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Colvig Silver Camps: Summer Mountain Jobs

If you have a passion for working with children in an outdoor setting, a commitment to the development of positive, meaningful relationships and are creative, flexible, enthusiastic, and have a genuine willingness to learn, Colvig Silver Camps needs you next summer over a 10-week period!

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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Set on 600 acres near the Wisconsin Dells, Camp Chi offers incredible facilities and over 30 specialty activities that aim to build campers' skills and boost self esteem.

New Adventure Camp Job Staff at Camp Chi! As one of the Midwest's premier summer resident camps near the Wisconsin Dells, Camp Chi serves boys and girls in the 3rd-11th grade. Now recruiting for these hot summer jobs:

Pacific Northwest Trip Staff
Experienced Outdoor Educators are needed to lead 14-16 year olds on the Pacific Northwest Adventure. Campers and staff begin their journeys at Camp Chi and travel by bus to the West Coast for camping, hiking, biking, rafting and other wilderness adventures. Trip Leaders are responsible for leading and managing this adventure trip, while providing campers with a safe and rewarding summer. Staff must be at least 21 years old and have an extensive camping background and experience working with teens.

Camp Outdoor Adventure Specialists
Camp Chi’s Specialists plan and lead dynamic and engaging age appropriate activities and lessons to help enhance camper skills in their designated area. Seeking responsible, creative, talented, motivated and enthusiastic individuals 18 years and older with experience in teaching groups of camper’s ages 9-16 in outdoor cooking, ropes & climbing wall (certification required) and/or horseback riding.

Benefits includes a generous summer salary, travel stipend, room, 3 meals a day, WiFi access and the opportunity to meet staff and campers from across the globe. Staff who are team players with leadership skills, easy-going and know how to have fun will thrive here. WFA and lifeguarding certifications are a huge plus. If you are ready to work in a fast paced, immersive, outdoor and rustic environment, fill out the online application. Positions run from June 4th–August 27th, 2018.

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Camp Chi is looking for staff who are sincerely dedicated to creating the best summer possible for a fantastic group of children.

Camp Chi staff rave about their fun, rewarding, life-changing summers! Watch the above video or take it from one of their staff members: From working at Camp Chi, I’ve gained a sense of empathy, compassion and patience. I’ve found myself connecting with more people, acting more crazy and feeling more happy than I thought was possible in any job setting. —Dan R., Supervisor

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!

Be part of a winning team to help girls be all they can be. 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 return 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. Certain certifications and minimum age requirements are necessary for some positions, and preference is given to those with specialty experience in desired program field. The camp season runs from the end of May through mid-August. If you are outdoorsy, fun and great with kids, read through detailed job descriptions and apply today.

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GSEP Career Job Opportunities
Now seeking a Girl Experience Partnerships & Programs Coordinator and Manager of Girl Program/Camp Valley Forge. View detailed job descriptions and apply online.

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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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.

Serve Alaska's kids and engage rural communities this summer with Camp Fire Alaska Rural Program! This 10-week program is a great opportunity to provide 2, 3, or 4-week-long traveling day camp programs to youth in rural communities throughout the state, from the Aleutians to the Arctic Circle. Senior Program Staff (16 openings) will be responsible for developing and implementing quality youth and community programs and facilitating 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 $4,500 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 is preferred. Current or past lifeguard, swim instructor or swift water experience and certification required (an on-site Lifeguard certification course will be held May 16th to 19th for $150; however, space is limited and held for extenuating circumstances). The rural season runs from May 22nd to August 2nd. Explore all job opportunities, apply online or contact Kim Huseman for more information.

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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 & garden, outdoor specialists and kitchen staff, there are over 50 summer job opportunities available in 2018. 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 late May. Applications are available online or email campjobs@hiddenvilla.org 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 is a nonprofit, residential summer camp located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California.Each 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, friendships, and healthy living skills. Kids also learn what most modern children have forgotten—how to just play and be a kid without digital connections and other screen time. This is Camp Augusta and they're searching for service-minded individuals interested in facilitating growth in children, themselves, and other community members.

Summer job openings include male and female Counselors for children 8-16 years old, Village Leaders, Food Services & Kitchen Team, an Arts Director; Puppet Master, Master of Fun & Games (large-scale game/logistics coordination); and a Wilderness Trips Leader. You'll enjoy delicious, organic, handmade meals; an incredible array of activities and character-driven games; and meaningful opportunities to learn about and understand child development in the most fun ways imaginable.

The application process is designed for the Camp Augusta team to get to know you as a real, living and breathing human being — 6 questions to share your heart, mind, and spirit. Staff make $2,700-$6,000 in a summer, depending on the position, and must be available from mid-May to mid-August. If you're thrilled by the idea of working hard, playing harder, and forming inspiring close relationships with other staff and campers alike, you're in the right place. Please get in touch for a chat and to get you started on this journey: applications@campaugusta.org or (530) 265-3702.

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Summer 2018 Job Openings
Check back this December when Camp Augusta starts recruiting for summer 2018 (positions will fill quickly!).

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.

Get in touch with your unique sense of creativity and deep empathy here... as a Counselor at Camp Augusta, you'll learn how to infuse magic into any moment of each day while crafting experiences that will become legendary memories for you and your campers. If you've ever wanted to be a Modern Day Hero, you found the right place to do so!

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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.

Every summer Avid4 Adventure hires Instructors who have significant experience with children in grades Pre-K–12th and are willing to work hard and have fun, with positions available in the Bay Area of California and the Front Range in Colorado.

Two types of Instructor positions are available:
Day Camp Instructors co-lead and mentor a different group of 13 kids from pre-K-7th grade every week and guide them through one adventure activity each day which can include: mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, hiking, SUPing, and outdoor education. Instructors are responsible for helping campers build confidence, facilitating teamwork, and engaging campers both during and after activities.
Overnight Camp Staff have the amazing opportunity to mentor kids through a residential camp experience, and a variety of on-site and off-site adventure based activities including backpacking, kayaking, mountain biking, and climbing nestled within the Rock Mountains. Just as important, being an Overnight Camp Instructor means leading camp traditions, skits, songs and fun!

Avid4 Adventure was rated #25 on Outside Magazine's top 100 places to work in 2016!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, overnight camp, focused on one sport exclusively or a new one every day, Avid4 Adventure has the job for you! Positions are available from mid-May to mid-August with varied start/end dates, and an option to extend work through the fall season.

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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 $190-$250/week (plus a contract bonus), along with meals, housing, leadership training and, of course, living in the mountains for the summer! The summer 2018 camp season runs from May 29th with a week of orientation, followed by ten weeks of children's programs through August 12th. 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. Summer job opportunities include Program Coordinators, Arts & Crafts Coordinator, Rock Climbing/Ropes Course Coordinator, Expedition Coordinator, Pathfinding Instructors, Wranglers, Head & Assistant Counselors, Cooks & Prep Cooks, Registered Nurse, and a Photographer. Benefits include a summer salary of $1,900 to $3,080, room and board, laundry, pro-deal purchases for outdoor gear, comprehensive staff training, and Wilderness First Aid certification. 2018 positions begin as early as May 15th with staff training from June 1st-10th, a mid-summer break from July 9th-11th and work through August 11th. If you have a passion for working with children in an outdoor setting and a commitment to the development of positive, meaningful relationships, read the staff FAQs, fill out the online application or connect with Tyler Dixon for more information.

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Successful Colvig staff members will always put campers’ experiences before you own and be being silly, goofy, and embarrassing yourself in front of others.

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.

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Kingsley Pines Camp: the way camp should be!

If you are looking for a stimulating and rewarding experience where you can make a difference in a child's life, summer counselors, instructors and staff members at Kingsley Pines Camp enjoy the many rewards of outdoor fun in a beautiful setting.

As the core of the camp staff, Summer Counselors will supervise, lead, guide and live with campers. Counselors also teach in one of these areas: arts & theater, waterfront, sports, or outdoor adventure activities. The 2018 camp season kicks off June 9th 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. To apply for a counselor position fill out the online application; for other job openings, send your resume to Alan Kissack.

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Summer 2018 Employment Alert
Kingsley Pines will begin accepting applications for summer 2018 on December 15th.

Enjoy the many rewards of outdoor fun in a beautiful setting this summer at Kingsley Pines Camp!

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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Tamarack Camps, established by the Fresh Air Society, builds a vibrant community by providing enriching Jewish camping experiences for children and families, respectful of financial ability.

Tamarack Camps is seeking Wilderness Trip Supervisors to lead 5-week summer teen adventures throughout the Western U.S. — climb the Grand Tetons, go white water rafting in Colorado, explore the geysers of Yellowstone National Park! Each co-ed group of 25 teens will travel by bus and hike, backpack, and camp together throughout state and National Parks. Trip Supervisors will lead five staff and teens through all aspects of the summer adventure. Past supervisors have described their experiences as life changing for both them and their campers and an opportunity to share their love of the outdoors. Applicants should have experience managing staff, leading overnight backpacking trips, a strong knowledge of Leave No Trace principles and past experience working with teens. Tamarack Camps is a Jewish organization, but knowledge of Judaism is not required. Compensation includes $2,500+ depending on experience, plus room and board. Applicants will also be provided with Lifeguarding, CPR and WFA/WFR training or re-certification. Positions begin in early June for staff training; trips depart in mid/end of June and extend through early/mid-August. There is also an opportunity to work through the fall season at the camp’s Outdoor Education program. After completing the online application, a Skype interview will be scheduled. Those with additional questions are encouraged to contact Jason Charnas. View detailed job descriptions »

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Wilderness Trip Leaders for Tamarack Camps will support and encourage campers to push themselves outside their comfort zones.

Wilderness Trip Leaders will lead 5-7 week teen adventures throughout the Canadian Rockies and Alaska or the Western U.S.

Through a variety of activities and experiences, Wilderness Trip Supervisors for Tamarack Camps will support and encourage campers to push themselves outside their comfort zones, to treat them with respect, to be a role model for them and create exciting and innovative programming throughout the summer. Watch the Tamarack Camps experience »

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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. 2018 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., Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, and/or Canada. All camp staff will work from early June to early August. Pre-season work is available beginning on June 1st (Lifeguard and WFA/WFR certification 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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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!

Tradition. Excellence. Character. Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert have a 100+ year history of creating fun and adventure in Minnesota’s lake country.

Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert has a 100+ year history of creating fun and adventure in Minnesota’s lake country. As brother-sister camps, they are located across the lake from each other, offering more than 30 land, water, adventure and wilderness activities. Summer staff positions include Head Counselors, Counselors (each cabin contains typically 16-22 campers and 4-6 staff), Activity Leaders (from sailing, windsurfing, horseback riding, high ropes, and climbing wall to arts and crafts, photography, pottery, drama, guitar, martial arts and a variety of sports), a Kitchen team (25-30 individuals providing 3 meals/day for 700 campers/staff), and Health Care, Office, and Driver/Warehouse staff. The wages are competitive, the facilities are legendary, the benefits are endless and the experiences are unlike any you've known before! Base pay starts out at $2,150 with the opportunity to make upwards of $5,500 DOE and if the full season is worked, plus room and delicious food served family style. Staff amenities include a counselor cabin with satellite TV, WiFi and air conditioning. Staff can arrive as early as May 24th for activity training and leave as late as August 21st (a full season). All staff orientation begins on June 4th, with campers in session from June 13th-August 9th. Counselors are typically enrolled in and have completed at least one year of college, with many having worked with youth in the past. If you are caring, fun, skilled in many activities, 100% committed to working with children and being a positive role model in all aspects of work and play, fill out the online staff application.

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Counselors are typically enrolled in and have completed at least one year of college, with many having worked with youth in the past.

Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert are one of the oldest, most respected camps in the Midwest, with campers and staff that come from 20 countries.

The 108th summer camp season, 800 acres, 3 lakes, 55 horses, 45 sailboats, 40 states, and 20 countries make for an incredible mix of people, skill development, relationships, and great times! If you think you have what it takes, join the Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert team.

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Swan Mountain Outfitters: Summer Jobs in Glacier National Park!Through guided adventures, family-owned Swan Mountain Outfitters connects guests to the hidden treasures of Glacier National Park and Northwest Montana. Now seeking 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) and the ability to handle any escalated issues from wranglers or customers.
Base Camp Cook (April 15th–August, with opportunities to work fall hunts) prepares 3 meals daily for guide school students and staff and maintains base camp in good working order.
Trail Ride Wranglers (June 1st–September 30th) lead 1-hour to full day trail rides in Glacier Park or the Swan Valley while captivating guests with the extensive history of the area. Ensure guest safety, maintain trails and facilities and provide daily care of horses.
Packers (June 1st–September 30th) support backcountry operations by bringing gear and supplies to a variety of locations in the backcountry. Strong horsemanship required as well as prior packing knowledge.
Sales and Reservations Coordinators make primary contact and establish rapport with guests as they answer questions and make advanced reservations for their Northwest Montana vacation. Requires excellent customer service, attention to detail, self-motivation and phone/ computer skills.

Most positions require a six-day workweek. Compensation includes room and board, a monthly salary and possible tips. Apply here or connect with Aubrie Loroña for more info.

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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.?

A Wrangler with Swan Mountain Outfitters enjoying the view at Crater Lake.

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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Wediko Children's Services is home to some of the country's most passionate and dedicated child development professionals who help children and families increase safety, strength and resiliency.

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedWediko Children's Services is home to some of the country's most passionate and dedicated child development professionals who help children and families increase safety, strength and resiliency. Located on a 450-acre lakefront campus in New Hampshire, the Wediko Summer Program is a 45-day therapeutic residential program serving boys and girls (ages 9-19) with social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. Every summer, Wediko looks for a diverse group of dedicated, energetic, flexible, and fun individuals who have skills and talents that they would like to share. Summer staff positions include Residential Counselors, Lead Staff, Activity Instructors, Assistant Teachers, School Affiliates, Office Affiliates, and Nurse Affiliates. All summer staff are assigned to a cabin group and are responsible for establishing a safe and therapeutic environment for students in which they will be able to identify their strengths, develop and practice new skills, and experience healthy challenges—like swimming to the dock, riding a mountain bike to the top of a hill, and making a new friend. General staff will work from June 27–August 22, while some professional level positions are contracted from June 23–August 28. Compensation includes a stipend, room and board, AmeriCorps education award eligibility, and 750 clinical hours. At minimum, candidates must be at least 18 years old and have completed some level of college education, strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner, and be adaptable in an ever changing work environment. To apply, submit a completed application, resume and three references to Jennifer Walsh.

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The Wediko Summer Program is a 45-day therapeutic residential program serving boys and girls (ages 9-19) with social, emotional and behavioral difficulties.

Every summer, Wediko looks for a diverse group of dedicated, energetic, flexible, and fun individuals who have skills and talents that they would like to share.

The Wediko Summer Program is an irreplaceable and unbelievable opportunity to provide support to children who do not necessarily know what support feels like. It is also a chance to learn about yourself and what it takes to enter the field of behavioral and emotional management. —Chelsea D., Summer Program Alumni

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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!Tiyulim Trip staff will take campers on an adventure trip that will allow them to view the outdoors 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 Tiyulim Program (meaning outdoor adventure in Hebrew). Tiyulim Summer Staff will most often work in teams of two leading small groups (up to 15 campers) on single night overnights. Tiyulim 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 trips, new equipment and a fun atmosphere. Tiyulim 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. 2018 positions run from early June to late August. Learn more at CampSenecaLake.com.

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Summer 2018 Tiyulim Director Job Opening
In addition to hiring five Tiyulim Trip Leaders, Camp Seneca Lake is also seeking a creative, energetic and down to earth leader with a passion for the outdoors to oversee the Tiyulim summer program. Learn more about the Director position »

The Tiyulim Program will take every camper on an overnight adventure trip that will allow them to view the outdoors in a way they have never seen before.

Tiyulim Trip staff 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 Nature Place’s mission is to give campers a safe summer in which they can be themselves, have fun, be challenged, connect with others and the earth, develop new life skills and be supported throughout.Located on the campus of Green Meadow Waldorf School and the Threefold Educational Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY, The Nature Place is a non-competitive, nature-oriented day camp. Campers, ages 4-16, and staff will have the opportunity to explore, play in and learn from 200 beautiful acres of farmland, gardens, trails, woods, fields, streams, ponds and swamps. Hot summer day camp jobs include:

Day Camp Counselors who will be essential in creating a silly, safe, and special summer for every child (there are also opportunities for those living in NYC to also serve as a bus counselor each morning and afternoon).
Wilderness Trip Leaders to facilitate a magical and life-changing camping experience for children, through hiking, backpacking, canoeing, and more. Housing is provided for non-local Leaders.
An Outdoor/Primitive Skills Specialist to lead hands-on outdoor skill-building activities.
A Climbing Instructor to operate our climbing wall and to teach associated skills.
An Earth Artist to lead activities using materials from the earth that are inspired by the beauty and wonder of nature.
Lifeguards & Water Safety Instructors to increase camper swimming skill levels and confidence in the water.

Compensation varies depending on experience with many perks! The summer camp season kicks off with an intensive weeklong staff orientation on June 27th, followed by six weeks of camp through August 11th. There is also the option to work a Farm and Garden Days program that runs through August 25th. If you have experience working with children and the ability to facilitate group programming, fill out the online application.

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Farm and Garden Days is a small, specialized and hands-on farm, garden & nature experience for children ages 6-12.

A typical day at The Nature Place camp is built around playing, learning and growing outdoors with friends through hands-on, pressure-free programming supported by a well-trained staff.

A typical day at The Nature Place is built around playing, learning and growing outdoors with friends through hands-on, pressure-free programming supported by a well-trained staff. Orientation Week is more than just staff training, it is where The Nature Place philosophy is lived and where staff learn the high expectations they have of them. The week is fun, informative, serious, hands-on and active. You’ll swim, garden, hike, play games, ask questions and get to know each other.

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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 in beautiful Western North Carolina. Summer Camp Staff include Adventure Activity Counselors (plan and teach one or more high adventure activities such as rock climbing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, surfing, wake boarding, sea kayaking, fly fishing, backpacking-and so many more!) 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 1st through the American Canoe Association, American Red Cross, National Archery Association, National Rifle Association, Wilderness Medical Association and more. Positions run from late May to August 1st. If you are a responsible, outdoor loving youth development professional with patience, understanding and an interest in inspiring the next generation of outdoorsmen please 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

With a focus on fun, safety, community, the outdoors, and developing 21st century life skills, Camp Pinnacle partners with parents to create a memorable and impactful summer camp experience!

Located just a short drive from Dupont State Park and Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina, Camp Pinnacle is a summer camp for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 15. As campers discover a lifetime love of the outdoors and adventure activities, some campers seek the opportunity to expand their horizons beyond the camp facility with Camp Pinnacle’s sister organization, Adventure Treks.

Summer Camp Jobs include:
Trip Leaders (3 openings) help with trip logistics and driving, plus lead activities that include day hikes, one and two night backpacking trips, rock climbing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, climbing tower, water zip line, canoeing, team building/group initiative games and opening/closing day trips to the airport with campers. Leaders must be at least 21 years of age with a clean driving record, WFR certified and have experience preparing for and leading trips in the backcountry.
General Counselors share activities, meals and facilitate evening circle and Activity Counselors are trained in specific activity areas and are responsible for creating fun and exciting lessons. Counselors must be at least 18 years old and have completed one year of college, prior experience working with children and outdoor skills in a variety of activities.

Depending on position, salaries start at $2,000–$2,400 plus room, board and the time of your life. The summer season runs from late May to early August. Once Pinnacle receives your completed online application, they will contact you to begin the hiring process, which includes three thorough interviews.

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Your responsibility as a leader, mentor and role model at Camp Pinnacle cannot be overemphasized!

Perhaps the most important part of Camp Pinnacle is the opportunity for campers to interact closely with top-quality role models.

If you love working with children, there’s no better way to spend your summer than working as a Camp Pinnacle Counselor! It’s not only one of the most important and rewarding jobs you will ever have—it’s the hardest job that you will ever love. Summers are packed with growth opportunities for both staff and campers, with the hopes that everyone leaves camp with new experience, friendships and a greater love for the outdoors.

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. Counselors specializing in climbing, hiking/backpacking and paddling 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 $230/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 (late May to mid-August). 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. View what it means to be a Camp Counselor at Rockbrook.

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From wide, wheelchair friendly sidewalks to a zero entry pool to a tree house anyone can enter, Camp For All turns can't do into CAN DO with their barrier free approach to the camp site, facilities and programming.

Located in Texas between Houston and Austin, Camp For All works in partnership with other non-profits to enrich the lives of children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs and their families throughout the year. From wide, wheelchair friendly sidewalks to a zero entry pool to a tree house anyone can enter, Camp For All turns can't do into CAN DO with their barrier free approach to the camp site, facilities and programming. Program Instructors will play a vital role in helping campers discover life through effective and fun programs. Job tasks include hosting campers, volunteers, guests and groups, teaching a wide variety of program activities, planning and implementing programs in team building & challenge courses, facilitating epic night activities, maintaining program areas and equipment, and supporting the Program Leadership team. A primo program staff training covers a variety of topics and activities, including challenge courses, team building, fishing, canoeing, archery, paintball, nature, sports and photography. Compensation includes a bi-weekly stipend starting at $300, plus room, board and WiFi access. Positions are available during the spring season (February 6th–May 15th), summer (May 15th–August 12th) and fall (August 28th–November 19th), with an option to work multiple seasons. Instructors will typically work 5 days on and 2 days off. If you have previous experience working with children in a camp environment, completed at least one year of college and are hardworking, outgoing and creative, fill out the online application.

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Working at Camp For All is not just a job. You will have fun, work hard, learn, be tired and change lives!

More than 7,000 campers come to Camp For All each year to enjoy a wide array of activities that are universal in design and provide many opportunities for the growth in self-confidence. It is a unique place where there is understanding and acceptance. Working at Camp For All is not just a job. You will have fun, work hard, learn, be tired and change lives!

Camp Summit. A remarkable place. For remarkable people.Camp Summit is a traditional camp for children and adults (ranging in age from 6 to 99 years old!) with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Barrier-free outdoor camp experiences that promote personal growth and foster independence include a specially designed swimming pool, an adapted tree house, playground and ropes challenge course, horseback riding, sensory garden, covered outdoor gymnasium, fishing pond, and lodge with fireplace. Seasonal staff positions include Counselors, Unit Leaders, Rovers, Nurses, Kitchen Staff and Activity Directors in the following areas: Arts & Crafts, Horses/Wrangler, Kaleidoscope, Nature, Pool, Ropes Course, and Sports & Games. Job opportunities are available during the summer months (May 20th–August 20th, with a staff break from July 1st–7th) or the fall season (September 9th–November 19th). A commitment for the entire season is preferred, and applicants must be able to commit to at least five consecutive weeks. Compensation ranges from $225-$330 (based on position and term), plus room and board, free laundry facilities, WiFi access, and an intensive week of instructional and hands-on training. Experience working with a special needs population is not necessary; however, a desire to work with these special campers is a must! If you are caring and compassionate, able to work on a team, open minded, willing to learn, energetic, enthusiastic, and encouraging, fill out the online application or contact Amanda Davis for more info.

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At Camp Summit you will have the opportunity to gain experience working with a variety of people with a wide range of disabilities.

Camp Summit provides an incredible opportunity for growth, fun, resume building, memories, and impacting the lives of remarkable campers who have a wide range of disabilities. One season will change your life.

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Chippewa Ranch Camp is a traditional residential summer camp for girls in Eagle River, Wisconsin.Located on a crystal clear lake with wide-open fields, thick forests, the scent of pines and the sounds of northern Wisconsin nature, Chippewa Ranch Camp is a traditional residential summer camp for girls. A wide variety of activities include horseback riding, water skiing, a 50-foot climbing wall with zipline, a high ropes course, archery, land sports and the arts. As a camp that is focused on building friendships, independence and kindness, Chippewa is able to help campers grow into strong, confident and compassionate young women. Wilderness Trip Leaders are needed to take 12-20 campers with 3 other counselors on one to two night camping trips with activities that include hiking, canoeing, sea kayaking and rock climbing. The entire crew will also build fires to create meals and set-up and sleep in tents. The Trip Leader will be accountable for helping to plan the trip, guide the campers and counselors once they are on the trip, and help to ensure a fun and safe experience. A total of two Trip Leaders will work together to plan these adventures. Compensation is competitive and dependent on experience. Room, board, WFR/Lifeguarding certification and travel expenses are all included. Applicants should have prior camping experience and leading trips in the past is preferred. If needed, WFR training begins on May 18th and Lifeguarding on June 2nd. The summer 2018 season runs from June 9th through August 9th. To apply, fill out the online application or connect with Sari Hirsch for more information.

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Trip Leaders will be accountable for helping to plan the trip, guide the campers and counselors once they are on the trip, and help to ensure a fun and safe experience.

Trip Leaders are needed to take 12-20 campers with 3 other counselors on one to two night camping trips with activities that include hiking, canoeing, sea kayaking and rock climbing.

Chippewa Ranch Camp has puts a significant amount of emphasis on hiring individuals who they feel will serve as both great role models AND adapt nicely into their camp community.

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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