Our hard working, knowledgeable, and amazing staff is Camp Zanika’s greatest asset. For over 85 years Camp Zanika Lache has striven to find unique safety minded individuals who enhance our programs with their own personality and spirit. Camp Zanika Summer Staff are required to be outdoors throughout the day and to actively engage with all youth throughout the entire programming period.

Camp Fire NCW believes that in order for children to have a positive camping experience a well-trained, mature, enthusiastic staff is the key. Camp staff are carefully chosen for their maturity, and values. Camp Fire NCW & Camp Zanika is dedicated to provide a safe environment for both campers and staff.

  Camp Zanika Lache is inclusive. Acceptance and participation in our programs is open to everyone regardless of race, religion, national origin, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation or other aspect of diversity. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.



Staff are required to have at least one to two years of college or have gone through a leader in training, and/or counselor in training program . All Staff members undergo an extensive 10-17 days of training prior to the camp season, emphasizing safety, child development & growth, group dynamics including facilitation where campers are encouraged to not only process feelings and behavior, but to resolve conflict, gain confidence develop a sense of belonging and skill in decision making.

Reference checks, criminal history background checks including national database for sex offenders are completed on all staff and volunteers. First Aid/CPR/AED training is required for all staff before arriving at camp. Lifeguards, Ropes Course Staff, Kitchen Staff, and Tripping Director require additional certification, that we can assist in acquiring. 

 How to Apply

  1. Read the Working at Camp Info & 2019 Job Information Sheet
  2. Fill out & return a Job Application – OnlineDownload
  3. Wait for us to contact you to set up a first interview.

2019 Job Information

Working at Camp Zanika Information

Online Staff Application

Downloadable Staff Application

2019 Staff Paperwork
Contact Camp Zanika for more information


Volunteer Nurses

We are always in search of Camp Nurses (Doctors, RNs, Emts), who would be available to volunteer for a week or more at Camp Zanika during our summer sessions. This is a great way to get outside, work with our amazing campers and volunteers, and have fun.


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