Important Dates & FAQs for Staff

Important Dates for Staff & Leaderships

November 15, 2023 Staff Application Opens
June 3 – 6, 2024 Waterfront Lifeguard Certification
June 7 – 8, 2024 Wilderness First Aid
Sunday, June 9, 2024, 4 pm Pre-Camp Training Begins & First Day of Summer Staff Contract
Thursday, June 13, 2024 Leaderships Arrive by 5 pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 Campers Arrive!
Thursday, August 8, 2024 Campers Depart
Friday, August 9, 2024 Leaderships Depart
Saturday, August 10 – Tuesday, August 13, 2024 Family Camp
Saturday, August 10 -Friday, Aug 16, 2024 Staff Depart (actual date dependent on contract)


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 mid-November. 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 become 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.