Four Winds * Westward Ho is an established, traditional summer camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 18 on Orcas Island in Washington State’s San Juan Islands. With over a hundred acres of woods, fields and waterfront, we offer an impressive variety of programs and activities designed to develop skills and confidence through adventure in the out-of-doors.
We are exceptionally proud of our staff. Each year we hire responsible, caring, talented young men and women to watch over, guide, and teach our campers. We ask them to lead by example, to nurture growth and compassion, and to ignite curiosity and joy in the most spontaneous way. Many staff members are former campers or leadership trainees who, inspired by their own camp experiences, have become leaders, caretakers, and teachers in their own communities. Many staff members, on the other hand, are brand new to the community.
One way or another, they discover our magical corner of the world, and become part of the camp family. We think it is vital to the health and balance of our community to have both new and returning staff members work together to create fresh and evolving dynamics from year to year.
We set our bar very high, and our expectation is that staff come to camp with the intention of creating a meaningful, fun, safe, and inspiring experience for the campers. In your charge will be the precious sons and daughters of trusting parents, and we are so fortunate to have such an established and talented base of applicants year after year.