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”

UK & Ireland Travel Log #1: London

It’s a very exciting time in the NYQUEST Office! Whilst most of us are plugging away in Toronto, two of our comrades are in the UK (and Ireland, in a few days!) running info sessions, alumni socials and generally spreading the word about how great a summer with NYQUEST Camp Canada is!   So, here’s … Continue reading “UK & Ireland Travel Log #1: London”

Camp Canada Job Fairs: How I Got Hired

My Camp CanadaApplication was complete. My bags were pretty much packed in January. I was extremely excited and ready to go to camp. The thing was, I hadn’t quite got a job offer yet.   I remember noticing that NYQUEST were coming to the UK with a group of camp directors once I’d clicked through … Continue reading “Camp Canada Job Fairs: How I Got Hired”

5 Reasons Why I Want to Thank Summer Camp

Written By: Michelle Goulter   In 2013 I was 20 years old, I had moved away from my hometown of Millmerran (a small western Queensland country town of only 1500 people) and was dying for an adventure overseas. With very little convincing, I booked a one-way ticket to Canada where I have spent the better half … Continue reading “5 Reasons Why I Want to Thank Summer Camp”

NYQUEST Camp Canada’s Vancouver City Guide

Vancouver is located in beautiful British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada. It boasts a mild climate, stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the North Shore Mountains, as well as an ethnically diverse population (pop. 2.4 million in Greater Vancouver Area). Here is our Vancouver City Guide to help you prepare for your … Continue reading “NYQUEST Camp Canada’s Vancouver City Guide”

NYQUEST Camp Canada’s Edmonton City Guide

Written by: Jana   Edmonton (pop. 812,000) is a prairie city in central-West Canada. With 2,300 hours of bright sunshine per year, Edmonton is one of Canada’s sunniest cities. The sunshine might last as long as 17 hours per day during your trip to the city. Known for having the largest in North America (6th … Continue reading “NYQUEST Camp Canada’s Edmonton City Guide”

Algonquin and Beyond

Written By: Abbey W.   A lot has happened since my last update, so I’m going to try and do my best to fill you in!   First I should talk about all of the events that occurred in the final few days of the July camp session. Last time I talked about Council Ring, while … Continue reading “Algonquin and Beyond”