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Welcome to Camps Canada!

Work in a fun, joyful and rewarding atmosphere.
Be in touch with the pristine Canadian wilderness.
Meet interesting people from all around the world.
Discover the many beauteous wonders that Canadian culture has to offer.


A summer camp placement in Canada offers a memorable, even defining, life
experience. You will enjoy the challenges and rewards of leading and mentoring
children and youth through outdoor projects and activities, playing sports and
games, and organizing group dynamics. You will play integral part in the

experience of campers as they develop communication skills and creative
approaches to problem solving, as well as nurturing individual growth.


Let Mother Nature will be your office for next summer – work in the Canadian forests!

  • PRACTICE & IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH OR FRENCH There is nothing like full immersion in a fun and relaxed atmosphere to practice and improve your English / French fluency and confidence.

  • NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE? You will receive detailed orientation and in-depth training that will have you prepared and ready for the adventure ahead.

  • HOW DOES IT WORK? It´s a simple 5- step process: 1) Apply, 2) Have an interview, 3) Receive a placement offer, 4) Gather all the required documents, and 5) Confirm your attendance. 

  • FOR HOW LONG? The minimum commitment is 8 weeks, one training week and 7 placement weeks, up to 16 weeks.

Video: Summer 2018. Camp Wenonah. Muskoka, Ontario, Canada

 SUMMER CAMP 

 COUNSELOR

 

Supervises every aspect of the camper's daily routines, motivates and encourages campers to enjoy and participate in numerous different camp activities. Provides a safe and fun environment contributing to the creation of an enjoyable atmosphere.

Placement Options

YOU WILL:

 

  • Be in charge of a cabin group of 6 - 10 campers.

  • Accept guidance and instructions from senior staff.

  • Interact with other co-workers to plan, organize and run diverse sports and games.

 

APPLY NOW!

Join the adventure of a lifetime!

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  • Every single summer camp that we deal with is an active member of their corresponding Provincial Camping Association and in most cases of the Canadian Camping Association too.

  • All camps comply with all standard safety measures and they all provide comfortable lodging premises and top quality equipment and materials.

  • Summer camps vary in terms of size, program focus, capacities, sessions length and the population sector they attend.

  • Most of the campsites also operate as Outdoor Education Centers during the rest of the year.

  • Therefor, there are plenty of options available, and we will surely find the best placement for you according to your profile and interests.

  • WHY SHOULD I GO WITH ICN?
    Well, because that is our expertise: To Offer International Students the possibility to find Work Placements at diverse Summer Camps across Europe, Canada and Mexico. Besides, we have fifteen years of experience doing so and over 3,000 happy participants. Therefore, by now we have nailed it, in figuring out what it takes to match each participant with a Summer Camp according to their interests, expectations, nature, programs and orientations. We run the whole enchilada for you: Interviews, Document gathering, Insurance, and we even assist you to process your work permit All for a set amount for a flat rate, with no hidden fees. Personal, professional, friendly and committed attention from the moment you contact us and until you get back home satisfied after an unforgettable experience. Our response times to every of your questions / concerns is, in the worst case scenario, under 48 hrs.
  • ​WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITIES WOULD I LEAD?
    Depends on your interests and abilities, but to mention a few: Traditional Sports, Archery, Tennis, Painting, Drama & Theatre, Music, Radio Workshop, Camping Survival, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Swimming, Canoeing, Horseback Ridding and Kayaking.
  • FOR HOW LONG DO I NEED TO COMMIT?
    Depends on the Program you choose: EUROPE -Minimum of 5 weeks committment, between late-June and until early-September. -Up to 6 months (Outdoor Education Diploma), from mid-March and until early-September. CANADA - Minimum of 8 weeks committment, between mid-June and until late-August - Up to 16 weeks, combining Spring and / or Fall Outdoor Education programs. MEXICO - Minimum of 4 weeks committment, between late-June and mid-August. - Up to 24 weeks, between mid-April & mid-November.
  • DO I NEED A WORK PERMIT?
    Depend on which program, and your citizenship: EUROPE You do not need any Visa/Permit, if you can enter the European Union as a tourist. (Citizens from the EU, Norway, Switzerland, Japan, Singapour, Homg Kong, Peru, Mexico, New Zealand & Australia). If you do require a Visa/Permit to enter the EU as a tourist, upon your participation has been confirmed, we will send you a format letter which you should include in your paperwork with the European consular office. If the rogram you apply for is longer than 90 days, you willbe required to obtain a Permit for extension. CANADA You will need to obatin a Temporary Work Permit. Upon your participation has been confirmed, we will send you a format letter which you should include in your paperwork with the Canadian consular office. MEXICO Participants from Canada, USA, EU, Japan and Australia do not need any special Permit. If you are from any other country, you will be required to obtain a Tourist Entry Visa.
  • WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION?
    AIR Your In-Bound and Out-Bound flights into your destination country are not included in the fee. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that your date of arrival and departure are according to the start of the training and the end of your placement. GROUND We will pick you up at the airport and will also drive you to your designated campsite.
  • HOW MUCH WILL IT COST ME TO TAKE PART IN THE PROGRAM?
    You should consider the following general costs: APPLICATION FEE EUROPE - 350 Euros CANADA - 400 US Dollars MEXICO - 300 US Dollars INCLUDES: Full Room & Board during the full length of your training & placement. Airport Pick-up transportation. Intense Camp Counselor Training. Assistance to obtain Visa / Permit. Interview. Administrative Fee.Other costs to consider: Flights to and back from your destination country. Non Criminal Record. Independent Travel costs. Personal Expenses. Visa/Permit paperwork costs.
  • HOW MUCH WILL I EARN?
    Depends on the Program you choose: EUROPE 1st year - 75euros / week 2nd year - 150euros / week CANADA Between 700 - 1,100 CAN$ / month, depending on previous experience, program area, and season. MEXICO $70 US / week (editado)
  • ABOUT MEDICAL COVERAGE
    In order to participate in any program yu need to provide copy of an International Medical Expenses Coverage policy. If you do not have Insurance with International Coverage, we can assist you in finding the right coverage options.

Testimonials

“The application process was smooth, clear and straight forward. The training was lots of fun. I really enjoyed the international atmosphere and the constant contact with nature. My placement was full of magic moments. I really connected with my campers. No doubt a great experience!"

 

Meliisa Capefiled – USA

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Campsite Locations

There are close to a thousand summer campsites Canada-wide. About a third of them are located within the province of Ontario, where there is a strong tradition for university students to Work as role models for children / youth in an outdoor setting during the summer months; many other camps are scattered across the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec, mainly.


Most of the campsites are located in remote areas, deep in the forest. Although most of them have phone lines and internet access, the possibility of spending long hours in front of a screen is limited.

Columbia Outdoor School

Columbia Outdoor School

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World Bound Canada

World Bound Canada

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Camp Wenonah

Camp Wenonah

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Canadian ESL Camp

Canadian ESL Camp

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World Bound Yukon 2024

World Bound Yukon 2024

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Fireside Kids Camp

Fireside Kids Camp

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Bilingual Connections

Bilingual Connections

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BC Explorer Paddle Expedition

BC Explorer Paddle Expedition

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All you need to know before applying

Due to the immigration restrictions from the Canadian Government, we are only allowed to process applications and offer placements to individuals who are from one of the countries listed as follows:

  • Andorra, Australia, Austria

  • Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria

  • Croatia, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic

  • Denmark

  • Estonia

  • Finland, France

  • Greece, Germany

  • Hungary, Hong Kong

  • Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy

  • Japan

  • Korea, Republic of 

  • Latvia, Lithuania 

  • Liechtenstein, Luxembourg

  • Malta, Mexico, Monaco

  • Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway

  • Poland, Portugal, Papua New Guinea

  • Romania

  • San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia

  • Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, Samoa

  • Taiwan

  • United Arab Emirates

  • United States of America

  • United Kingdom

If you do not hold a passport from any of these listed countries, please refrain from applying as there is nothing we can do to help you obtain a Summer Work placement in Canada.

 APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2023 ARE NOW CLOSED! 

You can sign up with your Name & email to our Summer 2024 list, and we shall contact you back by late september 2023 in order to resume your application process.

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