Mohican Wilderness is an unusual outdoor opportunity for youth groups and families in Ohio and surrounding states. Not only do we provide camping with electric and water hookup on two miles of the Mohican River, we have a long list of recreation available and host numerous events. This combination creates a busy and challenging variety of employment options.
Spending a summer at Mohican Wilderness is a fantastic opportunity for the high school or college student looking for seasonal employment and to begin building their resume work history. Here at Mohican Wilderness, you will learn the skills necessary to work in a team environment as well as work independently. Working here at camp is not for the faint of heart – we work HARD! Our area is also in a dead zone for cell phone service and can be an unwelcomed hurdle to those looking to stay “connected” all day long.
Those wishing to spend the summer using their own RV/camper are permitted to set up on designated sites supplied with electric service and water hookup (dumping stations located at either of our two shower houses). Those wishing to campout for the summer and become grounded or have a nostalgia for their past experiences with summer camp – Our rustic co-ed cabin may be perfect for you! Equipped with electric for lights and outlets (no A/C, heat, or toilet facilities in the cabin), they are sure to bring back fond camp memories or prove to be a checkbox on your bucket list if you’ve never been away to summer camp. A fully equipped communal summer kitchen available for storing and preparing food. Restrooms available at the summer kitchen and toilets and showers available just inside camp. Must be 18+ for live on camp.
Please submit an application even if the position(s) is/are marked “filled”. In an ever-changing world, we are not exempt and occasionally have positions open up that will need filled quickly.
We keep applications on file for 1 year and will contact each individual for follow up questions or to interview if the position is open. Minors applying for employment will be required to submit the appropriate documentation required by law for work privileges. Thank you for your interest in joining our team. Call (740) 599-6741 for more information.
Summer Job Opportunities – Job Duties & Description
Compensation & Housing: Pay varies with the position as listed and does not take into consideration the use of a campsite. Although our season runs May 1 to October 31, most positions do not require that length of time. We have campsites with water and electric hookup available for the season for those who wish to use their own camper or RV.
NEW!!! Office/Camp Manager – Full Time; $17/hour
Not “new” but recently available…….We’re looking for the right person to fill some big shoes in our main office. Ideally, this person would be looking for long-term seasonal employment and available to live on-site in their own RV/camper April 1-October 31. The perfect candidate would possess the following qualities: a good understanding of the campground industry from the private sector-side of the things, DETAIL ORIENTED, conflict resolution and de-escalation skills, basic computer skills, interdepartmental communication, be customer and team focused, experience managing a small group of employees with the ability to effectively assign tasks while keeping the team on task and motivated. This multi-faceted position is responsible for the operation of the camp’s main office – family and group check-ins, POS system, merchandise ordering/stocking/counts, employee training, etc. The position requires the management and handling of issues within the campground pertaining to, but not limited to, rules and regulations enforcement, customer complaints, notifying appropriate staff for maintenance or housekeeping issues, security issues, etc. Bonus qualities/traits/certifications: Eagle Scout, Gold Award, CPR/First Aid, bachelor’s degree in business/management/recreational facility management, etc.
Office/Front Desk – Full and Part-Time; $12/hour
Ideal applicants are energetic, customer service and team focused, DETAIL ORIENTED, multi-taskers and problem solvers. This role is central to all that goes on here at camp. Office employees are responsible for the check-in of families and groups; selling items from the camp store; signing up customers for various activities; answering the phone; taking reservations; and answering questions concerning the camp and its recreation; lots of public contact. Applicant must possess strong customer service skills. 4-5 day work weeks with weekend requirements. Internship possibilities available. Day/evening shifts; MUST be available weekends.
Canoe Crew & Maintenance/Mowing – Full and Part-Time; $12/hour
Drive canoes and campers safely to drop-off points on the river; load and unload canoes; keep equipment in good operational condition; teach canoe basics; campground maintenance during the week. This position is physically demanding and requires employee to lift large/heavy objects. This position works with the public and applicant must possess strong customer service skills. Keep grounds mowed with John Deere zero turn mowers; weed whip with a gas-powered whip; small gardening jobs; light building maintenances. Help with canoe livery and trash pickup. This position is physically demanding and requires applicant to lift heavy objects continuously throughout the day. 5-day work week for full time employees with a weekend requirement; must pass background, physical and drug test per DOT requirements and be 18+. 2–3-day work week for part time with a Saturday requirement. Minors must have appropriate permission for employment and an updated physical form signed by a physician; minors are restricted to operating the canoe landing and will not be canoe van drivers. Internship possibilities available. Generally, day shift; MUST be available weekends.
Recreation Crew – Part-Time; $12/hour
This 4-person crew takes on many different tasks throughout the camps operation and is collectively responsible for the daily programming offered to our guests utilizing the Nature and Craft Centers as well as basic recreational instruction (when needed) for archery, canoeing, rifle range, etc. In addition to the camp’s programming, this crew will also partake in housekeeping of the restroom and shower house facilities, cabin rental turnovers and trash pickup. Generally, a 5-day work week with a Friday-Sunday requirement.
Nanny – Full Time; Starting pay $12/hour
Looking for an energetic, responsible, crafty person to look after 2 children ages 7 & 10. Must pass a background check and drug testing. The qualified applicant is someone who possesses a love and passion for working with children and helping them experience the out-of-doors and free play. Internship possibilities are endless for the education or child psych major (not a requirement). In addition to caring for children, job duties also entail light cleaning (sweeping/mopping, wiping down surfaces, dishes, assisting the children in cleaning their toys and rooms, etc.). I work 7 days a week, various hours and need someone who is flexible and available weekends. Day shift, usually 9-5 or 7pm with occasional variations; Wednesdays and Thursdays off.
Security – Full or Part-Time; $15/hour
This position has a focus on camps security Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and assists with camp maintenance during the week (mowing, weed whipping, driving a tractor for hayrides, running our rifle range and other miscellaneous tasks). There is an evening/night requirement in addition to a weekend requirement. The ideal candidate would have a law enforcement type background involving customer service in dealing with the public in a security setting. Security personnel work closely with deputies from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office for night security on weekends. MUST be available nights and weekends.
General Maintenance – Full or Part-time; $12/hour
Looking for a “Jack of all trades” or someone quick to learn new skills independently. Unlimited possibilities here! We are looking for someone willing to learn how to repair and maintain our river livery fleet of canoes, kayaks and tubes, mowing on zero turn lawn mowers, weed whipping, tractor driving, building repairs and maintenance, new construction/repair of small projects in the campground, chain saw work, power washing, cleaning, etc. The ideal candidate would WANT to learn every facet of the business and be able to pitch in when and wherever needed. Flexible days and hours available.