NYQUEST Camp Canada’s Toronto City Guide

Toronto (pop 2.5 million) is widely recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world. Whether you have 2 days, 2 weeks or more time to spend here, it is an endlessly exciting place to be. NYQUESTCamp Canada HQ is located in Toronto and all team members currently live in the … Continue reading “NYQUEST Camp Canada’s Toronto City Guide”

NYQUEST Camp Canada’s Calgary City Guide

Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta, with a population of 1.097 million. This rapidly growing metropolis is located where the Canadian prairies end and the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains begin.   We work with a lot of camps in Alberta, and many of the NYQUEST office staff (myself included) … Continue reading “NYQUEST Camp Canada’s Calgary City Guide”

Social Media Contest – Terms and Conditions

The promoter is NYQUEST Camp Canada 3 Hill Place, Toronto, ON,  M6C 3E4, Canada. The competition is open to citizens of the following countries aged 18-30 years by June 1st, 2018 except employees of NYQUEST Camp Canada and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organization or judging of the competition. There is … Continue reading “Social Media Contest – Terms and Conditions”

To See the Colours of Another Sky

Brian Costigan’s NYQUEST Camp Canada Story     My name is Brian and here is my NYQUEST Camp Canada story. Back in 2015, I was looking to conquer a new challenge. I wanted to break out of my comfort zone and find a new adventure that would challenge me to try new things and see … Continue reading “To See the Colours of Another Sky”

The Best Things about Summer in Canada

This probably goes without saying, but our NYQUEST Camp Canada crew loves summer in Canada. Why do we love Canadian summer so much? Well, not only does it mean summer camp season has arrived, but it also means six months of winter is over. As you can probably imagine, six months of winter is just … Continue reading “The Best Things about Summer in Canada”

6 Things You Should Know Before Working at Summer Camp

When it comes to working at summer camp in Canada, it’s safe to say our NYQUEST Camp Canada team members are seasoned veterans. We asked them what they wish they knew before working at summer camp for the first time. Here’s what they had to say.   As little as possible     “Nothing else. … Continue reading “6 Things You Should Know Before Working at Summer Camp”

Kananaskis Memories

A poem by Sadhbh O’Connor   Out Near Kananaskis, beneath the Rocky Mountains lies, A place where Youth beats like a drum and laughter fills the skies. Each day rises with the sun, a morning chill to the air. As the flag is raised ‘O’ Canada’ can be heard everywhere. Rumbling tummies wait for meals, … Continue reading “Kananaskis Memories”

3 Ways to be a Great Camp Leader

Written by: Camilla   Being a great camp leader for young people is an exceptionally challenging yet a fantastically impactful and rewarding role. Recognizing the strengths and differences within any group of campers is a skill you will develop over the course of the summer but in reflection of International Women’s Day, we want to … Continue reading “3 Ways to be a Great Camp Leader”

Summer camp: A place for gender equality

Written by: Jana   In light of International Women’s Day (and every day for that matter!), we’d like to bring attention to the fact that, even in 2018, gender stereotypes and prejudice against girls in sports still exist.   As Summer Camp Counsellors, we all have a role to play in challenging these gender stereotypes … Continue reading “Summer camp: A place for gender equality”

Camp Canada is looking for Specialty Summer Camp Staff

Our NYQUEST Camp Canada team is looking to fill the following specialty summer camp staff positions.   Ropes Do you have any experience rock-climbing, high/low ropes courses or belaying others? We’re looking to rope someone into an awesome summer camp position, working with campers to help them reach new heights! Ropes instructors provide instruction to … Continue reading “Camp Canada is looking for Specialty Summer Camp Staff”

Scheduling Interviews with International Summer Camp Staff

Scheduling interviews with international staff is a pain! It can be tough to nail down the best time for scheduling interviews with international staff. With multiple time zones to think of and varying availability of both parties through the work week, it can be tough to lock in a time that suits you both. This … Continue reading “Scheduling Interviews with International Summer Camp Staff”

A day in the life of Bek

Meet Bek; she’s one of our Placement Directors here at NYQUEST Camp Canada team. Bek is from the land down under, more specifically Fremantle, Western Australia. She has been working and travelling the globe for the past five years! During her time abroad, she has worked at summer camps both in the United States and … Continue reading “A day in the life of Bek”

Certifying your International Summer Camp Staff

Hello Camp Directors! As in previous years, NYQUEST is pleased to be working with Shendy’s Swim Centre in Toronto to certify your NYQUESTers and directly-hired international staff with lifesaving and first aid qualifications. And for the first time ever, we’re running a number of courses in the UK (Chester) and Ireland (Dublin) to really maximize this opportunity! This is an … Continue reading “Certifying your International Summer Camp Staff”

A day in the life of Nick

Meet Nick; he’s one of the Placement Directors in our NYQUEST Camp Canada team. Nick started his Canadian adventure back in 2012 at a summer camp in Perth, Ontario and then continued working there for the following four summers (it’s safe to say he loves summer camp!). He officially joined our NYQUEST Camp Canada team in … Continue reading “A day in the life of Nick”

Being a ‘Twinkie’ Summer Camp Counsellor

    Written By: Anna Brady     It’s funny how different Summer Camp Counsellors are meant to be with certain cabins. Being a Camp Counsellor to any group of campers is the best job in the world, but once you do a summer in one cabin, you can’t imagine being with any other age group. … Continue reading “Being a ‘Twinkie’ Summer Camp Counsellor”

‘If you want an adventure, take a step outside.’

    Written By: Hannah Fryer     This is a photo blog of my Canadian summer camp experience. All photos were taken by me as my summer camp journey progressed.     Here we go, right at the beginning of my summer camp adventure at Heathrow Airport and the scariest moment of my journey. I’d … Continue reading “‘If you want an adventure, take a step outside.’”


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