Now Accepting Staff Applications for Summer 2024
University & High School Students (Gr. 10 +)
So Many Opportunities:
・Counsellors ・Swim Instructors ・Arts & Sports Instructors ・ And More!

What Staff Get Working At Camp!

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 1st – August 23rd
4, 6 or 8 weeks and August only contracts available
FREE bus transportation from Toronto, York and Durham regions
It’s the best summer job!
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Completing Grade 10 and older (as of June 2024).
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 22, 23, 26 & 27
You must provide a copy of a current (within the last 2 years) Criminal Record Check.
You are excited about spending your summer working outdoors with children in a fun and spirited country setting!
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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Why Work At Camp 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”
“The people that I have met and the skills that I have inquired. I have made so many friends that I am still in contact with and strengthened skills like patience, leadership, organization, and time-management”
What Do Our Staff Say?
92% of staff agree that Green Acres provides an accepting and inclusive environment to all staff
92% of staff agreed that Green Acres is a fun place to work
93% of staff agreed that they gained valuable skills working at Green Acres
96% of staff agreed that Green Acres is a great place to make new friends

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, 2024.

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.

Want to be a swim instructor but don’t have the certifications?

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.

Apply Now

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.

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What People Say

Kayla had the most amazing summer! Her favourite activity was the ropes course and she had the best time at the one night getaway to Wahanowin. Both girls have fully absorbed all the GA culture, and they will not stop talking and telling everyone how fun it was! They will definitely be back next year!

Both girls have fully absorbed all the Green Acres culture

Parent of JK and Grade 2 campers

It was his second summer at camp and he loved every minute. He was able to try new activities and enjoy the ones from the previous year. His counsellors made him feel special and a part of the team. He loved spirit rallies. He was so proud when he got his deep end bracelet and now we feel much safer swimming as a family. He came out so confident and proud to be a GA kid.

He was able to try new activities

Parent of Grade 2 camper

My son was in bears for 4 weeks and All stars (Sports Camp) for 2. He had the best time- especially in the sports camp! He left for 2.5 weeks to go to sleepover camp and was happy to go back to the sports camp at Green Acres when he returned.

Best time ever!

Parent of Grade 1 camper
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Don’t miss out on Summer 2024!

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About Us

We are proud to be celebrating our 59th summer!! Green Acres has been providing children 4-15 years with amazing outdoor country day camp experiences.


11123 Kennedy Road, Markham, ON
L6C 1P2


Camp Telephone: 905-887-1400Outdoor Education Telephone: 905-887-9988
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