While most summer jobs offer the promise of a paycheck and nebulous real world experience, at Camp Manito-wish YMCA you’ll go several steps further – Both in philosophy and actual practice. Through dynamic, exclusive opportunities in out three major program areas and health, food and support services, you’ll be instrumental in helping youth grow in stature, confidence and character, shaping them into tomorrow’s leaders. And in the process, you’ll gain the same invaluable skills and unique experiences that will translate impressively to your resume and job search, and help you excel in your future career.

Go to the Employment opportunities  for job details

Opportunities

Camp Manito-wish YMCA was originally founded as a summer camp — but that was just the beginning. Through the years, we’ve constantly sought new ways to enhance our programs, attract new participants and promote our Mission, Vision and Commitment.  As a result, the Manito-wish experience is now available via three major program areas and a variety of special events and group opportunities. Review the summaries below to learn more about our programs; then use the links in the navigation bar to find available positions in each area.

SUMMER CAMP. Whether you enjoy trail, cabin life or teaching in program areas, you can spend the summer mentoring 5th-10th grade youth in a variety of different ways which is separated into boys and girls sessions. All campers come for three weeks – Boys Camp in June/July and Girls Camp July/August.

Outpost. Love working with teenagers and have prior experience leading trips to remote places? Join our team as a trip leaders and take campers entering 8th to 12th grade on trips that range from nine to 45 days across most of North America.

LEADERSHIP. Team building, initiatives and challenge course facilitation. Out leadership facilitators have employment options that allow you to work with school groups (middle school – college) and youth serving agencies on a year-round basis with a focus on group facilitation.

FOOD SERVICE. staff fuel all the fun, action and growth at Manito-wish. Under the direction of our executive chef, Manito-wish has built a reputation for exceptional cuisine.

HEALTH CENTER. Help to maintain the health and safety of our participants and staff while they are on property and out on their wilderness trips.

MAINTENANCE. Under the direction of the Property Manager and supervision of the Assistant Property Manager, these position assist the Property Team with a variety of daily work tasks to include regular cleaning and light maintenance of camps buildings and grounds.

Go to the Employment opportunities  for job details

Expectations

Camp Manito-wish YMCA has a long tradition of providing exceptional experiences and outstanding leadership and character development. We are always seeking team members who will embrace our philosophy , promote our mission and reflect our value and uphold our Commitment. In this way, we can ensure Manito-wish has a lasting, positive impact on everyone who experiences it — our campers, our program participants, our friends and neighbors, and you.

Ideal Manito-wish employees:

  • Engage participants in character and collaborative leadership development .
  • Have a healthy personal philosophy.
  • Maintain a positive self-identity and be resourceful.
  • Can relate effectively to diverse groups of people.
  • Possess knowledge of group skills and a willingness to work closely with peers and campers.
  • Show a proven ability to work with youth, and a desire to positively influence their development.
  • Are adaptable, open to new experiences, enjoy hard work and long, but fulfilling hours and seek personal development.
  • H.E.A.R. the R.O.A.R. , exhibit the eight core attributes we encourage in our participants.

If we’ve just described you, we’d enjoy learning more about your interests and abilities. Click here to learn how to apply to become a Manito-wish staff member.

Go to the Employment opportunities  for job details

Advantages

Camp Manito-wish YMCA offers many advantages to our program participants — and just as many to our employees! 65% of our seasonal employees return each year, with the average tenure at Camp of an impressive four years. And many staff alumni credit the leadership training and experience they gained here for success in their careers, family, and community. You’ll gain personal confidence and skills that can transfer into any job and any field, while providing an incredibly enriching experience to the participants in your care.

Looking for marketable skills? Let’s Talk.

Communication and Interpersonal skills

At Manito-wish, you’ll engage with a great group of kids, guiding them, teaching them new skills and new ways to look at the world and themselves. In the process, you’ll help them grow and transform, and you’ll grow right along with them. Your professionalism and compassion will make a lasting and positive difference in their lives, and in your own.

You’ll be amazed where this path will lead.

Collaborative Leadership and Decision-making skills

As a Manito-wish team member, you’ll learn, practice and teach the tennets of collaborative leadership, a 21st century approach that builds a shared vision, welcomes input and ideas, allows for creativity, experimentation and flexibility – and is well-recognized and highly valued by a wide and impressive variety of potential employers.

Well Rounded (on your resume and as a person).

Balanced and Marketable Profile

Through the experiences of Manito-wish, you’ll grow both personally and professionally, gaining and honing skills as diverse as service, patience, creativity, multi-tasking, rising to the occasion, thinking on your feet and building a strong work ethic. Traits that will ensure an amazing experience for the campers in your care, and a promising future for you.

Every Problem needs a solution. (that’s you.)

Critical Thinking, Problem-solving and Organization

 Whether you’re engaged in Camp, leading youth on Trail or navigating a Wyoming mountain range, you’ll have to face and resolve a variety of issues along the way. Your ability to address everything from motivation and health and safety and time management is key to ensuring a positive Manito-wish Experience – and a compelling story for your resume.

Benefits. 

The benefits of seasonal employment include room and board, weekly salary, staff training, laundry, extended year-round opportunities, and an outstanding group of experienced and supportive peers.

Certification and training opportunities. 

Through our acclaimed Outdoor Leaders School, where you can obtain Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness Water Safety, and Program Certifications that will benefit you, now and in the future. All staff members will go through a staff training to set them up for their positons.

Go to the Employment opportunities  for job details

 

“Working for Camp was extremely rewarding. The quality of the programs made it an easy choice to return again even in the face of jobs that were closer to home and paid better.”

“Being on staff has taught me many invaluable lessons about leadership, patience, and confidence. My hope is that on each trip I lead I gave these back to my own participants.”

 

While most summer jobs offer the promise of a paycheck and nebulous real world experience, at Camp Manito-wish YMCA you’ll go several steps further – Both in philosophy and actual practice. Through dynamic, exclusive opportunities in out three major program areas and health, food and support services, you’ll be instrumental in helping youth grow in stature, confidence and character, shaping them into tomorrow’s leaders. And in the process, you’ll gain the same invaluable skills and unique experiences that will translate impressively to your resume and job search, and help you excel in your future career.

Go to the Employment opportunities  for job details

Opportunities

Camp Manito-wish YMCA was originally founded as a summer camp — but that was just the beginning. Through the years, we’ve constantly sought new ways to enhance our programs, attract new participants and promote our Mission, Vision and Commitment.  As a result, the Manito-wish experience is now available via three major program areas and a variety of special events and group opportunities. Review the summaries below to learn more about our programs; then use the links in the navigation bar to find available positions in each area.

SUMMER CAMP. Whether you enjoy trail, cabin life or teaching in program areas, you can spend the summer mentoring 5th-10th grade youth in a variety of different ways which is separated into boys and girls sessions. All campers come for three weeks – Boys Camp in June/July and Girls Camp July/August.

Outpost. Love working with teenagers and have prior experience leading trips to remote places? Join our team as a trip leaders and take campers entering 8th to 12th grade on trips that range from nine to 45 days across most of North America.

LEADERSHIP. Team building, initiatives and challenge course facilitation. Out leadership facilitators have employment options that allow you to work with school groups (middle school – college) and youth serving agencies on a year-round basis with a focus on group facilitation.

FOOD SERVICE. staff fuel all the fun, action and growth at Manito-wish. Under the direction of our executive chef, Manito-wish has built a reputation for exceptional cuisine.

HEALTH CENTER. Help to maintain the health and safety of our participants and staff while they are on property and out on their wilderness trips.

MAINTENANCE. Under the direction of the Property Manager and supervision of the Assistant Property Manager, these position assist the Property Team with a variety of daily work tasks to include regular cleaning and light maintenance of camps buildings and grounds.

Go to the Employment opportunities  for job details

Expectations

Camp Manito-wish YMCA has a long tradition of providing exceptional experiences and outstanding leadership and character development. We are always seeking team members who will embrace our philosophy , promote our mission and reflect our value and uphold our Commitment. In this way, we can ensure Manito-wish has a lasting, positive impact on everyone who experiences it — our campers, our program participants, our friends and neighbors, and you.

Ideal Manito-wish employees:

  • Engage participants in character and collaborative leadership development .
  • Have a healthy personal philosophy.
  • Maintain a positive self-identity and be resourceful.
  • Can relate effectively to diverse groups of people.
  • Possess knowledge of group skills and a willingness to work closely with peers and campers.
  • Show a proven ability to work with youth, and a desire to positively influence their development.
  • Are adaptable, open to new experiences, enjoy hard work and long, but fulfilling hours and seek personal development.
  • H.E.A.R. the R.O.A.R. , exhibit the eight core attributes we encourage in our participants.

If we’ve just described you, we’d enjoy learning more about your interests and abilities. Click here to learn how to apply to become a Manito-wish staff member.

Go to the Employment opportunities  for job details

Advantages

Camp Manito-wish YMCA offers many advantages to our program participants — and just as many to our employees! 65% of our seasonal employees return each year, with the average tenure at Camp of an impressive four years. And many staff alumni credit the leadership training and experience they gained here for success in their careers, family, and community. You’ll gain personal confidence and skills that can transfer into any job and any field, while providing an incredibly enriching experience to the participants in your care.

Looking for marketable skills? Let’s Talk.

Communication and Interpersonal skills

At Manito-wish, you’ll engage with a great group of kids, guiding them, teaching them new skills and new ways to look at the world and themselves. In the process, you’ll help them grow and transform, and you’ll grow right along with them. Your professionalism and compassion will make a lasting and positive difference in their lives, and in your own.

You’ll be amazed where this path will lead.

Collaborative Leadership and Decision-making skills

As a Manito-wish team member, you’ll learn, practice and teach the tennets of collaborative leadership, a 21st century approach that builds a shared vision, welcomes input and ideas, allows for creativity, experimentation and flexibility – and is well-recognized and highly valued by a wide and impressive variety of potential employers.

Well Rounded (on your resume and as a person).

Balanced and Marketable Profile

Through the experiences of Manito-wish, you’ll grow both personally and professionally, gaining and honing skills as diverse as service, patience, creativity, multi-tasking, rising to the occasion, thinking on your feet and building a strong work ethic. Traits that will ensure an amazing experience for the campers in your care, and a promising future for you.

Every Problem needs a solution. (that’s you.)

Critical Thinking, Problem-solving and Organization

 Whether you’re engaged in Camp, leading youth on Trail or navigating a Wyoming mountain range, you’ll have to face and resolve a variety of issues along the way. Your ability to address everything from motivation and health and safety and time management is key to ensuring a positive Manito-wish Experience – and a compelling story for your resume.

Benefits. 

The benefits of seasonal employment include room and board, weekly salary, staff training, laundry, extended year-round opportunities, and an outstanding group of experienced and supportive peers.

Certification and training opportunities. 

Through our acclaimed Outdoor Leaders School, where you can obtain Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness Water Safety, and Program Certifications that will benefit you, now and in the future. All staff members will go through a staff training to set them up for their positons.

Go to the Employment opportunities  for job details

 

“Working for Camp was extremely rewarding. The quality of the programs made it an easy choice to return again even in the face of jobs that were closer to home and paid better.”

“Being on staff has taught me many invaluable lessons about leadership, patience, and confidence. My hope is that on each trip I lead I gave these back to my own participants.”