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Summer Camp in Canada

Summer Camp
4 months
18 to 30

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Apr 2023, and closing very soon.

From $1,495

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Trip overview

Let's face it, we have all seen at least one summer camp movie and wished that was us! So make it happen, sign up to be a camp counsellor in Canada and get ready for the best summer of your life. You will be spending the summer at an exclusive summer camp, sharing this secluded getaway with a group of like-minded people all ready to have the time of their lives. In this great summer tradition, Canadian parents will send their kids aged 6-16 to participate in outdoor activities, build their confidence, make friends and have the best summer of their young lives and you are going to be the one that makes it all happen. 

Working as a counsellor you get to be part of the kid's journey, helping them to truly enjoy their time away from their parents, getting your group working together and having a blast, whilst getting paid. Then, after camp breaks up you have the whole of this epic country to explore, often with some of the new friends you have made during your time there. You can stay in the east, exploring its dynamic cities or if you have fallen in love with the wild spaces of Canada, travel out west, through the Rockies to Vancouver and beyond. 

We have an incredible relationship with the camp and can get you set up with the perfect Camp Counsellor position. Your dedicated Trip Coordinator will help you with everything you need to dive right into Canadian life, from helping to sort out your camp contract and visa, airport transfer, accommodation, a salary to help towards your travels around Canada, 24/7 worldwide support and so much more.

Immerse yourself in a new culture, meet lifelong friends and get ready for a summer full of stories that could define the rest of your life. Be more than just a tourist and explore this unique part of Canada before heading out on your own adventure across this wild and beautiful country.


Canadian summer camp match

Before you even take off for Canada, you’ll have your camp counsellor role all sorted and ready to dive into.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and are ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.

"Welcome to Canada" Group orientation

Meet your future camp counsellor friends in Toronto for a detailed introduction on everything you need to know about life and work in Canada.

Private airport transfer

Start your trip off right and roll up like a VIP! When your plane lands a private chauffeur will be waiting to whisk you straight to your included hostel accommodation in style from Toronto airport. Plus, you will be taken in a private bus to your camp at the end of orientation.

3 nights of hostel accommodation

Stay in the heart of Toronto for 3 nights before heading to your camp with other Global Travellers. These first 3 nights will be in a shared 6-bed dorm.

Local life essentials

We'll give you a Canadian SIM with your first month’s calls, SMS & data included, and help set up your Canadian bank account and Social Insurance Number.

Toronto sightseeing tour

In your first few days, enjoy your included full day's hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour aboard an open-top bus with live commentary which takes you all around Toronto city.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.

Camp accommodation

You'll be right amongst the action, sharing accommodation with your fellow camp counsellors and campers in wooden cabins set around the lake!


During camp, you're going to eat like a camper. Get full access to the dining halls and have all your food included with more than enough to fuel your active day. 

Pocket money

While at times it may seem like you’ll just be running around having fun with your friends, it is actually hard work and you will get paid a wage by your camp. You will earn between $2,500-$4,000CAD which you can then put towards your travels after you’re done at camp!

Trip visa guidance

Get your visa approved as cheap and easy as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance by your Trip Coordinator.

Certificate of completion

In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience, and, it goes very well with your future resume. Employers will love this addition!

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.

gWorld access

Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.


Marketplace deals

Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.



Travel alone but never lonely with Social! An exclusive social network inside our gWorld app to talk, share & meet-up with other Global Travellers in your region, with a dedicated Community Manager.


Global Academy

Gain access to an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn before & whilst you travel.

Ongoing support from our local team

From our team and in-country partner, think of them as your family away from home. Whether you need advice or a shoulder to lean on, you’ll be provided with unlimited support.

$250 off your next trip

The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?

Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more


To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-30 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Experience the joy of Canadian living as you immerse yourself in the daily life of a summer camp. Each morning you will rise in this perfect part of rural Canada, ready to face a fun-packed day leading groups of enthusiastic kids through some phenomenal activities. With so much on offer at the camp, it is your chance to lead the kids in the things you are particularly talented at, and learn a wealth of new skills along the way. If you are a demon on the trails, you could be teaching the kids how to mountain bike, or if you are a water baby, there is a chance for you to become the expert kayak or SUP instructor. 

You will arrive in Toronto and be driven to your 3 nights of hostel accommodation. Here, you will meet your fellow Global Travellers all heading to the same camp as you. Over the 3 days in Toronto, you will have an in-person orientation, go on a hop-on-hop-off bus tour of Toronto, set up your social insurance number and bank account, be given your new Canadian SIM with a month’s credit, and have some time to explore Toronto. After that, you and your fellow camp counsellors will hop on a private bus for the 2-hour drive to your new summer camp! 

Arrive in Canada with the confidence that you are many steps ahead of every other traveller looking to work in a summer camp. With everything set up before you go, you’ll have more time to focus on yourself and planning your adventures around Canada! With the hard work already done, you can relax into your summer camp, meet new friends and have a whole bunch of fun with the campers. Our in-country partner will guide you throughout the entire journey to ensure you feel confident knowing you are in the best hands possible.

When you work in a summer camp in Canada you become more than just a tourist. Spend your time having the summer of your life, creating lifelong memories for not just your campers, but yourself as well. After an amazing time at camp, you’re free to explore Canada, ticking off those bucket list destinations with your new friends. Dive into this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live and work in Canada and make a real difference to the lives of your campers!


To qualify for this trip you must meet the visa requirements and be aged between 18-30. You may need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 and you will need to have a clear Working with Children police check. You will be going on a Charitable Visa, so travellers that have done a working holiday visa in Canada are still eligible.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, visa, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money.

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Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

If Covid gets in the way, again, we've got your back. Read more here.

Trip itinerary

Week 1

Once you've touched down at Toronto airport, a private driver will take you to your first 3 nights hostel accommodation in Toronto. During these first few days, you will meet your other fellow Global camp counsellors and experience your orientation and sightseeing in Toronto. You'll then be transferred up to the camp and it's time to settle into your new home for the summer. You will normally arrive at camp at least a week before the campers. You can use this time to get trained in everything that’s involved in being a camp counsellor, from preparing what you’re going to do in your workshops to getting to know your fellow campers. You'll be arriving in the off-season and doing activities with school groups that come to camp for the day. With this option, you get the chance to be trained in a lot of the activities meaning you will have a better chance of focusing on the activities you like best during the summer camp months.


You can expect your typical day at camp to follow this daily routine: 7:50 am: Rise and shine, it’s time to rally the troops and prepare for a day filled with activities. 8:20 am: Flagpole- this is a time to come together as a full camp in the morning for announcements as well as a short activity or game before heading to the dining hall. 8:30 am: Gather in the dining hall with all the campers and fuel up on a huge breakfast.  9:10 am: Cabin Clean-up. Head back to your cabin with your campers to do a quick tidy of your cabin ad get ready for the day  9:50 am: Round-up your campers and meet with your Unit Leaders to get activity schedules and catch up on any Unit news. If you are an activity specialist you will use this time to set up for the day 10:20 am: The first group of the day. Run your specialised activity with the campers or, if you’re a general camp counsellor, take them to their activities. 11:30 am: Snack Attack! Head to flagpole to fuel up on a healthy morning snack. 11:50 am: Round 2! Have your second group come through or keep moving with the kids. 1:10 pm: Lunchtime. Head back to the dining hall and fill up for the rest of the day! 1:50 pm: Rest hour! Take some time to rest and gear up for the afternoon.   2:50pm: Activity period 3. After you have rested you will take your campers to the next round of activities or if you are an activity specialist, you will run your third period of the day. 4:00 pm: Activity period round 4! 5:10 pm: General Swim - All Activities in camp are open and campers get a free choice period. 6:10 pm: Dinner time! You’ve probably built up an appetite from a full day of activities, so time to feast!  8:30 -10 pm: After a few evening activities, it is time to round up the campers for bed and lights out.

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Frequently asked questions

Why go with Global Work & Travel?

As the world’s leading gap-year and “work & travel” company, we offer you the ability to not only choose from a number of awesome experiences all over the world but, we'll be your support system from the very first moment you become a Global Traveller! We provide a premium service that allows you to pick the destination of your dreams, get our visa & pre-departure assistance, book great flights and organise the perfect travel insurance or tours for when you arrive. Plus, we’ll back it all up with some cool and exclusive tech features that are with you the entire time.

As a Global Traveller, you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace deals for discounts with our brand partners, a unique social network to connect you with other Global Travellers when you’re overseas, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn as you travel, invites to bucket-list side trips with other travellers, local meet-ups and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

And it doesn't even stop there. We continue to be there from the moment you land with a dedicated 24/7 emergency team, over 100 staff and ongoing support ensuring that you have the tools you need to feel like a local. That’s why 65,000+ Global Travellers from all over the world have chosen to turn their travel dream into reality with us and we can proudly brag that we’ve got the most & best reviews in the biz!

Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free.

As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together!

But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join.

And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

What happens if COVID affects my trip?

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.

If you’re affected by Covid-19 while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We recommend travellers purchase Global Travel Cover travel insurance that provides Covid-19 medical protection too.

Do I need to be vaccinated to book?

As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 84* days before departure without incurring any charges when you rebook it for any time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.

In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!

*Some select trips excluded, including Teach (Spain, Italy & Czech Republic) and USA (Summer Camp, Working Holiday and Hotel Professional), and others as listed in Booking Conditions.

How it works

Make your decision

Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.

We become friends

You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.

Time to go

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

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