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Paddle your way into a great summer job with Wilderness Inquiry.

Paddle your way into a great summer job with Wilderness Inquiry.

Summer Jobs, Seasonal Jobs, Internships and Volunteer Work in the U.S. & Abroad

Short-Term Job Adventures Minnesota

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

Summer Counselors, Activity Leaders and Support Staff

The camps are located in the Great Northwoods of Minnesota (about 2½ hours north of Minneapolis/St. Paul), with over 800 acres of pine and birch forest on spring-fed Lake Hubert, with over 1½ miles of shoreline.

As brother-sister camps, Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert 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! Staff can arrive as early as May 25th for activity training and leave as late as August 22nd (a full season). All staff orientation begins on June 4th, with campers in session from June 14th-August 10th. If you are caring, fun, 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.

Chris McNeely
Instructional Coordinator
Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert
7460 Market Place Dr.
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
(952) 922-2545
(800) 242-1909 toll free
(952) 922-7149 fax

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Two Camps. One Tradition. This is Camp Thunderbird.

Camp Thunderbird

Summer Counselors, Activity Specialists, Supervisory Staff, Wilderness Staff and Kitchen, Housekeeping and Maintenance Team Members

Thunderbird for Boys and Thunderbird for Girls are located just a few miles apart in the Minnesota Northwoods on beautiful Lake Plantagenet (approximately four hours north of Minneapolis). Wilderness Adventure Trips extend throughout the Pacific Northwest, Western U.S., the Great Lakes region and 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. 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 majestic locations across North America. 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. 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!

Summer Jobs Alert!
Thunderbird is still seeking Trip Leaders (Both Camps) and Counselors who can teach Western Horseback, Pottery or Arts & Crafts (Girls Camp) and Fishing and a Ski Boat Driver (Boys Camp). Fill out the online application today!

Summer Address (June 1–August 31)

Camp Thunderbird for Girls
Shari Sigoloff
Girls Camp Director
49536 Thunderbird Dr.
Bemidji, MN 56601

(218) 751-6761

Camp Thunderbird for Boys
Roger Bristowe
Boys Camp Director
49300 Tbird Trail
Bemidji, MN 56601

(218) 751-5171

Winter Address (September 1–May 31)
Camp Thunderbird
802 De Mun Ave.
Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 647-3168

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Conservation Corps: Resources restored. Lives changed.

Conservation Corps MN & IA

Field Crew Members/Leaders, Youth Outdoors Members & Leaders, Summer Youth Corps Crew Leaders, Conservation Apprenticeship Academy, Individual Placements

Northeast Minnesota (Grand Rapids, Tower, Moose Lake, Gooseberry Falls State Park, Tofte), Northwest Minnesota (Brainerd, Bemidji, Fergus Falls); Central Minnesota (St. Paul, Hanover, Shakopee); Southern Minnesota Region (Mankato, Rochester, Kilen Woods State Park, Camden State Park, Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge); and in Iowa (Ames). The region is known for its spectacular wilderness: thousands of lakes, the beautiful north shore of Lake Superior, National Forest lands, and environmental policies that support land conservation.

Spend a season or year outdoors conserving natural resources, gain field experience, and make a difference! Conservation Corps can give youth and young adults practical and professional experience, train them for careers, and provide a stable income and an opportunity to pay for educational expenses. All of this while being outside in the beautiful states of Minnesota and Iowa. If you are highly motivated, a committed individual, passionate about habitat restoration and the outdoors, and want to work on a team of peers, build trails, learn how to manage wildfires or lead youth in conservation work, apply now. Positions begin every February, March, May and July.

Current Job Openings
Conservation Corps is now seeking Youth Outdoors Members (May–November/December; apply by April 28th) and Wildlife Studies Team Member (July–December; apply by May 26th).

Kellie Lager
Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator
Conservation Corps MN & IA
60 Plato Blvd., Suite 210
Saint Paul, MN 55107
(651) 209-9900, x31

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Wilderness Inquiry: Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime. Connecting people with shared outdoor adventures.

Wilderness Inquiry

Outdoor Leaders and Internships

Adventures consist of day events with local students paddling down the Mississippi River or extended wilderness trips in the Boundary Waters, Apostle Islands, Yellowstone and many other spectacular destinations.

Wilderness Inquiry is all about access, inclusion and opportunity. Programs operate in a manner that facilitates full participation by everyone, including people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Outdoor Leaders are responsible for organizing and leading outdoor adventures that include canoeing, kayaking and hiking. Over the course of a single trip, leaders will embrace many roles including educator, guide, leader and more. Seasonal positions are offered from May through October with potential opportunities for continued work throughout the winter. A 7-day staff training conducted in early June provides skills in leadership, risk management, camp skills, and disability training. Explore all job opportunities and apply online.

Looking for a WI internship? Most Interns experience logistical and administrative support, outdoor equipment organization and maintenance, trip leading and academic/organizational projects.

Nell Holden
Programs Director
Wilderness Inquiry
808 14th Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

(612) 676-9400
(800) 728-0719 toll free
(612) 676-9401 fax

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Operated by the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines Council, the Northern Lakes Girl Scout Canoe Base is the premier location for girls (over 12) and women to explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin Lakes & Pines

Wilderness Canoe Guides

For over 50 years, Girls Scouts has brought girls from all over the world to the Northern Lakes Canoe Base on the shores of Moose Lake in Ely, Minnesota to experience the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in a way no one else can offer. Home to some of the world’s most pristine water, this is a canoe paddler’s paradise!

Wilderness Canoe Guides lead girls ages 12 and up on life-changing canoe adventures lasting from 5 to 10 days. Responsibilities include helping girls achieve their full potential as they paddle and portage canoes through the wilderness (and enjoy loons, waterfalls, and the northern lights!), working with each crew to create a warm and caring atmosphere, and ensuring the group has a safe, fun, positive, fulfilling and educational experience. Hands-on enrichment training begins on June 1st and includes American Red Cross Lifeguard with Waterfront Module, Small Craft Safety Canoeing, and WFA certification. The training is offered at no cost, but staff will not be paid for days spent in training. Positions run from June 7th through August 14th. Outdoor experience, an industrious work ethic, and a knack for working with people from a range of backgrounds is a must. Apply online or for more information, contact former participant, guide, and current director Ann McNally.

Ann McNally
Northern Lakes Canoe Base Director
Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin Lakes & Pines
400 2nd Ave. South
Waite Park, MN 56387
(206) 861-5730

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Camphill Association of North America

Camphill Communities

Therapeutic Community Life Sharing Work Opportunities: Coworkers (specializing in crafts, dairy work, elder care, farming & gardening, weaving, and the wood workshop), House Parents, House & Workshop Leaders, and Service Volunteers

Sauk Centre (2 hours west of Minneapolis)

Program in the Spotlight The mission of Camphill Village Minnesota is to create and sustain a community where people with and without disabilities live, work and care for each other to foster social, spiritual, cultural and agricultural renewal. Camphill staff, called Coworkers, live and work with children, youth, and adults with developmental and other disabilities in rural Camphill communities in one of twelve communities in North America (California, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont as well as in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada). Daily life includes providing human support and caregiving, craft work, working in the farm or garden, cooking wholesome meals, engaging in the healing arts, or celebrating seasonal festivals together. Full room and board, medical insurance, vacation time and a monthly stipend is provided.

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Camphill Headquarters
Camphill Association of North America
360 Warren St.
Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 697-8928

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