Work at Camp Ten Oaks - Ten Oaks Project

How to work at camp

Camp Ten Oaks is staffed by an amazing team. We look for folks who have extensive experience working with children and youth both in and outside of camp settings, specialized skills to enhance the programming offered at camp, and who are committed to working from social justice principles. We also want people who are camper-centred, supportive, enthusiastic, nurturing, respectful, dynamic, creative, and fun-loving!

All staff must participate in a mandatory orientation held virtually in May and be available to work at camp (two weeks in July/August).

While much uncertainty continues, we are assembling a staff team with the hope that in-person camp is permitted to operate under COVID-19 regulations. We encourage anyone interested to apply while keeping in mind that plans and schedules may change.

Application Process

We are hopeful that we will be able to run camp programs this summer in-person. In the spirit of hope, we are building a staff team. We will communicate with prospective applicants as new information becomes available.

This is what the process to apply to work at camp will look like: 

All applicants are encouraged to read the job descriptions listed below to select the role(s) that is/are the best fit. Application instructions follow each role description.

Our staff-to-camper ratio is a minimum of 1:3. Every member of the staff team at Camp Ten Oaks applies to have this opportunity. All staff must successfully complete an interview process, reference checks, and a police background check. Our staff also participate in a mandatory four-day long orientation and training in May.

Commitment to Equity

In keeping with the Ten Oaks Project’s commitment to equity, applicants are strongly encouraged to self-identify in their applications. Applicants are encouraged to share accessibility needs in the application process, and every attempt will be made to accommodate them.

All returning staff are asked to reapply every year regardless of their previous roles at camp. We do this to ensure our commitment to disrupting historical patterns of power in the camping industry. Any new staff interested in learning about any roles are encouraged to reach out to the Programs Manager for more information at


Camp Ten Oaks offers its staff members a weekly wage based on the role they are hired for.

Camp Ten Oaks Job Descriptions