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
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Mills Main Office Assistant
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.