Summer Jobs

Working at Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da

Working at a summer camp is one of the most rewarding experiences you can do. It will give you the opportunity to learn, develop and demonstrate practical skills for future employment while being in a supportive environment with an amazing community of people.

Our staff are the backbone of our camp and are the reason so many campers come back year after year. We are fortunate to be able to hire all of our counsellor staff internally after they attend camp as a camper and have completed our CIT Leadership program. Many of our Support Staff – our Kitchen Staff, Maintenance Workers and Canoe Trip Leaders were also once campers or counsellors! 

By working at Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da, you will learn:

  • Teamwork experience
  • Hands-on experience
  • Practical problem solving skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Work accountability

Summer 2023 Job Openings

Summer of 2023 will be here before you know it! Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da is in search of enthusiastic and outgoing leaders to join our Support Staff for next summer.

When hiring Support Staff, we look for energetic and engaging staff who are committed to working in a unique, rustic, outdoor environment. Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da values the diversity of people. We welcome and encourage applications from folks of all abilities. Room and Board is provided for all our staff.  Interested candidates are encouraged to send their resumes and cover letters to

We look forward to meeting you!

The Head Cook is the leader of the kitchen staff. They are responsible for the cooking, plating and serving of all meals, and for the delegation of appropriate tasks to the Assistant Cook, Junior Cook, Kitchen Assistant and Kitchen Staff. A strong Head Cook is an organized leader who is comfortable with a fast paced environment and managing other staff. Depending on candidate availability, more work dates are available. For more information, please check out our Head Cook Job Description.

Share your love of the outdoors leading canoe trips with us! Mi-A-Kon-Da is looking to hire a Canoe Trip Leader for the summer to lead 2 to 6 day canoe trips with small groups of campers and their counsellor. While on trip, responsibilities include route planning, meal planning and prep, navigation, and safety. Canoe Trip Leaders work closely with Camp Staff while on trip to educate campers on basic camping skills, promote independence, self-reliance, and respect for each other and the environment. For more information, check out our Canoe Trip Leader Job Description.

Without any power on the island, Kitchen Staff are vital to the set-up, serving, and clean-up of every camp meal. Kitchen Staff work as a team of six and are responsible for keeping the kitchen clean while assisting the cooking staff whenever required. Kitchen Staff are supervised by the Kitchen Assistant, and are responsible to the Head Cook, the Assistant Director and Director. We have 1 or 2 month positions available this summer. For more information on the position, please see the Kitchen Staff Job Description.

Mi-A-Kon-Da is currently hiring for a short term contract to fill the position of Camp Nurse. The Camp Nurse or “Patch” is responsible for providing high quality nursing care to campers and staff. Patch looks out for the well-being of everyone at camp and is comfortable in promoting and maintaining everyone’s health. The Camp Nurse must enjoy working with children and maintain appropriate health records during treatment. For more information check out our Camp Nurse Job Description.