A typical day


A typical day at Camp Winnebago for staff

What to expect during the summer

Days at Winnebago are fun, structured and busy. Counselors wake up at 7:30 AM and are rarely finished any earlier than 9:30 PM.  Of course, we make sure you get some time off during the day and there is ample time to play.

Whether participating in a softball and volleyball team with fellow staff and the older campers after dinner, or canoeing on the lake, we want you to enjoy the facilities when you have the chance.

Staff help with canoes on a typical day at camp

Time Activity
7:30am Wake up, wash and dress
8:00am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:10am Cabin cleanup
9:20 -10:20 am Athletics – Brown and Green competition
10:25 – 11:25 am Instructional Swim
11:30-12:30 am Selected activity #1
12:25 pm First call for lunch – activities end, wash up for lunch.
1:15 pm Rest Hour
(When not on-duty, this is free time. There are always volleyball games, tennis and basketball going on, or use your time to check email or even take a nap!)
2:30 – 3:30 pm Athletic Instruction
3:35 – 4:35 pm Free Swim
4:40 – 5:40 pm Selected Activity #2
5:40 pm First call for dinner – Activities end and wash up for dinner
6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Free time and mixed age group games.
(Staff and older campers play volleyball and softball in an After Supper League about 3 times a week.)
7:45 pm Evening Assembly or Campfire
9:00 pm Ready for bed
Summer camp counselor Camp Winnebago

Staff Recreation & Time Off

After you put your campers to bed and you are not on duty, you are free to have free time. We ask that you return by 1:30 AM so you can be rested and ready for the next day. We also insist that you leave camp on your day off as we recognize the importance of getting time away from camp. There are a myriad of fun and exciting places to visit on days off. Portland, State Parks and multiple beaches are within 90 minutes. Don’t worry; if you do not have a car, we make sure you have access to transportation.

Are you ready to join our team? 

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