There are so many reasons to spend a summer working at Camp Green Acres.

As a staff member you will receive many opportunities to grow, learn and gain amazing leadership experiences working with children and other staff. But most importantly Camp Green Acres will provide you with the most memorable summer experience.

Our philosophy is that happy staff make for happy campers. We therefore create a work environment that is fun, challenging, and supportive. Staff should be prepared to come to camp everyday ready to sing, dance, cheer, get wet, get dirty, and have fun!

With hundreds of staff hired each year you are certain to make many long lasting new friendships and memories…it’s Where You Belong!

Our various camp programs run from July 3 – September 1, 2017. There are great employment opportunities still available for 4, 6, 8 or 9 weeks.

FREE daily camp bus transportation is available for staff throughout the summer.

Before applying please read this page in its entirety. 


Make sure that you have arranged for your own transportation to your camp interview. Our address is 11123 Kennedy Road in Markham. We are located 3 km North of Major Mackenzie Drive on the east side of Kennedy. View our location on a map.


  • You must be at least completing Grade 10 (as of June 2017) to be considered for a junior staff position at Green Acres.
  • The minimum employment period is at least 4 consecutive weeks starting in July (July 3 – July 28).  August only employment will not be considered at this time, however, we encourage you to complete an online staff application form and indicate your availability. We will keep it on hand for future consideration.
  • You must be available 5 days a week Monday to Friday. The camp day is approximately 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. plus travel time.


During the camp season, daily transportation to the camp is provided to and from the following areas – Toronto, Beaches, North York, Thornhill, Markham, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Vaughan, Aurora, Newmarket, Oak Ridges, Pickering, Ajax and Whitby.

Swim Staff Requirements

All swim staff must have the following qualifications:

  • Life Saving Bronze Cross Certification or NLS AND
  • Red Cross Swim Kids Instructor Certification and/or Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor Certification.

Lifesaving Instructor Certification, NLS, CPR, and First Aid are desireable but not mandatory. The camp office must receive photocopies of all your valid certifications no later than June 15, 2017.

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Your application will be reviewed within a few days. Suitable applicants will be contacted by email for an interview appointment. Please be sure to check your junk mail folder.

Job Opportunities

There are many job opportunities each summer with room for growth and advancement.
Previous camp experience is not required. We are looking for warm, caring, and fun staff with an interest in working with children. Creativity, organization, and good leadership skills are qualities we value.
  • Archery
  • Baseball
  • Unit Heads
  • Farm Animals
  • Music/Singing for Younger Children
  • Ceramics
  • Camp Counsellors
  • Cooking/Baking
  • Yoga
  • Pool Supervisors
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Ropes Course
  • Lacrosse
  • Swim Instructors/Lifeguards
  • Games of Strategy (eg. Chess)
  • Horseback Riding (English)
  • Gymnastics/Acro
  • Ice Hockey
  • Baton Twirling
  • Golf
  • Jewelry & Beadmaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Dance
  • Groundskeeper & Maintenance
  • Recording Studio
  • Journalism/Photography
  • Drama/Musical Theatre
  • Special Needs Counsellors
  • Woodworking
  • Soccer
  • Badminton
  • Multi-Media Instructor
  • Skateboarding
  • Camp Nurse (R.N./R.P.N.)
  • Martial Arts/Karate
  • Science Instructor
  • In-Line & Ball Hockey
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Copper Enameling
  • Cheerleading
  • Drums
  • Office Help
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Breakdancing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tennis
  • Flag Football
  • Magic
  • Visual Arts/Drawing
  • Sewing/Fashion Design
  • Science
  • Guitar