Thank you for your interest in a staff position at CAMP TAMAKWA.

A summer on staff at Camp Tamakwa is a uniquely rewarding experience.  It offers the opportunity to combine working with children, spending your summer in the beautiful Algonquin outdoors, and meeting people from across the continent and around the world.  As a staff member at Tamakwa, you will have the time of your life. This is not your ordinary city job; rather it is a setting in which you will work closely with people of like mind and interest where the end product is fun. As it is for campers, so It is also for staff: a place to be yourself and offer your unique talents for the benefit of others.

Tamakwa is a magnet for talented creative people from all over North America and beyond. Unlike a conventional 9 to 5 job, you will not only work alongside fellow staff, but you get to know them, enjoy the kids and the activities with them, laugh with them, and share good times with them in ways that few other opportunities in life allow.

Besides the immense gratification, you will also gain self confidence. You’ll become more resourceful and build leadership skills, activity skills, communication skills, and people skills in general. You will create bonds with campers and staff that will stay with you all your life. Over the years, many staff have forged their greatest lifelong friendships among fellow staff. In fact, many of them have since sent their own children to Tamakwa to give them the same special experience they remember.  Click Here for additional information on the benefits of being a staff member.

You will have the opportunity to live in a beautiful environment. There is no better way to understand and appreciate nature than to work and play within it. This, together with human growth, is what summer camp is all about.

Please surf along Tamakwa’s shores on this website to get a feel for who we are and what kind of summer may be in store for you as a staff member.  You can read our latest camp updates and our most recent newsletters in order to get a glimpse into Tamakwa’s deep traditions, history, and camp spirit.

The dates of employment for most positions for the summer run from mid-June til late-August, including a week of staff training.  Spring and Fall work options may also be available.

Click Here to see a typical day at Tamakwa.

If you’re not sure you can afford to take a summer camp position, then Click Here to read a fantastic article.

If you’re interested in applying for a position with us, please click here to complete our online application.  Please be sure to send us a copy of your resume.  Be sure to include reference information.  The most useful reference is always from a camp or other situation in which you have worked supervising children.  Camp Tamakwa is committed to employment equality and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.  If you require an accommodation at any point during the hiring/employment process, please let us know as we will work with you to meet your needs.  All responses will be handled confidentially.


Click Here for our Staff Positions page to see our available positions.

If you have any questions, please contact us any time.

Nightly Staff Rec programs as well as hot and cold snacks
Staff BBQs and campfires
Staff Sports: softball, beach volleyball, inline hockey, basketball, and more
Staff musical and talent shows
Staff intercamp sports against other camps
Staff movies and "Super Snack"
and much more...