Our staff of college age leaders are all certified by the American Red Cross in First Aid, CPR and have passed a background check. They come from Missouri, across the country and around the world and are hired for their maturity and love of children. They understand the importance of their role model status and are taught the skills to fulfill that role through an intensive 2-week training. Our pool is staffed with certified Lifeguards and our high ropes course, climbing wall and rock wall are also staffed with certified instructors. There is a health care professional on site at all times to dispense medications and handle any health care concerns.


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The most important part of a camper's experience here at Camp Wakonda are the Camp Counselors. We are looking for exceptional young leaders who embody Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility, the Four Core Values of the YMCA. You will be making a positive impact on hundreds of children who view you as a role model, mentor, teacher and friend!