how to get to camp in 8 steps

how it works

1. apply online

Start your application by creating your profile - congratulations on your first step towards an unforgettable Canadian adventure fom June.

Check out our roles to find out what you can teach at camp and whether you're eligible for Camp Canada.

start your application
2. pay your deposit

No need to pay everything at once.

When you pay your deposit, new sections of your application will open up - including your skills and preferences.

check out Camp Canada pricing
top tip: pay your deposit early to secure your interview with a member of the camp canada team.
3. book your interview

Our team are here to answer questions, talk about your next steps, & book you in for an interview.

It will be a fairly relaxed interview with one of our friendly interviewers, who have all been to camp themselves.

check out our interview guide
4. complete your application

Fill in all of the sections and upload the necessary documents to complete your profile.

You can list your work experience, education and any skills you may want to teach at camp. Your documents include your police check, medical form and references.

5. get hired

Wahoo, you've found your home in Canada!

Sometimes it takes longer than you would expect. You can get placed as soon as 24 hours, or it could take up to 3 months - just do your best to be patient!

1 month: the average time for someone to find their camp.

your authentic Canadian adventure awaits.

6. get prepared

When you know where you're going, we'll get you there.  

We will confirm your insurance, flights and other details as soon as your place at camp is confirmed. We'll also organise your work permit and arrival logistics for you.

7. fly to Canada

Pack your suitcase, hop on that plane, and prepare for your Canadian adventure.

You may even bump into one of your fellow camp staff on the flight, as you'll all head to camp around the same time. 

8. attend an orientation

Get ready for camp at a fun and informative session.

We provide face-to-face preparation days on arrival in Canada to make sure you're fully ready for your Canadian adventure. 

We'll help you set up your bank account and social insurance number and you'll get the chance to hang out with other staff before you all head up to camp.

ready for your epic Canadian adventure?

When should I apply for the program and is there a deadline?

Easy answer – now! Applying early gives you the maximum choice of camps, and it is easier for us to accommodate preferences. However, we accept applications until May when all the positions have been filled for the season.

If you aren't able to arrive in Canada by the specified date, please contact us. You may be able to move your application forward, depending on your earliest availability date and skill set.

Is the deposit refundable?

The initial deposit is fully refundable if you are not accepted into the Camp Canada program, or are not placed by July 15th. If you decide to pull out of the program at any point, we cannot provide a refund.

Where are the camps located? Can I choose the location?

The majority of the camps that we work with are located in Ontario. We also work with a good number of camps in Quebec, British Columbia, and Alberta. You can express your preferences on your application, but we cannot give you a guarantee, as it depends on the Camp Director’s needs and work permit eligibility. The best way to influence your location is by including your skills and camp type preferences.

Can I get placed at the same camp as my friend/partner?

Unfortunately, we are not able to place friends or couples together at the same camp. If you hope to go to camp with a friend, your best bet is to attend our Camp Canada Job Fairs, where you could market yourselves as a pair to a camp directors.

Can I travel before or after camp on my work permit?

Yes - most visitors are permitted to stay in Canada, visa-free, for up to six months. Ask us about extending your stay in Canada during your welcome call!

Can I apply if I have a pre-existing medical condition?

Yes, you can apply. Each participant will be required to have a medical form completed by your doctor to confirm that you are physically and mentally able to work at camp.

Once you have your form completed by a licensed physician, we will contact you to discuss the conditions and challenges of working at camp. We'll also and supply you with the support you need for a successful time at camp. (Please note that the Health Insurance policy organized by Camp Canada does not cover any unstable pre-existing conditions.)

Have more questions? Check out our First Time Camp Counsellors FAQ's blog.