Camp Staffing Information

Camp Staffing Information

Last updated
7/7/2024 10:25:47 AM

Join The Appleby Camps Team

Thank you for your interest in working or volunteering at Appleby Camps!

Our Camp Staff Team plays a huge role in making our camps a success, and we pride ourselves on having qualified, highly skilled, and enthusiastic instructors running our programs. It takes a wide variety of people to make up our Camp Team, each bringing an individual skill set specific to their position. 


Application Information

Please only apply for camp staff positions via our Seasonal Progam Opportunities page:


Positions at Appleby Camps include Program DirectorsHead InstructorHead GuardLifeguardInstructor Level 2Instructor Level 1, Inclusion FacilitatorCommunications LeadVideographerPhotographerBefore & After Care Staff, and Volunteer




Some of the perks that we offer to Camps staff:

  • Competitive compensation relative to other day camp programs
  • Lunch is on us! Daily hot lunch including salad bar, with dietary restrictions accommodated
  • Free-flow coffee/tea all day, every day
  • Monday grab-n-go breakfast
  • Staff socials: morning paddle, beach party, Blue Jays game, trivia night, camp staff banquet
  • After-work access to brand new fitness facility including Peloton Spin room, yoga and HIIT training studios
  • Employee discount available for children of staff working in Summer Camps
  • Appleby Camp uniform including staff shirt, name tag and lanyard included at no charge to staff
  • For teachers, opportunity to explore your lesson plans in a fun summer environment
  • Opportunity to network within the Appleby community
  • Welcoming, inclusive environment
  • Gorgeous place to work!! Beautiful environment and natural surroundings on our campus with its amazing facilities located on the shore of Lake Ontario


Position Posting Information

Employment opportunities at Appleby Camps will be posted throughout the year, as follows;

  • Senior Staff such as Program Directors, Head Lifeguard, Camp Office Administrator are posted in late October/November
  • March Break positions are posted in November
  • Program Assistants are posted in late November/early December
  • Summer Head Instructor positions are posted mid December
  • March Break volunteers are posted in January
  • Inclusion Facilitators are posted late January
  • Summer Level 2 positions, Before & After Care Staff, Lunch Supervision Staff, and Lifeguards are posted in February/March
  • Communications Team (Photographer/Videographer) positions are posted in March/April
  • Summer Level 1 positions are posted in April
  • Volunteer Positions are posted early-mid April

In order for your application to be considered, please create your candidate profile and send us your resume through our online system once the position is posted under Seasonal Program Opportunities. Please note that building your profile and uploading your resume is the ONLY method of application and resumes sent via e-mail will not be reviewed.

There are two minimum requirements for all Staff & Volunteer positions.

  1. Every Instructor must have a valid Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (if under 18 yrs. a declaration signed by both employee and parent/guardian is required)
  2. Instructors must also have a current Standard First Aid and CPR-C (certification received within last 2 years)


Role Descriptions

Click on a choice below for details!

Head Instructor

As the Head Instructor you will be responsible for providing the lead instruction in the program as well as overseeing the work of other instructors in order to ensure a safe, productive and enjoyable experience for all campers. Applicant should be a post-secondary educate or equivalent in a related discipline.

Head Instructors will develop, plan and supervise their summer camp program, will lead and instruct specialized activities with campers and Instructors. They will also create schedules for activities that all for the highest quality experience and ensures flexibility to coordinate with other programs. Head Instructors are also responsible for all administrative tasks specific to their camp. University/college degree or diploma is an asset.

Applicants for this position should have completed min. 2nd year university/college.

Instructor, Level 2

As the Instructor, Level 2, you will be responsible for directly supporting the Head Instructor within specific sports or arts area. The Instructor, Level 2, will work as part of a team to ensure a safe, productive and enjoyable experience for all campers. This position requires a high level of experience and quality leadership skills.

Level 2 Instructors will assist in planning as well as participating in activities with the campers. They will also maintain a positive relationship with campers, parents and other staff. Level 2 Instructors will provide instructions and run activities confidently in front of groups or campers.

Applicants for this position should have a minimum of of 2nd year university/college and have thorough knowledge & previous experience in specific area of instruction (Sports, Arts, Science or Other Programs).

Instructor, Level 1

As the Instructor, Level I, you will be responsible for providing support to the Head Instructor and the Level 2 instructor within a specific camp program. The Instructor Level I will work as part of a team to ensure a safe, productive and enjoyable experience for all campers.

Instructor Level 1 will actively participate in all assigned aspects of the campers’ day including activities, meal times, games etc.

Applicants for this position should have completed a minimum of Grade 9 and/or be 15 years of age.

Instructor, before & after care

The Before & After Care instructors will assist with the implementation of the Before and/or After Camp Care program. The role will report to the Before & After Care Supervisor. Leaders will facilitate a high-quality program, running various activities specific to age group.

Applicants for this position should have completed a minimum of Grade 11 and should engage campers in fun, recreational and variety of age-specific activities. Instructors will communicate daily with parents in an open and supportive manner and will respond to the individual needs of the campers and establish a safe pick up and drop off for all campers.

Communications Team (Photographers, Videographers)

Under the supervision of the Program Director, Media, the Communications Photographer will photograph or film participants for the various summer programs offered and produce weekly slideshows and web galleries, or other program materials as requested.  

Working co-operatively with Program Directors and Instructors, the Communications Photographer will engage participants with enthusiasm and energy making photo and video opportunities fun for everyone. The Communications Photographers will also provide instruction and direction to Communications Volunteers.


As a Lifeguard, you will be responsible for diligently monitoring the activities in the pool areas to prevent accidents and provide a safe environment to campers.  Under the supervision of the Head Lifeguard, Lifeguards will ensure the health and safety of campers and staff while in the pool area, perform assessments and classifications of the swimming ability for each swimmer, perform rescues and administer first aid as required.

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age with a current NL certification and lifeguarding experience.

Inclusion Facilitator

Inclusion Facilitators are responsible for providing 1-to-1 inclusion support to campers with exceptionalities, in addition to providing support to the Head Instructor, as well as Instructors, Level I & II, within a specific camp program to ensure that camp activities are inclusive to all participants.

The Inclusion Facilitator creates programming to integrate campers with exceptionalities into camp activities and communicates with parents of assigned campers to provide regular feedback.  They work as part of a team to ensure a safe, productive and enjoyable experience for all campers.

Mandarin Speaking Instructor

Mandarin Speaking Instructors are responsible for directly supporting the Head Instructor, as well as the Instructor, Level II within specific sports or arts areas. You will work as part of a team to ensure a safe, productive and enjoyable experience for all campers and act as a translation resource to all camp staff when needed for E.L.L Campers, in addition to creating programming to integrate E.L.L. campers into camp activities and provide support to campers from our C.E.C. (Canadian Experience Camp) program who speak Mandarin.


Under the supervision of the Head Instructor, the Volunteer Instructor will provide assistance within a specific program area. The Volunteer Instructor will participate as part of a team offering support and ensuring an enjoyable experience for all campers. Applicants for this position should have completed min. Grade 8 and/or be 14 years of age and will work closely with the Head Instructor providing support within assigned areas.

We also have a Leadership Camp this summer designed to grow leadership skills through group work, team building and kinesthetic programming. Please click here to check out more details for the: Leadership Camps. By the end of the program all Leadership campers will be certified in Standard First Aid and CPR – C (which is the level of first aid they would need to volunteer at Appleby Camps).

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