Camp Wingra Counselor- Summer 2021

Now accepting applications

Interviews will be held as applications are reviewed

Wanted: College student or older to be water & fishing instructor/camp counselor for the 2021 summer season June 14 - August 20th. (Lifeguard certified by June 2020) Camp Wingra Madison’s premier water camp is looking for college age anglers and boaters that have high energy, are fun, patient and want to be with kids every day on the lakes of Madison. If you love kids, love to fish and boat (kayak, canoe, SUP) please apply. We are looking for an experienced individual who is dependable, works well with others, is self-motivated and understands what it takes to keep kids engaged and safe. We need someone with a strong interest in fishing, has paddling and swimming skills, have the capability to lift and portage canoes and kayaks, and have a high level of energy and enthusiasm all day every day. Camp Wingra is a community staple and our counselors pride themselves on being role models for our campers.


This is a 5 day a week commitment in which you will join a staff of 10 counselors, and will lead one-week day camp sessions with the minimum of two other counselors. If hired, you must be available from June 10th, until Sat. Aug. 22nd with one week off July 4th-11th. Typical hours are Mon-Fri from 7:30am-approx 4:30pm. Counselors receive $450.00 per week of work with one paid sick day. You will have free access to Wingra, Brittingham and Marshall Boats 300+ watercraft in your off hours. Staff often comment that this is the best summer job!


Location: Camps are held at three Madison locations: Wingra Boats at 824 Knickerbocker Street (off of Monroe Street)  Brittingham Boats at 701 W. Brittingham Place (on Monona Bay) and Marshall Boats at 2101 Allen Blvd, (off of University Ave.). 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Plan out and structure the week's activities

  • Facilitate ice breakers & team building activities

  • Instruct campers on fishing skills from beginning to advanced fishing

  • Instruct campers on boating skills and water safety

  • Create an inclusive atmosphere & work cooperatively with other co-counselors

  • Perform administrative tasks including calling camp parents, writing daily recaps, filling, and all other tasks as needed to create an incredible experience for the campers.



  • Applicants need to be lifeguard and boater certified (on line short course) by the start of camp.

  • Applicants should have boating experience, but additional training will be offered.

  • Have fishing experience.

  • You should be organized, enjoy being with children, responsible and previous camp experience is a plus.

This is Camp Wingra’s 14th year and we have built a reputation of having outstanding kid-centered camps. Previous campers rave about our camps and the parents love the knowledge and safety provided. Campers return year after year and our camps fill quickly. We are looking for staff to continue this tradition of building the best outdoor program.

If you are interested, please fill out our online application and email campwingra@madisonboats -attention Summer Jarosky with a cover letter telling us why this position was made for you!

We look forward to working with you.   
Wingra -824 Knickerbocker St, Madison, WI 53711
Brittingham- 701 W Brittingham Place, Madison, WI 53715
Marshall- 2101 Allen Blvd, Madison WI
For your tax records:

Name: Wingra Canoe and Sailing Center, Inc.

Address: 824 Knickerbocker Street, Madison, WI 53711

ID Number: 39-1586143