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Camp Manito-wish YMCA

  • 5650 Camp Manitowish Lane, Boulder Junction, WI
  • https://manito-wish.org/

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Summer Camp Tripping Co-Leader


If you enjoy healthy living, have a willingness to work closely with others, are open to new experiences, work hard at sharing yourself and your talent, and have a desire to positively impact the lives of youth, join us!  You'll gain personal confidence, a lifelong sense of purpose and belonging in a community like no other, and skills that can transfer into any career field.  Since 1919, Camp Manito-wish YMCA has enriched the lives and leadership skills of countless participants- and that includes our staff.  A large percentage of seasonal employees return each year, with the average tenure at Camp being an impressive 4 years.  An overwhelming number of staff alumni credit the renown leadership training they gained here for successes in their careers and communities.  Most importantly, you'll be providing an incredibly enriching Manito-wish experience for the participants in your care.


min experience

salary range

$400.00 - $400.00 / week

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

JOB OBJECTIVE: As a Tripping Co-Leader you will assist a cabin group of up to 5 same aged campers in collaboration with a Counselor on wilderness trips. During this session you will Co-lead a 3-8 day wilderness trip in our scenic Northwoods neighborhood. While not on “Trail,” Tripping Co-Leaders will support the Trips department in packing out trips, organizing the Trips House, and any other tasks required of them. Tripping Co-Leaders will also assist with Program Areas and aid in helping wherever they are needed. Tripping Co-Leaders are expected to sleep in their cabins at night and be at all meals unless they are on time off, in which they will have one 12 and two 24 hour period off. During Staff Training, Tripping Co-Leaders will learn about many ways to manage risk, have fun in our tight-knit community, and be a strong leader at camp and on “Trail”. Other responsibilities and tasks may be asked of our Tripping Co-Leaders during their employment which can be found in more detail on our website.

1. Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels), and provide
necessary instruction to campers
2. Must be able to relate effectively to diverse groups of people
3. Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and communicate effectively
4. Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid, fire evacuation and illness
5. Abilities to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety
regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
6. Comfortable and interested in outdoor living and willing to develop expertise in canoe, backpacking
or sea kayaking leadership
7. Desire to learn about outdoor living and willing to teach campers the proper ways to wilderness trip
8. Effectively communicate, plan and conduct activities to achieve camper development
9. Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to
the in-camp program and the trail
10. Can carry a 75 pound canoe and up to 50 pound portage pack or backpack
11. Able to canoe, kayak or backpack for up to 12 hours in any given day

1. Display active, sincere concern for campers throughout the camp session
2. Participate as Co- Leader on 2 to 5 camping trips each session. This includes:
– Assisting in pre-trip preparation and post-trip clean-up
– Assisting in responsibility for risk management aspects of wilderness travel
– Assuming the primary leadership role in the case of an emergency involving the Counselor
– Working with the Counselor to teach campers about mitigating risk and enjoying life on the trail
3. Assist in various program areas as needed
4. Participate in all evening activities, opening/closing day events, and special activities
5. Assist Sectionals and Summer Program Director in planning and running special activities
6. Actively participate in all staff training sessions
7. Attend and be on-time to each meal when not on time-off
8. “Convoy” – act as camp representative on buses/vans bringing campers to and from camp at start and
end of session as necessary
9. “Cunot” – take responsibility for a cabin group during cabin activity periods, meals, and at night as
10. Understand and commit to the Manito-wish Mission, Vision and Commitment Statements
11. Understand and commit to the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility
12. Understand and commit to all policies related to Child Abuse Prevention directed by Camp Manito-wish
13. Provide opportunities for camper/staff discussion centering on Camp’s mission and personal growth
14. Uphold rules and policies associated with Camp Manito-wish YMCA and support the group living
15. Capable of effective and sustained mental, emotional, and social interaction with others in the camp’s
fast-paced, youth-centered, community living environment
16. Able to maintain mental, emotional and social resiliency (such as handling stressful situations
appropriately) needed for the job in a fast-paced, interactive environment
17. Perform other duties as assigned

1. Two 24-hour and one 12 hour period off per session
2. Any other time off at the discretion of the Trips House Director

Special Benefits

Camp Manito-wish YMCA offers a competitive salary of $400 a week for first-year facilitators, plus room and board. We are American Camping Association accredited.

Male Staff: June 9 – July 10

Female Staff: July 14 – August 14

To apply, please submit an application through our website.

Minimum Requirements

1. Minimum 18 years old
2. Previous leadership experience
3. Desire and proven ability to positively interact, teach, build confidence and self-esteem and work with
children and staff in wilderness and “in-camp” settings
4. Certified in Lifeguard Training (LGT)/Wilderness Water Safely (WWS), Standard First Aid/Wilderness First
Aid (WFA) and CPR (Certifications may be obtained through Camp Manito-wish prior to first day of work)
5. Good written and verbal communication skills
6. Strong and good character: Optimism, resilience, humility, empathy, awareness of self and others,
resourcefulness, responsibility and adaptability

RESPONSIBLE TO: Trips House Director & Summer Program Director

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