For the first five days of camp, you will be involved in a comprehensive orientation. During orientation, we will cover most of the information and skills you will need to do a good job this summer. Our schedule will be similar to the camp schedule with regard to wake-up times and meals. During orientation, you will receive your cabin assignment and your campers’ names. After looking through files and getting to know your campers through their information, you will have time to move to your cabin and settle in. We will finish orientation in time for you to have an afternoon off to do laundry or go out to dinner before getting ready for Opening Day.
2018 Orientation Dates
Activity Specific Pre-Orientation Sessions
General Staff Orientation
Additional Training Courses
Advanced Wilderness First Aid
(recommended for all Adventure Staff)
8:00am, May 16 – 5:00pm, May 19, 2017
Wilderness First Aid
(recommended for all Cabin/ Traditional Activity Staff)
8:00am, May 25 – 5:00pm, May 26, 2018
Training Video Gallery
These videos are intended to be a refresher and practice aid for our Adventure Program Staff. Please watch all of the videos that are relevant to the program area for which you have been contracted. You will be expected to demonstrate proficiency with the skills in your activity area when you arrive for staff training. Click on the title of the video underneath the thumbnail to see a full video description and a bigger screen.
Disclaimer: The following videos are intended for use by Camp Merrie-Woode staff only. These videos are not intended for use by the general public, or anyone not directly affiliated with Camp Merrie-Woode. These videos are intended to be a supplemental training references for Camp Merrie-Woode staff only, and is NOT intended to replace or reduce the need for hands-on training and experience. Improper use of these skills and techniques can lead to serious injury or death. Always use good judgment and common sense when performing and determining how to best use the skills described here in.