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:

  • Synchronized Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Drama
  • Tennis
  • Tripping
  • Swimming
  • Diving
  • Low Ropes
  • Windsurfing
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Dance
  • Pottery
  • Archery
  • Nature
  • Horseback Riding
  • Office Manager
  • Rockwall Climbing
  • Varsity Sports
  • Special Events

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.


To be considered for a staff position, please submit your resumé via our online application system OR forward your resume via e-mail or by mail:

1126 Camp Oconto Rd.
Tichborne, ON
K0H 2V0

Thank you for your interest in applying to work at Camp Oconto! Here are some key things to keep in mind while preparing and submitting your application. Camp Oconto is committed to employment equity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. If you require an accommodation at any point during the hiring process please let us know so that we can work with you to meet your needs. All personal information will be handled with strict confidence.