Our Camp Staff

What does working at Brigadoon for a summer look like?

  • We hire a team of 30 staff members for the summer, comprising of new and returning staff in a wide range of positions.
  • The minimum age to work as a member of our staff team is 18 years old.
  • We require a full summer commitment (from the middle of June to the end of August, with extra time required for our more senior positions).
  • Our staff members live on-site for the entirety of the contract, with the freedom to come and go on the weekends in between sessions.
  • Living accommodations and (delicious) food are provided for the duration of the contract.
  • Our sessions run from Sunday to Friday, meaning that staff have Friday evening and all day Saturday off.
  • All of our staff take part in a thorough staff training process prior to the beginning of the summer season.
  • Our staff members work full days, caring for and running programs for our campers from about 7:00 am – 11:00 pm.

Who we’re looking for: 

At Brigadoon, we’re looking for enthusiastic, hard-working candidates, who are committed to delivering a positive, impactful experience to our campers. Our staff members are committed to constant growth and improvement and find new and exciting ways to do their jobs even more effectively each day. Our team members are compassionate, kind, patient, thoughtful and not afraid to be silly!  

No camp experience? No problem! We will teach you everything you need to know to be an incredible role model for our campers and to give them a meaningful experience, as long as you’re ready to jump in and learn! We are looking to hire a staff team whose skills, strengths, and backgrounds are as diverse as those of our campers to build a strong community. 

Why work at Brigadoon?

In a summer at Brigadoon, you will likely work harder than you ever have before. It is exhausting work. You will, however, know without a doubt at the end of every single day that you’ve made a positive impact in the lives of our campers.We know that our staff members are an integral part of making our summer a success and ensuring the best possible experience and growth for each of our campers. We strive to make sure that each of our staff members is thriving in an environment where they feel supported and like their individual needs are being met. We focus on the growth of each of our staff members, ensuring that each member of our team has an impactful summer experience which will continue to be rewarding long after the summer has ended.

While working with us, you will get to be part of a team of passionate change-makers who are among the kindest, silliest, most energetic and enthusiastic people you will ever meet. You’ll also meet a hugely diverse group of amazing kids who will have just as much to teach you. You’ll have the incredible privilege of sending these brave kids home as even better versions of themselves. You’ll laugh and smile more than you ever thought possible, even while you’re falling into your bed exhausted every night.

Brigadoon Village is committed to employment equity and encourages all passionate, hard-working candidates to apply. If you require accommodation at any point during the hiring/employment process, please let us know as we will work with you to meet your needs. All responses will be kept entirely confidential. 

Summer Staff Positions

The deadline to submit a 2021 Staff Application was February 15th – thank you to all who applied!
However, due to the constantly evolving situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to accept general applications starting February 16, 2021.
To express your interest in joining our team for the 2021 season, you can complete an application at https://brigadoon.campbrainstaff.com and should an opportunity become available, a member of our team will be in touch!

If you have any questions at any point in the process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Summer Director, Tiffany at tiffany@brigadoonvillage.org 

What our staff have to say

“The staff has become a second family to me, and continue to amaze me with their unwavering support every day. I’m so blessed to work alongside a group of people who dance as often as they sleep, and who fill my life with laughter and positive energy. That being said, it’s not hard to be so happy all the time, when you get to spend every day with such an inspiring group of children. Even though our campers come together because of an illness or condition, it’s their spirit and attitude that make Brigadoon such a magical place.”

“Though our staff, who quickly become a wonderful and quirky family, spend most of our time having a blast with kids, we also accept a huge responsibility each day. We understand that every minute with a camper is an opportunity to make an impact – to build a relationship, encourage a friendship, or be that listening adult a camper may not have at home.”

“I’m now more comfortable with who I am and what I am passionate about. I have been taught the true meaning of compassion and empathy and understand what hard work really means. I can also now eat spaghetti with no utensils and fit an entire month’s worth of activities into a single morning.”