• Inclusive & supportive work environment
  • Looks great on a resume
  • Develop leadership and organizational skills
  • Make tons of new friends
  • Spend your summer outdoors
  • Get experience working with children
  • Camp runs from July 3 – August 25th, 2023
  • 6 or 8 weeks and August only contracts available
  • FREE transportation from Toronto, York and Durham regions

What do our staff say?

  • 90% of staff agree that Green Acres provides an accepting and inclusive environment to all staff
  • 95% of staff in 2022 agreed that Green Acres is a fun place to work
  • 96% of staff agree that Green Acres is a great place to make new friends

What is the best thing about working at Green Acres?

  • The chance to grow in such an incredible environment. I learned valuable leadership skills and many other skills that will help me in the future.
  • I met a ton of new friends and became extremely close with them. I also learned a ton of new skills and became better at problem solving.
  • “Being able to create such amazing bonds with the campers and the staff. I’ve never felt this much connection and sense of family anywhere. No truer words are said: Camp GA is where you belong.”
  • “As an Instructor, there was no greater feeling in the world than knowing that a camper was excited about and enjoying the activities that we were doing. It really just made me so happy to come to camp everyday!
  • “The people and being part of a community. Everyone was super friendly and I felt like everyone is rooting you on and making you feel like a part of camp. Saying hi or just smiling as they walked past reminding that that there are people that care about you”

Bussing available for Staff

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  • Completing Grade 10 and older (as of June 2023).
  • You must be available 5 days a week, Monday to Friday, from approximately 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • You must be available for Pre-Camp training – June 24, 25, 28 & 29.
  • You must provide a copy of a current (within the last 2 years) Criminal Record Check.

Transportation – Daily bussing to and from camp included

During the camp season, free daily bussing 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, East Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax and Whitby.

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Swim Staff Requirements

All swim staff must have the following qualifications:

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

Lifesaving Instructor Certification, NLS, CPR, and First Aid are desirable but not mandatory. Camp must receive photocopies of all your valid certifications no later than June 15, 2023.

Green Acres offers a FREE Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor Course – You must have a current Bronze Cross Certification or NLS. You only pay for the certification fee and materials and you MUST commit to a minimum 6 week contract.

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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.
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Thinking of applying to work at camp?  Camp Green Acres is committed to employment equity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.  If you require an accommodation at any point during the hiring/employment process please let us know as we will work with you to meet your needs.  All responses will be handled with strict confidence.

Thinking of applying to work at camp? Camp Green Acres is committed to employment equity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. If you require an accommodation at any point during the hiring/employment process please let us know as we will work with you to meet your needs. All responses will be handled with strict confidence.

  • 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)
  • Guitar
  • 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
  • Working at camp allowed me to not only make friends and have fun, but to build my leadership skills, and find a passion for working with kids!

    Female Counsellor for 4/5 year olds
  • Had never swim instructed before and I thought it was going to be difficult, but the head staff were helpful, the other staff were extremely fun, and the kids were amazing. Overall my summer at green acres gave me more confidence and I made great friends.

    Female swim instructor
  • The staff was extremely welcoming and the kids were very fun to work with. It was better then i expected because i met people that i now consider my best friends, gained experience with kids which later got me a job, and was overall a great experience.

    Female counsellor All-Star Sports Camp
  • I made great friends and learned many leadership and child caring qualities I wouldn't have usually learned. It was one of the most fun summers I have had and I am dreading going to work behind a desk.

    Female counsellor for 4 year olds
  • I grew so much as a person. I was given so many more responsibilities, my campers trusted me with so much and we genuinely bonded so much in such a short period of time which was surprising. It also pushed me out of my comfort zone a lot and I believe I'm better because of camp.

    Female counsellor for 4/5 year olds
  • I really enjoyed gaining more leadership experience because it makes me more confident in myself and I love how easy it was to make friends and how approachable everyone was and how Green Acres always felt like home

    Male counsellor - 6/7 year olds
  • It was a great experience, I had fun teaching the campers every week. The specialty team felt close and the friends I made at camp were all great people to be around

    Female instructor/specialist
  • This past summer was my best summer yet, by far. My unit was extremely tight-knit and my Head Staff gave me a lot of opportunities to grow and take on new challenges. My campers also made me feel welcome and appreciated, which made me happy to come to camp every day

    Male counsellor for 8-9 year olds
  • Green Acres was the best job I've ever had! I really enjoyed the camp and felt really valued each step of the way!

    Female counsellor for 10/11 year olds

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