to make sure you have a water bottle, a swimsuit, and some sunscreen. I’ll wager you never expected to be reading this one about Canada.

You’ll Have a Blast.

When you’re doing something you really enjoy, it doesn’t feel like work. Your days are spent having a good time with new mates, doing fun activities, and teaching campers new skills. It’s rewarding watching the kids try new things and test themselves. You’re there to make sure everyone gets the most out of their summer - including you.

You Get Paid More.

You’ll earn a minimum of $1500CAD for your first summer, and more as a returner. Unlike American programs, with Camp Canada, you are visa exempt. This means that you pay no visa fees - you’ll keep $160, plus the possible cost of transport and accommodation for travel to embassy appointments, in your pocket. Team Canada takes care of everything for you, and get you on your way toward the summer of your life.

You’ll Be Blown Away.

If having a great summer at camp isn’t enough for you, you can always stay and travel afterwards. There’s so much to see in this gigantic country, from sandy beaches to mountain peaks. There are national parks the size of small countries, arctic expeditions, and thriving cities that are full of things to do. One thing is for sure, your pictures won’t need a filter.

Campers Are Cool.

In this digital age, campers are kids who are actually excited to turn off their devices and get outside. The activities you’ll do with them will be a ton of fun, and you’ll appreciate getting into the outdoors too.

You’ll have the time of your life, and it starts with the kids. They’ll be your little flock to look out for, and you’ll grow pretty fond of them. Needless to say, you’ll have a ton of fun watching them grow, and you can be a hugely positive influence on them.

Build Your CV.

Camp isn’t just a fun summer away - it looks good on your CV, too. The lessons you learn from being in a new country, and working with kids, are great points to bring up in a job interview. It’s a unique job experience that can make you stand out from the crowd.

If you’re thinking about being an Activity Specialist at camp, but don’t have any qualifications, that’s absolutely okay. For many roles, you’ll receive training before camp even starts, to make sure you’re ready to roll once the kids start arriving. If there’s an activity you’re passionate about or have experience in, ask a member of Team Canada if there’s any roles that you might fit.

If you’re interested in working at a summer camp in Canada read more about the Camp Canada program here.

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