Camp for Children with Learning Disabilities: A Quirky Alternative

Written By: Sammy Schofield   “My left leg’s called Claire!”   It was a hot, sticky lunchtime when a camper declared this statement. Everybody was silent around the table. The staff were overheated and morale was low. It was a tough job trying to keep all the campers happy when you felt grumpy as the sun … Continue reading “Camp for Children with Learning Disabilities: A Quirky Alternative”

Funny Things We See in Applications v.2

Over the past year, we received a massive number of applications from staff all around the globe. While we go over these applications, we pick the funniest and most memorable quotes. Are you ready for volume two? Q: “Do you have any allergies?” A: “Chinese food.” “I have a brother. We don’t look alike at all, … Continue reading “Funny Things We See in Applications v.2”

Anna’s Packing Tips For Summer Camp

Written By: Anna Brady   I don’t think it matters how many questions you ask (before you get to camp or even after you leave), there are always things you wish you had brought with you. Here are some of the top things I wished I had brought and things that I’m glad I did bring. … Continue reading “Anna’s Packing Tips For Summer Camp”

NYQUEST Camp Canada’s Victoria City Guide

Victoria is a city located in British Columbia on Vancouver Island. There are beautiful views of mountains and oceans, and great hiking trails all around. It has a mild climate and is home to about 367,770 people. It is an active population and there is always a lot going on in the inner harbour!   … Continue reading “NYQUEST Camp Canada’s Victoria City Guide”

UK and Ireland Travel Log #5: Dublin

After a short and painless flight, Travis and I made it to Dublin early last Friday morning – our fifth city (and third country) in five days! Even though we were starting to feel the effects of all of the travelling, we were extremely excited to see this incredible city and make the most out … Continue reading “UK and Ireland Travel Log #5: Dublin”

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

Travis (Senior Marketing Coordinator) When we first arrived in Edinburgh, we were admittedly a little awestruck. 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 … Continue reading “UK & Ireland Travel Log #3 and #4: Dundee and Edinburgh”

UK & Ireland Travel Log #2: Manchester

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 by Canadian standards! I quickly regretted not packing my toque (translation = Canadian term for beanie/wooly hat). This was both our first times to Manchester, and we found … Continue reading “UK & Ireland Travel Log #2: Manchester”