Short-Term Job Adventures Wisconsin
House In The Wood staff work and live on a beautiful wooded campus on the shores of Lake Delavan in southeast Wisconsin. Chicago and Milwaukee are both easily accessed for fun-filled days off.
House In The Wood is an Outdoor Education Center, Retreat Center and Summer Camp operated by Northwestern Settlement, a nonprofit organization serving youth and families in Chicago. Offering day trips and 2-4 day residential programs geared mostly to elementary and middle school aged students, the Outdoor Education program features a stimulating, hands-on and inquiry-based curriculum as well as fun and exciting outdoor recreation and team building activities. Trail Leader/Counselors are responsible for teaching outdoor education classes with topics that includes animals, aquatics, arts & crafts, astronomy, ecology & conservation, geology, plants, outdoor skills & recreation, and team building. Duties also include supervising students. This is a residential position from Monday through Friday with positions available during the fall and winter/spring seasons. Applicants must have experience with supervising children, teaching outdoor lessons or a desire to learn, a positive and friendly attitude, and the ability to work independently when teaching lessons and closely with other staff members.
House In The Wood
3300 Bay Rd.
Delavan, WI 53115
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. If you are dedicated, hard working, passionate, caring, eager to be challenged, and really want to make a difference, view all current job opportunities.
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. Crews are hired during 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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Outdoor Adventure Specialists & Pacific Northwest Trip Leaders
Set on 600 acres pristine woods and waterfront property near the Wisconsin Dells (the Waterpark Capital of the World!), Camp Chi offers incredible facilities and over 30 specialty activities that aim to build campers' skills and boost self esteem.
Camp Chi staff rave about their fun, rewarding, life-changing summers! Trip Leaders are responsible for leading and managing the Pacific Northwest Adventure trip, while providing campers with a safe and rewarding summer. 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. Outdoor Adventure Specialists, who are experienced in outdoor cooking, ropes & climbing wall (certification required) and/or horseback riding, will plan and lead dynamic and engaging age appropriate activities and lessons. 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.
300 Revere Dr.
Northbrook, IL 60062
• Check out Camp Chi's summer location in Wisconsin or view the staff video.