Resident camp is technology-free and the primary focus is always on camper safety and their EXPERIENCE at all times. This means no cellphones, tablets, laptops, or any other electronic devices around camper. Is it a challenge? Absolutely! Staff will have a designated WI-FI equipped area to spend breaks and evenings off.
Room and board is provided at Camp Tapawingo, Camp Kiwanis, and Camp Widjiwagan. At Tapawingo housing is rustic, and you may be sleeping in an open-air platform tent for much of the summer. At Kiwanis and Widjiwagan, you will stay in dorm style housing with other camp staff. Meals are typically similar to school lunches.
Campers are our number one priority, and you will be spending just about all of your time with children! Campers come from diverse backgrounds, and primarily from the Midwest. Girls come to camp hoping to make new friends and re-connect with old ones, to take on new challenges and escape the many pressures and distractions of the real world. You will need a LOT of energy to keep up with their enthusiasm. You may also be challenged to go beyond your own current comfort zone by leading songs, and hikes, and games coupled with a willingness to be goofy and silly all the while making sure you are connecting with each and every girl ensuring she is making the most of her experience. This is the most fun you will have honing your own leadership skills and pushing past your own personal boundaries!
When you fill out your survey at the end of summer, you will note your fellow counselors as one of the greatest parts of the job. You will come from many different places and traditions and join together for one purpose: to enhance the lives of girls. It is life-changing. Some staff members quietly attend to the details while others are the entertainers of the world. And although they may be strangers to you now, you will have lifelong friends at the close of the season. How do we know? Read the testimonials below…