SUPERVISING COOK

Direct food preparation, service, and clean up following a menu and food safety guidelines.  Supervise a staff of 2-6 people per shift, paid and volunteer.

Experience is required in food preparation, food safety guidelines, and supervising others. This position requires applicants to be dependable, flexible, have a positive attitude, and be able to receive and act on feedback from supervisors.

KITCHEN ASSISTANT/DISHWASHER

Assist with food preparation and clean up, including commercial dishwashing, following food safety guidelines. Needs to be able to take direction well, work under pressure with poise, and perform efficiently in many tasks.

HOUSEKEEPER

Clean and perform light maintenance of restrooms, retreat centers, and cabins. Most of this cleaning takes place Monday through Friday. The Housekeeper often works alone and is required to complete strenuous cleaning tasks.

The ideal applicant will have experience in housekeeping, the physical strength to complete these strenuous housekeeping tasks, an eye for cleanliness, and an understanding of the ministry and mission of our organization. This position requires applicants to be dependable and flexible with a positive attitude and able to receive and act on feedback from their supervisor.

ASSISTANT SITE MANAGER

Assists the site manager in routine maintenance of the site and facilities and assists in completing construction projects on the 250-acre site with 47 buildings. Requires a valid driver's license. Knowledge and use of basic tools, lawn care equipment, and chain saw is desired.  Basic carpentry, electrical, and/or plumbing skills are preferred.

The assistant site manager helps set up for special events, cleans and maintains storage and maintenance facilities, assists with housekeeping tasks, and provides for trash pick-up and lawn maintenance as needed.

APRIL-OCTOBER SEASONAL

LAWN CARE ASSISTANT

The lawn care assistant mows the grounds, and does basic lawn care and weed whacks. Work is dependent on the weather and grass growth.

SUMMER

RANCH MANAGER

Plan and carry out the summer horse program. Care for horses and the ranch property.  Plan and teach mounted and barn class lessons. Train and supervise ranch staff.  Connect campers and horses. Move hay and feed. Observe horse health and care for concerns in concert with the vet. This position is a full-time summer position.

SUMMER ONLY

VISITING RN

The Visiting RN visits Wanake each day of the summer camp program, Sunday through Friday, June 11 through August 4. The visit requires a 30-60 minute visit to check the medical log, oversee the health director’s work, and assist with special concerns or issues.

This position also includes being at Wanake on Sundays for check-in from 2:30-4:30 PM. The ability to be on call is very helpful. There is leeway for time off during the summer.

SUMMER

RANCH HAND

Assist with feeding horses and cleaning the barn. Move hay and feed. Observe horse health and report concerns to the ranch manager. Assist in teaching horse science lessons and other activities as assigned. This position is a summer-only part-time (or full-time) position.

SUMMER

ASSISTANT HORSEBACK RIDING INSTRUCTOR

Assist with lesson instruction, including spiritual themes in the instruction. Assist with trail rides and other events at the ranch. Other duties as assigned. CHA or similar training is preferred. This is a summer position and can be full-time.

FOOD SERVICE MANAGER

This position is responsible for hospitality for Wanake's guests and campers in the area of food service. A good candidate will enjoy and have experience cooking for large groups, menu planning, and working with people. Hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising staff is a part of this position's responsibility.

POSITION BENEFITS: take-home pay, pension, worker's compensation, health insurance (single coverage), life & disability insurance, continuing education and training, meals while working, camp scholarships for children, regular paid time off, sick days, vacation, and more.

My child loved her counselor and the friends she made the most. She loved that her counselor prayed with them daily and sang to them.

Camper Parent

I enjoyed Morning Watch because we got a chance to listen to God speak to us.

Camper

When I became a counselor I found that working as a team of two taught me how to be in positive, healthy relationships with others.

Summer Staff Member

I took another look at Bible stories I’ve read before, looking at them from a different point of view.

Camper

At home, I don’t really connect with God, but now I am going to try my hardest to do so. Wanake makes me a better person. I love it.

Camper

I am constantly in awe of the real-world skills working at camp taught me, and so many of them apply to me daily!

Summer Staff Member

My daughter loved everything! I think the frog pond, making friends, and singing songs ranked pretty high because she kept returning to those experiences.

Camper Parent

I did feel challenged this week at Wanake to be my best and become a better person because I tried lots of things I probably wouldn’t have.

Camper

I am constantly in awe of the real-world skills working at camp taught me, and so many of them apply to me daily!

Summer Staff Member

Real friends aren’t measured in years, they’re measured in connection and happiness - making you feel like your best self.

Camper

The best part of camp was my child being able to have pure fun, encouraging kindness, and making new friends. She also said the food was delicious!

Camper Parent

When I became a counselor I found that working as a team of two taught me how to be positive,
healthy relationships with others.

Summer Staff Member

I feel that living without electricity, running water, and mattresses made me realize how grateful I am for the things I have, but also know I can live without them.

Camper

I am coming back to camp next summer because these weeks here have been some of the best in my entire life!

Camper