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Staff FAQ

When should I apply?

We start hiring in late November. Once we have heard from previous staff who are planning to return, we know what jobs are available. The earlier you send us an application, the better your chance of getting a job. But we do hire staff right up to the start of the camp season for some positions. If you think you are too late, please call us at 416-322-6250 or email us at to find out what positions are still available.

How long is the camp season?

Staff training begins in the third week of June, and camp runs until the third week of August. There are some jobs available in the spring and fall (early May through September) for staff looking to work longer.

How much will I get paid?

Camp White Pine offers excellent salaries. Your salary will depend on your position and experience. Bear in mind that camp will provide room and board, and with the exception of what you spend on days off, you have virtually no expenses while at camp.

How often are days off?

There are 6 days off from the time the campers arrive until camp ends. Regular days off run from 6:00 pm until 5:30 pm the following day. One day off can be an ‘extended’ day off, meaning that you can leave camp after lunch and return at 5:30 pm the next day. We also offer you food to take with you on your day off.

How old are most of the staff?

Most staff at camp are between 17 and 25. We do have many staff in their late 20’s and 30’s. Most counsellors and specialists are in University or College and the average age is about 22. All of our section heads and many head specialists are university grads and professionals who are able to take the summer off and come to camp.

Where do most staff come from?

Most of our staff are from Toronto and the Ontario area. We do hire quite a few staff from across Canada, the USA, Europe, Australia and around the world. Camp is the ideal place to meet people from all over and make friends from all corners of the earth.

Do staff live with campers?

Cabin counsellors and activity instructors live with the campers. Head staff and support staff (maintenance, dining room, etc.) live in staff cabins.

Have a question that still needs answering? Email us at or call us at 416-322-6250 and we would be happy to answer any questions you have.