The Compass Blog

South Lake Tahoe, California

The Compass Blog is your guide to navigating the world of Jobs in Great Places®! We cover a wide range of topics relating to seasonal and outdoor jobs, including tips and how to's, travel ideas, personal finance advice, fun stories of history and personal experiences, and much more!

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5 Reasons to Spend a Summer at Camp

Trying to figure out how to spend your summer? Do you love the outdoors and kids? Ever thought of becoming a Camp Counselor? Here are five reasons why you should consider adding a Camp Job to your resume.

Find Your Home on the Range

It was immediate. The first time, actually before the first time I ever climbed up on the back of a horse, I knew it was one of my homes. I’m sure you have your list in life – the places, the people, the passions that make you feel so assuredly you. Without you…

Discovering the World’s First National Park

You can’t really get enough of Yellowstone. Mostly because with its 2.2 million acres and miles and miles of trails and countless waterfalls, lakes, hot springs, geysers, wildlife, and wildflowers and so much more – one would need a couple of lifetimes to even begin to scratch the surface…

A Nod to Colorado

Nil Sine Numine – This is the motto of the State of Colorado. The Latin phrase is commonly translated as “Nothing Without Providence” or “Nothing Without Divinity.” Numine is derived from the noun Numen, which, directly translated, means “a nod of the head.” In ancient Rome, where Latin…

New Years and New Beginnings

The New Year is always a great opportunity to look back at the year behind, its high and lows, obstacles and accomplishments, lessons learned, and memories made. We hope that you’ll have an opportunity for quiet reflection, to look back on 2018 and pull from the mass of memories…

Sights and Sounds of Seasonal Jobs

Here at CoolWorks, we do what we do because of those memories, because of what they mean to us, and because we want them to continue to be created and passed down for generations to come. And in the spirit of sharing, we want to hear about your favorite…

Full of Awe and Wonder

We are in awe of the countless possibilities that exist for you – the CoolWorkers. And, we’re in awe of the chances you take, the lives you lead, the possibilities that exist within each one of you. Cheers to where you have been, where you are, and where you…

How and Why We Choose to Migrate

We’re all migrants on the path, in one form or another, some of us so much more fortunate than others. May we all be safe in our travels. May our hearts be open to those less fortunate than us. May we both give and receive kindness and compassion.