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NYQUESTers of Distinction 2016

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NYQUEST is keen to recognize the outstanding contribution made by our international staff in their respective summer camps. Being an international staff member carries a lot of demand and expectation, and we understand that as a participant in the Camp Canada program, individuals need to commit significant time, resources and energy into their experience. We also understand that the best …

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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 …

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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 …