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Wildwood Staff (some in costume) on Nature Superheroes Day

A Summer Job With a Big Impact

Wildwood Staff (some in costume) on Nature Superheroes Day
Wildwood Staff (some in costume) on Nature Superheroes Day

If you are reading this blog post, it is very possible that it’s because you have had a memorable experience at Wildwood or another Mass Audubon camp, wildlife sanctuary, or program (or you love someone who has). All of our wonderful programs are possible because of our wonderful staff—and this summer, we hope that includes YOU!

All of our staff bring special skills to the table, whether they are teachers, artists, lifeguards, rock climbers, organizers, or trip leaders, and Wildwood is a welcoming and supportive place for introverts and extroverts alike.

And there are so many benefits to working at camp: Our staff make lifelong friendships, gain crucial life and job skills, make a difference in the lives of others, and have lots of fun while doing all this and more!

Here is just a sampling of the positions still available at Wildwood this summer:

Unit Counselors

Unit counselors live with children, supervise them daily, and teach fun activities throughout the day. Counselors have to be at least 19 years old or at least be one year out of high school. Typically, these staff members are between 19 and 30 years old.

Social Media Intern

Do you know someone that is a great photographer and whiz at social media? We are looking for an intern this summer to assist our Marketing team by taking photos, sharing them with camper families back home, creating fun and engaging social media posts, and writing blog posts (like this one!).

Teen Adventure Trip Leaders

Teen “Trek” Leaders facilitate groups of 5–8 teenagers on several one- or two-week outdoor adventure trips throughout the Northeast, both in the front- and backcountry. On each trip, two Trek Leaders work closely together to supervise and create a positive group environment where teens can learn, grow, and develop leadership skills in an active outdoor setting.

2019 Teen Adventure Trip
Teen Trekkers get to see some amazing places!

We are asking for you to reach out to your personal community and encourage wonderful folks in your circle to work at Wildwood!

All available jobs are listed on our website. Inquiries can be sent to [email protected]

Kyle & Katherine's Wedding Photos

Farewell & Congratulations to Kyle Branin!

Saying goodbye to our team members is always bittersweet in the camp world. Kyle Branin, our now-former Teen Programs Manager, has left Wildwood for a very exciting reason: he got married! And the union is completely Becky’s fault. Kyle’s new partner, Katherine, is a friend of Becky’s—who knew that a chance encounter over lunch would create a beautiful love connection?

Here a few photos of the small, socially distanced ceremony on Halloween, taken by our own marketing/photography staffer, Ryan, who was honored to be included in their big day. A larger celebration with their families to come when it is safe to gather and travel again.

Kyle & Katherine's Wedding Ceremony
Kyle & Katherine’s Wedding Ceremony, with family attending via Zoom

Kyle has been a part of the Wildwood family since 2012 when he was the Ropes Course Director and stayed on as caretaker for a few months. He left Wildwood to return home to Utah to work for outdoor company Black Diamond but continued to consult for us part-time. He returned in 2017 as the Teen Programs Manager.

Over the last three years, Kyle has worked hard to expand the “teen trek” program and start a new winter camping trek program. He managed the ropes course and was also a Leave No Trace trainer, helping Mass Audubon on the path to getting certified. Kyle brought consistency and growth to our Environmental Leadership Program (formerly Leaders-in-Training) and our Counselors-in-Training program (formerly Junior Counselors).

Kyle's dog, Pippin, inspecting the wedding cake
Kyle’s dog, Pippin, inspecting the wedding cake. Down, Pippin!

In his free time, Kyle guided trips for various outfitters and hiked around the New Hampshire woods with his beagle, Pippin. Few people knew that Kyle is a master Magic card player who has won many tournaments over the years (yes, he’s a true Wildwooder!). 

Kyle has moved to Scarsdale, New York, where Katherine serves as Associate Pastor of Mission, Outreach & Church Families at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church. All of us at Wildwood thank Kyle for his contributions to our programming and to all of the people he worked with. We wish him and Katherine a lifetime of happiness. 

Kyle & Katherine's Wedding Photos
Aren’t they just the picture of happiness?
Two boys standing in the pond with dip nets

2019 Overnight Camp: Session 2 – Part 2

The first half of session two has wrapped up! We experienced 4th of July sparklers, Counselor Hunt, Egg Drops, and our new friend Laquinta Sweets even stopped by to MC our Lip-sync show (Not to mention the many other activities that your campers are enjoying).

Here are some highlights, but check out our album on SmugMug for more pictures! Lots more left to come this week as we finish out the rest of Session 2…

-I’m a Happy Camper