Work for Camp Widjiwagan
Work at Widjiwagan for a life-changing job that makes a positive impact in the lives of young people. You will:
- Build lifelong relationships
- Practice wilderness risk management
- Gain experience mentoring children and teens
- Live, work and play in a beautiful outdoor setting
- Learn group development and conflict mediation techniques
- Develop your leadership skills
- Be part of a passionate, committed, growth-oriented and supportive community
Instructor Naturalists foster learning and development through a varied and exciting Environmental Education curriculum. Work with small groups and exercise your own creative style in developing a range of lesson plans for teens. Responsibilities may include leading a variety of instructional hikes focusing on local ecology and navigation, leading teambuilding exercises, giving larger group presentations, chaperoning a student cabin at night and assisting with the cleaning and upkeep of the facility.
Camp Instructor—Intern Naturalist
The intern's role is primarily that of a learner. The program allows interns to develop their own teaching style through observation and leading activities under the supervision of an Instructor Naturalist. Interns follow a teaching progression that allows them to have more and more teaching responsibilities every week.
Applications for summer 2018 must be submitted between August 25 and December 31, 2017.
Widjiwagan Trail Counselors are involved in all aspects of the program. Their primary responsibility is to lead summer campers on wilderness canoe and/or backpack trips, ranging in length from five to 14 nights (for first-year staff). Participation in mealtime activities, light maintenance, completion of session paperwork and attending staff meetings are required. Other duties may also be assigned. Periodic involvement as a support staff member will be scheduled.
Support Staff Positions
- Trail Building Associate - apply as a Camp Lead
- Office Staff - apply as a Camp Lead
- Cook - apply as a Cook
- Summer Maintenance Assistant - apply as Camp Maintenance Staff
Widjiwagan support staff are the "grease" of the in-camp program machinery. As noted above, there are a variety of support staff positions. Individuals need exposure to the general skills associated with their role, but should expect a variety of responsibilities, each associated with in-camp life. Permanent housing is provided for on-site staff throughout the summer. Individuals interested in applying for these positions need to complete an online application.