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Hannah Cote named Assistant Director

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Hannah Cote
Wanakee Staff

On behalf of Wanakee’s Board of Directors, I am thrilled to announce that Hannah Cote has been selected as Wanakee’s Assistant Director. She will start her new position on January 22, 2018.

Hannah has been associated with Wanakee since 2007 as a camper, counselor, and most recently, our Program Director.Read more

A Letter to a Wanakee Counselor

As the calendar flips to the new year, much of my focus turns to recruiting, selecting, and training the best summer staff possible. In the camping world, a common staff training exercise is to imagine a letter from a camper [or camper parent] addressed to their camp counselor. The goalRead more

Wanakee is Hiring a Year-Round Assistant Director

The Assistant Director is integral to Wanakee’s year round operations, providing support in all aspects of camp management, with particular focus on retreats, office administration, summer program development, and volunteer management. As a member of a small team, the duties of the Assistant Director are varied. The position requires someoneRead more

To the 2017 summer staff

Last Wednesday, the 2017 summer staff gathered on the front lawn of the farmhouse, lingering for more than an hour to share memories and notes of gratitude before huddling together, leaning in, and lifting a foot for the final heartfelt Grace and Peace of summer 2017.

The first few staffRead more

Midsummer Update: Growth and Generosity

The last week has been a special one in the Wanakee world, and I wanted to take a moment away from the whirlwind of summer to share a bit of it with you. For the sake of time, let’s do bullet points.

  • During week 5, we welcomed 70 campers, as
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Signing Your Name & Turning the Page

The 2017 camping season is off to an incredible start! During our first week, over 70 campers have experienced this community of radical acceptance. It has been an honor and a joy to watch them laugh, connect, learn, grow, sing, struggle, and achieve.

In preparation for summer 2017, one ofRead more

Old House, New Standard

Wanakee has long been the beneficiary of donated time and talent, and we continue to need gifts of skill and passion. Cabins, landscaping, trails, picnic tables, docks, and more need you! I hope you’ll attend one (or both) of our work days on May 6 and June 3 to help prepare ourRead more

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