About Our Staff
Wenonah Summer Camp staff are outdoor education professionals, teachers, university and college graduates/students or senior high school students that share one thing in common: they are committed to providing making a positive difference in the lives of every Wenonah camper.
Our committed and caring leaders provide Summer Camp experiences in which the accomplishments of each child are valued and celebrated. Many staff are graduates of the Wenonah leadership training programs and were themselves campers at Wenonah. All staff members have current certification in lifeguarding and first aid. In addition to ongoing training throughout the year, each Wenonah staff member participates in a nine day staff training program prior to the start of Summer Camp.
We have high expectations of every staff member, and those are reflected in our hiring approach. Potential staff members, including those previously employed at Wenonah, submit an application each year to join the staff team. Each person has an interview and must successfully complete a police check. While all staff must have current lifeguarding and first aid qualifications, they are also expected to have qualifications in a variety of program areas. This means campers learn new skills from highly trained and experienced instructors.
The campers are at the very centre of everything at Wenonah. Our excellent staff to camper ratio (1:4 on average, 1:3 in water-based activities) means that every camper receives consistent individual attention everyday. We know this is the key to campers succeeding and having fun in both our instructional programs and daily recreational activities.
Each year, over 95% of staff members return to Wenonah. This means that our staff embrace our Mission Statement, understand our expectations, and believe in the potential for every child to be their best self at Camp.