Touch lives while experiencing the AMAZING Eagle Cap Wilderness and Wallowa Mountains in Oregon
We're remote, quiet, wild and have TONS of history in the area.
- Wallowa Mountains & Eagle Cap Wilderness, outside Halfway OR
- Some experience required
- Start Date:
- Job starts in 4 months (Jun 15, 2020)
Ride, camp, and explore the amazing Eagle Cap Wilderness and Wallowa Mountains in Oregon as a Counselor for Wilderness Horse Camp.
At Wilderness Horse Camp, we share our love of the outdoors and horses with girls ages 10-17. Every day is spent riding in the amazing Wallowa Mountains and Eagle Cap Wilderness areas. Our campers are always amazed at this one-of-a-kind camp that allows them to experience the backcountry, western riding, camping and crafts, all while learning about horses and making life-long friendships and memories. We limit camp size to 12 girls to ensure safety and encourage a more intimate experience.
While teaching basic camp cooking, proper horse care, etiquette, and trail riding, and general backcountry and Leave-No-Trace skills is a full-time job, you will be rewarded by the exuberance and joy the girls bring to the camp. Additionally, many long-term relationships are forged as you leave an indelible mark on their youth.
We are willing to train for the specific tasks related to the position, but the successful applicant will have the following demonstrable skills:
- General First Aid
- Western and Trail Riding knowledge (Min 3 years)
- Basic Horse care and knowledge
- Basic Camping / Backcountry skills
- Must be comfortable in the woods/backcountry
Other skills/experience that would be a bonus, but not required may include:
- Previous Camp Counselor experience
- Experience with overnight backcountry camping, hiking, riding
- Vet / Horse First Aid
- Craft / Art
- Music (singing, guitar, etc)
- Flora / Fauna knowledge
Start date is on or about June 15th (although we can often offer an earlier date should a successful candidate want to start sooner) and runs until about August 25th (MUST be willing to stay until at least this date).
Pay is DOE, starting at $1900/month plus room & board. (Housing is at the camp and is a wall tent on a floor, but does have real beds, dresser, rugs, etc. Counselors will share the bath house w/ campers).
Hours are long, but we do strive to ensure you get at least 24 hours off between camps.
Counselors will report directly to Pack Station Managers who will provide training and guidelines for the camp.