Camp Wenonah Junior Counselors

The Junior Counselor program goes back deep within the Camp Wenonah history. Decades of families have been to camp, both as campers and Junior Counselors. As a Junior Counselor, you commit to three weeks of Camp to serve as a counselor-in-training and support the growth of the program. Junior Counselors learn how to facilitate programming with youth participants, develop skills in communication and problem solving, and learn all about the daily life of a camp counselor.


For students who have fond memories of summers spent at camp, Junior Counselors is a great way to gain a similar camp experience but in the capacity of a leader.


Junior Counselors must submit a Volunteer Application through the Winona Family YMCA to the School Age Director, Alexa Shapiro. Alexa will conduct interviews with Junior Counselors, selecting a team of candidates to serve three weeks at a time (see dates below).


Before camp begins, Junior Counselors must attend an orientation to meet their counselors and learn about their role as a Junior Counselor.


Junior Counselors are expected to be available to volunteer for three weeks at a time, with one half day off a week. Camp runs from 8:30 am—4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.


Dates: Week 1-3: June 8 - 12, June 15 - 19, June 22 - 26.

Week 4-6: June 29 - July 3, July 6 - 10, July 13 - 17.

Week 7 - 9: July 20 - 24, July 27 - 31, August  3 -7.

Optional Invitational Week: August 10 - 14

Ages: 9-12 grade

Times: Drop off from 8:30 - 9:00 am at the YMCA

Pick up from 4:15-4:30 at the YMCA

Location: Camp Wenonah

Price: Free to participate


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Winona Family YMCA

902 Parks Avenue  |  Winona, MN  55987  | 507-454-1520  |

YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

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