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”

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”

International summer camp staff: interview scheduling

Scheduling interviews with international staff is a pain! With multiple time zones to think of and varying availability of both parties through the work week it can be tough to nail down the best time to connect with your international candidates. This can result in: Bouncing emails back and forth to establish an interview times … Continue reading “International summer camp staff: interview scheduling”

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”

Certify Your International 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 lifeguarding and first aid qualifications. And for the first time ever, we’re running a number of courses in the UK (likely Leeds or Manchester – TBC) and Ireland (Dublin) to really maximize … Continue reading “Certify Your International 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.’”

A day in the life of Jonathan Nyquist

Meet Jonathan; he’s the fearless leader of our NYQUEST Camp Canada team. More officially, he’s the Operations Director and Owner of NYQUEST Camp Canada. He started the company back in 2005, with the Camp Canada team and program growing ever since!     Here’s a glimpse of what Jonathan gets up to when he’s in … Continue reading “A day in the life of Jonathan Nyquist”

‘The best ships are friendships, and long may they be.’

    Written By: Clair Scott     Waiting in the departures lounge at the airport, Ash and I were enjoying our last proper cup of tea before we left our home country of Ireland for Canadian summer camp. Both of our mammies were teary-eyed as we said our goodbyes, but neither of us had butterflies … Continue reading “‘The best ships are friendships, and long may they be.’”

A day in the life of Sammy

Meet Sammy; she’s our incredible Program Intake Specialist and all-around awesome human being. She started with us as a Camp Counsellor in 2015 and then joined our Camp Canada team in 2016….the rest is history!     You have likely come across Sammy during your Camp Canada application process, in Skype interviews or even on … Continue reading “A day in the life of Sammy”

Welcome to the Camp Canada team, Tarryn!

Hi friends! I’m Tarryn and I recently joined the NYQUEST Camp Canada as an Applications Assistant, and I. Am. So. Excited! I grew up around a quiet lake in the interior of British Columbia, Canada in the hot semi-desert that is Kamloops, and developed a very deep appreciation of the greenery and life around me. … Continue reading “Welcome to the Camp Canada team, Tarryn!”

Welcome to the Camp Canada team, Jon!

Hey friends! My name is Jon and I’ve recently joined the NYQUEST Camp Canada team as our Applications Assistant.   I was born and raised here in Toronto, living out in the suburbs from childhood all the way through to university. After moving away for a brief four years at the University of Guelph for … Continue reading “Welcome to the Camp Canada team, Jon!”


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