Staff are carefully selected for their ability to understand and nurture each individual. Most of our staff have been Oconto campers themselves.
Our staff are chosen for their leadership skills, maturity and experience working with young people. They are fantastic role models.
Counsellors must have the necessary qualifications for the activity that they teach. For example, all waterfront staff have their National Lifeguard (NL) Certification.
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.
Section Heads – 2023
Hey Oconto!! My name is Bronwyn and I am so excited be back as your Program Coordinator this summer! This will be my 12th summer at camp and I can’t wait to see what it brings. I am currently finishing up my last year of university studying Biomedical Science, but I am so ready for summer to start so that we can be back at camp together! My favourite activities at camp are Sailing, Canoeing, and Diving, and I absolutely love the monther play. I can’t wait for more dance parties, sing-alongs, theme days, and dress-ups this summer and I am counting down the days until I get to see you all on Eagle Lake!
Hi Tads!! My name is Alix Petit and I am thrilled to be your section head this year! This is my 14th summer at camp and I am so excited to get to hang out with you guys all summer! I am currently studying Biology through the biomedical program at McGill University. While I enjoy studying, my favorite time of the year is camp! My absolute favorite activity at camp is canoeing but I also enjoy windsurfing, pottery, and kayaking. I can’t wait to be back on tad mountain having dance parties in the rain, playing on the playground and building fairy houses! This summer is going to be the best one yet and I am so delighted to be spending it with you!
Ahoy, Chips! My name is Grace, and I am so so so excited to be Head of Chips this summer!! This will be my 12th year back at Oconto since I first came to camp (as a Chip!) and I cannot wait for us to have the best summer yet! I’m currently doing the Concurrent Education program at Queen’s University, and this spring I will be finishing my bachelor’s degree in Art History, and in the fall I will be starting my Education year. The thing I’m most excited for though, is this summer!! I cannot wait to get back to all the crazy dress ups, dance parties, and fun in the sun! I’m counting down the days until I get to see all your smiling faces in Chips, and for us to make so many fun memories this summer!!
Hi Eagles!!!! My name is Evelyn and I am SO excited to be your section head this summer! This is my 15th summer at Oconto and I am so unbelievably grateful that I get to spend it with all of you! During the school year, I spend my days at the University of Guelph, studying Criminal Justice & Public Policy and minoring in History. However, Tichborne is my FAVOURITE place to spend my summers! Some of my favourite activities at camp have got to be Archery, Sailing, and Pottery, so there’s a good chance I’ll be coming to those activities to hang out! I can’t wait to spend time together in the Rock Garden, and do some wacky dress ups and silly jumps off tower with all of you! I’m looking forward to making new memories and having the greatest summer ever!!
SWEET SWEET INTS!!! My name is Maddy Fisher and I am beyond thrilled to be head of Ints this upcoming summer! This year will mark my 12th summer at Oconto and there’s truly no other way I’d rather spend it than hanging with all of you! During the school year I’m not too far from camp. I currently attend Queen’s University where I am in my 3rd year majoring in Health Studies. Although I do love school, Oconto is definitely my favourite place on earth! At camp you can often find me hanging out on the porch of Main Lodge, practicing dances for Sunday Evening Concert, swimming in Eagle Lake and attempting to use my morph suit for any dress up. Camp holds such a special place in my heart and I feel so fortunate that I get the opportunity to make lasting memories with all of you! I am already counting down the days and smiling ear to ear just THINKING about the crazy amount of fun we are going to have this summer!!!
Hi-ya Seniors! My name is Evy and I am so pumped to be your section head this summer! This will be my 10th summer at Oconto and I am SO excited to spend it will all of you. During the year, I study Mathematics and Engineering at Queen’s University and am currently finishing my third year. My favourite things about camp are playing my guitar, jumping off tower, but most of all going on trip. In past summers at camp, you could always find me in the Trip room or paddling around in Algonquin park. Even though I love adventuring out of camp, this year I’m looking forward to spending my whole entire summer on the shores of Eagle Lake and getting to know all of you. Rock on and see you soon!
Claire and Megan
Hey Qukes of 2023!! We are Claire and Megan and we are so excited to be your heads of QCs this summer!! The two of us were QCs together in 2016 and cannot wait to be back in QC Land together with all of you this summer! We are so excited for all of the Dress-Ups, B&P’s, Sessions, Trips, and planning QC All-Camps with you!!!
This marks Claire’s 16th summer at Oconto, and she can’t wait to be spending it on the sunny shores of Eagle Lake with all of you! Claire recently graduated from Acadia Univeristy with a Bachelor’s of Community Development and History. While she loves school, Camp is her absolute favourite time of the year! Claire can’t wait to be back in the water, at the barn hanging out with the horses and searching the forest for the Oconto Fairies!
This is Megan’s 15th year at Oconto and she is so excited to spend it in QC Land! When not at Camp, Megan attends Brock University where she is in Teachers College and working to become a high school teacher. Although school is great and all, Megan spends lots of time thinking about Eagle Lake and is eager to get back to Oconto! She especially can’t wait to get back in a boat and teach Canoeing in her spare time!
The two of us cannot wait to be your heads of QCs this summer!! We both absolutely love Oconto and cannot wait to spend the summer working with all of you! We are so excited to be a part of this new chapter of your Camp life and watch you all grow into the amazing staff that we know you will become!!
Hello sweet sweet Semis of Summer ‘23! As you may know, my name is Erika Munz and I am absolutely thrilled to be your Head of Semis this summer. This year will mark my 14th summer at Oconto and I can’t wait to be back in the sunshine hanging out with all of you! During the school year I have been working to complete my Bachelor of Education at Western University, and also supply teaching! While I love both attending classes and teaching them, my favourite part of the year is being back at Oconto. Semis is such an amazing year filled with new friendships, new experiences, new responsibilities and so much growth. It was definitely one of my favourite years as staff and I am so excited to see all of you be incredible counsellors to many wonderful campers. Get ready for great sessions, lots of bonding and an entire summer at camp!!
Hi Oconto!! My name is Mackenzie Blakeley and I am so so excited to be the Assistant Director this summer!! I currently work on various film and television sets as a Production Assistant, though spending my summers at camp is for sure my favourite time of the year! I started coming to camp as a Tad in 2008, making this my 16th summer! My favourite thing about Oconto is the incredibly warm and supportive community that we have. Seeing campers and staff embracing challenges and encouraging their peers is truly what camp is all about! I am a huge fan of any wacky dress up, Sunday Evening Concert, and of course, swimming any chance I get! I know this is going to be an incredible summer and I simply cannot wait to spend it with everyone on the shores of Eagle Lake!