Summer Overnight & Day Camp - Outdoor Centre - School
located in Huntsville, Ontario - 705.789.5612


Tawingo Staff

Camp TawingoOur staff return rate is exceptionally high. Over 95% of our staff have been campers at Tawingo themselves and wish to provide to our current campers the same sort of wonderfully positive experience that they themselves had as campers. They are chosen for their inspirational laedership skills.

We invest a tremendous amount of energy and resources in the training of our staff. 

Non-Counselling Departments:

  • Administration - See Camp Directors Page
  • Health Centre Staff - A Camp Doctor works with four Registered Nurses and two Public Health Staff
  • Property - One or Two Property Supervisors work with Property Assistants and Groundskeeping Staff
  • Food Service - Our Kitchen is handled by a catering service operated by the Landed Loon. For more information about employment in our kitchen through the Landed Loon, please contact Jean-Marc and Shari Dubois at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
  • Office - An Office Manager supervises three Office Staff and works with the Camp Registrar, Business Manager, and Transportation Staff.
  • Program Areas - We hire a wide variety of Program Staff (Directors and Assistants) for the various program areas of Camp.


Counselling Positions:
There are 13 Circles in camp. Each Circle consists of four cabins of campers all within a 1-2 year age difference. There is also a Day Camp which operates throughout the summer. Responsibilities are numerous but the primary job involves supervising 7-9 campers in a cabin or a Day Camp Activity Group. Please read "What is a Counsellor" in this section of the website.


Guiding principles for Camp Tawingo Staff:

  • The SAFETY - of our campers, our visitors and our staff - is of paramount importance - everywhere and at every moment of the day and night,
  • Maintaining a CAMPER FOCUS is vital in all we do. Every camper is the most important reason we are at Camp, and is deserving of our utmost respect, care, and attention - everywhere we are and at every moment of the day and night,
  • Learning to appreciate and live in harmony with the out-of-doors and one another is a worthwhile goal for every camper and every staff member and that such learning happens best in a setting that is an OASIS from home and/or city life (i.e. away from cell phones, iPods, instant messenger, gameboys, T.V., movies, pagers, X-Boxes, and the like),
  • We are the best TEAM of Camp leaders that can be assembled for this job. Our Staff TEAM is built on mutual respect and support for one another as individual members of that Team,

Tawingo Talkback!

" You did a marvellous job and kudos to all those excellent counsellors you select. Matthew just can't say enough about everything: from how good the food was to how kind everyone was, how he felt so good and most of all accepted. Keep up the good work! "

- Parent