ADK WildHorse Ranch operates a Summer Camp for nine weeks plus two weeks of staff training. The ADK WildHorse Camp summer schedule typically consists of beginning staff training during the second week of June and completing the summer season in the third week of August. WildHorse Ranch expects summer staff be available for the entire season.  All Summer Camp Staff serve in a dual role as cabin counselor and activity specialist.

  • Post high school education preferred (2 years suggested)
  • Desire to work with children, adults, and animals in educational setting
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Commitment to work long hours
  • Good character, integrity and accountability
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 75 lbs
  • Ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
  • Problem solving skills
  • Be an encourager to the campers and fellow counselors, keeping in mind how important your words are (be constructive, not destructive).
  • Ability to identify and respond to potential and actual hazards
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification from a recognized provider
  • Paid Posiiton
Qualifications for Senior Counselors:
Employment Opportunities
Qualifications for Junior Counselors:
  • Currently attending high school 
  • Desire to work with children, adults, and animals in educational setting
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Commitment to work long hours
  • Good character, integrity and accountability
  • 15-17 years of age 
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 75 lbs
  • Ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
  • Problem solving skills
  • Be an encourager to the campers and fellow counselors, keeping in mind how important your words are (be constructive, not destructive).
  • Ability to identify and respond to potential and actual hazards
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification from a recognized provider
  • Not a paid position

  • Develop relationships with the children in assigned cabins
  • Lead or assist in teaching various classes at ADK WildHorse Camp
  • Participate in animal care and ranch maintenance
  • Assist & participate in evening programs
  • Supervise “free time areas”
  • Guide cabin and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of the camp program
  • Carry out established roles for supervising camper health
  • Supervise daily cabin cleanups for inspection
  • Lead cabin or group in appropriate skits or songs when the program calls for it
  • Responsible for the well being of the children in their cabin and assigned activities
  • Flexible in all aspects of the program with a willingness to help out when a need arises
  • Willingness to help children through difficult challenges such as homesickness
  • A true desire to work hard and play hard in all aspects of the job while maintaining
  •  a level of responsibility and accountability
Duties:
Qualifications for Riding Instructors:
  • Lead lessons, and instruct riding to campers 9 to 17 years of age. Beginning instruction starts in one of our two rings and progresses to "cross country", jumping and trail riding throughout our 250 acre facility.
  • Post high school education preferred (2 years suggested), but not required
  • Desire to work with children, adults, and animals in educational setting
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Commitment to work long hours
  • Good character, integrity and accountability
  • 19 years of age or older
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 75 lbs
  • Ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
  • Problem solving skills
  • Be an encourager to the campers and fellow counselors, keeping in mind how important your words are (be constructive, not destructive).
  • Ability to identify and respond to potential and actual hazards
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification from a recognized provider
  • Paid Position / Contract
Qualifications for Horseback Riding Director:
  • Possess skills and confidence in the leading and organization of English horsemanship.  
  • Prefer leadership in an English riding program and teaching experience or other work with children.
  • Post high school education preferred (2 years suggested)
  • Desire to work with children, adults, and animals in educational setting
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Commitment to work long hours
  • Good character, integrity and accountability
  • Be an encourager to the campers and fellow counselors, keeping in mind how important your words are (be constructive, not destructive).
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 75 lbs
  • Ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to identify and respond to potential and actual hazards
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification from a recognized provider
  • Paid Position
Duties:
  • ​Implement program goals, organize riding schedule and lesson plans, lead a staff of 5, assist in the development of staff, overall organization of the program.  
  • The riding instructor will work very closely with the Camp Director in the care of 40+ horses. 
  •  Other duties include instruction of riding to campers 10 to 17 years of age. 
  •  Beginning instruction starts in one of our two rings and progresses to jumping and trail riding throughout our ranch property.
  • When not instructing, fill the role of a trip or program leader, senior counselor
Details:
  • At least 19 years of age or rising college sophomore with a strong interest in teaching children. 
  • Experience teaching riding and caring for horses preferred.
  • The instructor will work very closely with the Riding Director and Camp Director in the care of 40+ horses. 

Details for All Staff:

  • Rustic housing in cabins 
  • Meals offered 7 days a week
  • Paid Activities
  • If successful, a letter or recommendation & professional references
  • A summer of memories, friends, and making the difference in the lives of children
  • Pay based on experience (except JC)
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  • Develop relationships with the children in assigned cabins
  • Lead or assist in teaching various classes at ADK WildHorse Camp
  • Participate in animal care and ranch maintenance
  • Assist & participate in evening programs
  • Supervise “free time areas”
  • Guide cabin and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of the camp program
  • Carry out established roles for supervising camper health
  • Supervise daily cabin cleanups for inspection
  • Lead cabin or group in appropriate skits or songs when the program calls for it
  • Responsible for the well being of the children in their cabin and assigned activities
  • Flexible in all aspects of the program with a willingness to help out when a need arises
  • Willingness to help children through difficult challenges such as homesickness
  • A true desire to work hard and play hard in all aspects of the job while maintaining
  •  a level of responsibility and accountability
Duties:
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