Date Commitments

To apply for this position you must be able to commit to the following time commitments:

 Jun 25 Jul 1

All Staff Pre-Camp

 Jul 1 Aug 18

Camp season


As a Cabin Counsellor at Camp Walden you will provide a safe and caring environment for everyone. Cabin Counsellors are always with their cabin group.  Counsellors eat meals with their respective cabin group, supervise scheduled activities, and see their campers safely to bed. A typical day could include any or all of the following responsibilities:

Wake up

  • Getting your campers to the dining hall

Dining Hall

  • On duty during the meal, supervising your cabin group.
  • Organizing the table and making sure everyone gets fed.
  • Manage table clean-up.
  • Ensuring attentive campers during announcements.
  • Making sure campers are polite and respectful to kitchen staff and each other.


  • Instructing your campers on how to keep a tidy home.
  • Model cleanliness in maintaining your own area.


  • Getting your campers to their activities on time and in appropriate gear.
  • Ensure everyone participates and has fun.
  • Make sure kids respect the staff and maintain safety standards.

Rest Hour

  • After ensuring campers are attended to, you may be required to attend meetings or prep for evening programs.

5th Period

  • Remain on duty during this camper's choice activity period.
  • Accompany your campers to the activity areas of their choice.
  • Assist specialists in their areas.
  • Assist with programming while maintaining supervision of your campers.

Evening Program

  • Assisting with preparation, planning and stocking supplies.
  • Helping keep kids quiet & engaged.
  • You may volunteer or be asked to run evening programs throughout the summer – it's a chance to express your creativity and originality. Planning and timely follow-through are essential.

Round-up & Lights Out

  • Assist Head Staff in getting campers to their cabins.
  • Helping campers wash up and brush their teeth.
  • Seeing that campers are in pajamas and have settled down with lights out.
  • Checking in with staff that are on overnight duty
  • Checking in often with your cabin group.

Are you considering being a Colour Counsellor?

Staff assigned to our youngest campers the Colour Unit, should be aware that they may be asked to move cabins or units during the July session, which may also affect your days off and OD schedule.

Some words from our staff

Some words from our staff

Hannah Pearlman — Seeker Finder Staff

“Walden has taught me what it means to be humble, take responsibility, learn from your mistakes, and make positive differences in the lives of those who surround you.”

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