What You Get from the Job
The Benefits of Working at Camp White Pine
A job at a summer camp should be one of the most rewarding
experiences you can have: teaching social, creative, physical and living skills
to children; helping them grow and change; challenging them to think and
appreciate everything around them.
- A JOB EXPERIENCE
Working with people, which will provide stimulation and challenge, and
assist you in the development of working and social skills.
- LEARNING ABOUT YOURSELF
Learning to problem-solve, listen and work with children can provide you
with the greatest satisfaction - one that will stay with you. There is a job to
be done. You can learn while you are doing it, you can help youngsters grow and
change, and you can achieve a deep sense of personal satisfaction from doing a
- GUIDANCE FROM EXPERIENCED CAMP STAFF
Camp White Pine has traditionally employed an older, more experienced staff, and you
can benefit from their experience, both in formal supervision with your
supervisor and in seeking out people with specific backgrounds.
- PRE-CAMP TRAINING
(A five-day period of orientation and training), helping you learn, not only
your specific job and responsibilities, but also participating in learning ways
of working with children, handling behaviour, programming, etc.
- IN-SERVICE TRAINING
During camp, all staff participate in sessions with trained people, dealing
with common problems, solutions, program ideas, etc.
- ROOM AND BOARD
These are provided for all staff.
Staff busses from Toronto and back are provided by the camp. All staff are responsible for getting themselves to and from the busses. Staff returning to Toronto on the camp bus will be expected to supervise campers during, and for a short period after the trip.
- DAYS OFF
There are six days off during the 7 1/2 weeks of camp. They commence at 6:00
p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. the following day. This is an opportunity to relax,
spend the day away from camp in the company of old and new friends, and return
to camp refreshed. Maintenance and dining room staff have one day off each week.
- FOOD ON DAYS OFF
You can obtain food by requesting it from the kitchen (48 hours in advance)
so that your days off expenses are minimized.
- STAFF RECREATION
In the evenings, with the support of a Staff Rec. Committee. We usually have
4 or 5 evenings a week for movies, coffee houses, dances, banquets, games
nights, town nights, speakers, etc. It's your opportunity to relax, socialize
and just unwind after the day.
- PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD
At Camp White Pine, we draw our staff from many places (e.g., throughout Canada, the
United States, Mexico, England, Japan, Ireland, Scotland, Israel, Australia,
etc.). It's a treat to be able to travel and have friends with whom to visit
and stay after the summer is over.