We could go and on about our beautiful lake, our talented and certified ski instructors, and our four dedicated ski boats, but in the end, we decided to skip straight to the obvious conclusion … Ski Manitou. Manitou is an offical member of USA Waterski.
Athletic, Boating, Swimming, and Creative Specialty Areas — Staff Training Intensive
All staff must have the ability and desire to work with children. They must demonstrate enthusiasm in what they do and caring compassion for those under their care.
Athletic Departments: We look for professional and friendly coaches and instructors who have high school and college level playing or coaching experience. You need to demonstrate advanced knowledge of rules, strategy, and game play as well as the ability to cultivate sportsmanship and teamwork in youth.
Waterfront – Boating: Instructors must have advanced knowledge and skill in their respective activity area. Waterski and wakeboard instructors should be 21 and have boat-driving experience. Strong swimming ability as well as current first aid and CPR certifications are required.
Waterfront – Swimming: Instructors must have current American Red Cross WSI certification, plus CPR and First Aid certificates. Instructors will teach according to the standards set forth by the American Red Cross and have the option to coach a swim team as well. Lifeguards must have a current American Red Cross Lifesaving certificate plus CPR and First Aid certificates.
Creative Departments: Instructors should be majoring in or have professional experience in their respective field. They must have extensive knowledge of the required equipment, techniques and computer applications (as applicable).
Staff Training: All counselors are required to attend an eight-day orientation prior to the arrival of the campers.