|A counsellor is one of the most important influences in a girl’s happiness while she is attending camp. Therefore, Oconto gives a great deal of time and thought to the selection of each staff member.
Counsellors are chosen for their leadership qualities, maturity, natural love of children and their experience with camp activities and instruction.
Unlike most camps, staff at Oconto does not live with their campers. The staff cabins are situated beside a camper zebo or cabin. In the younger sections, the staff lives in the same building but not in the same room as the campers; we like to give campers the independence of living on their own as well as the security of having their counsellor very close by. We also like to give staff privacy so that when they are with the campers they can give 110%.
The staff members of Oconto are especially talented and their job is two-fold. Each counsellor is assigned a group of campers for which they are responsible. During activity periods while the campers are having fun at activities, the counsellors are instructing the activities. Each counsellor is hired to instruct a specific activity. We require instructors for the following activities:
Our full staff range in age from 18 to 24+ years of age and all must have a valid First Aid and CPR certification. If you are 16 or 17 you can explore or Counsellor in Training Program.