Short-Term Job Adventures Wisconsin
Wilderness Field Instructors & Therapists (Full-time & Seasonal)
The North Woods location is based out of Medford, Wisconsin, in the abundant Chequamegon National Forest of Northern Wisconsin. Opportunities are also available at their West Coast location, based out of Bend, in the bountiful Cascade Mountains of Western Oregon.
Are you looking for meaningful work where you can make a difference in people’s lives while working in beautiful, outdoor settings? New Vision Wilderness Field Instructors serve as healthy role models for struggling young adults. You will live, eat and work together as a group, and also help process and guide clients to more appropriate decisions in their life. While in the outdoors, you will teach outdoor living skills (building shelters, preparing food, making fires), use problem solving techniques to maneuver through environmental challenges, and lead daily personal reflective time, journaling, and meditation activities. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a Bachelor's degree in related field, minimum one-year experience working in the adventure or outdoor field with at-risk youth (or comparable experience), and strong leadership, communication and problem solving skills. View all current job opportunities »
Full-Time Career Job Alert!
• Now seeking a Wisconsin-based Lead Wilderness Therapist who will be responsible for clinical intake, case management, individual and group therapy, a caseload of up to 6 clients during extended expeditions while providing mentoring and guidance to Field Therapists and post-trip clinical summaries.
New Vision Wilderness
P.O. Box 191
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 780-1781 fax
Wilderness Trip Leaders
The camp is located on a crystal clear lake with wide-open fields, thick forests, the scent of pines and the sounds of northern Wisconsin nature. On the border of Eagle River and St. Germain, the camp is 350 miles north of Chicago, and just 40 minutes south of Lake Superior and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
As a traditional residential summer camp for girls, Chippewa Ranch Camp offers a wide variety of activities that includes horseback riding, water skiing, a 50-foot climbing wall with zipline, a high ropes course, archery, land sports and the arts. 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. If needed, WFR training begins on May 19th and Lifeguarding on June 3rd at no charge. The summer season runs from June 10th through August 10th. To apply, fill out the online application or connect with Sari Hirsch for more information.
Chippewa Ranch Camp
8258 County O
Eagle River, WI 54521
(866) 322-5220 fax
Crew Leaders and Corps Members
Crews complete high priority conservation and community revitalization projects across the state of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest.
Serving both as a work supervisor and mentor, experienced adult WisCorps Crew Leaders will lead teams of 4-5 Corps Members on hands-on projects that may include new trail construction, trail and habitat restoration, bridge and walk way construction, stream bank stabilization, reforestation and invasive species management. Now hiring crews for the spring, summer and fall season (check specific program dates for each position online), with a minimum time commitment of 4 weeks. If you are highly self-motivated, hardworking, confident, autonomous and relish rugged working conditions, fill out the online application (be ready to also include a cover letter and resume) or email Willie Bittner for more info.
789 Myrick Park Dr.
La Crosse, WI 54601
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The first Ranger sites include Joshua Tree (CA), Northern California, the Texas desert, and the Great Lakes.
You’ve heard of a gap year. You’ve dreamt of a sabbatical. You’ve got an itch to explore the wilderness of the world, but haven’t figured out how. You’re an explorer. A bit of a nomad. A hospitality-minded soul with an eye for small details. Introduce Getaway. They build tiny houses, place them in the middle of nature, and rent them out by the night to people looking to disconnect and recharge. They’ll trade you a paycheck and lodging in return for a one-year-commitment of taking care of their tiny houses, along with the guests who rent them. After a year, you’ll have the chance to re-up your contract somewhere completely new and different. You’ll work hard, but you’ll also have the chance to disconnect in the woods or desert, to focus on the other things you care about… like writing, reading, painting, making music and exploring. Flexible hours may include weekends, nights, short/long shifts, with 3 days off per week. If you’re naturally friendly, hospitable, a problem solver, and able to self-manage, email your resume and letter of interest to Kai Gilsey.
• Forgo the tent and give a tiny house a test drive. Read more or watch this video.
Director of Guest Experience