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.



What a great treat to see 12 advanced trips come in and learn about the trail experiences of each of them. They start at camp, go off on a well planned and executed long wilderness experience, and return to camp on the same day, 12 different groups. No one else does this!
K. H.