The Engagés of old filled the very important role of providing needed assistance within the everyday workings of a fur-trading fort. All over North America, engagés built community by working hard, collaborating with one another and exploring new environments. Menogyn's engagés fill a similar important role of assisting and making sure the everyday workings of camp are happening while continually enriching our community!
All campers who are registered for a Menogyn canoeing, backpacking or rock climbing adventure are eligible to apply. Each group of engagés will work with their counselors to accomplish different daily and seasonal tasks at camp while also taking time to plan a welcome and enjoy the setting that is the BWCA! Areas of work may include; kitchen (cooking, cleaning, dishwashing), Trail Department (pack-outs, equipment repair, cleaning), maintenance (assisting the maintenance staff with dock repair, painting, etc.), and camp programs (welcomes, campfires, etc.). We are looking for engagés who embody the 4 Core Values of the YMCA; Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Please take time to fill out the application below thoughtfully and return it via email to the Program Director.
The engagé workday begins at 7:15am for waiters/kitchen help and continue until 4:00pm each afternoon. There will be a break from 4:00pm-5:30pm each day. This break time can be used for reading, writing, swimming, hiking, paddling or simply "hanging out". Engagés will return to the dining hall for Dinner waiters and will help with dishes after the meal. Each individual Engagé will be assigned jobs and is expected to be responsible for the completion of the task to the best of his/her ability. Engagés are expected to participate in camp life and activities along with everyone else at camp.
Questions? Email Claire.