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Custodial and Maintenance Seasonal Assistant

Camp Miniwanca Custodial and Maintenance Seasonal Assistants are responsible, site focused, self-starters who assist in the complex day to day operations of the summer season. Our team members come from all over the world bringing with them a wealth of diverse backgrounds and experience.

Nestled in 360 wooded acres, atop towering sand dunes, and with over a mile of private shoreline directly on Lake Michigan, Miniwanca offers a unique setting for your summer experience. Be a part of the facilities team that helps maintain and beautify these grounds.

As the facilities team we are responsible for the upkeep and improvement of the entire site. We maintain the beautiful grounds as well as a multitude of historic buildings and program areas. We conduct daily custodial rounds that include cleaning, trash removal, mowing, and trimming.  The team also identifies and addresses areas in need of greater attention and responds to all work requests submitted.

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What should I know before applying?

Our Custodial and Maintenance Seasonal Assistants...

  • Enjoy working with their hands

  • Enjoy being outdoors and on the go

  • Take pride in their work

  • Work well in a team environment

  • Are self-motivated

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Is food and housing provided?

    Yes, food and housing is provided for live on site staff the entirety of your contract with Miniwanca.

    Where will I live?

    Staff will live in our open air cabins with other staff. Our cabins have open windows with no screens on them and have flaps that roll down to cover the windows in inclement weather. We suggest staffers bring mosquito netting to cover their twin size bed.

    I don't have a car. How do I get to camp?

    Miniwanca will pick up leaders on specific days from local airports and bus stations. If you do not have a car and are interested in using public transportation to get to camp please talk to your supervisor about what options are available to you.

    I have never been to camp before. Is that okay?

    It is not uncommon for staffers to be experiencing camp and Miniwanca for the very first time. Staffers should be open to new experiences and ways of operating when they come to Miniwanca, especially if this is their first time at Miniwanca or at a summer camp in general.

    What does a typical day as a Custodial and Maintenance Seasonal Assistant look like

    The facilities crew begins each day at 8:00am.  We typically start with general rounds that include trash removal, cleaning of bathrooms and other high use areas.  We then move on to grounds.  Grounds work typically includes mowing and trimming outdoor program areas.  During these general rounds we may also take on minor repairs that are required in certain spaces.  From there, as time allows, we work as a team on ongoing facilities building and grounds projects which generally include carpentry and painting.

    What if I have dietary needs?

    Miniwanca is able to work with a variety of dietary needs and allergies. At each meal, Miniwanca will provide a dairy free, gluten free, and vegetarian option. Miniwanca is peanut and tree nut aware and will not serve anything with those products in it. Some snacks and desserts may be created in a facility that uses peanuts or tree nuts, and safe alternatives will be offered when those are the general option.