Health Team Members are youth development professionals dedicated to the health and wellness of the summer camp community.
Our days as a Health Officer are simpler. We challenge often but have more fun. The outdoors is our home. We work together to create a community where individuals are respected, and where our values guide our actions. We gain confidence, share, and have fun.
Set on 360 wooded acres and a mile of private Lake Michigan shoreline, Miniwanca is a breathtaking and inspiring setting for growth. Towering sand dunes and pines line our beach. A second, inland lake provides the perfect setting for swimming, sailing, and canoeing.
Miniwanca Health Team members work with campers and staff members from around the world in a tight knit community. They are responsible for the day-to-day care of Miniwanca campers, including distributing medications and administering basic first aid and health care. Health Officers can expect to work on-call hours in addition to daily clinic rotations. Lodging and food are provided during employment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Ideally, Health Team Members start mid-June and continue through mid-August. Minimum commitment for Health Team Members is one week.
You can expect dorm-style housing with a shared bathroom. Please bring twin-sized linens and towels.
Miniwanca will pick up staff 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.
It is not uncommon for staff to be experiencing camp and Miniwanca for the very first time. Staff 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.
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.
Yes, food and housing is provided for the entirety of your contract with Miniwanca.