Falling For Fall

Written By: Claire Norman   Being from Australia, people often say that I’ve never truly experienced all four seasons. Never have I groaned as I’ve looked outside and seen piles of snow on the floor, thinking of how this will inconvenience me on my trip to school, in fact, only once have I looked outside my … Continue reading “Falling For Fall”

Welcome to the team, Bek!

Hi friends! My name is Bek and I am from Fremantle, Western Australia! For the past 5 years, I’ve been living the incredible lifestyle of a working holiday traveller – it has taken me to many places all over the globe, and now here I am working in Toronto as one of the Placement Directors … Continue reading “Welcome to the team, Bek!”

Deep In The Heart Of The North

Written By: Abby McNeill   Somewhere deep in the north I have been hiding away from the real world at a summer camp, living out my childhood dreams of ‘The Parent Trap’. I have read plenty of typical posts about camp counselor experiences, but I’ve never read anything about canoe tripping. Half the people at camp … Continue reading “Deep In The Heart Of The North”

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”