If you like activities such as mountain biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking and other fun outdoor activities then applying for one of the many summer camp counselor jobs in Alaska might be the perfect fit for you!
Made up of 5 distinct regions, Alaska really is one of the most amazing States to be found anywhere in the United States. Dramatic landscape and an abundance of diverse wildlife make it a great choice to visit for anyone that is a fan of the great outdoors.
Alaska is home to Denali national park which offers over 6 million acres of land inhabited by wild animals of all sizes roaming the natural landscape like they have for hundreds of years. In addition to Denali the state also has several other fantastic parks and also the location of Mount McKinley, America's tallest mountain peak.
This amazing landscape and natural beauty make it an ideal setting for summer camps. Summer camp counselor jobs in Alaska are highly sort after and you will need to start the application process early to land one of the popular positions in this spectacular state.
Alaska is the largest state in the US but doesn't have the same high population levels of other states. Even so it does have an abundance of airports to handle the travelers that visit each year from all over the world.
The largest city is Anchorage in the south and this is the biggest airport in the States. Most international summer camp staff will fly into this city then transfer from here. Often air travel in Alaska is via smaller planes so that you can get into the remote regions.
Summer Camps Counselor Jobs in Alaska
Obviously a lot of the camps that are offered in Alaska during the summer are focused on outdoor activities and wildlife exploration. There are all kinds of different positions regardless of whether or not you are an expert kayak instructor or a college student with no experience other than a passion of outdoor life.
This is a small girls on camp which is located in Wasilla. The camp offers various activities for its campers and has the goal of helping girls develop through providing great role models in the form of the camp counselors they work with.
Adventure Cross Country
This is a global company that offers programs for teenage boys and girls. They offer 2 - 5 week programs that focus on community development skills, sports activities and outdoor adventure. Camp counselor jobs with Adventure Cross Country require that you are over 21 years of age and have experience working with teenage children. Positions are open to potential counselors from all over the world as long as they can obtain the required work visas.
Offering adventure camps for children in 6th - 12th grade adventure treks is an established camp company with a reputation for offering great outdoor summer camp activities for boys and girls. Each camp program will last between 4 - 7 days and requirements include that you are at least 21 years old and have experience working in a outdoor wilderness program, any first aid qualifications is also a bonus.
What They Say
"I spent 12 weeks working at a wilderness camp just outside Anchorage and loved every minute of it! The whole experience was so much and and I got to explore and discover all kinds of fantastic wilderness locations throughout the State of Alaska. If you have the opportunity to work in any of the different summer camp counselor jobs in Alaska I would highly recommend it, especially if you are a fan of the great outdoors as Alaska has it all!"
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