Staff and Volunteers

Meet the Director

James B. Tresner is the executive director at Wanakee United Methodist Center.

James has been involved at Wanakee since 1999 as a camper, staff member, and, most recently, as the volunteer director of Senior High Camp and member of the Operations Committee, where he helped Wanakee earn accreditation through theRead more

Staff Overview

Staff 2015

Wanakee Staff

Wanakee staff members are hand-picked, background checked, and rigorously trained to provide service, leadership, and hospitality.

Staff receive extensive training on proper camper safety, leadership, and spiritual growth. We screen and hire staff from New England and around the world in order to create the best team possible and ensureRead more



staff in front of farmhouse wearing blue Wanakee Tshirts
Wanakee staff

Every staff member, regardless of role, is primarily concerned for camper care, safety and spiritual life. Considering this, all staff can expect to be asked to perform duties not under their specific job responsibilities. Teamwork and flexibility are essential.

Camp sessions last 3 to 6 days for campers ages 4-18.Read more


Change the World ~ One Camper at a Time

Wanakee volunteers say:

"My favorite part of last summer was volunteering at Wanakee. Being with Christian youth gives you hope for the world."

"It's not a vacation. But it's so much fun, it's not work either. It's inspiring!

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