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


Tawingo Staff


It is the creativity of our staff and the connections they help forge to campers, between campers, and to the out-of-doors that is at the heart of the Tawingo experience and daily program. We do not provide nor /rely on “stuff” (e.g., zip lining, paintball, climbing walls, wake-boarding) to enhance a camper’s experience. It is our staff who are the key to unlocking the experience for each camper who calls Tawingo home for a few weeks each summer!




Our staff return rate is typically 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 leadership skills and strong character.

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

If you're ready, willing, and wanting:

  • To have fun building GREAT kids!
  • To put campers first in thought, word, and action!
  • To work as part of a mutually respectful and supportive staff team....


Then simply send a resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we'll be back in touch with an Application!



1. Counselling Positions:

  • There are 13 Circles in camp. Each Circle consists of four cabins of campers all within a 0-18 month age range. Please read "What is a Counsellor" in this section of the website.
  • Counsellors must be a minimum of 17 years of age as of July 1 of the current year.
  • Standard First Aid with CPR B or C is mandatory (current withing two years); Broze Cross is an asset (current within two years).

2. Resource Counselling Departments:

  • Area/Program/Skills Staff - We hire a wide variety of Program Staff to run our Program Areas - Waterfront Swimming, Waterfront Sailing, Waterfront Canoeing; Campcraft and Outdoor Living Skills; Music (Drama and piano-playing experience are an asset); Sports Staff; Nature Staff; Crafts Staff; Woodcrafts Staff; Librarian (think books, board games, puzzles, Giant Jenga!); and Program Coordinators.
  • Health Centre Staff - A Camp Doctor works with four Registered Nurses and two Public Health Staff.
  • Property/Maintenance/Groundskeeping Staff - One or Two Property Supervisors work with Property Assistants and Groundskeeping Staff.
  • Food Service - Between 20-25 Kitchen Staff (Sous Chef; Baker Asst.; Cooks; Prep Cooks; Kitchen Helpers; Dishwashers; Dining Hall Supervisor) are surprised by our Executive Chef (Ian Hunwicks) and our Food Service Director (Gloria Lovo).
  • Office - An Office Manager supervises three Office Staff and works with the Camp Registrar, Business Manager, and Transportation Staff.

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  • 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.


Sound like a good fit for you? Then simply send a resume to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Tawingo Talkback!

" My son had the opportunity to go on the extended canoe trip and I cannot tell you what an impact it had on him! He enjoyed it so much...he talks about that trip all the time, such a powerful and memorable experience! "

- Parent