The Camp Ekon staff community is comprised of approximately forty members. Our staff is extremely qualified in enthusiasm and fun. Many of our staff members were once campers who were inspired by past staff members and who are now trying to recreate some of that magical experience for their campers. Camp Ekon is a unique community where all staff members give 110% in order to "carry the heavy load" and "look out for the little guy." There are two types of staff: counseling staff and senior staff.
Counseling staff work directly with the campers. The counseling staff is generally seventeen to nineteen years old. They are responsible for supervising campers during free time, teaching instructions, leading 'club' activities and creating the afternoon and evening programs. The counseling staff is always on the go with the kids, creating magical experiences for every camper.
The senior staff work behind the scenes to ensure that camp runs smoothly. Each senior staff member (typically a university student) is responsible for a different area of camp. The senior staff are also role models for the younger staff members.
Brian Merry: Assitant Director
Brian is pleased to announce that he will be the Assistant Director this summer. He recently graduated from Western University with a degree in economics and history. His work history is extensive, but his Ekon resume is something he takes the most pride in.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
Megan White: Programming Director
Hi friends! My name is Megan White, and I am one of Camp Ekon’s Programming Directors for the summer of 2015 along with the one and only Cameron Gillespie. I’m currently finishing my fourth year at Dalhousie University in Halifax, daydreaming of Lake Joe every day. This will be my 6th summer on staff and 13th at Ekon – I’m so excited to be coming back, and I can’t wait to see you all at the flagpole for some tetherball and huckle buckle!!
Cameron Gillespie: Programming Director
Hello All, My name is Cameron Gillespie, and this summer I will be one of the Programming Directors at Camp Ekon! In the off-season I study Sociology at the University of Guelph, which is just as boring as it sounds. If you have a question of any kind, you can find me in the Maintenance Shed fixing something up, or at the sailing dock casting off. Don’t be shy, say hi!
Brigid Trott: LIT Coordinator
Hello all! I’m Brigid how do you do! I’m super excited to be back at Ekon again for another summer of fun, laughter, and all around good times. This will be my 5th summer on the blue lake and rocky shores of Lake Joseph (so happy to return once more!) This summer I’ll be working as one of the LIT Directors with the wonderful Conor Thompson, and I can’t wait! During the non-summer months of the year I study art history at McGill University in Montreal which is super interesting and cool (at least I think so), but of COURSE Ekon is cooler! See you there!
Conor Thompson: LIT Coordinator
How do you do?? My name is Conor Thompson and I’m going into my 6th summer at the most majestic place on earth….Camp Ekon!! I will be working along side my good pal Brigid Trott as the LIT Coordinator. When I’m back home on the rock you could find me studying Community Recreation at College of the North Atlantic, or attempting to stop a puck or two for the CBN Jr.Stars in the St. John’s Junior Hockey League. I welcome all challengers to a one-on-one shootout at the MPC anytime! All you need to do is stop by the Maintenance shed and give me a holler! I can guarantee that I will be more than excited to face a few slap shots in the beautiful sun. As summer approaches, the anticipation for Ekon 2014 begins and the countdown starts.
Kyle England: Building Maintenance Manager
Hi Camp Ekon my name is Kyle England, this year I will be the Building Maintenance Manger. When I’m not at camp I am studying Outdoor Recreation and Leisure and minoring in Labour Studies. I am really excited for another great summer at camp, I have been counting down the days since I left last summer. You can find me in the MPC playing ball hockey or basketball or some fun game or fixing something up around camp, make sure you stop by and say hi.
Mike Merry: Building Maintenance Manager
Hey guys and gals, Mikey here. Summer 2015 is on the horizon and I could not be more pumped. I am very excited to say that this year I will be returning to camp as your Maintenance Director alongside my partner in crime and old friend Kyle England. I hope everyone is looking forward to what seems to be another incredible summer.
Emily Graham: Waterfront & Healthcare
Hi everybody, my name’s Emily and this summer I’ll be working as your health care and waterfront coordinator. This will be my 11th summer at Camp Ekon and my 4th summer here on staff. When I’m not a camp I spend my time studying environmental health and life sciences at Queen’s University and lifeguarding in Kingston. At camp you’re likely to find me up bright and early reading on the ski dock, swimming in the beautiful Lake Joe or going for a run on Stanley House Road. I’m always around for a great chat and excited to play a good game of capture the flag.
Aine Workentin: Tripping Coordinator
Hey friends! My name is Aine (pronounced ONYA ) and this upcoming summer will be my 11th summer spent by the beautiful shores of lake Joe. I’m returning this year as Ekon’s Tripping Coordinator and I can’t wait to get you all prepared for your adventures in Algonquin and Kilarney!
Keenan O'Toole: Kitchen Manager
Hiya Friends! How's it goes?! Is everyone excited for Summer 2015 as much as I am!! Well get ready to celebrate because its my 10th year (Yes, a whole decade) at the wonderful place we all call home, Camp Ekon. And I'm also super excited to be Kitchen Manager. What's that mean you ask? I'll be planning and organizing all the deeeeelicious food you will get to encounter this summer. Do you have a favourite meal? Be sure to tell me when you arrive, I can hardly wait!
While I'm not dreaming of recipes and meal plans for everyone (which is rare) I am studying at Ryerson University, in Toronto. But I am always dreaming of summer, it's around the corner and almost time to break out the sunblock and have a cannon-ball contest off the ski dock! So that's it folks, can't wait to see you all!
Please complete the forms below and send them to the Camp's Winter Office (the address is on the right) as soon as possible. Please include a current resume and allow extra time for your references to arrive at the office.
The deadline for Staff applications is January 4th of the year for which you are applying.
You will be required to come to the Camp's Winter Office for an interview in January of the year for which you are applying.
You can expect to receive a decision from the Camp sometime in late February or early March. Please do not make nonrefundable travel arrangements until you have received a final acceptance decision.
Thank you again for your interest in Camp Ekon.
Please feel free to call (416) 778-1505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Click here to download the new staff application. NOTE: this is a Microsoft Word document. It will open in a new window.
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