Wilderness Program Director

Ben is a second-generation Manito-wisher who started his experience in 2005 as a near south camper.  He spent seven summers as a participant in the Summer Camp and Outpost programs, and worked  seasonally as a Counselor, Section Director, Leadership Facilitator, Outpost Trip Leader, and Trips Director.   Ben holds a degree in International Studies with a certificate in Italian from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and outside of Camp has most notably worked for the United Nations in Rome, Italy monitoring internal performance and results.  He believes that wilderness tripping is one of Manito-wish’s best avenues to enrich the character development of both its participants and staff, and is excited to support all of Camp’s trips as the Wilderness Program Director.



“Not only did students come back from this trip describing how amazing it was, but they came back acting in a way that reflected what they learned.  I have witnessed them be more consistently engaged in volunteering at school and in the community, be more mindful of their peers, and in many cases, be enthusiastic about returning as mentors for a new class of participants.  This is all the result of the intentional and dynamic way that Camp Manitowish Staff talked with us beforehand about outc…
Michael Greuel, Social Sciences and Theology Teacher