Wilderness Horse Camp Counselors

Ride, camp, and explore the amazing Eagle Cap Wilderness and Wallowa Mountains in Oregon as a Counselor for our Girl’s 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 back country, 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.

The girls are taught to prepare their own meals as well as keeping camp clean & orderly.  They catch, brush & saddle their own horses and also provide all care.  Camp is set up in the style of a back-country camp, with wall tents as sleeping tents and cook tent.  There is also a real bathroom and shower in the secluded location.

As a Counselor, you will be responsible for the girls’ safety, first and foremost.  While teaching basic camp cooking, proper horse care, etiquette, and trail riding, and general back country 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

·         Basic Horse care and knowledge

·         Basic Camping / Backcountry skills

·         Must be comfortable in the woods / back country

Other skills / experience that would be bonus, but not required may include:

·         Previous Camp Counselor experience

·         Experience with overnight back country camping, hiking, riding

·         Vet / Horse First Aid

·         Craft / Art

·         Music (singing, guitar, etc)

·         Flora / Fauna knowledge

Start date is on or about June 1st and runs until about August 31st.  Pay is DOE.  Counselors will report directly to Pack Station Managers who will provide training and guidelines for the camp.

To Apply:  Please send cover letter (covering any horse-related experience you may have that is not clearly listed on resume), a resume (or completed application, and optional picture to sara@cornucopialodge.com

Seasonal Cook / Housekeeper

Come live in the “Wilder Side of Oregon”!  We are a small, but growing, lodge and pack station in NE Oregon and are looking for a hard-working, adventurous and fun person to assist with the myriad of tasks essential to operating a full-service lodge and pack station.  We work a lot, but also enjoy ample opportunity to “get out” into the adjacent wilderness and USFS lands to pursue all the activities those areas provide.

 Ideal Candidate will be an upbeat “People person” with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.  Must be able to work all day and perform physical tasks such as lifting, carrying, etc.  They must have solid experience and knowledge in meal preparation and food handling (commercial or large group experience is a bonus, but we are willing to train); basic knowledge of computers, customer service and housekeeping / cleaning. 

Responsibilities / Duties:  Prepare quality, upscale meals for guests; Welcome any visitors or guests that may come to lodge; Answer phones & take reservations when managers are unavailable; Assist in keeping lodge and kitchen clean; Clean cabins as needed; Serve meals and run POS system.  Other tasks as needed to promote the smooth operation and friendly atmosphere of the lodge.

Requirements of Employer:

•             Valid Driver’s Licenses

•             Background Check upon employment

•             Will expect successful couple to learn history and geography of area in order to be able to assist guests / visitors with their questions

Prefer non-smokers.  Drugs of any sort on-site are grounds for dismissal.  No “drinkers”.

Pay $1800 - $2200/month DOE, room & Board provided

Position starts approximately May 20th & runs until approx Sept 30.

To apply: Please send cover letter, a resume (or completed application, and optional picture to sara@cornucopialodge.com