Work at Base Camp

Campers outside playing games at Basecamp

Job Description

Counselor: Counselors are the “big brothers and sisters” of their campers. Each group of campers has two or more counselors. Much of the summer’s success lies with the relationship between counselors and campers. For most campers, great counselors will lead to great summers. Counselors assist program specialists during elective activities and provide motivation and emotional support to campers throughout the day.

Program Specialist: Program specialists direct specific activities throughout the day. These individuals are experts in field games, archery and target sports, arts and crafts, mountain life, performance, and nature discovery. Specialists lead elective activities with the assistance of counselor(s).


  • Minimum of 15 years old for counselors by June 2021
  • Demonstrate a track record of superb judgment
  • Program specialists: passion and experience/expertise in a specialty area
  • A minimum certification in CPR and First Aid by June 2021
  • Available to work the entire duration of the Base Camp 2021 season

Salary & Benefits

  • Most staff will receive an hourly wage and average 37.5-40 hours/week
  • Wilderness Adventures offers many pro deals and industry discounts

Dates of Employment

  • Training for Base Camp staff (with the exception of trip leaders) begins in June of 2021. All staff will finish employment in August of 2021.

Sign Up For the Summer of a Lifetime

How to Apply

Click here for our Base Camp staff member application for the summer of 2020. If you have any questions about the application process, please email Willy Ross at

What Do I Need to Apply?

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Upload a copy of your current driver’s license
  3. Upload copies of all current certifications (CPR, First Aid, Lifeguarding, PADI, WFA, WAFA, WFR, and/or WEMT)
  4. Optional: Upload a profile photo along with your online application, or email a digital headshot of yourself to