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. NYQUEST HQ is located in Toronto and all team members currently live in the city, … 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”

NYQUEST Portal Maintenance (4/26/2017)

Dear Directors & NYQUEST Participants,   We are currently undergoing some routine maintenance on our Portal. We will be fixing these issues immediately, and we are hoping the Portal will be functioning as normal by this weekend. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!     For our Directors Some staff candidates may not appear correctly. … Continue reading “NYQUEST Portal Maintenance (4/26/2017)”

NYQUEST Camp Canada: Culture

NYQUEST has been in the business for 12 years now, and we have come a long way. From having one full-time employee to a team of 12, our mission, strategies, and culture have improved every single year.   At the NYQUEST’s Toronto office (or our headquarters as we like to call it), you will find … Continue reading “NYQUEST Camp Canada: Culture”

The Camp Bubble

Written By: Liam Gordon   If you have ever met anyone who has been to summer camp, then you may have heard them talk about the ‘bubble’. Whilst it would be hard to find one word to describe camp, I think that understanding that it exists in a bubble would be a good place to start. … Continue reading “The Camp Bubble”

Reasons I Almost Didn’t Go to Camp (And Why I’m So Glad I Went)

Written By: Anna Brady   It’s coming up to a year since I first experienced camp in Canada, and I’m still talking about how amazing it was. While it was the best experience of my life and I’m counting down the days until summer number two at camp, when I think back to this time … Continue reading “Reasons I Almost Didn’t Go to Camp (And Why I’m So Glad I Went)”

Camp Canada Experience: The Best Day of Your Life

You’re struggling to pinpoint just one, aren’t you? It is something that’s said pretty often – “THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVER” was probably screamed at some point during the last awesome party you went to, the last time your team won the game or that time McDonald’s gave you fries for free because the … Continue reading “Camp Canada Experience: The Best Day of Your Life”

Tips for the Best Camp Canada Job Fair Experience

NYQUEST Camp Canada are really excited to be in the UK and Ireland, with our merry Canadian crew of camp professionals, ready to see the sights, meet the attendees and make some amazing hires for their Summer Camp staff teams!   As a prospective job fair goer, you might be feeling all the feels right now … Continue reading “Tips for the Best Camp Canada Job Fair Experience”

Work & Travel Abroad with NYQUEST Camp Canada

Entering its 10th year of operation, NYQUEST Camp Canada is the leader in finding summer camp jobs in Canada for individuals from across the world.   Their personal approach and commitment to the participant ensure that the right staff is found for the right camp, and each match is the one that works best for both the … Continue reading “Work & Travel Abroad with NYQUEST Camp Canada”

Awards & Articles

Our Awards: 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Ontario Camps Volunteer Recognition Award   NYQUEST Media Releases February 2014: NYQUEST launches their new interactive Camp Director Portal at the annual Ontario Camps Association Annual Conference. January 2014: Jonathan Nyquist appointed to role of Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Camps Association November 2013: … Continue reading “Awards & Articles”

Rent a Car in Canada: After Camp

We’ve been asked a few times now by international staff on our summer camp visits about renting a car after camp. It’s a great way to get around the country and see some of the interesting sites, but it can get a bit complex!   Finding a Car Rental in Canada We recommend using Vroom … Continue reading “Rent a Car in Canada: After Camp”

Summer Camp Tips: Insect Bites

From prevention to aftercare, here are some basic tricks on dealing with bug bites:   It’s that time of year again! Hot sunny days, cool lakes, laughing campers, bonfires, and… bug bites.  By now all of you are fully acquainted with Canada’s most common seasonal insects: The mosquito Flies – black flies, deerflies, horseflies   … Continue reading “Summer Camp Tips: Insect Bites”

A NYQUEST’er in Kenya: A Volunteer Story

In all truthfulness, I have always been a little skeptical about donating to large charity funds. Where does the money go? Is it really making a difference? Will my donation actually get to the needy or will it just be wasted on countless administrative and “necessary” company fees? From the moment I entered Pimbiniet, a … Continue reading “A NYQUEST’er in Kenya: A Volunteer Story”

Summer Camp: Real Life

Summer Camp in Canada is a dream come true for a lot of us who have attended as campers, and as staff.  It is a place where the magic happens, and where you can wear the same camp T-shirt for two months and no one will say a thing.  But what if camp could become … Continue reading “Summer Camp: Real Life”

Summer Camp Life: Your Day Off

It is halfway through the summer, and NYQUESTers are working hard dedicated to making summer an amazing experience for all the campers.  You deserve a break!  But, what to do on your days off?   We have compiled some day off ideas from summer camp veterans … here is what’s hapenin’ on those glorious off-days: … Continue reading “Summer Camp Life: Your Day Off”

Using a Mobile Phone while Traveling?

Thinking about using your mobile phone while travelling around Canada this summer?  At NYQUEST, we are asked a lot about what our international staff should do about their mobile phones (cell phones) during their adventures in Canada.   Unfortunately Cell phone carriers are ridiculously expensive in Canada, so you will find that any international phone calls … Continue reading “Using a Mobile Phone while Traveling?”

Packing Tips for a Summer with Camp Canada

Getting started Make sure to check the NYQUEST Handbook for what to pack suggestions.   Don’t over pack Don’t pack things you can buy here! Remember, Canada may not be your home but we still have the important stuff like shampoo, soap, extra socks, sunscreen, toothbrushes, snacks, and much more.  Your camp tuck shop will have stock … Continue reading “Packing Tips for a Summer with Camp Canada”


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