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Friday, November 12, 2010

Staff Recruitment Coordinators 2010-2011!

Please join us in welcoming our two Staff Recruitment Coordinators for the upcoming winter and spring seasons.

Ladies and gentlemen, Lincoln McLain and Tim Collins...


Originally hailing form the rolling hills of Sonoma County, Lincoln McLain spent most of his early years outdoors enjoying the beautiful forests in Northern California. Following in his mother’s footsteps, he studied Environmental Studies at Beloit College, where he developed a strong appreciation for music, ultimate frisbee, and improv comedy.

Lincoln spent two memorable summers at Manito-wish as the Craftshop Director during his undergraduate years and returned to camp for another summer recently as the Program Staff Director. Manito-wish has made a profound impact on his life and he is extremely excited for the opportunity to share his love for Camp with others.

Whether Lincoln is road biking through the fiery fall leaves, or rolling down a hill in the Birkebeiner, he’s always looking to laugh or to meet new friends.

A further note: Lincoln bears no relation to the 16th president, however he is the 6th generation nephew of George Washington.


Tim Collins has been a member of the Camp Manito-wish family since 2005. He grew up in Marshfield, Wisconsin, and attended the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point where he studied English, economics, and political science.

Tim was referred to Camp by a college friend and started as a Summer Camp counselor. He began facilitating for various Leadership programs immediately afterwards. Tim did not know about Manito-wish when he was a child, and he is very jealous of those who started as Family Camp campers, ventured through Summer Camp and Outpost, and now serve as seasonal staff. He did attend what he refers to as “Nerd Camp” and thinks that that was adequate compensation.

When not hiring great staff members, look for Tim cross-country skiing all over the Northwoods (to train for the Birkebeiner), reading a book, or paddling on Boulder Lake!

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