> 2017 Summer Staff Important Dates

2017 Summer Staff Important Dates

2018 Staff Dates will be available in February 2018.

The summer camping season is divided into 4 sections: Coordinator Orientation, Programmer/Health Care Team Orientation, All Staff Orientation and Camping Sessions. The dates listed below are the dates when training begins, please arrive the night before so that you can get settled into your room and ready to start training at 8:30am the next morning. For example, for New Counsellors All Staff Training begins on June 14th at 8:30am so staff are encouraged to arrive on the night of June 13th. 

Each position at camp has a different start date depending on the position so read the next sections carefully!

Coordinator Orientation at Camp Shawnigan:

May 8-18: Coordinator Orientation at Camp Shawnigan.
May 19-June 3:
Coordinators work at their home camps eagerly awaiting the arrival of their summer staff!

Programmer and Health Care Team Orientation at Camp Winfield:

June 4-June 9:  Ropes, Games and Rec Programmers and Outdoor Pursuits Programmers who are taking the ropes course begin training at Camp Winfield.

June 6-June 9: Lifeguards and the Registered Nurses (Health Care Team) begin training at Camp Winfield.

June 8- June 9: The Arts and Crafts programmers begin training at Camp Winfield for 2 days of training with the rest of the programming team. 

June 10 or 11: Programming teams, Coordinating teams and the Health Care Teams have a work day at their home camps. This day is used to organize offices, supplies and general site needs.

All Staff Orientation at Home Camps:

June 13: Return Staff begin training Return Staff Orientation.
June 14-19:
New Staff Counsellors begin training All Staff Orientation. Programmers, the Health Care Team and all counsellors participate in All Staff Orientation which will teach staff everything they need to know before campers arrive!
June 23-27: All Staff Training at home camp (includes New Camper Weekend)

Summer Sessions at Home Camps:

All 3 camps begin their summer camp sessions on July 1st, you can find a list of 2017 Camp Session Dates available here. After their end of year clean up, summer staff leave camp on Aug 18th, 2017.