Camp White Pine has a proud and long-standing tradition as a Jewish camp dating back to its beginning in 1956. Through programming, ritual, and community involvement, campers learn about their rich and storied heritage.
We begin every meal at Camp White Pine with a musical prayer that combines Hebrew and English.
For girls and boys preparing for their Bat Mitzvahs and Bar Mitzvahs, we offer one-on-one tutoring during the summer so that campers have a chance to practice their Torah and Haftorah portions.
We mark each Friday night with a camp-wide Shabbat service. Campers enter the dining hall quietly in clean white shirts to sit down to a traditional Shabbat meal. The service begins with prayers over bread and candles, and continues with a short themed presentation by a section of campers. After dinner, we host a traditional camp singsong in the dining hall that ends with Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem. Following the singsong in the dining hall, campers gather in their sections for educational activities and games in which they learn about culture and religion.
You may bring visitors into camp only at the start of your day off and the office must be notified in advance. You can then take them on a short tour of camp.
Camp White Pine takes pride in hiring a diverse group of staff every summer. All candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability. If you require a specific accommodation, please let us know so that we can do our best to support you.
The Camp Health Center has a doctor and two nurses on duty at all times. If you are ill, you would be brought into the Health Centre and may even have to remain for a day or two. If it is necessary for you to remain for a third day, it is a general practice to omit taking your “day off” during that particular week, since an undue burden would be placed on fellow staff. The Health Centre will provide normal medications for sickness, emergency, etc., with the exception of prescription drugs. If you take a certain medication on a regular basis, you are responsible for maintaining your own supply.
Our office is equipped with a computer for staff to use to check their e-mail or use the internet. This computer is accessible during rest hour and after 9pm at night.
Staff can have their laundry washed and folded on site by our laundry staff for a fee of $50.00 or one can do it on days off. More information will be provided at camp.
Salary is payable at the end of the camp season. At the discretion of the camp, one salary advance may be allowed part-way throughout the summer.
Any mandatory deductions due to Government Regulations, where applicable, will be deducted from your total salary. Salary cheques will arrive at the address you have supplied, within one week after the end of camp.
A fee of $60.00 for Staff Recreation will be deducted from all salaries.
In the event that a Staff Member is prevented from performing her/his daily duties, for any reason whatsoever (including accident and illness), it is understood that the Staff Person is paid only for each full day’s performance of duties.
The Director reserves the right to terminate the employment of any staff member at any time if, in his opinion, it is in the best interest of the Camp and/or Campers. Full details on this will be incorporated in the employment agreement which will be signed by each Staff Member hired by Camp White Pine.