TSC was not only a great environment to work in, but also a productive way to spend the summer. A typical day at work included answering phones, sorting and distributing mail/packages, helping with visitors days and sometimes helping with camp-wide activities. Working at TSC allows you to work in a beautiful environment (Algonquin Park) whilst learning new things (i.e. canoeing, weaving, kayaking, portaging, etc) or building on the experience(s) you already have. Co-workers were great, but you can't get along with everyone. The camp is divided by gender, and the living conditions for staff are minimal (unless you're "senior" staff, which means you actually live in a decent cottage or "chalet." Everyone else bunks together and it isn't glamorous). Management could be somewhat unreliable, biased, and not always organized (sometimes biased with certain staff, as well). All in all, TSC is a good employer and who else gets to say they spent their summer living and "working" in Algonquin Park? It was basically a paid vacation, but you do not get paid very much (basically nothing) so it's definitely not the job for anyone looking to make serious $$$ during the summer. It's more like a life experience job.
Good food, nice co-workers, fun activities, days-off, lots of freedom
Unorganized management, not much guidance, use a canoe to get everywhere, not high paying