Working on a summer camp staff is one of the ultimate Scouting experiences. Open to applicants 16 years of age and over, summer camp staff is where bonds are made that last a lifetime. Staff members are paid to share their knowledge, skills, and years of Scouting experience with a new generation. Each year, staff positions are available for older youth and adults in every program and support area.
The Counselor in Training Program is for Scouts who are ready to take the next step in leadership, by learning how to counsel other Scouts in a fun, outdoor environment. The two and a half week program allows half the day for the Scout’s own advancement and half the day for training, observing, and developing instruction techniques under careful guidance.
The CITs are exposed to as many program areas as possible, and some support areas as well. Each CIT is paired with an older staff mentor who serves as a guide and resource throughout the experience. Upon completion of the program, the CIT may be asked to stay on as an intern for the rest of the summer, based upon the individual’s availability and the staffing needs of the camp.
CITs are encouraged to stay with their troop when the unit is in camp, so that their leadership is available to the unit while at summer camp.
Camp Director- Frank Mihalek
Frank is a retired police officer who lives in Greenfield with his son, John, who is a Life Scout. He was a camper at Wakpominee in the 1970’s while a scout in Troop 22 in Corinth. He achieved the rank of Life as a youth and was active in the OA, sealing his membership by completing his Brotherhood in 1973. He became a registered adult when his nephew went through the program, and again with his son. Frank loves dogs and can be seen with his German Shepard, Ewrin, at camp frequently.
Treks Director- Frank Winters
A geographer by training, Frank has a master’s degree in Geography from the University of Idaho. Frank earned his Eagle Scout while in a very active troop south of Syracuse creating a lifelong passion for the outdoors and for scouting. OA has been a family affair for the Winters. Frank completing his brotherhood at the same time as his oldest son Luke. At the same event his youngest son Colin completed his ordeal. Luke and Colin, both eagle scouts, showed their commitment to Camp Wakpominee by serving as Waterfront Director, Mountain Bike Director, Trek Guide and Treks Director collectively. Frank is the president of a not-for-profit ski corporation, and mountain bike coach with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association coaching his bike team to a state championship in 2019.