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Frequently Asked Questions from Staff

Where do staff sleep?

Staff sleep in cabins with 3-4 other staff members.

 

 
What kind of training does the staff receive?

We have an intensive 11-day staff training period, included in the contract dates.This 'pre-camp' period includes:

  • Seminars by professionals within the fields of mental health, education and social work.
  • Team work and leadership building activities.
  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training (CPI)
 
Is there an age requirement to be on staff?

Our staff is generally in their early- to mid-twenties but we accept staff who are 18 years and older.

We have a few positions on staff that may be held by younger individuals such as laundry, kitchen help.

When do we get paid?

Staff is provided half their salary as an advance mid-way through the summer.

The other half is provided at the end of the summer.

 
What are days off like?

There are three 'changeover' periods in between sessions that the whole staff has off.

The staff are free to stay at camp, head to a cottage, go home – whatever you please- as long as you relax! The changeover dates are posted on this page under Important Staff Dates.

There are also three 24-hour in-session days off scatter throughout the summer.These days off are not pre-scheduled - you request your days off at the beginning of certain sessions.

 
What does a typical day look like for staff?

Take a look at our Daily Schedule to see what a typical day looks like.

Staff need to be awake and ready to go by 7:45am.

Each day you will have a scheduled period off where you are free to do as you please - shower, do laundry, rest and read etc.

At the end of the day, once campers are in bed and asleep, staff generally like to hang out in the director's cabin, grab a snack in the kitchen or chat with others in their cabins.