Seasonal Adventure Jobs

At the BSA National High Adventure Bases

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From the mountains to the oceans, we've got you covered.

The 4 BSA National High Adventure Bases: Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier High Adventure, the Summit Bechtel Reserve and BSA Seabase High Adventure offer some of the best summer employment options around in unique locations around the US. Offering opportunities to make your seasonal job an experience you will never forget, the BSA National High Adventure Bases collectively  employ nearly 2,500 young adults each summer and serve over 50,000 youth and adults annually. Check out each base and see which one is the right fit for you, apply and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

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Philmont Scout Ranch

Cimarron, New Mexico | Hiking, Climbing, Interactive Historical Programs


Each summer, more than 23,000 scouts travel from all corners of the US and abroad to participate in the rich backcountry program and trekking opportunities available at Philmont Scout Ranch. 35 staffed backcountry camps scattered throughout the 140,171-acre facility provide assorted programs ranging from rock climbing to horseback riding to mine tours and living history. Since 1939, Philmont programs have attracted more than 1 million participants. The Philmont property also serves as the national training center for the Boy Scouts of America.

Northern Tier High Adventure

Ely, Minnesota | Canoeing, Fishing, Interactive Historical Programs


Northern Tier employs hundreds of staff every year. Staff members come from all over the world and bring with them unique skills and talents. Northern Tier’s diverse and qualified staff work as a team and annually deliver the wilderness experience of a lifetime to thousands of youth and adults.

A Northern Tier staff member is committed to providing exceptional and consistent quality in everything they do. If this describes you, consider applying to be a member of Northern Tier’s top-notch staff.

Sea Base

BSA Seabase High Adventure

Florida Keys, Florida | Sailing, Scuba Diving, Sea Kayaking


Sea Base is a unique Scouting program that offers aquatics programs found nowhere else. Whether your interests lie in sailing, scuba diving, rustic camping on an undeveloped barrier island, fishing or a combination of all, this is the place for you. Sea Base serves around 16,000 participants annually.

Sea Base now operates 18 different adventures out of five locations: two in the Florida Keys, two in the US Virgin Islands, and one in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas.

The Summit Bechtel Reserve

Glen Jean, West Virginia | Whitewater rafting, Aerial Sports, Firearms Programs


Situated in the wilds of West Virginia, The Summit Bechtel Reserve is a training, Scouting, and adventure center for the millions of youth and adults involved in the Boy Scouts of America and anyone who loves the outdoors.

Available positions are varied and include overall camp support in addition to specializations within each of our three main operational areas: The Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base; The James C. Justice National Scout Camp; The John D. Tickle National Training & Leadership Center.