Important Dates & FAQs for Staff

Important Dates for Staff & Leaderships

November 8 Staff Application Opens
February 15, 2021 Deadline to apply to be considered for a position on the leadership team (i.e. Head Counselor, Program Director, etc)
Friday, May 28 – Monday, May 31, 2021 Memorial Day Work Weekend – Everyone is welcome! Let us know if you can attend.
June 9 –10, 2021 Waterfront Lifeguard Certification
June 10 – June 12, 2021 Wilderness First Aid
Sunday, June 13, 2021, 4 pm Pre-Camp Training Begins & First Day of Summer Staff Contract
Thursday, June 17, 2021 Leaderships Arrive by 6pm
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Campers Arrive!
Thursday, August 12, 2021 Campers Depart
Friday, August 13, 2021 Leaderships Depart
Saturday, August 14 -18, 2021 Staff Depart (actual date dependent on contract)
Saturday, August 14 – Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Family Camp


Who are the campers?

Our campers come from all over the country and world, ranging in age from 8 – 16.

How many counselors and campers are in a cabin?

We like to keep a small camper to staff ratio, generally 6 campers to 1 staff per cabin.

How do I get to camp?

Many staff choose to drive so they can have their car available for days off. We offer airport pickup at Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee (CWA) and Rhinelander (RHI). Airport schedule TBD.

How does the hiring process work?

We accept applications on a rolling basis beginning November 8th. Once an application is submitted, we review credentials and determine if we would like to schedule an interview (typically phone or video conference) and will reach out to candidates accordingly.

Can you tell me more about pre-camp training?

10 days in length, we provide the essentials of what you need to know to have a successful summer working at Clearwater Camp. The goals of training focus on community building, skill building, and risk management. [Read an update about half-way through the 2018 Staff Training]

What certifications do I need?

We ask that all of our staff get certified in Wilderness First Aid and like to see as many staff as possible with their Lifeguard certification. We offer both certifications the week before pre camp training begins.

What do I need to know about camp forms?

All staff must complete their forms by May 1st. This gives our office and health care staff ample time to review. We require an annual physical, copy of your immunizations, and conduct a background check.