Little Elkhart Lake - Plymouth, WI

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Senior Staff

Senior Staff

Positions available for adults age 18 and up.
Application forms and available online.

Anokijig Summer Senior Staff are the implementors of all that we do.  They are the ever present camp parent who is responsible for the health, safety, experience, and personal growth of every child who visits Anokijig.  They are the individuals that the parents depend on to give their child the best experience possible while at camp.  An experience that will create memories, develop new skills, and assure the family that they have made the best choice for their childs summer adventure.

Anokijig offers campers 9 1-week sessions (Sun - Sat) all with the option of a shorter 4 day stay. Camp Anokijig's emphasis is on individual choice, sectional (groups of 12 to 48), and individual relationships rather than on the tent or cabin relationship. Campers usually stay in one of our platform tent sections, cabins, or one of the bunkhouses. They are grouped together by age/grade; with two to three grades per section. Each section is supervised by a team of 2 to 3 Senior staff and 2 to 8 Junior Staff. Maintaining a staff to camper ratio of at least 1:4, often nearing 1:3.

RESIDENT CAMP GENERAL PROGRAM

  • SKILL PERIODS...campers choose two specific daily activities to learn and enjoy a new skill or become more proficient in a previously learned skill. The focus is on learning through active fun and games.
  • ALL CAMP ACTIVITIES...group games, cookouts, campfires, dances, special events, closing ceremonies, and much more.
  • SECTIONAL ACTIVITIES...campers who live together choose activities to enjoy as a group. This provides an opportunity for each section and their staff to have a great time together doing age appropriate activities.
  • DIRECTED FREE TIME...all program areas are staffed and supervised for the campers to choose from as they please. They may stay at one activity for a whole period or visit several areas; it's their choice. This portion of the program provides opportunities for campers to experience independence and practice decision making skills.

 

There are several categories of Senior Staff at Anokijig who will work with and for the full time Professional Staff who are the core leadership group.        

Program Area Directors

Program Area Directors lead teaching and recreational programming as well as insure the safety of their given program or area of responsibility.  The natures of these areas demand that all safety considerations and procedures be followed and maintained. Program Area Directors may have several additional staff members under their direct supervision. Program Area Directors will insure that all campers have positive learning experiences that provide challenges to the individual and assist the camper in achieving personal goals. Program Area Directors will usually not have sectional camper duties, but are expected to participate in any "All-Camp" activities. Program Area Directors must possess proper certification and qualified experience in their specific area. Program area directors are generally require to be a minimum of 21 years of age.

Program Area Directors include:

  • Horsemanship Dir.
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Assistant Horsemanship Dir.
  • Assistant Waterfront Dir.
  • (2) Summer Program               Coordinator 
  • Adventure Tripping

Senior Staff 

The responsibilities of an Anokijig senior staff member encompass two main areas. These include that of SKILL AREA INSTRUCTOR and that of SECTION COUNSELOR. Weekly, each Senior Staff member is assigned to a living section as well as a program area. Portions of each day are spent in each responsibility area.

 
As SKILL AREA INSTRUCTOR The primary responsibility is to be in charge of a given instructional program area. Duties include supervision of 5 to 40 campers at any given time as well as 1 to 6 Junior Staff Teen Leadership Assistants. Included is development, teaching, and maintaining the particular program area such that all campers have positive learning experiences that provide challenges to the individual and assist the camper in achieving personal goals. Some program areas are managed by 1 Senior Staff member some by 2. As mentioned above, Assisting the senior staff in their responsibilities will be several teenage Junior Staff Teen Leadership As- sistant volunteers. Jr. Staff members will be under the direct supervision of the senior staff member. The senior staff role is that of a mentor; teaching both skills and responsibility to the Jr. Staff as they pass through the hands- on training program.
 
As SECTION STAFF the primary responsibility is to a specific living section of campers. Duties include the general day-to-day care and supervision of the campers as well as planning and implementing of age appropriate small group activities, and assisting the development and implementation of all camp and special theme activities. This will include, but not be limited to, living in the sections, meals, guidance, and assuring that each camper’s stay is enjoyable, safe and provides some kind of personal growth. As with the Skill Area, assisting the senior staff in their responsibilities will be 2 to 8 teenage Junior Staff Teen Leadership Assistant volunteers. Jr. Staff members will be under the direct supervision of the senior staff member. The senior staff role is that of a mentor; teaching both skills and responsibilities of this care giving leadership role to the Jr. Staff as they pass through the hands-on training program.
Program areas include:
  • Swim Instruction/Lifeguard
  • Swimming games/Lifeguard
  • Windsurfing & Lifeguard
  • Sailing & Lifeguard
  • Canoeing/Paddle Sports & Lifeguard
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Expeditions (day trips)
  • Wrangler
  • Archery (recurve)
 
  • Advanced  Archery (compound)
  • Medieaval Archery (Long Bow)
  • Landgames
  • Maintenance
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Vocal Music
  • Adventure Tripping Assistant
  • Trailcrafts (camping skills)
  • Woodworking
 
  • Rifle Range (BB and Pellet)
  • Digital Photography
  • Instumental Music-Ukelele
  • Adventure Challenge
  • Dining Hall Supervisor
  • Coook
  • Fencing
  • Nature
  • Day Tripping

Pay and Benefits

  • Pay is Bi-weekly and include all room and board
  • Pay Rates start at $264.00 per week (Added incentive available - See Here)
  • Summer staff agreements vary in length from 10.5 to 15 weeks in duration depending on position
  • 8-10 Day Paid staff orientation period
  • All Senior Staff participate in a CPR Pro and FIrst-aid certification course - at no cost.
  • Condensed Lifeguarding Certification course offered prior to orientation - at no cost.
  • Summer internships may be available.
Minimum requirements for a Senior Staff member
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • No disqualifying criminal record
  • Willingness to acquire a physical exam (state code requirement)
  • Excellent job and personal references
  • A desire to work with children
  • A mature and responsible attitude
  • Loads of enthusiasm
  • A positive demeanor and presence
  • A willingness to learn
  • A willingness to accept random drug testing
  • 7-10 hrs of Online Pre-arrival training.

Anokijig offers campers 9 1-week sessions (Sun - Sat) all with the option of a shorter 4 day stay. Camp Anokijig's emphasis is on individual choice, sectional (groups of 12 to 48), and individual relationships rather than on the tent or cabin relationship. Campers usually stay in one of our platform tent sections, cabins, or one of the bunkhouses. They are grouped together by age/grade; with two to three grades per section. Each section is supervised by a team of 2 to 3 Senior staff and 2 to 8 Junior Staff. Maintaining a staff to camper ratio of at least 1:4, often nearing 1:3.

RESIDENT CAMP GENERAL PROGRAM

  • SKILL PERIODS...campers choose two specific daily activities to learn and enjoy a new skill or become more proficient in a previously learned skill. The focus is on learning through active fun and games.
  • ALL CAMP ACTIVITIES...group games, cookouts, campfires, dances, special events, closing ceremonies, and much more.
  • SECTIONAL ACTIVITIES...campers who live together choose activities to enjoy as a group. This provides an opportunity for each section and their staff to have a great time together doing age appropriate activities.
  • DIRECTED FREE TIME...all program areas are staffed and supervised for the campers to choose from as they please. They may stay at one activity for a whole period or visit several areas; it's their choice. This portion of the program provides opportunities for campers to experience independence and practice decision making skills.