Summer Camp Employment

Summer Camp Employment at Kettleby Valley is a highly rewarding experience. There are fewer things more gratifying than connecting with campers and helping them develop their confidence and independence. Everyone is supported and given the opportunity to grow as part of a team. An overnight weekend training program takes place prior to the summer to prepare you for your upcoming role. For staff members that require specialized training and certifications for their roles at camp, we will support and guide you in this process.

Staff applications for new and returning staff are now open.  This year are are defining a returning staff as anyone who was hired to work in 2020 or who has previously received a pay cheque from Kettleby Valley. If you submit an application and do not meet the above criteria your application will be removed from the system.
If you were an LIT in 2019 and not hired for 2020 you will need to complete the New Staff Application.


2019 Staff at Open House

Working at Kettleby Camp

Why Work at Summer Camp

Summer camp jobs like being a counsellor gives people the opportunity to have an impact on the experience of youth at camp. Camp employment develops a persons independence. It also helps further a persons skills in working with others, builds a healthy work ethic and improves leadership qualities.

There are certainly other summer jobs that will offer you more money. The question you have to ask yourself is, do you want more money, or do you want to be influential? If your employment goals are more in line with the latter, then applying for a summer camp job at Kettleby Valley is the first step in fulfilling them. Kettleby Valley welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Hiring Process

Finding the right people to fill the summer camp jobs at Kettleby Valley is a responsibility we take very seriously. We require that every candidate agrees to a police check and provides a minimum of three references. Employment at Kettleby Valley isn’t just another job – it’s an eight week commitment.

We encourage you to make an informed choice prior to applying for one of the summer camp jobs we have available. Learn about our camp through our website and don’t hesitate to call us. We have current and previous staff members who we can connect you with and answer questions you might have. After submitting an application, selected candidates will be contacted for an interview with our Camp Director.

After we contact your references, we will compare you to all other candidates and send you a formal job offer and contract to sign within 3 days. Our overnight staff training is mandatory prior to the summer.



Summer Camp Roles

  • Auxiliary Counsellor (those currently in grade 10)
  • Day Camp Counsellor
  • Residential Camp Counsellor
  • Activity Instructor
  • Swim Staff
  • Kitchen Staff
  • Office Administrators
  • First Aiders
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Photographers

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