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 – 2020

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

Hey Tads!

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 am looking forward to spending it on top of Tad Mountain with you! I am already counting down the days until we are on the shores of Eagle Lake. 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. Although I love being at school, I would much rather be at camp! Some of my favourite activities are Canoeing, Special Arts, and Sailing and I cannot wait to spend time with all of you at these activities!

I am beyond excited to meet you all and spent time laughing, dancing, and having fun with you!

Hello Chips!

My name is Mackenzie and I am so excited to be your Section Head this summer!! This year will be my 13th summer at camp and I think it’s going to be the best one yet! During the year I study Film and Media at Queens University. I absolutely love being in the lake at camp and my favourite activity is Swimming! Oconto is the best place in the world, and I cannot wait to share this summer with you all! I am so excited for all the fun dress-ups, Sunday Evening Concert acts and getting to spend my summer dancing and laughing with you amazing Chips!

I am so excited to meet everyone, and I hope you are all ready for the best summer ever!!!

EAGZ!!!

My name is Vic and I am lucky enough to be spending my 12th summer at Oconto as your Section Head! I am beyond excited to reunite with all of you returning campers and to meet all of you ladies just starting out on your camp journey. Aside from counting down the days until camp, I spend the rest of my year studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, so I’d LOVE to hear any crazy cool science facts you guys know! Other than science, I am obsessed with sports and nature and I can’t wait to play and explore with all of you! Any time there is the slightest breeze at camp you can catch me on a windsurf board or in a sailboat, and on the other days you’ll find me trying to jump off tower as many times as I can. I can’t wait to dance, laugh, pull pranks, and run wild & free with you sweet sweet Eagz, we’re going to make the best memories together!!!

See you in the Rock Garden!

Hey Ints!!!

My name is Erika and I am oh so excited to be your Section Head this summer! This year will mark my 11th summer at Oconto and I can’t wait to spend it hanging out on Main Beach with all of you! When I’m not at camp you can find me at the University of Western Ontario, studying English and French. Although I really 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, Special Arts 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 enjoying fun Evening Programs with you Int ladies!

I am so excited to get to know each and every one of you and look forward to having the best summer ever!

SENIOR LADIES!!!

My name is Kristen and I am so excited to be head of Seniors this year! This marks my 12th summer at Oconto and what I’m sure will be the best one yet! When I’m not at camp, I can be found at Western University working on my Bachelor of Science in Physiology. I love spending the summer on the water, and my favourite camp activity is Sailing. I can’t wait for all the amazing evening programs, hilarious dress ups and getting to know all of you!

I’m already counting down the days until summer!

Hey QC Ladies!!!

I’m Emma, this summer will be my 11th at Oconto and I can’t wait to spend it up QC land with all of you! This past year I’ve been in Toronto finishing up school, lifeguarding, and spending too much time on Tik Tok. I’m super excited for a fun filled summer and looking forward to hanging out on the platforms and helping you all on your first step to becoming amazing staff. It’s been a minute since I was a QC but I have such great memories of QCs and I want you guys to have a fantastic time just like I did.

See you all soon!

Hey Semis!

As you may remember my name is Lauren and I’m so stoked to be your Head of Semis this year! This will be my 11th 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’ve spent this past year working in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, 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 Camp Oconto!

My name is Emily and I am so thrilled to be the Assistant Director for summer 2020! I am Oconto’s biggest fan and I feel so lucky to be spending my 13th summer on Eagle Lake with all of you! I graduated from Queen’s in 2018 with a degree in Psychology and Life Sciences, and since then I have been lucky enough to travel South East Asia while teaching English in Bangkok, and now get a taste of working-life in Toronto. Some important fun facts you should know about me are that I love to make crafts, write warm fuzzies and go swimming. I also LOVE babies and I am even hoping to get into Midwifery as a future career! I could not be more excited to get to know each one of you better, whether it is your first summer at camp or you are a seasoned camp pro!

Countdown to summer starts… NOW!