Stage 1: Your Camp Canada Application

So, you’re looking to work at summer camp in Canada? Congratulations! We’re excited that you’re interested! First, be sure to review our Eligibility Requirements and our Salary/Fee Information to make sure that we’re a good match for you!


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All done? Great! We’re glad you’re eligible for our program! This means that it’s time for you to fill out a Pre-Application and let us start getting to know you. To fill out a Pre-Application, click any of the Apply links found around the site. Be sure to read the important notes at the end of the page before clicking submit!


Once you have submitted the Pre-Application, it gets sent to our Intake Team for review. The team will review your eligibility and skills to ensure that you will be a good match for a potential placement with our camps. If everything looks good, you will be sent the login information for the NYQUEST Portal where you can submit the application fee and complete the application package.


When you’re filling out your application, please provide as much information as possible! This will help us get to know you and find a potential placement that will suit you. As well, be open and honest with your camp preferences. The more open you are with your preferences, the easier it will be to find you a placement!


If you have questions about your application, feel free to make use of the Live Chat feature (available 9:00-5:00 EST, Monday-Friday) or send us an email. We are happy to answer any questions and clarify any section for you.


At the end of your application, you will receive instructions for your autobiographical essay and how to submit the rest of your documentation. This documentation includes a profile picture, any current certifications, and your signed Program Agreement. You will also get a link to send to two professional references who can tell us about your performance in a work environment. If you don’t have two employment references, you can use a professor/teacher or coach. Please do not use family members or friends because those references are not helpful for camp directors to review!


Once you have submitted all of the required documents, you will be able to schedule your interview with our Intake Team. The Intake Team will contact you on Skype at the scheduled time and discuss your application with you. This is your time to shine so be sure to think about why you want to participate in the program and what makes you stand out!


After your interview, it can take up to a week before you are accepted into the program. During that time, you may be contacted for a follow-up interview with Maike or Simone. These follow-up interviews are not anything to stress about – it just means we need a bit more information about you before making a final decision! If you are accepted into the program, you will receive an email titled “NYQUEST Camp Canada Program Acceptance!” that contains all of the information you need regarding next steps and the Placement Process. At this point, your application is live on our Portal and camp directors are able to start reviewing you for potential placements!


From here, we’re into Stage 2 of your NYQUEST Journey: Placement!