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 ensure the safest camping experience for your child. Many counselors and support staff grew up at Wanakee, while others bring fresh perspectives, games, and songs that blend effortlessly into our traditions.
Whether new to Wanakee or a veteran of 18 summers, all staff share a desire to positively impact the life of every young person who joins us for a day or a week.
Want to be on Wanakee's Staff?
Wanakee is the best place to receive valuable training and hands-on experience that prepares you for life. Grow in your leadership qualities, self-confidence, and ability to work with varieties of people. Deepen your faith as God uses you to make a difference in the lives of others. Make friendships that last a lifetime.
Most staff alumni say: "That was the best job I’ve ever had!” This could be you.
Visit the Employment page for info on Wanakee summer jobs and application information.