Camp Oconto Boasts a 4 to 1 Camper to Counsellor Ratio!

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Compassionate

Staff are carefully selected for their ability to understand and nurture each individual. Most of our staff have been Oconto campers themselves.

Leaders

Our staff are chosen for their leadership skills, maturity and experience working with young people. They are fantastic role models.

Qualified

Counsellors must have the necessary qualifications for the activity that they teach. For example, all waterfront staff have their National Lifeguard Certification.

Creative

Our staff know how to make anything a fun and exciting experience- from canoeing in the rain to making up a dance routine! Music, dance, drama and visual arts are an important part of Oconto’s program.

An Experienced and Prepared Team!

All of our camp counsellors are in their eighteenth year or older and most have completed our two-year counsellor-in-training program (C.I.T.).

Staff members arrive at Oconto a week before camp opens for their in-camp training program. They review camp routines and traditions, refresh their skills, and plan great programs for the summer! The week ensures that all the staff members are working well together to give their very best as they take care of, teach and help the campers.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Health and safety are, of course, a top priority at Oconto. We have two nurses on site, while camp is in session. There will usually be a doctor or nurse practitioner as well.

CAMP OCONTO

SECTION HEADS – 2021

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CLAIRE MEGAN PHOEBE MACKENZIE
      Head of Tads
      Head of Chips
      Head of Eagles       Head of Intermediates
ERIKA EMMA LAUREN EMILY
      Head of Seniors       Heads of QCs       Head of Semis       Assistant Director

Hey Tads!

My name is Claire, and I am super excited to be your section head this summer! This marks my 14th summer at Oconto, and I am so lucky to be spending it on the sunny shores of Eagle Lake with all of you. When I am not at Camp, I can be found at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, where I am studying Community Development. While I love school, camp is my absolute favourite time of the year! I can’t wait to be back in the water and at the barn hanging out with the horses. This summer is going to be filled with so many laughs, awesome dance parties and maybe even some magic!! I cannot wait to spend the summer having fun on top of Tad Mountain with you!

Hey Chips!!

My name is Megan and I cannot wait to be your section head this summer!!!! This will be my 12th summer at Oconto and I think that we are going to have a blast together! When I am not at camp, I spend the rest of my year studying at Brock University in St. Catherine’s where I am in their Concurrent Education Program to become a Teacher. I absolutely love spending my summer on the shores of Eagle Lake and I simply can’t wait to be back there with all of you lovely ladies! I can’t wait to meet you all and have the best summer ever!!

What’s up, Eagles?

I’m Phoebe, and this year I’m going to be spending my 12th summer with you on the sunny shores of Eagle Lake! When I’m not at camp, I go to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and, by the time we’re hanging out in the Rock Garden, I will have graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Arts, with a major in Sociology. Outside of school, I love all things creative – writing, playing guitar and painting are all some of my favourite hobbies, which explains why you can normally find me hanging out at Arts and Crafts, Sparts, or Song Circle, but if I’m being honest, Diving is my favourite activity of all (just between you and me, I’m still a little afraid of jumping off Tower!). I’m counting down the days until I see all of your smiling faces and can’t wait to make this the best summer ever!

Hey Ints!!!

My name is Mackenzie and I am beyond excited to be your section head this summer!! This year will be my 14th summer at camp and I truly believe it is going to be the best!! This year I graduated from Queens University where I studied Film and Media. Camp is my favourite place in the entire world, and I absolutely love swimming in Eagle Lake and doing wacky dress-ups for dinner! I cannot wait to share this incredible summer with you all and I am looking forward to activities, dance parties, Sunday Evening Concert acts, and getting to spend my summer in Ints section! I am so excited to meet everyone, and I hope you are ready for the best summer ever!!

Hey Seniors!!

My name is Erika and I am beyond ready and excited to be back at camp as your Section Head this summer! This year will mark my 12th summer at Oconto and I can’t wait to spend it on the water getting to know all of you! This spring, I will be graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in English and French, though I look forward to returning in September for Teachers College! While I enjoy school, my absolute favourite part of the year is being back at Oconto! There are so many amazing activities at camp but my favourites would have to be Kayaking, Arts & Crafts and Canoeing. Oconto holds such a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to be back on the shores of Eagle Lake singing songs, jumping off Tower, and having the best time with you Senior ladies! Get ready for a great summer!

Hey QC Ladies!

My name is Emma and I am so excited to spend my 12th summer at Oconto up in QC land with all of you! I’m dying to get back to camp, (as I’m sure you all are too!) and I’m looking forward to some awesome QC all camps and super fun sessions! QCs is such an exciting and important year at camp and I’m thrilled to be along for the ride. It’s been a minute since I was a QC but I have such great memories of that summer and I want you guys to have a fantastic time just like I did! Summer can’t come soon enough!

Hey Semis!

As you may remember my name is Lauren and I’m so thrilled to be your Head of Semis this year! This will be my 12th summer at Oconto and I can’t wait to spend it getting to know each and every one of you and watching you grow into the incredible counsellors I know you all are! I graduated from Dalhousie University in 2019 and I’ve spent this past year at home in Kingston, working at a local bakery and eating lots of delicious bread and pastries. But I couldn’t be more excited to be back on the sunny shores of Eagle Lake. I’m looking forward to engaging sessions, hanging out in the Room and planning two incredible banquets!!! Summer can’t come soon enough!

Hello Oconto campers and families!

My name is Emily Pepper and I am so thrilled to be the Assistant Director at Oconto for 2021! I started coming to camp as a Chip and have spent 13 beautiful summers on Eagle Lake since then. I am currently in my first year of the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University and am so excited to be on this path towards helping families grow! In my free time I like crafting (especially making warm fuzzies!), spending time outside with my friends and family, shamelessly watching The Bachelor – all things I have been doing a TON of during quarantine! My favourite activity at camp is Swimming Lessons, and I am a sucker for Sunday Evening Concert!! I am so looking forward to spending quality time with you all this summer and soaking up all the great things Oconto has to offer!! Sending you all a virtual hug or high-five!