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Are looking for a stimulating and rewarding experience where you can make a difference in a child's life?

Are looking for a stimulating and rewarding experience where you can make a difference in a child's life? Waterskiing and windsurfing on Panther Lake. Conquering the climbing tower or low ropes course. Mountain biking wooded trails. Creating pottery in the ceramics studio. With activities galore, complemented by laughter, friendship and community, Maine's Kingsley Pines Camp fosters an exciting and rewarding experience for summer counselors, instructors, staff members and its resident campers ages 8–16. Still hiring staff members for the summer season!

Backdoorjobs.com • Short-Term Job AdventuresAre you ready to feel like a kid again, but with a lot more responsibility? Thousands of camp counselors, teachers, mentors, guest service and hospitality staff, kitchen help, maintenance workers, wranglers, ranch crew and adventure leaders travel to unique places each summer or season to share their skills, talents and zest for life with kids and families alike in the pursuit of adventure and fun.

Whether guiding outdoor adventures for kids at a summer camp, leading fun and educational activities in your area of expertise, teaching a global awareness workshop or organic gardening class, cultivating a genuine curiosity and well being of your group, or strumming the guitar at the nightly campfire of a dude ranch, you'll have plenty of exciting job opportunities to explore here.

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Join the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and become a Space Camp Counselor!

Do you want to work at one of the biggest attractions in the U.S. and have an out of this world experience? Join the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and become a Space Camp Counselor!

Program in the Spotlight At the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, you will have the opportunity to work with guests and trainees to experience firsthand the past, present and future of America's Space program at the most spectacular space attraction on Earth. As a Space Camp Counselor, you will coach the trainees through the aviation and astronaut training experiences. Compensation includes a wage of $9/hour; and those who live more than 45 miles outside of Huntsville are provided with room and meals in exchange for performing Resident Assistant duties. Perks include extensive paid training, paid time off, discounts throughout the Center, free admission passes, and exposure to some of the largest aerospace companies. Applicants are preferred to be at least 20 years of age with one year experience working with kids, and have open availability from Sunday to Saturday 6:15 a.m.–11 p.m., at least 30 college credit hours, and three professional references. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; and a minimum 3-6 month commitment is necessary. The busiest months are primarily from January through August. This is a great stepping stone for many individuals who may have just graduated, are looking for a unique internship opportunity, or who are ready for a fun and rewarding work environment! Additional seasonal job opportunities includes Camp Presenters and Ropes Course Facilitators. SpaceCamp.com

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As a Space Camp Counselor, you will lead, motivate and teach a team of aspiring engineer, scientist and aviator trainees (ages 9-18) through their educational and exciting camp experience.

If you would like the opportunity to work with kids in an informal educational setting while inspiring the next generation of astronauts, engineers, scientists, and teachers, apply now to become a Space Camp Counselor! Along with teaching stimulating space-related programs, you'll also have the chance to train students in Space Shuttle mission simulators and jet fighter operation.

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The Camp Fire Alaska Rural Summer Program engages communities through summer day camp activities that expose communities and their youth to the natural world, creative arts, community-wide events, and healthy life choices. Explore a unique summer job opportunity with Camp Fire Alaska Rural Program to serve Alaska's kids and engage rural communities! Travel to villages throughout the state—from the Aleutians to the Arctic Circle—leading programs on community engagement for youth to elders, outdoor recreation, and healthy lifestyle choices. Senior Program Staff (12 openings) will develop and implement quality youth and community programs, and facilitate activities such as swimming, cold-water safety, health and wellness, hiking, outdoor education, creative arts, group games, team building, cooking and sports. Other program components include evening activities focused on teen and elder involvement such as pot lucks, camp fires with storytelling, camp outs and more. Compensation includes $2,800-$3,200 for the season, plus room & board, paid training, instate travel costs, and the opportunity of a lifetime for cultural exchange and travel in rural Alaska! Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a bachelor’s degree in education, outdoor recreation, anthropology/sociology or related field, at least two years experience working with youth, and be comfortable traveling in small aircraft and living unplugged in remote areas for extended periods of time. Cultural sensitivity and experience working with at-risk or underserved youth preferred. Current or past lifeguard, swim instructor or swift water experience and certification required. Positions run from June 2nd to July 29th. Visit CampFireAK.org to download an application or contact Kim Huseman for more information.

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Summer Employment Alert @ Camp K
Camp Fire Alaska is also seeking a Kitchen Manager, Waterfront Leader, Nature Specialist and Counselors at Camp K.

Travel by aircraft to communities throughout Alaska. Lead camp and outdoor recreation programs. Teach groups about healthy lifestyle choices. Enjoy a unique service-learning work experience with Camp Fire Alaska Rural Program this summer!

Travel by aircraft to communities throughout Alaska. Lead camp and outdoor recreation programs. Teach groups about healthy lifestyle choices. Enjoy a unique service-learning work experience with Camp Fire Alaska Rural Program this summer!

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Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice.

Milk a cow. Bottle feed baby goats. Harvest fresh organic produce from the educational garden. Live sustainably. Backpack from bay to sea. Swimming, hiking, storytelling, crafts and more! Summer camp at Hidden Villa will awaken each camper’s sense of awe for natural and human beauty, provide tools for multicultural community building, and create a learning environment that encourages a commitment to social and environmental justice. Cultivating the genuine curiosity, self-esteem, and well-being of campers, Summer Staff are integral in creating a place where everyone can develop self-confidence and experience a sense of belonging. From residential counselors and program heads to farm, healthcare and kitchen staff, there are over 50 summer job opportunities available in 2015. Staff members receive a base pay of $310 per week with increases depending on position and experience plus room and board. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent and have a love for working with youth, a fun-loving spirit, energetic, flexible, mature and team-oriented. A commitment from early June to mid-August is necessary, with some positions beginning as early as May 29th. Applications are available online or email [email protected] for more information. Year-Long Residential Internships are also available.

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Live, work and play on a 1,600 acre wilderness preserve and organic farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains this summer!

Working as summer staff member at Hidden Villa, you will teach campers about the farm, the natural world and social and environmental justice and give them the skills to bring about change in their communities. This is not just another summer job, it is a job that impacts the world.

Live, work and play on a 1,600 acre wilderness preserve and organic farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains this summer! Help nurture relationships between people of different cultural, religious, economic, and racial backgrounds, and strengthen their connection to the environment as a summer staff member with Hidden Villa.

Camp Augusta: a nonprofit, residential summer camp located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern CaliforniaEach summer in a beautiful forested area complete with lake and waterfall, a small, tight and vibrant community is formed where campers can develop self-confidence, independence, emotional intelligence, creativity, activity skills, environmental awareness and appreciation, friendships, and healthy living skills. Kids also learn what most modern children have forgotten—how to just play and be a kid without television, video games, the Internet, canned games, or social pressure. This is Camp Augusta and they're searching for service-minded individuals interested in facilitating growth in children, themselves and other community members. Summer 2015 job openings include General Counselors; Counselors specializing in Equestrian, Climbing or Backpacking Trips; Village Leaders; Wilderness Trips Leader (explore 2015 Wilderness Trips); Arts Director; Food Services & Kitchen Team; Program Director; Puppet Master; and a Master of Fun & Games. A commitment from mid-May to mid-August is required, with the opportunity for work in late April and into the fall. Along with living healthy (lots of organic food!) and the longest paid staff training in the country, you'll make $2,750-$6,000 depending on position/experience, with the opportunity to make $1,000-$2,000 for pre and/or post season work as well. The initial application process consists of six questions (sharing your heart, mind and spirit!) so they can get to know you as real, living, breathing human being. Drop by for a visit, call (530) 265-3702 or email Flor Lopez for more information.

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People can have a job, career, or a calling. Camp Augusta is looking for folks who have a calling. Work, play, learn, struggle and grow in a vibrant community this summer.

This summer at Camp Augusta you might have oatmeal dumped on your head, get thrown in the lake, dress up like a pirate, comfort a homesick child, play an age-old activity like Zoogle or Balero, share in contagious laughter, sleep and wonder under the stars or experience the fine art of doing nothing at the camp's Hammock Village! Do you have the right stuff? Check out this epic tale of epic epicness as experienced in the forests of Camp Augusta!

For more than 90 years, at a place where granite masses and thick conifer forests preside on the mountain face, Camp Jack Hazard has provided fun, safe adventures for campers age 6 to 17 in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. For more than 90 years, at a place where granite masses and thick conifer forests preside on the mountain face, Camp Jack Hazard has provided fun, safe adventures for campers age 6 to 17 in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Hot Summer Core Staff positions include:

The Adventure Specialist ($350/week) will facilitate the rock climbing and rappelling program as well as allocate equipment for weekly overnight backpacking trips.
The Challenge Course Specialist ($350/week) will oversee and supervise all high ropes course activities and low team building activities.
The Food Service Specialist ($400/week) and Assistant Food Service Specialists (2 positions; $360/week) are responsible for planning the menu and cooking healthy, yet kid-friendly meals for up to 150 campers and staff.
The Health Specialist ($400/week) is responsible for supervising and performing all health-related tasks on site, administering prescription medications, stocking first aid kits and fulfilling all camp health needs.

All positions include on-site room and board. Applicants must make a commitment from June 1 to August 16, 2015 and possess both the experience and certifications to successfully fulfill their responsibilities. Dedicated, passionate, honest, caring, respectful and responsible individuals who desire to be a positive role model to younger staff and program participants will thrive in this environment. Download and complete the application; upon receipt, you may be contacted for an in-person or phone interview.

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It will change your summer. It may change your life.

Camp Jack Hazard offers wilderness skills, backpacking and backcountry ethics that are taught to and practiced by every camper.

It will change your summer. It may change your life. The real beauty of camp lies in the experienced staff and fun-seeking campers. Camp Jack Hazard creates memories, stories, lifelong friends, teamwork, wilderness awareness, and the desire to do it all over again next year.

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Avid4 Adventure introduces kids to the power of the outdoors. They give them professional-caliber equipment and expert instruction as they learn to bike, paddle, climb and thrive outside.

Avid4 Adventure is currently hiring for the 2015 summer season in the Bay Area of California and the Front Range in Colorado. Now seeking applicants who have experience with children ages 3-13 and those willing to work hard and have fun!

Two types of Instructor positions are available:
Discovery & Explorer: If you love the outdoors, lead groups in a variety of adventure-based sports. And if you love working with kids, they’ll train you to become an amazing adventure sports educator. Staff training will equip you with the skills to teach climbing (on a rock wall), paddling, biking and hiking to the youngest campers in Pre-K to 1st grade.
Skills & Adventure: This position is geared towards those with more advanced technical skills and those who participate regularly in some or all of the following activities: hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding. During staff training, you will learn how to facilitate a day of instruction and fun for each core sport!

Why Avid4 Adventure? They want this to be the best job you've ever had! You will have the opportunity to instruct and inspire budding outdoor adventurers AND become part of an incredible team of outdoor enthusiasts. It’s crazy fun, blissfully tiring and endlessly rewarding. Great perks are also offered to help keep the outdoors always at your fingertips. Whatever kind of job you’re looking for—day camp, residential camp, focused on one sport exclusively or a new one every day, Avid4Adventure has the job for you!

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Leadership Opportunity — Washington D.C. Opening!
Avid4 Adventure is currently seeking a year-round Regional Manager who will be responsible for the successful new installation, management and oversight of multiple day camps in the DC Metro Area (including VA and MD), to help spread their impact nationwide. Learn more and apply by June 23rd (search under Headquarters positions).

Working for Avid4 Adventure is crazy fun, blissfully tiring and endlessly rewarding.

The staff at Avid4 Adventures have an infectious love for life, for people, and for sharing their passion for the outdoors!

It’s the people that work at Avid4 Adventure that inspire me almost every day. It’s their infectious love of life, of people and of sharing their passion for the outdoors. These are the people that I want my kids to be around as role models and guides. These are the people that I want to share my peak experiences in life with. These are the people that I want to create new adventures with.
—David Secunda, Avid4 Adventure Founder

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Colorado Mountain Ranch: outdoor summer camp job adventures in the RockiesOwned and operated by the Walker family since 1947, the Colorado Mountain Ranch summer camp provides a warm, friendly environment where individual growth and learning occur through confidence-building activities in an active outdoor setting. Adventurous programming abounds at the Ranch, with everything from a challenge ropes course and mountain boarding to Western horseback riding, hiking, camping, gymnastics and trampoline, and two newer programs: Earth! (offering experiences in sustainable living) and Water! (providing excursions to pools, lakes and streams for splashing, swimming and boating). Summer staff are instrumental in creating and implementing every aspect of ranch programs and activities, facility use, food service, construction projects and maintenance. Every job—ranging from activity instructors and food service staff to counselors and wranglers—involves inspiring and guiding young people, participating enthusiastically in all daily activities and embracing the Native American philosophy of respect for self, others and nature. Depending on the position, first year staff members can earn $150-$250/week (plus a contract bonus), along with meals, housing, leadership training and, of course, living in the mountains for the summer! Seasonal job opportunities are available from mid-May through October 1st. Applications are available for download online.

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Colorado Mountain Ranch summer staff are instrumental in creating and implementing every aspect of ranch programs and activities, facility use, food service, construction projects and maintenance.

Ready for a busy & diverse summer? Staff members at the Colorado Mountain Ranch will also be attending to the details of special events and parties, mountain wedding receptions, group horseback rides, and facilitating challenge groups on the ropes and mountain boarding courses.

Colvig Silver Camps: to facilitate the development of caring, thoughtful and responsible human beings!

Located in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, family-owned Colvig Silver Camps is a residential, wilderness-oriented camp that blends traditional summer activities with overnight backcountry adventures. An environmentally oriented and non-competitive philosophy coupled with a choice-based format is designed to develop self-esteem, leadership skills, responsibility and teamwork. Camp activities include (but are never limited to) day hikes, field games, arts & crafts, western horseback riding, target sports, swimming, rock climbing, ropes/challenge course, environmental activities, campfires, songs, skits, cookouts and more! Wilderness trips include desert and alpine backpacking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, Anasazi ruin exploration, canoeing and rafting. 2015 summer job opportunities include Program Coordinators, Arts & Crafts Coordinator, Rock Climbing/Ropes Course Coordinator, Expedition Coordinator, Pathfinding Coordinators, Wranglers, Head & Assistant Counselors, Cooks & Prep Cooks, Registered Nurse, and a Photographer. Most positions begin on June 1st for staff training and continue through August 11th, with a three-day, mid-summer break in July. Benefits include a summer salary of $1,800 to $2,300, room and board, laundry, pro-deal purchases for outdoor gear, comprehensive staff training, and Wilderness First Aid certification. If you have a passion for working with children in an outdoor setting and a commitment to the development of positive, meaningful relationships, fill out the online application or call (800) 858-2850 for more info.

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Summer 2015 Jobs
Colvig Silver Camps is still accepting applications for summer 2015 positions—apply now to land the best position!

Creative. Tireless, Patient. Flexible. Positive Attitude. Fun-Loving Spirit. Sense of Humor. Responsible. Sound like you? Colvig Silver Camps seeks these key attributes in its summer staff.

Creative. Tireless, Patient. Flexible. Positive Attitude. Fun-Loving Spirit. Sense of Humor. Responsible. Sound like you? Colvig Silver Camps seeks these key attributes in its summer staff.

Big City Mountaineers: Mentoring Urban Youth Outdoors.

Big City Mountaineers (BCM) transforms the lives of under-served urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills. BCM Overnight Camps provide youth, ages 8-12, with a safe and supportive 24-hour camping environment to develop an increased sense of self, understanding of their place in the natural world, a passion for lifelong learning and awareness of healthy lifestyles. Acting as a role model, facilitator and caring listener for a tent group of 5-12 campers for 24-hour periods, Overnight Camp Instructors will facilitate camp curriculum and program elements including team building activities and group games, wilderness skills lessons, setting up tents, supervising mealtimes, building group camaraderie and ensuring campers safety. The Overnight Program will be conducted at 14 camps in Genesee, Colorado from mid-June through mid-August. Instructors will be hired for the duration of the summer and will execute 2 camps per week, with Friday-Sunday off in most cases. Compensation includes $125 per 24-hour camp. This is an incredible entry-level job opportunity to learn more about outdoor experiential education, and camp is minutes from great mountain biking, rock climbing and trail running. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, in good physical condition and have a proven ability and desire to effectively lead, motivate, communicate with, encourage and manage youth of diverse backgrounds. If you are dependable, helpful, proactive, energetic and display a positive attitude, email a cover letter and resume to Bix Firer.

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Through 24-hour camping experiences, Big City Mountaineers Overnight Camp Instructors will facilitate activities that emphasize team-building and outdoor education to teach citizenship and teamwork.

Do you love spending time outside and having fun with awesome kids? Through 24-hour camping experiences, Big City Mountaineers Overnight Camp Instructors will facilitate activities that emphasize team-building and outdoor education to teach citizenship and teamwork. Using the outdoors as a unique context for these lessons, these activities allow campers to learn critical life skills while improving integrity, self-esteem, responsibility and decision-making abilities.

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Kingsley Pines Camp Jobs: the way camp should be!

Waterskiing and windsurfing on Panther Lake. Conquering the climbing tower or low ropes course. Mountain biking wooded trails. Creating pottery in the ceramics studio. With activities galore complemented by laughter, friendship and community, Maine's Kingsley Pines Camp fosters an exciting and rewarding experience for resident campers aged 8 to 16.

As the core of the camp staff, Summer Counselors supervise, lead, guide and live with campers. Counselors also teach in one of these areas: arts & theater, waterfront, sports, or outdoor adventure activities. The 2015 camp season kicks off on June 13th with one week of staff training followed by eight weeks of children's camp and two weeks of family camp. The employment period varies between nine and eleven weeks, ending either in mid or late August. Benefits include room and board (including delicious lakeside meals with a vegetarian option), a competitive salary, staff lounge with Internet access, transportation on days off and a summer loaded with fun! Candidates should be caring, creative, enthusiastic and have a genuine concern for children. The Counselor application is available online.

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Summer Jobs Alert
Kingsley Pines is still seeking a Rock Climbing Director, Cook and Counselors who can instruct in Baseball, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Ropes Course (High), Soccer, Swimming, Waterskiing or Windsurfing.

Kingsley Pines Camp Waterfront Activities

With summer lake temps reaching 80 degrees, Kingsley Pines Camp counselors and campers get a chance to enjoy days filled with sailing, waterskiing and windsurfing.

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The Berkshire Soccer Academy for Girls is a unique training setting for girls, ages 9 to 17, who are passionate about soccer and looking to elevate their game. The Berkshire Soccer Academy for Girls (BSA) is a unique training setting for girls, ages 9 to 17, who are passionate about soccer and looking to elevate their game. As the only specialty soccer camp to actively infuse balance and fun into a rigorous training environment, BSA is intentional about cultivating meaningful relationships among athletes and coaches, while, at the same time measuring and tracking each athlete's progress. Each summer, the Academy selects 50-60 top-notch staff from around the world; giving them the opportunity to learn, meet new friends, impact kids, and have fun. Positions are available on three key staff teams:

Soccer Staff: Master & Assistant Coach, Mental Skills Instructor and Strength & Conditioning Instructor.
Elective Staff: Lifeguards and Specialty Instructors in Arts & Crafts, Camp Games, Canoe, Cooking, Dance, Fishing, Outdoor Adventure, Theater and Yoga.
Support Staff: Athletic Trainer, Nanny, Turf Management Intern, Video Coordinator, Waterfront Director and various other kitchen, medical, office and operations staff.

All staff members will enjoy a competitive salary, travel stipend, comfortable housing, delicious meals, access to camp facilities and regularly scheduled time-off. Applicants must enjoy working with kids, be excited about living in a rugged mountain setting with simple accommodations (and limited access to phone/Internet) and able to work from approximately mid-June to mid-August. To apply, complete the online application or email Liza Wittenberg for more info.

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Each Berkshire Soccer Academy staff member brings a unique expertise and enthusiasm that contributes to their dynamic, one-of-a-kind camp culture.

Working at the Berkshire Soccer Academy for Girls is great for your life and career! Work with leaders. Build your resume. Become a mentor. Train and play. Practice coaching. And during time off, enjoy checking out the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts — widely recognized as America’s Cultural Resort.

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Two Camps. One Tradition. This is Camp Thunderbird.

Thunderbird for Boys and Thunderbird for Girls are located in the Minnesota Northwoods on beautiful Lake Plantagenet. Being on staff at Thunderbird is an experience of camaraderie, community and friendship where you will work hard and have the summer of your life. Summer positions include Counselors who can teach or assist in one or more activity program areas (such as waterskiing, canoeing, sailing, biking, backpacking, horseback riding, outdoor living skills, climbing wall, farming, archery, riflery, arts & crafts, music, gymnastics and more!); Activity Specialists and Supervisory Staff; and a Wilderness Staff team to lead multi-week adventure programs in the Pacific Northwest, Western U.S. and/or Canada. All camp staff will work from June 8th to August 9th, 2015. Pre-season work is available beginning on June 1st (Lifeguard and WFA/WFR are offered during this time) with post-season work available through August 15th. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience and includes room, board and a travel stipend. If you are energized, fun, nurturing, compassionate and focused on ensuring that campers will have an amazing and memorable camp season, fill out the online application! Questions? Connect with Shari Sigoloff (Girls Camp) or Roger Bristowe (Boys Camp).

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Summer Jobs Alert
Thunderbird is still seeking a Horseback Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, Biking Instructor and a Trip Leader for the summer camp season. Fill out the online application today!

The Wilderness Staff team will lead multi-week adventure programs in the Pacific Northwest, Western U.S. and/or Canada.

Being on staff at Thunderbird is an experience of camaraderie, community and friendship where you will work hard and have the summer of your life.

A summer job at Camp Thunderbird means you will work hard. You will also be encouraged to play hard to stay fresh and engaged. This means you will have breaks to relax, check in with friends and family, go for a run or kick back and read a book. In addition, you can try out camp activities and participate in game nights, staff sporting events, and talent shows with your new friends!

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Swan Mountain Outfitters Glacier DivisionThrough guided horseback adventures, family-owned Swan Mountain Outfitters connects their guests to the hidden treasures of Glacier National Park and Northwest Montana. Now hiring summer employees for a variety of unique positions.

Barn Managers are responsible for the upkeep, oversight and decision-making at the corral, including 5-10 employees and 30-45 horses. The position requires a solid foundation of basic horse care (grooming, feeding, health, etc.) and the ability to handle any escalated issues from wranglers or customers.
Base Camp Guide School Cook (April 15th–August 28th, with opportunities to work fall hunts)
Prepare 3 meals daily for guide school students and staff and maintain base camp in good working order.
Glacier Park Cook/Housekeepers (late May to mid-September)
Provide family-style meals three times per day for 8-10 staff members and keep bunkhouse facilities spotless.
Trail Ride Wranglers (June 1st–September 30th)
Lead 1-hour to full day Glacier Park-approved trail rides while captivating guests with the extensive history of the Park. Ensure guest safety, maintain trails and facilities and provide daily care of horses.

All positions require a six-day workweek and consist of a monthly salary, possible tips, as well as room and board. Learn how to apply or connect with Aubrie Loroña for more information.

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Swan Mountain Outfitters: Summer Jobs in Glacier National Park

Would you like to meet new people, work with horses and wake up everyday in one of the most awe-inspiring National Parks in the U.S.? Now seeking honest, hardworking, people-friendly individuals who would like to enjoy a memorable, exciting, educational and fun summer with Swan Mountain Outfitters.

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Camp Seneca Lake offers a wholesome Jewish summer camp community full of ruach to promote the physical, social, and emotional development of each camper!The Adventure Program team will take every camper on a single or multi-day adventure trip that will allow them to view the out-of-doors in a way they have never seen before!

Program in the Spotlight Camp Seneca Lake, an overnight summer camp in the Finger Lakes region of New York, is seeking creative, energetic, down to earth staff with a passion for the outdoors to support the Adventure Program. Adventure Trip Leaders will most often work in teams of two leading small groups (up to 15 campers) on overnights, 1-week, and 2-week trips. Trip leaders will have the opportunity to lead activities that include backpacking, outdoor living skills, environmental ethics, canoeing, biking, Leave No Trace awareness, team building, rock climbing, outdoor education, orienteering and more. Benefits include a competitive salary starting at $2,500, paid Wilderness First Aid/CPR with the option for lifeguard certification, room and board, and the opportunity to experience some incredible incredible trips, new equipment and a fun atmosphere. Adventure staff will be provided with extensive leadership training in the field as well as an in-camp orientation. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college, have experience working/living in the outdoors, be a team player, love working with children, and have a positive attitude. 2015 positions run from early June to August 23rd. CampSenecaLake.com

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Summer 2015 — Now Hiring!
Camp Seneca Lake is still accepting applications for summer Adventure Trip Leaders!

The Adventure program will take every camper on a single or multi-day adventure trip that will allow them to view the out-of-doors in a way they have never seen before.

Camp Seneca Lake Summer Adventure Trip Leaders will provide a wholesome environment that allows campers to be their goofy selves, grow personally, learn about the importance of selflessness and teamwork, while educating them on the hard and soft skills necessary to survive in the backcountry.

The Fresh Air Fund staff are a group of diverse, motivated and dedicated individuals who share a passion for working with inner-city children.

Every summer, The Fresh Air Fund sends over 3,000 New York City children from underserved communities to one of their five residential summer camps located 65 miles north of New York City. For many campers, it is their first opportunity to see life outside the city; and the 2,300-acre property—with lakes, ponds and hiking trails through the woods—offers them plenty of room to experience nature. The Fresh Air Fund is looking for dedicated, motivated individuals who want to have a fun, but challenging, summer while making a difference in the lives of low-income children from NYC.

Summer job opportunities include General Counselors, Lifeguards and Waterfront Staff, Ropes Course Facilitators, Farm Staff, Nutritionists, Camp Nurses, Village Leaders and Program Specialists who lead activities such as arts and crafts, nature, photography/video/film, music, ceramics, athletics, drama, dance, fashion design, pioneering, science and technology, outdoor living skills, sign language and creative writing. Positions are paid and include room and board as well as a travel stipend for staff traveling over 300 miles to NYC. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have completed their freshman year in college, and have a sincere motivation to work with inner-city children. If you are ready to have an unforgettable summer, click here to apply for one of their available positions! Mandatory staff orientation begins in mid-June with work through mid-August.

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Looking for a summer job that will make a difference?

Join over 400 staff members from around the world in making a difference in the lives of New York City children.

Looking for a summer job that will make a difference? The Fresh Air Fund operates five residential summer camps 65 miles north of New York City where over 3,000 city children from low-income communities are given the chance to experience life outside the city every summer. Join over 400 staff members from around the world in making a difference in the lives of New York City children.

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Camp Carolina is an all boys camp that offers a balanced mixture of individual and team sports, nature, music, arts and crafts, high adventure and extreme sports.Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Camp Carolina is an all boys camp that offers a balanced mixture of individual and team sports, nature, music, arts and crafts, high adventure and extreme sports. Summer camp is about adventure and meeting challenges head-on. It's about the simple faith that anything can be accomplished through determination and enthusiasm. It's about living fully, setting personal goals, making friends and enjoying accomplishments. It's mostly about fun—on the rivers, lakes, rocks, trails, courts, parks and fields. Summer Camp Staff include Cabin and Head Counselors, In-Camp and Head Activity Counselors, Adventure Activity Counselors (plan and teach one or more high adventure activities such as rock climbing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and backpacking) and Kitchen and Maintenance staff. Compensation includes a weekly wage, housing, meals, laundry and most training course costs will be provided through the onsite Backcountry Institute for all adventure program staff. Courses will be offered as early as May 5th through the American Canoe Association, American Red Cross, National Archery Association, National Rifle Association, Wilderness Medical Association and more. Positions run from May 30th to July 30th with flexible start and end dates. If you are a responsible male or female with patience, understanding and an interest in working with young people in an outdoor setting, complete the online application.

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If you are a responsible male or female with patience, understanding and an interest in working with young people in an outdoor setting, Camp Carolina needs you!

There’s nothing like seeing the reactions on kids’ faces when they climb a multiple pitch route. On our long climbs, we go for routes that offer maximum exposure to the wind, airy positions, and sheer verticality of the wall. Expressions of fear, amazement, and pure excitement come from all of the boys on these climbs, but the over-riding expression is always something like this: This is the coolest thing I’ve ever done! —Brian H., Climbing Specialist

Each summer Rockbrook provides a unique summer camp program of recreation, adventure, creativity and fun designed for girls.

Since 1921, Rockbrook Camp for Girls has been a place where girls ages 6-16 can experience the wonder and excitement of a summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. From horseback riding, whitewater rafting, pottery, and swimming to campfires and exploring a chilly stream, each day at camp is filled with new experiences and great opportunities to develop lasting friendships. Summer camp jobs include 60 cabin counselors as well as other day staff, nurses, and program staff. Cabin Counselors will live with and supervise a small group of girls, participate in general camp programs, provide leadership and instruction in one or more specific camp activities (24 different options), and be a positive role model. Climbing, hiking/backpacking and paddling counselors will plan, organize and lead out-of-camp trips, implement and verify safety protocols, instruct basic outdoor adventure skills, encourage campers with a positive attitude, and also serve as cabin counselors. Compensation starts at $215/week (increases for certifications and experience), plus room, board, laundry, and free WiFi in the staff lounge. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have completed one year of college or equivalent experience. Preference is given to those who can work the entire camp season. Apply online today!

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Get ready for Rockbrook—probably the most intense, fun-filled, and rewarding summer job you’ll ever have.

Rockbrook Camp is its own world that has the power to do so much for everyone who is willing to commit to jumping in without holding back. Here you'll find a vintage camp experience: wooden cabins, campfires, silly songs, girls full of energy, and a variety of activities. But Rockbrook is even more than that; it's a place that you'll grow to call home. And once you've been a part of the Rockbrook community, its spirit will stick with you for many years to come.

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Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania believes summer camp offers opportunities for girls to try new things, gain independence, and build the confidence to go home believing that they can do anything!

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) is the largest girl-serving organization in Pennsylvania and builds girls of courage, confidence and character. GSEP believes summer camp offers opportunities for girls to try new things, gain independence, and build the confidence to go home believing that they can do anything! Residential Camps include Camp Laughing Waters (Frisbee golf, low and high ropes courses), Camp Mosey Wood (Dueling Zip line across the lake, low and high ropes courses, climbing tower) and Camp Wood Haven (Western horseback riding, climbing wall, bouldering). Day Camps are offered at Mountain House (Pottery kiln, gaga pit, ZUMBA, traveling and cooking programs), Shelly Ridge (low ropes course, WOW ways to get creative, archery) and Valley Forge (Nature Shack, art studio, swimming). Summer Camp Staff will give girls the skills and confidence to imagine the unimaginable. From teaching a girl how to shoot an arrow to performing a dance recital in front of a crowd you will be her cheerleader through it all. Positions include Activity Specialists, Camp Counselors, Kitchen Staff, Lifeguards, Directors and more! Competitive compensation. Applicants must obtain a Girl Scout Membership (some clearances required) and have experience in desired program field with specialty experience preferred. Certain certifications and ages necessary for some positions per ACA requirements. Positions run from the end of May through mid-August. Read through detailed job descriptions and apply today.

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Make a difference in the life of a girl and gain one of the most rewarding job experiences ever!

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Camp Staff challenge themselves through hard work and commitment.

Make a difference in the life of a girl and gain one of the most rewarding job experiences ever! Along with lifelong skills learned through teaching daily activities and leadership essentials to girls, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Camp Staff challenge themselves through hard work and commitment.

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In 2014, Farms For City Kids launched a wilderness survival program, City Kids Adventure Learning, to help strengthen ties with farm alumni and to continue the lessons of respect, teamwork, and self-reliance first introduced in the farm program.

Located on a 1,000+ acre dairy farm in east central Vermont, Farms For City Kids specializes in working with 4th-8th grade inner city youth by integrating school academics with every day farm life, and mixing in healthy doses of team building activities. City Kids Adventure Learning, a new wilderness survival program offered to alumni students, gives the kids an opportunity to build their self-confidence through living, surviving and playing in the woods for 5 days. Summer Adventure Leaders will co-lead and teach about 15 students in a variety of activities, including wilderness survival skills, camp crafts, evening programs and campfires, Leave No Trace practices and introductions into backcountry travel as well as instill the farm program lessons of team work, respect and perseverance. Leaders will also be responsible for supervising students in tents overnight on a rotating basis. Benefits include a bi-monthly stipend, meals and housing (MO-TH in tents, weekends in the lodge). Ideally, Leaders will begin work in mid-June for training with work through mid-August, if not longer. The ability to think quick, entertain children, teach, mentor, and be a positive role model are a must. Having at least a WFA certification is preferred. If you love the outdoors and relish in the opportunity to share your knowledge and skills with children, email your cover letter and resume to Robert Macri.

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City Kids Adventure Learning gives students an opportunity to build their self-confidence through living, surviving and playing in the woods for 5 days.

A summer at Farms For City Kids, we work together as a team, we work hard and we have fun, and we look to share our experiences.

Farms For City Kids has hosted over 10,000 kids from cities such as NY, Boston, Philadelphia, Newark, Providence, Jackson (MS) and Vancouver, Canada. All at no cost to the participating schools. The milk produced by the farm’s Jersey cows are used to make award winning artesian and farmstead cheeses, including Tarentaise, Reading and Ashlyne. The sales of cheese and farm made maple syrup help to support the overall education mission.

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Clearwater Camp: a traditional summer camp in the Northwoods of Wisconsin for girls and young women ages 8-16.

Located on pristine Tomahawk Lake in Minocqua, WI, Clearwater Camp provides a rustic summer home for girls ages 8-16. Whether riding a horse through miles of adjacent wooded trails, getting up for the first time on water skis, going on a first camping trip or enjoying lake activities such as sailing, canoeing and swimming, Clearwater has helped thousands of girls build confidence, adventurous spirits, and leadership skills that have fostered independence, personal growth and a strong sense of self. Clearwater has these hot summer leadership positions to fill:

The Head of Trips is responsible for organizing, scheduling, supervising and evaluating the out-of-camp trip program. Essential responsibilities include delivering age appropriate trip programs; teaching pre-trip skills such as personal and group health and safety, outdoor cooking and camping, comfortable travel methods and care of equipment; and leading and teaching campers in outdoor program areas, including backpacking, boating and camping.
The Waterfront Director is responsible for initiating, implementing and overseeing waterfront activities. Essential responsibilities include planning and implementing a vibrant waterfront program that is fun, engaging and appropriate for the ability of campers; overseeing the development and implementation of creative, progressive lesson plans in all aquatic areas; and training, supervising and evaluating waterfront staff.

All positions include a competitive wage, room and board, training opportunities and a fantastic summer in Wisconsin's Northwoods. For more information contact Melinda Edgerley Pearce or begin the online application process.

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For many girls, paddling the Boundary Waters or hiking Isle Royale is what they remember most.

Clearwater’s out-of-camp trips are at the heart of the camp experience.

Clearwater’s out-of-camp trips are at the heart of the camp experience. For many girls, paddling the Boundary Waters or hiking Isle Royale is what they remember most, topped off by “honking” back into camp and singing their own unique trip song after dinner. The goal is for campers to have safe, unhurried experiences that are unforgettable.

How the camp experience has changed lives is one of the most powerful benefits of camp. Camp, and the experiences of camp, defines us even as adults. Camp has touched many lives, introduced people to new passions, and broadened horizons.

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