This summer in Canada has been the best season of my life so far and it has contained some of the best days of my life. The Canadian camps have a lot fewer international staff, so I really got to know the Canadians, stayed in their houses, partied, felt integrated.
So at the end of next summer, I imagine flipping through photos from this summer and pointing out what I consider to be the best days ever. Summer is coming before you know it, so it's time to start planning your summer vacation.
Where To Visit
You may think that travelling abroad is too expensive, but we often forget that there is only one country in the north that has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, beautiful scenery and good food.
From beaches to hiking and biking trails, from the beautiful mountains of Newfoundland and Labradors to Canada's largest city of Ottawa, Canada has something for everyone. In PEI you can visit several of its historic lighthouses, including the first lighthouse to receive an SOS on the Titanic, as well as the oldest lighthouse in the country.
Visitors can explore historic buildings, including blacksmith shops, discover Canada's largest collection of pressed glass, see an ambulance with a horse-drawn carriage and explore the city's historic buildings.
Rent a cottage or caravan, pitch your tent at one of the large campsites in the region or try a holiday resort. Take a banana boat to the beach, and adventurous children can try parasailing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming and more.
Canada's winter often brings other seasons up, but this side of the country comes alive in summer with ski resorts and snow-capped mountains. There are towns and villages near the US border that are known for gourmet culture and outdoor activities.
Finding A Job
When you move to Canada, you have to get used to all the challenges of finding a job, navigating the tax system, and discovering a new cultural landscape. Here are a few tips to help you plan what to do during your summer in Canada.
With thousands of applicants flying in each summer, I doubt Camp America would be able to provide a quick and personalized service. NYQUEST Camp Canada is less well known and has fewer applicants than American organizations, which means that they really spend time getting to know you and doing their best to find you a good job. There is a good chance that almost all participants will visit something that is not offered in American camps.
If you can afford to be picky, you may have a better chance of getting a summer job at NYQUEST Camp Canada than at Camp America. American Job Fair I know a lot of people who have been let down by a lot of people, but I managed to secure my summer jobs within days.
By contrast, my work in camps in Canada in the following summers could not have gone more smoothly. In November, I overcame a condition at my university that burdened me for the following months, burdening me with essays and exams.
The Getaway Need
Consider how much you need to get away for a much-needed holiday in the summer months and still enjoy your time. That's an expense that many Canadians are grappling with, and expensive vacations may not be possible this year. If money is tight, here are 6 things you can do to avoid this summer - time off while you're still taking a break.
A trip to Jasper in winter is one of the best ways to actually hike around the Pyramid Lake, walk through the frozen Maligne Canyon and visit the city. On this trip, I decided that I wanted to drop by in February and enjoy the winter atmosphere much more, so I visited both cities.
Don't forget to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge, one of Canada's most beautiful bridges and a great place to catch a ferry. Whistler offers excellent summer hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing and other activities, and is just a short drive from Vancouver, BC, the Canadian capital.
When it's time to relax, take a break from your adventures and head to the sandy beach, where playground, barbecue and concession beckon. Children love the fun, which includes bungee trampolines and bouncy castles. Don't forget to dine at Wolf & Fog, whose friendly staff emblazoned on every side of your children's menu.
What made me come back year after year and what made me work my way up to become a camp counselor and program director are the friendships I made along the way and how I became a better person.
After my trip to Southeast Asia was cut short, I visited a summer camp in Canada for the first time in three years. After returning home earlier than expected, I was able to meet some friends who worked in summer camps in the US.
I knew the conversation would turn into my "American second home" for three successive summers. In fact, after camping there, I kept returning for a year and a half until my travels to Southeast Asia cut them off.