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”