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Be a Summer Camp Program Leader

Get paid to play! Be a summer camp program leader. Visual arts and theatre camps. Sports and swimming camps.  This cool job can be yours as a summer camp leader with the Town of Milton.  Make lifelong friendships and have fun while being a positive role model for kids who will remember you for years to come.  You can make a difference as a summer camp leader! And yes, this is a paid gig!

Jobs available and job descriptions/applications

Coordinator/supervisor (Application deadline: December 16, 2018):

Leaders/other (Application deadline: January 20, 2019):

 What you need to know before you apply


Camp Leaders must be a minimum of 15 years of age. (Not old enough? You can also be a volunteer, starting at 14 years of age. Visit our volunteer page for details.)


Camp staff must have the following certifications by May 9, 2019:

What are the benefits of being a camp leader?

Develop skills

As a camp counsellor you will learn invaluable life skills and foster other skills that are transferable for a future career in a variety of fields:

  • Cultivate leadership abilities
  • Develop time management skills
  • Practise conflict resolution
  • Develop problem-solving abilities
  • Improve communications expertise
  • Become comfortable with public speaking/group facilitation

Enjoy summer weekends and evenings

Town summer camps operate during the day on weekdays, leaving time for you to enjoy leisure time with friends in the summer evenings and on weekends.

Be eligible for part-time employment

A job as a summer camp leader can lead to part-time employment during the school year at PA Day, March Break and winter camps as well as afternoon and evening children's programs.

Our summer camp leaders say it best!


I have had a great time working as a Summer Camp Leader. Being part of such an accepting and friendly community allowed me to grow as a person. I’ve developed many different skills and made many friends. It’s work that requires time and dedication, but rewards you with unforgettable memories. I always recommend working as a Summer Camp Leader to anyone that asks. It’s a gratifying experience not like any other.



My favorite summer camp memory is working at creative chefs and eco science camp. Making different foods every day or discovering new things through experiments was so much fun and looked forward to going to work each day! Creative chefs was my absolute favourite because I had so much fun learning how to make and try new foods every day!

 More about our camps

The Town of Milton operates over 180 summer camps, as well as PA Day, March Break and winter camps. Camps are held at our recreation centres, including the Mattamy National Cycling Centre, FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton, Milton Leisure Centre, Milton Sports Centre and arenas as well as schools. We offer a wide range of camps focusing on arts, theatre, sports and swimming. For more information on our camps, visit www.milton.ca/camps.