Fall Facilitators work from mid August to late October to provide life changing experiences to all
Leadership Program participants during that time. The bulk of their work consists of in-camp facilitation with
outside programs, designing and implementing social-emotional curriculum for small groups who are on site for
between 1 to 5 days. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience and certifications (Wilderness First
Aid, Wilderness Water Safety) that allow them to lead occasional multi-day backpacking and canoeing trips.

Specific Responsibilities
1. Lead trail groups of up to 6 participants on multi-day canoeing and backpacking trips, including
– creating a physically and emotionally safe community environment
-facilitating participants’ growth in technical and interpersonal skills
– managing behavior and emotional difficulties
– assessing and managing wilderness risk
– providing first aid care as necessary
2. Facilitate multi-day in-camp experiential programming for groups of youth aged 10 – 18, including
– autonomously planning and running sequences of activities and processing in small groups of 5 – 12
students to achieve social-emotional outcomes and ensure growth
– facilitating and belaying on a low and high ropes course
– creating a physically and emotionally safe community environment
3. Work shifts in Camp Manito-wish’s kitchen when not facilitating, helping prep food and wash dishes
4. Understand and commit to the Manito-wish Mission, Vision and Commitment Statements
5. Understand and commit to the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility
6. Understand and commit to all policies related to Child Abuse Prevention directed by Camp Manito-wish YMCA
7. Provide opportunities for participant/staff discussion centering on Camp’s mission and personal growth
8. Uphold rules and policies associated with Camp Manito-wish YMCA and support the group living experience
9. Capable of effective and sustained mental, emotional, and social interaction with others in the camp’s fast paced, youth-centered, community living environment
10. Able to maintain mental, emotional and social resiliency (such as handling stressful situations appropriately)
needed for the job in a fast-paced, interactive environment
11. Perform other duties as assigned

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Teaching/Education


1. Minimum 19 years old
2. Previous teaching, guiding or facilitation experience
3. Possesses or is willing to develop skills in ropes course facilitation
4. Desire and proven ability to work with children in an outdoor setting
5. Exemplary character and desire to learn and grow within a close-knit staff community environment

Required Skills:

1.Ability to communicate and work with groups of adolescents while providing necessary instruction to ensure
successful programming
2. Ability to observe participant behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and
emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
3. Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards
4. Mental and physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring rescue and first aid

About Camp Mantio-wish YMCA

Our 100+ year old Summer Camp provides a combination of traditional camp activities (archery, horsemanship, swimming, etc.) and wilderness tripping . Our programming puts emphasis on the wilderness experience and we use it as a resource to facilitate growth and leadership development in partnership with our in-camp experience. Along with Summer Camp, Manito-wish is also features a robust wilderness expeditions program called Outpost and Leadership Program that facilitates teambuilding activities for a multitude of camp and community groups.

Application Instructions

Please apply on Camp Manito-wish YMCA website https://manito-wish.org/join-the-team/employment-apply/

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