Working At Camp Kennebec FAQs

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Do I Need Any Special Training for Working at Camp Kennebec?

Working at Camp Kennebec is an exciting, meaningful way to spend your summer. We require people with many different skills and accept applications from men and women, aged 18 or older, who are eligible to work in Canada, who have a broad range of experiences and talents. While experience working with kids, teens and adults with special needs is an asset, we also value your experience working at other summer camps, or with other child or teen after school, weekend or summer programs.

Do I Need Any Special Clearance to Work as a Camp Counsellor?

Yes. As a condition of employment, you must provide Camp with a Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) Check, available through your local police department, as well as proof you are able to work legally in Canada through a valid Social Insurance card or the equivalent.

Are There Any Positions at Camp That Require Certification?

If you are considering working at Camp Kennebec in a medical or nursing position, we require that all your certifications are current and prior experience in a summer camp is an asset. The head of waterfront position requires current NLS certification. Other heads of activities like high ropes and horse back riding may require other forms of certification and experience.

How Long Is A Typical Camp Contract?

Your contract will be for up to nine weeks, which includes one week of in-camp training, prior to camper’s arrival. All staff receive days off throughout the contract period and rotating activity periods and evenings off.

Is There An Opportunity for Employment That Lasts Longer Than 9 Weeks?

We typically require several staff members to help set up camp for a few weeks in June and to help with rental groups after camp ends. Please let us know if you are available.

Where is Camp Kennebec located?

Camp is located just outside Arden, Ontario off of Highway 7 between Tweed and Perth, Ontario. Arden is less than 2 hours from Ottawa, 4 hours from Montreal, 3 hours from Toronto and about an hour from Kingston.