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Office Assistant

Miniwanca Office Assistants are responsible and customer service oriented professionals from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Our days as an Office Assistant 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.

As a Camps Office Assistant, you will spend your days interacting with campers, staff, and parents. As the first face visitors see, and the first voice on the phone, it is imperative that the Office Assistants are friendly, patient, and informative. Office Assistants help campers receive mail and get in touch with the health team, organize information for the full-time staff, and connect parents with the information they need. Office Assistants are the heart of the office and are integral to keeping camp running smoothly.

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Boys & Girls Camp Office Assistants

What should I know before applying?

At Miniwanca Boys Camp and Girls Camp, office assistants...

  • Can expect to work in an office and camp environment.

  • Offer a warm and welcoming presence in their space.

  • Will assist with general administrative duties, including sorting incoming mail and generating camper information reports.

  • Mills Main Office Assistant

    What should I know before applying?

    At Miniwanca's main office, the Mills office assistant...

  • Can expect to answer incoming phone calls and direct them to the appropriate person/camp

  • Provides a warm and welcoming presence in the office

  • Assists with any printing and paperwork needs

  • Organizes incoming and outgoing mail packages

  • Supports the Office Coordinator with staff paperwork for staff check-ins

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the dates of employment?

    Office assistants typically begin work mid-June and end mid-August. The office assistant for the Mills office can begin as early as April and work through mid-August.

    What do we do in staff training?

    Camps Office Assistants will participate in our All-Staff training week, in addition to getting some hands-on training in their camps offices. The Mills Office Assistant will train with the Office Coordinator on how to operate phones and work at the front desk.

    Is food and housing provided?

    Yes, food and housing is provided for the entirety of your contract with Miniwanca if you are living on site. Our cabins have open windows with flaps that roll down to cover them in inclement weather. We suggest bringing mosquito netting to cover a twin size bed.

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

    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.

    I have never been to camp. Is that okay?

    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.

    What does a typical day as an Office Assistant look like?

    Camps Office assistants will begin their day eating breakfast with everyone at the camp they are housed in. They’ll move over to their camps’ office where they’ll work with the camp director and coordinators to determine office and administrative needs for the day. They’ll join the camp community for lunch, work in the office for the afternoon, have dinner, and then participate in night’s doings and evening activities with the community. Mills Office Assistants will work from 8:30am-4:30pm in the Main Office.

    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.