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Seasonal Staff Opportunities
& Employment Information

The Summit Bechtel Reserve is looking for some excellent seasonal staff to support summer programming and year-round operations at our 10,000 acre facility in Wild & Wonderful West Virginia. We employ 250+ staff each year to serve in a variety of positions ranging from experiential education and adventure activity operators to administrative staff and hospitality specialists.

The Summit serves thousands of youth in our summer programs along with thousands of guests throughout the year. Due to the unique nature of the Summit, we’re looking for committed and passionate staff to help carryout our mission: change lives and create lifelong memories.

Looking for an awesome seasonal job where you can make a difference in the lives of young people and guests?

Types of Positions

There  are 3 main categories of positions including:

  • Program Delivery
    Experiential Education, Adventure Guides, Adventure Operators/Specialists
  • Administration + Operations
    Logistics, Clerks, Photo/Video & Marketing
  • Health & Safety + Facility Support
    Medical Staff, Rangers, Security  

Salary & Compensation

The Summit offers competitive pay starting at $1,150/month including room and board (valued at $1,500/month) with opportunities to make more depending on position, certifications and relevant experience.

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Lodging & Accommodations

Basic lodging included with staff includes:

  • Private or Semi-Private 10×12′ tents with electricity
  • Staff Lounge and gathering space
  • 3 meals per day (can accommodate dietary considerations) 
  • Free Wifi

Internships & Work Experience

The leadership team at the Summit has substantial experience in working with staff members and institutions to help staff members complete field work credit hours and internships.

In addition to School Credit, working as a seasonal staff member at the Summit is a great way to gain valuable work experience that looks great on a resume. 

Additional Perks

Additional Perks to working at the Summit include:

  • Professional Certification Training
  • Professional Discounts on hundreds of brands
  • New River Gorge backyard playground 
  • Minutes from One of “America’s Coolest Small Towns” 
  • Developing life skills through leading, guiding and caring for participants,
  • Create friendships to last a lifetime!

What our Staff are saying:

"The opportunities are endless!! ...with everything from leadership roles, to professional references, to giving you the opportunity to speak your ideas. As a young woman, these opportunities are important to me in an organization. Plus, there is something quite special about the lifetime friends you make living in a tent for a summer. It is a great way to learn to be a minimalist and wake with the rising of the sun!"

- Aspen H.

2021 Wheels Seasonal Manager

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The BSA is committed to equal employment opportunity and compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws that prohibit workplace discrimination and unlawful retaliation, such as those that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), gender, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, genetic information, citizenship status, protected activity (such as opposition to or reporting of prohibited discrimination or harassment), or any other status or classification protected by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including without limitation advertising, recruiting, hiring, training, evaluation, promotion, transfer, work assignments, compensation, benefits, disciplinary action, termination, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment.

Professional Positions with the Boy Scouts of America
If, instead of Seasonal Employment opportunities, you are interested in exploring other employment opportunities with the Boy Scouts of America, please visit the BSA’s corporate job site at to view current availability.

Questions Employment questions may be sent to or call 304-465-2800.

Apply NOW for the Best Summer Ever!

Is this the summer you’re looking for? If so, we encourage you to apply; you might be just who we’re looking for!

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