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If you're a Robin Hood staff member or thinking about becoming one, this page is for you!

Why work at Camp Robin Hood?

Because you’ll have so much fun that you won’t believe that you’re actually getting paid! And there’s nothing more satisfying than knowing that you are responsible for the smiles and sheer joy that campers will get from being at camp with you. Working at camp is the best job and best social experience you could possibly ask for. Where else can you combine taking care of other people’s children and making friendships that will last a lifetime. Oh, and don’t forget… you get to do this in an incredibly supportive, skill-building and spirited environment.

Our family owned and operated environment has been a leader in day camp programs for 70 years, boasting a long, exciting history. We have a very unique environment that is only a short drive from downtown Toronto, but feels like we are an overnight camp located hours away from the city. It’s one of the only places where children and staff with special needs are fully integrated into the program. Here, many of our former staff gained their first experience working with children that have special needs, helping them choose future careers in fields like: teaching, therapy, educational assistant, support worker and more. Overall we think we can attribute our success to our commitment to providing children with a positive summer experience and hiring, training and supporting the greatest staff to lead the way! (We could be talking about you!)

What do we look for in our staff?

When hiring staff, we look for the best young people out there. Our staff are people who have the ability to be a positive role model for children, effective team players and those that are willing to learn new skills and improve on the ones they already possess. After all, we want you to walk away from camp knowing that you have grown to become someone with very valuable skills that future employers are looking for.

It is important to know that a camp job, is a very real job! A job that requires lots of energy, enthusiasm and stamina. A Robin Hood staff member is someone who places the needs of our campers before their own and can demonstrate child-like qualities. If you have these abilities we know that you’ll be able to connect well with children while being mature enough to set realistic goals and appropriate boundaries. And most importantly, if you’re at Camp Robin Hood we know you’re going to have the best time!

Thank you for giving me the most amazing staff experience ever this summer! I had a great time working as an Inter Girls, Home and Away, and Senior Girls counsellor, and I always felt supported and appreciated as a staff member.

Working at Robin Hood has been such a fun and rewarding experience for me and I am so happy to have called this place home for the past 3 summers.

- Mary Z

Apply Now

Want to have the best experience this summer? We know that chances are it’s not going to happen if you’re flipping burgers or stocking shelves. Interested in joining our staff this summer? We’ve already started hiring for the summer of 2017 so click on the link below to set up an online staff profile and start your application.

Still wondering why this is the best job in the world?

If making money is a top priority, you would be better planting trees, working in a factory, labouring on a construction site or serving in a restaurant with a reputation for big tippers. You may not make great money at camp, but a counsellor’s job has many non-monetary benefits: enjoying the outdoors, working with old and new friends, access to camp activities, the satisfaction of teaching and learning from the campers and knowing that you made a difference in the lives of children in your care.

When the day comes that you need to commit to a job that requires your presence 50 weeks a year, you will discover that the characteristics and skills honed at camp are very marketable: your patience, perseverance, flexibility and creativity and your ability to lead, to communicate, to be a team member and to relate to all kinds of people.

Camp directors write many reference letters for former staff aspiring to be teachers, doctors, lawyers or leaders in business. The skills learned at camp will positively influence your success at school, at work and in personal relationships for the rest of your life. What better preparation for parenthood is there than being a camp counsellor?

Written with permission from the Ontario Camps Association publication “How to be a Camp Counsellor…the best job in the world!

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