The 2020 application process is now open!


Welcome to the Employment Help Hub, your source for job applications, helpful information and valuable insight. To apply, please follow the steps below (it’s available as a PDF if you’d like to print it and use it as a checklist). Thank you for your interest in Camp Manito-wish YMCA!

1. Apply for a position!

___ Search available positions
___ Fill out a online NEW Staff Application

              (application will be available in November) 

2. Provide three (3) references.
____ Choose a combination of the following:

  • Professors or teachers
  • Employers or supervisors
  • Non-immediate family members (aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.)
  • Peers or friends

____ Ask each of your references to complete our online reference form.

Employment Reference Link

3. Learn more about Camp Manito-wish YMCA! 

____ Visit the Wetfoot, the official Camp Manito-wish YMCA blog.
____ Review our employee handbook
____ Questions? Contact us at  Our hiring process is uniquely designed to help us identify the most qualified staff to deliver our mission through the diverse programs we deliver.
Application and Hiring ProcessThis is your opportunity to tell us your story, your experiences, interests and share why you believe you would be the correct fit on our Camp Manito-wish YMCA Staff Team.Prior to beginning our Application Process we encourage you to take a moment and learn a bit more about us – Our Mission, Programming and Youth Development. Remember, in any application process you want to put your best foot forward and be professional.
Outline of Application and Hiring Process:

  1. Submit application and ALL three references by desired Hiring  Round.
  2.  A Manito-wish Staff Recruitment Coordinator or Program Director will contact you to set-up a phone interview.
  3. Your three references will be contacted via phone to answer a few follow-up questions by Camp Manito-wish YMCA.
  4. Complete phone interview with Staff Recruitment Coordinator or Program Director.
  5. Hiring decision or an update on your application will be communicated within four weeks of a respective Round due date.

**Seasonal Staff hiring decisions are made by Program Directors.

Application and ALL three references must be submitted by the due date stated below to be considered for that respective Round.

  • Round 1 – November 22nd
  • Round 2 – December 20th
  • Round 3 – January 17th
  • Round 4 – February 21st
  • Round 5 – March 20th
  • Round 6 – April 17th
  • Round 7 – May 8th

Choosing a Round:

Staff that submit an online application and three references by the given Round due date will receive first consideration, in conjunction with qualifications, for  all open positions.

Interview Preparation

After submission of your application a Staff Recruitment Coordinator or Program Director will contact you to set up an interview.

As you prepare for your interview here are a few tips to help you prepare for a successful interview:

  • Manito-wish interviews are behavioral based. We will ask you to reflect on your own experiences to best answer each question. Your application has given us a good background and we are now looking to learn more about your character and judgment based on your previous experiences.
  • Review your life experiences with friends and family. We are looking for situations that speak to your character, wilderness experience, teaching opportunities and work with youth.
  • A lot of individuals are nervous before an interview and that’s perfectly normal. We encourage you to step away from any distractions so that you may fully engage in the interview. Be confident, be yourself and smile over the phone!
  • Familiarize yourself with our website, mission, and culture.
  • Review the job description about the specific job(s) you are applying for.
  • Look professional, feel professional, and be professional; even over the phone.
  • Come prepared with something to write with and questions to ask.
  • Be prepared to talk about yourself and your strengths, weaknesses, and career goals.
  • Make sure you have your phone charges, on, and ready to go for your interview.
  • Be aware of time and time zones the interview is scheduled for.
  • Stand or sit at a table, not on a couch or lounge chair.
  • Relax and be yourself.