Our camp staff are mature, qualified, and enthusiastic.
Having a responsible, dedicated staff team each summer is one of our camp's top priorities. Our camp director, Mr. Garrett Brinkman (Duct Tape), has over 25 years of experience leading at camp and is responsible for staff employment, the chapel program, and the overall operation of the camp. Our counsellors are senior high school or university students who often have many years of camp experience and are actively involved with their church and campus ministries during the year. To work at camp, they must display integrity and strong leadership skills, as well as a love for children and a passion for Christ.
Applications for each summer open in January and close in February.
You can download our application form from our downloads page and submit it to the camp director via email. As a counsellor, you will be responsible for leading a wide array of activities, including teaching one or two activities each day, preparing and facilitating devotions for your cabin, washing dishes after meals, and, depending on your abilities, lifeguarding during free swim and leading worship sessions. You will be a role model and friend to the campers that you care for and an integral part of a close-knit staff team that serves, leads, and prays together throughout the day. As you participate in the camp program, you will help campers learn about God and your own relationship with Him will grow. If this sounds like how you want to spend your summer, we encourage you to apply and join us!
What I love the most about working at camp is seeing young hearts grow and chase after God. Getting to walk alongside campers on this journey is a true blessing.
My favourite part of working at camp is definitely the outdoors. It's not every day that you get to learn and teach others about who God is while being surrounded by the nature He created!
It's been a joy to be part of such a vibrant, encouraging, and united staff team, as well as being able to get to know and love the campers in each of my cabins.
Learn to be a camp leader who loves God.
Camp Ke-Mon-Oya runs a Leader-In-Training (LIT) program during the three weeks of junior camp (July) for teenagers who are entering Grade 11. This program is intended to teach participants how to be a Christian leader and how to lead at camp effectively. Generally speaking, the program is divided into three sections, each a week long. During the first week, LITs intensively study the Bible together, with particular emphasis on the transformative gospel and how it relates to the camp's mission. The second week focuses on learning practical leadership strategies for camp while shadowing another counsellor. During the third week, the LITs put these lessons to use and work with a counsellor to lead camp activities. The program concludes with a group canoe trip in the surrounding Kawartha region. After the program is finished, LITs often spend an extra week in August volunteering at camp and are encouraged to apply to return as counsellors the following summer.
I learned the importance of having a strong Christian community and the importance of having quality time with God. These brothers and sisters walked with me on my journey with Christ and challenged me to grow in my faith.
LIT is about discipleship. Investing personally in young lives is transformative, and the way God blesses the ministry of His Word and our service continues to raise up young men and women in the faith.
As an LIT, I learned that patience and perseverance go a long way. And second chances. But most importantly, that character is built from being authentic and having an open mind to accept when you're wrong.
Submit an application to be considered for our summer program.
Like counsellor applications, LIT applications for each summer open in January and close in February. Applicants will then be contacted for an interview with the camp director and LIT director, which is held at North Toronto Christian School in March. Preparations for LIT take place in the spring and the program runs during the first three weeks of the summer camp session. If you have any further questions about the program, please contact us - we would be happy to answer your inquiries.