Benefits and Costs
What You Pay
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL FOR 2013!
Apply and pay your program fees upfront before October 31st and pay just AUD$599!
The table below displays the fees for the Camp Counselors Canada 2013 program.
|Camp Counselors Canada
- $175AUD if you pay the application and acceptance fees together when you submit your application prior to October 31st, 2012, making the total program fees AU$599. Both fees will be refunded if you are not accepted to the program.
- $75AUD if you pay the application and acceptance fees together when you submit your application between November 1st, 2012 and February 1st, 2013, making the total program fees AU$699. Both fees will be refunded if you are not accepted to the program.
These are costs to consider that are related to the program (not paid to CCUSA).
- International Flights
- Federal Police Check $42 AUD
For additional information (terms, conditions, pricing), please download and review the Program Agreement (PDF).
What You Get
Visa Assistance and Advice
This requirement is very easy as CCUSA and NYQUEST will walk you step by step through the entire process. NYQUEST will provide to you needed documents and directions to ensure a smooth entry into Canada. You do NOT need to interview at the Canadian Consulate to receive the work visa. Your work visa will be organized completely via email and in rare cases by regular mail.
CCUSA and NYQUEST work with the best camps in Canada and work hard to make sure each participant finds the best home in amazing Canada!
3 Months Insurance Coverage
Included with the program is 3 months travel insurance coverage. You can upgrade to the Premium coverage and / or extend the insurance for up to 18 months. This is a global insurance policy.
Free Room and Board
All participants will receive free room and board for the full duration of their work placement.
Accommodation in Canadian Host City
You will receive as part of the program:
- Two night’s accommodation and breakfast in the downtown area of their Canadian host city.
- 30 minutes free internet,
- The opportunity to meet tons of other international staff going to work at summer camps in Canada!
Assistance finding great International Flights to your Arrival Orientation City
International flights are NOT included in the program price, but our preferred travel agent STA Travel is able to find and book great competitive flights to Canada and beyond. Make sure you chat to them before you book anywhere else so you know you are getting the best deal.
Free Domestic Travel to Orientation Site and Camp
All participants will receive transportation from the airport to their accommodations in the Canadian arrival orientation city.
You will also receive transportation from the accommodations to your camp placement. NYQUEST works hard to make things as simple and easy as possible. Everything you do will always be explained in advance.
Earn a Competitive Wage
Pocket money varies according to your age, experience and qualifications, but you can expect to earn between:
- $1,400 - $1,600 (Canadian) for your summer camp placement as a Camp Counselor
- $1,700 - $1,800 (Canadian) for your summer camp placement as Support Staff
Camp Directors are encouraged to pay supervisory staff a higher salary. If you work longer than the 10 weeks you will be paid approximately $30-$40 per day for each day over 10 weeks.
Canadian Bank Account and a Canadian Social Insurance Number
During the orientation in Canada all participants will receive their Social Insurance Number that will allow them to work legally in Canada. This is an easy process and we will walk you to the social insurance number office and wait with you while you get your number!
In addition, the participants will open their own bank account through TD Canada Trust (www.tdcanadatrust.com), one of the biggest and most reputable banks in Canada. They have branches every which way around Canada and you will always be able to access your account with your own private banker! You will receive your banker’s business card at your orientation and you can contact them 24/7.
24 Hour Emergency Support from Experienced and Friendly Staff
The full-time staff at NYQUEST and CCUSA as well as our nationwide representatives are dedicated to giving you the very best service around. We have all experienced working and traveling overseas. NYQUEST is just a phone call away if an emergency occurs at any time during your stay in Canada. You can count on friendly, personal service from any of our staff. A 24/7 emergency phone number will be given to you at your orientation.
Simple Online Application Form
When you decide to go and work in Canada you want to make it as simple and easy as possible; so do NYQUEST and CCUSA! Follow this link to Apply Now.
Be a Part of a Unique Canadian Community
Canadian diversity provides the perfect atmosphere to develop lifelong camp friends from around the world and many camps have avenues to allow you to keep in touch with them for years to come. NYQUEST works to keep you in touch with your friends through Alumni Newsletters, Facebook Groups and much more.
Orientation in Canadian Host City
Meet other international staff who will be working at your camp and other camps across Canada; learn about your camp job; take a free tour of your host city; receive answers to your camp related questions. The two night, one day orientation allows you to get settled in Canada and get a feel for the great summer you are about to have.
You are an ambassador for your country. You will have a unique opportunity to learn about other cultures as well as sharing your culture and unique skill sets with other campers and staff. International staff has been a staple in Canadian Summer Camps for many years and have left their stamp on many of our great camps.
Rewards from Teaching in a Residential Setting
Your campers will look to you for guidance and leadership. You will be rewarded by the positive impact that you have on their lives. You will gain confidence, independence, maturity, leadership, teaching, communication and other valuable life-long skills that will broaden your horizons and your future career. Directors will commonly offer letters of reference that can be used for future endeavors and are very valuable when showing your experience and flexibility to new situations.
International Phone Card with 30 Minutes Free Talk Time
Free Information Meetings and CCUSA Events
CCUSA hosts many free information meetings all year where you can find more information about this and other exciting programs. If you are not able to make it to one of the information meetings you can view this on line at your own leisure.
Combination Options, Continue working for a Full Year
Combine Canada with one of our other adventure programs. Participants who travel on a Working Holiday Visa can continue working as a camp counselor, wilderness guide, nature-based facilitator or a support staff. NYQUEST can help participants organize these extra work experiences.
Access to Internet and Phone During Your Camp Placement