Counselors and Program Staff at Camp Wawbeek and Respite Camp are the heart of each session. When you spend time at our beautiful camps working with wonderful people of all ages and abilities, the experience is life-changing.
To apply for any of the following staff positions, please complete an application.
Business Managers needed for Easter Seals Camp Wawbeek and Respite Camp summer programs. Located on 400 beautifully-wooded acres in Wisconsin Dells, Easter Seals Camps are dedicated to providing a fun and life-changing experience for people with disabilities and their families. Duties: prepare/ update camper records, maintain camp store activity, register campers, collect fees, assist with general office work. Two years of college-equivalent experience preferred. Office/clerical skills: typing, filing, record keeping, ability to communicate with parents, staff, and public in a professional manner. Work as part of a team in a dynamic and exciting summer program.
Camp Wawbeek Counselors are the heart and soul of our summer staff. As a counselor, you will accompany campers as they enjoy swimming, crafts, archery, cookouts, campouts, boating, sports and games, nature study and special events. You will even be challenged by our ropes course and climbing wall. Wawbeek Counselors work with children and adults who have physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, asthma, spinal injuries or amputations. Some Wawbeek campers have mild cognitive impairments and most need assistance with personal care. We have one session devoted to mild to moderate cognitive delays with no physical or behavioral concerns. Many campers need assistance in getting in and out of their wheelchair, taking a shower, going to the bathroom and eating. Counselors generally work with 2-3 campers.
Elks Respite Camp Counselors work with children and adults who have significant developmental disabilities. On a one-to-one basis, counselors provide supervision and personal care for campers as they take part in group and individual activities. Campers and counselors enjoy swimming, crafts, archery, cookouts, campouts, boating, sports, tractor rides, picnics and a sensory stimulation room. Respite campers may have physical, cognitive, emotional and behavior disorders including autism, ADD and ADHD. Many campers need assistance with getting in and out of their wheelchair, taking a shower, going to the bathroom and eating.
Can you make something out of nothing? If so, you are needed in the craft department. Plan all of the programs for arts and crafts and enlist help from others who would like to run an activity. Train and supervise assigned staff in the craft area, including working hand-in-hand with the AmeriCorps Arts & Crafts Assistant. It will be your job to make sure all programs are accessible and age-appropriate, and to monitor needed supplies for activities.
Do you have a love for the outdoors and a desire to pass it on to others? As the Nature Specialist, you will teach campers and staff about the plants and animals that live on our 400 acres and encourage them to be a steward of our environment. As a member of the Program Team, you will assist with evening programming and camper care.
Do you get excited when you see balls flying through the air? Is there nothing better in your eyes than sports or games? If you can lead a full spectrum of sports and games, and are creative with adaptations, this is for you! You must be organized to keep track of all your equipment and flexible with quick schedule changes throughout the day. Since you are a member of the Program Team, you will assist with evening programming and camper care.
Just about everyone loves the water, and our campers are no exception. Camp Wawbeek and Respite Camp share a fully-accessible swimming pool where the Aquatics Specialist leads activities, instructs, guards and maintains the pool. As a member of the Program Team, you will assist with evening programs and camper care. The Aquatics Specialist must be at least 21 years old, certified as a lifeguard and have current First Aid and CPR certifications.
Responsibilities include general cleaning (including public bathrooms), laundering camper clothing and light maintenance. There will also be time for you to interact with campers.
This extremely important position prepares the dining area for meals and cleans up afterward. You will assist the cooks with preparing meals. There will also be time for you to interact with campers.
If you have questions about these positions, please either email or call us: 608-254-2502.