We take pride in the quality staff members that we hire. Training and awareness for every new and returning staff member has become vital in building the camp foundation on which our campers and their families have come to depend. We are always seeking out staff members who have done personal training in outdoor education, equine lesson planning. aquatic instruction, along with any special skills a candidate brings to the plate.

All our hired Lifeguards attend our Lifeguarding Certification course on our waterfront. We believe it is important that our Waterfront Team be trained, assessed, and become completely comfortable with operating and monitoring our lake. This specialized training occurs a few days before general staff orientation.

Other activities such as, horseback riding, rock climbing, ropes course, riflery, and archery have their own training and certification process that we provide her at TAW. Safety and fun are our first priorities at Ton-A-Wandah to create an environment of growth and development for our campers.

All hired staff members are required to attend our Staff Training week which occurs the first week of June. This week is filled with workshops on childhood development, conflict management, risk management, activity training, policies and procedures, and hands on training of how to handle any situation that may occur in the camp environment.

By working and playing together, we become a “team”, therein enabling our campers to have the best possible camp experience! It is our goal, that by the end of orientation week, everyone feels as if they are a veteran Ton-A-Wandah staff member and prepared for success!

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