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.



The training and conversations he experienced seems to have changed his outlook on life. He is extremely positive and loving. He is very strong. Because of who he is becoming, his potential for the future will probably pass my dreams for him.
C. B.