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WORK AT CAMP EKON
Thank you for your interest in joining Camp Ekon's staff.
Please complete a Staff Application online from the button below.
The deadline for applications for all returning staff is October 31st. The deadline for applications for 1st-year staff counseling positions is January 15th.
Interviews for 1st-year positions will be held in February.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
our history is a
130 Year Story
CAMP EKON WAS FOUNDED IN 1971 BY THE JESUITS OF UPPER CANADA TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO FORM A COMMUNITY OF SERVICE.
Stanley House was originally built as a resort in 1888 by Englishman, W. B. McLean. The building itself was an ornate, four-story structure from whose towers breathtaking scenery could be viewed in all directions. With a bathing beach and its own farm, Stanley House soon became a popular family destination.
In 1921, a fire destroyed the resort’s main building, boathouse, and barn, but the Bissonettes went to work and rebuilt the building by 1922. The Jesuits of Upper Canada leased the property from the Bissonettes beginning in 1937, and in 1941, they purchased the five acres on the point.
In 1971 after being used as a Retreat House for the Jesuit’s for many Fr. Brian “Buzz” Massie founded Camp Ekon on the property with the intention of providing young people an opportunity to form a community of service. “Ekon” is the name given by the Ouendat people to the 17th century Jesuit missionary and pioneer, Jean de Brébeuf. Brébeuf was an eager student of the Ouendat ways and grew to respect their rich culture and mastery of the life skills needed to live in harmony with the forest and water.
Camp Ekon staff and campers aim to live in the spirit of Brébeuf: willingly taking more than a fair share of the load, living in harmony with people of different cultures and backgrounds, respecting the natural environment, and working to master the skills that they need to make a positive contribution to the common good of all the world’s peoples.
Camp Ekon is a community built on joy, participation, and respect.