You’ve accepted (or are thinking about) a job at Farm & Wilderness this summer………THANK YOU!! We hope our experience here together will be a mutually beneficial one. With you, we will continue to build an organization that is a positive influence on our campers, community, and world at large. Farm & Wilderness is committed to providing a positive, cooperative workplace, with challenges as well as opportunities for growth and development.

Helpful Information for prospective and hired Summer Staff:

  • If you have questions or would like more information about what working at Farm & Wilderness, please visit our Frequently Asked Question’s page.
  • All summer staff undergo extensive orientation to working with children at Farm & Wilderness and we meet American Camping Associations (ACA) standards for counselor certification and hours of training required in the various program areas. Skills Week is the first iteration of training in various skills: Red Cross Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid, Outdoor Living Skills, Kitchen/Cooks, Trips, and Rock Climbing. For more information on Skills Week please see the Skills Week FAQ.
  • The next staff training period is called Staff Week where staff receive further training in their activity training, inclusivity and equity, safety and boundaries, age-appropriate activities and preparing their cabins and lodge groups to welcome and support their campers.
  • If you have questions on what to pack, check out our What to Bring to Camp List.
  • You can find just about everyway to travel to F&W on our Getting to Camp page.
  • All Summer Staff receive a one-time summer salary (with 4 opportunities for cash advances throughout the summer), along with community housing, meals, worker’s compensation insurance, tuition reduction plan (if applicable), and an employee reimbursement program for certain certification training.
  • Please review our Seasonal Employee Handbook for important details regarding your employment.

If you have additional questions, contact your hiring director or hr@farmandwilderness.org.