Staff Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply to be Camp Tidnish Staff?
Staff Applications for 2019 will be available Monday, January 7th, 2019.
What positions are available each season?
Each summer we hire 30 individuals to support camp in the following roles:
Assistant Camp Director
Head Nurse (LPN/RN)
Student / Assistant Nurse
Assistant Cook & Laundry Attendant
Food Service Manager
For a full job description, click here.
When does Camp Tidnish start hiring?
We always accept applications to keep on file! The hiring officially starts in January! We continue accepting applications until we are fully staffed.
What Qualifications do I need?
Camp Tidnish staff must have completed high school and/or be a minimum of 18 years of age at the start of the camp season. We seek mature, responsible, caring and compassionate individuals who want to work as part of a team giving campers the best camp experience possible.
Nursing, Kitchen and Lifeguarding Staff must have proper certifications relevant to their position. All Staff must complete a Criminal Record Check along with a Vulnerable Sector Search.
Where will I stay?
Camp Staff are required to stay on-site for duration of each camp session. Camp Tidnish is located approximately 20 minutes outside of Amherst, Nova Scotia. You will have your own space in designated staff areas to keep personal belongings. While camp is in session counsellors rotate between sleeping in camper cabins and staff quarters.
When camp is not in session staff are permitted to remain on camp property with approval from the Camp Director and the understanding all policies & procedures are to be followed.
What is the time off?
There will be 2-3 days off between each session, most sessions are 7 days in length.
While camp is in session staff will typically have short breaks during the day and some longer breaks during regularly scheduled rest periods and camper light’s out. Staff are required to stay on site while camp is in session.
Is there internet access for staff?
Camp Tidnish does have Internet access for staff and there is Wi-Fi available in most staff quarters.
How much will I be paid during the summer?
Depending on your role you can expect to make between $4,000 - $5,000 over the summer depending on your role. All Staff positions start mid-May and finish at the end of August. Payroll is done via Direct Deposit on the 15th and 30th of each month.
Meals & Accommodations are provided.
What are the benefits?
Camp Tidnish has a rich history of offering quality camping programs to individuals with disabilities for over 80 years. Working at camp is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic team that includes health care, food service and recreation professionals. Many of our counsellors are current students in the fields of education, social work or physical therapies. Camp Tidnish is abundant with opportunities for networking and resume building.
You’ll also get to meet our wonderful campers, build relationships and make memories that will last a lifetime!
Can I volunteer at Camp?
Camp Tidnish welcomes volunteers to assist with a variety of jobs around camp. Please contact us for more information on how to become involved!
For all staff related questions, please contact Donna MacPherson, Camp Director.
902 – 453- 6000 ext. 227