Short-Term Job Adventures New Hampshire
Lodge & Hut Crews, Trail Crews, Outdoor Education Team and Support Staff
The Appalachian Mountain Club operates from Maine to Pennsylvania with offices or facilities in the following locations: Maine (Acadia National Park and 70,000 acres in central Maine just east of Greenville), Massachusetts (Boston, Northampton and South Egremont), New Hampshire (Alexandria, Chatham, Lake Winnipesaukee and the White Mountain National Forest), New Jersey (Delaware Water Gap), New York (Harriman State Park and NYC), and Pennsylvania (Bethlehem).
If you are passionate about the outdoors and looking for a supportive and fun culture, AMC offers a range of rewarding employment opportunities in terrific locations throughout the Northeast! Seasonal employment, summer jobs and internships are broken into four categories: Lodge & Hut Crews (Help serve food, prepare facilities, and offer trail information to outdoor enthusiasts who visit AMC outdoor lodges throughout the year), Trail Crews (AMC is responsible for over 1,800 miles of trails throughout the Northeast and they need your help to maintain them), Outdoor Education Team (Serve as an Educator, Guide or Naturalist for various environmental educational programming), and Support Staff (During the high season, thousands of guests pass through AMC facilities, hundreds of staff who need supplies, and dozens of buildings that need maintenance). Positions are available year-round and seasonally.
Appalachian Mountain Club
5 Joy St.
Boston, MA 02108
Field Instructors / Adventure Based Youth Counselors
The Upper Valley Stewardship campus consists of more than 1,000 acres within the heart of the White Mountain National Forest in Pike, New Hampshire. Majestic mountains, cool lakes, clear streams, and vast forests serve as a perfect backdrop for the Traverse wilderness and adventure youth therapy programs. The base camp has a high and low ropes course and houses mountain bikes, hiking gear, rock-climbing equipment, kayaks, canoes, fishing tackle, and other awesome gear.
Come make a difference in the lives of youth at Becket Family of Services' newest adventure, outdoor education, and camping initiative. Youth, ages 11-18, often have challenging behavioral issues and come to the Traverse program as a safe place away from their homes. Field Instructors / Adventure Based Youth Counselors will support and engage residents in diverse programming, outdoor recreation and leisure activities, and other interesting community involvement. Instructors will also provide supervision and mentorship for students, including role modeling appropriate behavior, redirection and crisis management. These full-time positions generally consist of 8 days on, 6 days off. Applicants must have a valid driver's license, be at least 21 years of age, and preference is given to those who have prior student-centered leadership experience (camp counselor, coaching) or experience working with at-risk adolescents in an outdoor setting. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Paul Hebert.
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Director of Human Resources
Becket Family of Services
633 NH Route 10
P.O. Box 325
Orford, NH 03777
Outdoor Education Instructors
Located in the heart of the stunning Monadnock region of New Hampshire, Takodah combines rustic charm with a stunning waterfront.
Set apart by a first-rate staff, scenic campus, rich traditions, and impressive activities, and a Friendly to All way of life, Takodah is a premier New England summer camp that offers classic single-gender programs for both boys and girls ages 7-17. Outdoor Education Instructors will facilitate programs that have an emphasis on community team building, natural history, environmental education, outdoor living skills, nature hikes, the ropes course and other curriculum driven lessons. Positions are available during the spring (mid-April to mid-June) and the fall (mid-August to mid-October). If you have a sincere interest in working with young people in a hard working and supportive, energized community of educators, fill out the online application or connect with Peter Simmonds for more info.
As a Facilitator I had the rewarding opportunity to work as part of a passionate, close-knit team that thrived on developing fun, meaningful programs for kids. —Sean D., Takodah Facilitator
Educational Programs Director
YMCA Camp Takodah
32 Lake St.
North Swanzey, NH 03431
(603) 352-0516 fax
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Summer Instructors/Dorm Counselors
The Mowglis campus covers 160 acres on the northeast corner of Newfound Lake in New Hampshire, one of the cleanest and most beautiful lakes in the United States. The main camp is situated on 55 acres located directly on the lake with over 1,300 feet of shoreline.
Established in 1903 on Newfound Lake in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Camp Mowglis is a fun, back-to-basics summer camp for boys, ages 7-15. Being a Camp Counselor at Mowglis will be one of the most fun, exhausting, and deeply rewarding jobs you will ever hold. Camp is a non-stop, high-paced, and extremely fun environment. Mowglis is currently seeking Instructors/Dorm Counselors who can specialize in rock climbing, canoeing, row boating, crew, drama/theater, wilderness survival, backpacking trip leader, riflery, fencing, nature, and/or tennis. In addition to running one of the various camp activities, you will live in and supervise your group in the dorms and at meals, create a safe learning and living environment, be an active participant in dorm chores, lead evening programs, and co-lead day hikes and possibly backpacking trips. Applicants must be at least 19 years old, have one year of college or equivalent, previous summer camp experience (as camper or staff is desired), and current CPR/first aid certification. If you are interested in helping bring Mowglis to life for the summer and making a positive impact on the lives of campers, apply now! Positions run from June 12th to August 14th.
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4 Mowglis Dr.
Hebron, NH 03241
Summer Camp Staff
Starfish is located in Rindge on the shores of Lake Monomonac, approximately 2 hours from Boston and close to hiking trails, small town life, and Mt. Monadnock.
Camp Starfish is a unique environment, the only camp in New England to offer a one-to-one camper-to-counselor relationship. Each year more than 200 young boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 17 with emotional, behavioral and learning challenges have found the care and compassion needed to help them learn and grow in life. Summer job openings include Specialists (who live in a cabin with campers and help them have the best possible camp experience), Program Instructors (plan engaging lessons and teach 3-5 activity periods per day within a specific area of interest) and Waterfront Staff (teach 1:1 swim lessons and boating instruction, as well as supervise water safety at three waterfronts). Preference is given to those who are at least 19 years old with one year of college/work/life experience outside of high school. If you would like to live, work, and play with some truly amazing children, fill out the online application. Positions run as early as June 7th through August 24th.
Camper & Staff Services Director
636 Great Rd., Suite 2
Stow, MA 01775
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Summer Counseling Staff
Camp Wa-Klo is located in beautiful southwestern New Hampshire right at the base of Mt. Monadnock (the 2nd most climbed mountain in the world!), a half hour to Keene, NH and and just under two hours to Boston MA.
Join a friendly, close-knit staff and spend your summer engaged in the lives of awesome campers! Camp Wa-Klo for Girls ignites a girl’s confidence, fosters independence, cultivates lasting friendships, and provides new activities and experiences. Now seeking mature women with a passion for working with kids and an excitement for the power of summer camp. Counseling staff will work both as bunk counselors and teaching in specialized activity areas that include land programs, watersports, creative arts (visual and performing), English horseback riding, wilderness/environmental education instruction and camp photography. Applicants must be at least 19 years old (21+ and college education majors/grads preferred), able to teach multiple activities (preferred), and make a time commitment from mid-June to mid-August, 2018. If you enjoy working with children, have experience, certification and/or activity expertise, a sense of humor, great attitude, and are flexible and responsible, fill out the online application.
Camp Wa-Klo for Girls
435 Page Rd.
Dublin, NH 03444
Environmental & Outdoor Educators, Medical Team and Kitchen Staff
Located on Ossipee Lake, the Freedom classroom offers 100 acres of gorgeous lake front property nestled in the foothills of the White mountains. The Sargent Center outdoor classroom brings science to life in Hancock. Learn more about all 14 Nature's Classroom sites in the Northeast (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island).
Through unique, hands-on experiential education programs, Nature's Classroom immerses student groups ranging between the 4th and 8th grades in community awareness, motivational learning and conservation of our natural resources at one of 14 centers in the Northeast. The majority of staff at each site are Outdoor & Environmental Educators who will act as group leaders, teach and present classes in various academic areas and lead evening activities. Medical staff (Nurse, LPN, EMT) and a kitchen team (Head Cook, Assistant Cook, Co-Cook) are also hired. The fabric of the Nature's Classroom community is woven by the individual uniqueness of staff who work, grow, live, and play closely together. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred (paid Intern positions available for those without degrees). A science/math background is helpful; as are special interests and talents (music, singing, storytelling and group dynamics). If you have a strong commitment to children and learning, connect with Ashley Bame or apply now. Positions are available during the spring (as early as February through mid-June) and the fall (Labor Day through about Thanksgiving).
19 Harrington Rd.
Charlton, MA 01507
(800) 433-8375 toll free
(508) 248-2745 fax