This packet contains an application for employment and internship positions with Wildwood Outdoor Adventures.
We are excited that you share our love of the outdoors and are considering joining our team. As you complete the following paperwork, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions that you have. Our staff and management will be happy to talk with you about our programs and activities.
We appreciate your thoughtful responses to the questions in this application.
Wildwood Outdoor Adventures (WOA) Information:
First and foremost, Wildwood Outdoor Adventures is a family: a diverse group of people dedicated to one another and the clients we have served sense 2008. Our ultimate focus is to provide great experiences through the dynamic adventures Wildwood offers. Wildwood Outdoor Adventures staff members are cross trained and play a significant role. There are many advantages to this unique arrangement. Our guides and activity/event coordinators also instruct and “hang out” at the Outdoor Adventures HQ. This connection gives our retail store the knowledge, expertise, and excitement that assists customers with “from the field” information and suggestions for trip and activity planning and purchases. Our staff is trained in many facets, lead guiding, tail guiding, photography, instructing kayaks, canoe, SUP lessons, or running shuttle for them, running rental/laser tag/escape adventure concessions, facilitating adult and youth events, guiding tours, team building, and SO much more! All of our staff have specific roles on the team and are also expected to be a sort of an adventure Sherpa, moving gear, helping clients, and instructing. Although our staff is designated to work in specific areas, we are better known for our ability to combine our efforts to complete complex tasks quickly and efficiently as a team. Whether we are adventuring, guiding, instructing, creating, counseling, repairing, camping, or playing, WOA is at heart, a “team.”
WOA Location :
The Wildwood Outdoor Adventures office Facility is located at 5179 Hwy 70, Eagle River, WI. and 5230 Livin' The Dream Way, WI. The majority of our adventures are located in Eagle River, WI and the surrounding areas. Do not hesitate to contact us about employment and internships regardless of the time of year!
Start/End Dates & Times Off:
The staff season generally runs from mid May through October. The spring and fall commitments are scheduled for training, planning and pre-season trips. The summer commitment is from (approx.) June 15th to August 31st. School, sports, and vacation conflicts can be negotiated. Part Time & Full Time Positions available. You will also have additional days off when there are no scheduled trips. All positions include use of gear and rentals at scheduled times, staff training education, special staff functions & discounted gear.
Wildwood Outdoor Adventures makes a significant investment in the training of our staff. In fact, after this season you will have many experiences and training sessions to add to your resume. It is vitally important to our program for staff to complete the entire season.
The Mission of WOA:
To provide environments, experiences, resources, and training which lead people, youth and adults, in exploring the outdoors, gain confidence within, and explore new adventures.
WOA Core Values:
Soul, honesty, faithfulness, trustworthiness, responsibility, teamwork, caring, love, respect, goal setting and self-reflection.
What every WOA Team Member has:
- Desire to be a quality role model, and to see people learn new skills and gain valuable experiences.
- Is able to commit to training and a full commitment during the summer season
- Is in agreement with Wildwood Outdoor Adventures policies.
- Eagerness to learn and a desire to work with youth and adults of all ethnicities and economic backgrounds.
- Enjoys sharing outdoor experiences with people of all ages.
- Is able to function professionally under stressful situations.
- Shows good communication skills and ability to understand people.
- Willing to work outdoors in a camp environment.
- Has a driver’s license and a good driving record.
What every WOA Guide has:
- Willingness to put in long hours.
- Able to organize and lead recreational and educational activities and initiatives.
- Is able to display teaching ability with a constant emphasis on safety.
- Holds, or is willing to receive training in:
- Red Cross Life Guarding
- First aid
- CPR for the Professional Rescuer certifications
- Wilderness First Aid
Benefits of working for WOA:
1. Ability to gain valuable training, skills and experience in many of the following areas:
a. To work outdoors in a fun atmosphere
d. Group management
f. Event coordinating
g. Trip Planning
2. Discounts on gear.
3. Connections/networking for possible future employment.
A Note for Interns:
Interns are a valuable and exciting aspect of Wildwood Outdoor Adventures. They provide fresh perspectives, energy, and skills that complement our programs and enhance our guests’ experience. We welcome interns from a variety of majors, programs and colleges. Our management will work with you and your college supervisor to ensure that your goals and program requirements are easily and fully met. Interns are closely supervised by WOA management and regular oral and written feedback is provided. Each program and internship is different so send us a copy of yours and we’ll work with you to develop a plan that will lead to success!
March 24, 2023