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Join the Camps Team!

When you join Camping and Outdoor Education, you’re joining a dynamic team of passionate people excited to work with participants and gain valuable work experience and skills. Bonus: You'll make lifelong friends. 

Be the Spark. 

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We’re Currently Hiring Summer Day Camp Staff

Earn $6,000 to $10,000 this summer.

The Y has over 50 locations across the GTA, including YMCA Camp Pine Crest in Muskoka and YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre. We are hiring over 750 positions.

Work with campers ages 4 to 15 and give them fun experiences, new skills, a sense of community, and help them make lasting friendships.

Top 10 Reasons To Work in Camps

  1. Never get bored — every day is different
  2. Do meaningful work 
  3. Get 40 to 80 hours of paid training
  4. Develop personally and professionally
  5. Work in an inclusive and diverse community 
  6. Work in a supportive and collaborative environment 
  7. Receive a free camp uniform 
  8. Get a ride to camp by being a paid bus marshal
  9. Work outdoors 
  10. Get a free YMCA gym membership
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Gain Valuable Skills for Personal and Professional Development

The skills developed in Camping and Outdoor Education can be applied to many careers and benefit individuals in post-secondary school education.
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Decision making
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Flexibility and adaptability 

Grow Your Career

Chris got her first job working as a Y Day Camp Counsellor in Pickering in 2015. Chris says she struggled with self-confidence back then and that her mom applied for her. “I’m so glad she did! Since then, I’ve found my passion through camp and applied my newfound confidence in my personal life.”

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Year-Round Camping and Outdoor Education

We don’t just offer camp in the summer — there is much more to Camping and Outdoor Education!  

Outdoor Educators facilitate groups at our two outdoor education sites — YMCA Camp Pine Crest and YMCA Cedar Glen — all year.

Our camp teams facilitate outdoor education groups, women’s weekends, alumni activities, Family Day weekends, and more. We also offer day camp during March and winter breaks.