Camp Directors of Distinction, 2016

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As a way to recognize the outstanding leadership of exceptional Camp Directors or Directing Teams in their respective summer camps, NYQUEST Camp Canada has established the Camp Directors of Distinction Award. Being a Camp Director to an international staff member comes with a different set of challenges than with local staff, and as the facilitator in this experience, we want to …

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UK & Ireland Travel Log #3 and #4: Dundee and Edinburgh!

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Travis’ Edinburgh Experience… When we first arrived in Edinburgh, we were admittedly a little awe struck.  The city is incredible, and just stunning to look at. It may be even possible, dare I say, the Scottish are as nice as Canadians! We couldn’t have felt more at home if we tried. Although we didn’t have much time in the city, …

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UK & Ireland Travel Log #2: Manchester!

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Lauren (Placement Director) Manchester greeted Travis and I with typical cloudy and drizzly British weather, thicker accents, and friendly faces. It’s quite chilly up here – even for Canadian standards! I quickly regretted not packing my toque (translation = Canadian term for beanie/woolly hat). This was both our first times to Manchester, and we found the city to be lively and charming! We had …

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Taxes as an International Camp Staffer!

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After your experience of working at camp in Canada, you’ll have received a pay check and may have noticed some deductions on your earnings. As a foreign worker in Canada, you do pay some taxes (totalling about 5-7% of your salary) that you are not eligible to claim back. But you may have been charged some additional taxes that you …

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Show Us Your NYQUEST Camp Canada Experience!

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NYQUEST’ers, There are so many opportunities to keep your summer alive–even once you’ve returned home. We know that you all had an amazing time in Canada, experienced some amazing things, and are most likely (definitely) going to sleep for the next year to catch up. Once you’ve all woken up from your slumber, we would love to see what you …

Canadian Cities

Guess the Canadian Cities From Their Nicknames

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Can you guess these Canadian cities from their unique nicknames? These are some of the major cities across the country that our NYQUEST participants will be arriving into before traveling out to camp this upcoming summer! Leave a comment with your best guesses! 1) The City of Champions This city is known as “Canada’s Festival City”, as it hosts several festivals …

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NYQUEST Guide to eTA’s and Work Permits

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In 2016 Citizenship and Immigration Canada introduced the requirement for all visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to (or transit through) Canada to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). This requirement applies to all participants in the NYQUEST Camp Canada program, and for anyone who we are supporting with their work permit application. As this is an entirely new requirement, NYQUEST has been keeping …

NYQUEST News Update 3

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It’s always busy at NYQUEST HQ, and we wanted to give you a bit of an insight into what exactly goes on behind those hundreds of emails and phone calls that we have with international staff from across the world and summer camp directors from across Canada! This time we checked in with each section of our (epic) team at …

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Why Scouts Are Great Leaders for Young People

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The Scouts are a massive organization that spreads across the entire world and provides countless amazing experiences for youth, and their leaders! From it’s humble roots of just 20 boys at a small camp in England, the Scouts have now expanded to over 162 countries and over 40 million members with a focus on fun, challenges and adventures! Scouting offers individuals …

NYQUEST News Update 2

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It’s always busy at NYQUEST HQ, and we wanted to give you a bit of an insight into what exactly goes on behind those hundreds of emails and phone calls that we have with international staff from across the world and summer camp directors from across Canada! This time we checked in with each section of our (epic) team at …