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Onondaga Camp


Our staff are the backbone of our camp and the reason so many campers come back year after year. We are looking for energetic and engaging staff who are committed to working in a unique, residential environment. All applicants must be in their 18th year of age and have previous experience working with children. All counselling staff applicants must have a minimum of Bronze Cross Lifesaving certification or equivalent. All activity specialists, nursing staff and office staff must have previous experience in their related fields.

Onondaga Camp values the diversity of people. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodation will be provided, on request, to support candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. All responses will be handled with strict confidence. Applications will be monitored as of November 1st for the upcoming summer. Please note you will only be contacted if we are interested in setting up an interview with you. We look forward to receiving your application!

Staff Applicant FAQs

How do I apply to camp?

You can apply online by clicking here or send in a resume to our Toronto address.

How old does one need to be?

Staff must be in their 18th year to work at Onondaga Camp.

What day do staff start and end?

For our 2020 summer season our staff would be required to start on June 19th and finish on August 28th.

What to bring?

We would be happy to send you a link to a suggested staff packing list if you email or call the camp office and request one.

What would my typical day look like?

Our daily schedule is posted on our website (information/daily schedule). While looking at this you can see what would happen on most days. As a counsellor you would be responsible for waking your campers up in the morning, getting them to meals,
running activities during activity periods, running or being a part of our evening programs and putting your campers to bed at night. All while being a guide, role model and support to the campers in your cabin or tent.

What are my accommodations like?

Living accommodations for staff are very similar to our campers. They are small bunks or cots that are either in a tent on our tent line or in a divided counsellor portion of one of our cabins.

Will I work with the same age group and staff all summer?

Our camp is divided into 10 sections. Most of our staff are hired as a counsellor for one of these sections and commonly work with the same staff and age group throughout the summer. There will be many times where a staff would work with staff from other sections (at activities and during evening programs).

If you have any further questions about applying to be a staff member, please contact Graham MacLellan,