EMPLOYMENT

During the summers, we like to maintain a "core staff" of at least 8. This number is comprised of male and female head counselors, male and female counselors, and interns. In addition to this 8, we also hire specialty teachers to visit during skills and craft sessions and lead specific specialized activities. The core staff is responsible for supporting and running summer programming.

Our pay scale varies depending on experience, certifications, skills and abilities - but usually ranges from $50 to $100 per program day. This includes a place to sleep and very amazing food in your belly. Interns are generally awarded a stipend.

A typical work week for summer staff includes around the clock employment during 1-2 week programs with daytime slots off during each week and one night off per week of programming. In between programs staff are always provided with at least 2 full days and nights of time off, with more allotted after longer programs. We understand how challenging it can be to work at a job where you have to be “on” 24 hours a day and we value well rested staff. For this reason we make every effort to take advantage of time for recuperating and refreshing our bodies and spirits during and in between camp sessions.

Minimum qualifications for all positions

  • All staff must exhibit passion for life and teaching

  • All staff will undergo extensive background checks

  • All staff must be at least 20 years of age

  • All must undergo a personal interview

Head Counselor positions

  • Minimum qualifications for all positions listed above

  • 5 years of documented experience teaching and leading in the outdoors

  • Expert in 12 outdoor skills/techniques (must include fire, shelter and knife use)

  • Extensive experience teaching these skills/techniques

  • Wilderness First Aid (preferably higher level), CPR, and EPI certification

  • 50 cumulative days in the backcountry in multi-day stints (20 days leading groups in the backcountry)

  • Preferably experienced in working with at-risk youth or other youth populations

Counselor positions

  • Minimum qualifications for all positions listed above

  • 2 years of documented experience involved in outdoor education

  • Well versed in fire, shelter and knife use

  • Wilderness First Aid, CPR and EPI Certification

  • 25 accumulated days in the backcountry in multi-day stints

  • Preferably experienced in working with youth

Intern positions

  • Minimum qualifications for all positions listed above

  • 1  year working with youth

  • Basic First Aid and CPR certification

 

We begin the hiring process in October of every year for the following summer. To apply for one of the above positions please send a letter of interest and resume to programs@buffalocove.com.