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Camp Wingra, Madison’s premier water camp, is looking for college age anglers and boaters that have high energy, are fun, patient and want to be with kids every day on the lakes of Madison. If you love kids, love to fish and boat (kayak, canoe, SUP) please apply. We are looking for an experienced individual who is dependable, works well with others, is self-motivated and understands what it takes to keep kids engaged and safe. We need someone with a strong interest in fishing, has paddling and swimming skills, have the capability to lift and portage canoes and kayaks, and have a high level of energy and enthusiasm all day every day. Camp Wingra is a community staple and our counselors pride themselves on being role models for our campers.

This is a five-day-a-week commitment in which you will join a staff of ten counselors, and will lead one-week day camp sessions with the minimum of two other counselors. If hired, you must be available from Saturday June 8th, until Sat. Aug. 24th with one week off July 1st- 7th. Typical hours are Mon-Fri from 7:30am-approx 4:30pm.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Plan out and structure the week’s activities
  • Facilitate ice breakers & team building activities
  • Instruct campers on fishing skills from beginning to advanced fishing
  • Instruct campers on boating skills and water safety
  • Create an inclusive atmosphere & work cooperatively with other co-counselors
  • Perform administrative tasks including calling camp parents, writing daily recaps, filling, and all other tasks as needed to create an incredible experience for the campers.


  • Applicants need to be lifeguard and boater certified (online short course) by the start of camp.
  • Applicants should have boating experience, but additional training will be offered.
  • Have fishing experience.
  • You should be organized, enjoy being with children, responsible and previous camp experience is a plus.

Organization Details

Camp Wingra 824 Knickerbocker St Madison, Wisconsin 53711 Website

Number of Position Openings: 10