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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.

Senior Staff

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.



  • Co-wrote the Ekon hit song, "Little Chiefy Island," with Z. Dobbin (2014)
  • Fashion show co-host (2014)
  • Winner of longest tether ball match (22 minutes vs Mikey) (2013)
  • Ekon Wrestling Finalist (2012)
  • Staff vs campers dodgeball champs (2007-Present)
  • Little Chief all-camp regatta participant (2005)
  • All camp pillow fight survivor (2003)


  • Dump runs (92)
  • Volunteer sock wrestling referee 

  • Looking out for the guy
  • Carrying the heavy load

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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!!


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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!


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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!


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Conor Thompson: LIT Coordinator

Howdy fellow Ekon folk! My name is Conor Thompson and I am the LIT 2 director along side my partner in crime.. Ms. Brigid Trott!! Pretty cool right?! I think so!!
Anyhow, I currently reside in the beautiful province of Newfoundland where I am studying Recreation at the College of the North Atlantic. I am also in my last year of junior hockey in the SJHL as a goalie for the TP flyers! I know there's a lot of hockey fans out there, so if you see me passing by the MPC feel free to give me a holla and I will have no problem strapping on the pads!
As summer approaches I am getting more and more excited to be back on the stunning shores of Lake Joe and so should you!! See you all there for the most anticipated summer ever and remember..... look out for the little guy! WOOOOO!!

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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.

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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.
During the off season, you can find me at Laurier University in Waterloo either on the rugby pitch or hitting the books… At Ekon however, you can find me all around site trying to keep camp in tip-top shape. I’m always game for a chat, some Frisbee or a game of teatherball (that you will be sure to lose). Anyhoo, have a great school year and I look forward to seeing everyone in the next few months!

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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.
I can’t wait to see you all again this summer and hope to see everyone soon for another amazing time spent here on Lake Joe-Em

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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!
In the off season you can find me in Halifax, hardly workin at Dalhousie and daydreaming about heading back up to Ekon and seeing all of you! When I’m not cooped up in the tripping shed you will probably find me wandering around the flagpole looking for a familiar face to chat with or a game to join in on! Can’t wait to get back to that beautiful peninsula! Let the countdown begin!!!! 

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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in joining Camp Ekon's Staff.

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 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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Winter Office

Jesuit Offices, 3rd Floor
43 Queen's Park Cres. East
Toronto, ON
M5S 2C3
Phone: (416) 778-1505
Fax: (416) 962-4501

Summer Office

Summer Office
Camp Ekon, RR #1
324 B/C Stanley House Road
Rosseau, ON
P0C 1J0
Phone: (705) 732-2222

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