Summer Jobs 2017

Farm & Wilderness hires more than 230 seasonal employees; cabin counselors, hiking, canoeing and rock climbing trips staff, work projects leaders, service project leaders, outdoor living skills counselors, barns & gardens counselors, cooks, lifeguards, nurses and more.

We are now accepting applications for Summer Seasonal Positions- June 10th– August 17th, 2017

Spend your summer at one of F&W’s simple-living camps, where you’ll focus on community, homegrown fun and living closely with the natural world!

Current Openings


Wilderness Trips Coordinators and Trips Staff at SAM, TL, and IB will lead canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, and farm-service adventures and will assist with teaching skills to the rest of the community. Trips staff focus on preparing for and leading trips.  The Trips Coordinator is responsible for the smooth execution of trips at camp. They may help plan trips, and they are always responsible for knowing all the trips’ schedules and routes, working to assign staff and campers to trips (usually by giving them a choice of a few options). The Trips Coordinator also runs trip pack-out and pack-in.  Applicants must be 21 years or older and have significant backpacking and trip experience.

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Cooks work around a schedule independent from the larger camp community, prepare food for special needs groups and those with dietary restrictions, assist in planning menus, and are supervised and supported by the head cook. Kitchen experience is helpful and ServSafe training is provided. Applicants must have the desire to work with children or teens (as campers often help with meal prep), the ability to relate well within a camp setting and work well in a team.



Did you know?
All first-time F&W staffers attend several days of Skills training in the activity area in which they will teach campers. Activities may include kitchen work, outdoor living, work projects (building, construction & carpentry), barns and gardens, rock climbing, tripping, canoeing and certification in CPR/first aid, Red Cross lifeguarding and Wilderness First Aid if needed. Following Skills Week, all summer staff attend a Staff Week at their camp, receiving further training in their activity specialties, cultural competency, safety and boundaries, age-appropriate activities and preparing their cabins and lodge groups to welcome and support their particular campers.

Interested in Applying?

We are now accepting applications through our online system, so please explore our website for more information:  Contact Julie Sanderson, Human Resources Manager, with any questions or issues with your application at [email protected].

Here is some interesting reading,  What to Expect from Your Summer Job, from a 2013 blog post from the American Camp Association.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Farm & Wilderness is an equal opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment shall be unlawfully denied an employment opportunity for which the employee or applicant is qualified because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other protected category. F&W is committed to non-discrimination in its employment.







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