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Seasonal Staff Opportunities
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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.


Want to join the amazing summer staff of the Summit? Not sure where the best fit is?

Complete the General Interest Application, and a member of the Summit recruiting team will be in touch soon to discuss the many available options!

There are several unique administrative and support roles available at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Roles in this area are focused on providing support to Registration Services, Hospitability, Retail, Emergency Services, and many other areas!

Open summer seasonal positions:

There are several unique high-adventure and trek programs offered by the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Roles in this department are focused on providing transformational outdoor experiences, through an array of adventure activities, to young people.

Open summer seasonal positions in trek programs:

Introduce young people to the chills and thrills of riding ATVs, navigating world-class mountain biking trails, and shredding the gnar at the Summit's incredible BMX and skateboarding venues.

Open summer seasonal positions in the Wheels Department:

Ready, aim, inspire! The Summit offers a variety of target sports opportunities to youth, including archery, shotgun, and rifle.

Open summer seasonal positions in the Target (Shooting) Sports Department:

The Summit is home to a variety of world-class aerial sports venues, including thousands of feet of ziplines, climbing and rappelling venues, and specialized opportunities (like the Leap of Faith and canopy zipline tours).

Open summer seasonal positions in the Aerial Sports Department:

A traditional Scout summer camp experience at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, focused on advancement (rank and merit badge) and personal enrichment.

Open summer seasonal positions in Justice Scout Camp:

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

Types of Positions

Our Seasonal jobs generally cover 3 main areas of focus:

  • 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 $1,350/month, including room and board (valued at $1,969), 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 working with staff members and institutions to help them 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 training and certification
  • Special employee discounts on hundreds of outdoor brands
  • Minutes from the New River Gorge National Park
  • 15 minute drive to  Fayetteville, WV, dubbed one of “America’s Coolest Small Towns” 
  • Developing life skills through leading, guiding, and caring for participants
  • Create friendships to last a lifetime!
  • Great resume builder

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

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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