Job Opportunities

Birchwood Camp Host(s) Program

Host(s) are responsible for furthering the mission of the camp through the hosting of guest groups and campers.  Our Host(s) are quite literally some of the most visible faces of our agency, helping visitors to feel welcome, answering their questions and orienting them to the facilities and grounds.  The Host provides guest groups and campers with individual attention for check-in, welcome and safety orientation, communicates activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate for the camper age range and abilities; and check-out. In addition, assists in the development and delivery of the overall camp operation.  Qualified candidates would have excellent hospitality skills, able to ensure that our guests feel welcomed and comfortable during their stay.  Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs is preferred.  This volunteer position also requires ability to handle cash or payment methods and record deposits accurately.  Related experience or maintenance experience preferred.  On-site housing may be available, and an ideal candidate would be available a minimum of one 72 (+/-) hour period per month; more preferred.  Click here for more detailed information.


Birchwood Camp Intern Program

Application is OPEN for the 2017 Summer Intern program. Our camp intern program is a unique summer opportunity for young adults who desire to grow as leaders while working at beautiful Birchwood Camp for the summer.

Birchwood Camp is a 160 acres, year round camp located near Anchorage, Alaska. Nearly 6,000 guests attend Birchwood each year. Birchwood is home to numerous summer groups ranging from Birchwood Summer Camp, retreat groups, to college-youth camps and camps for those with special needs. Our attentive and supportive camp staff is available to provide a truly unique and enriched camp experience! Birchwood Camp’s mission is to build community on common ground.  Birchwood seeks seasonal summer 2017 interns to support our growing camp through program delivery for Birchwood’s summer camp programming and operations; serving a broad and diverse population. Utilizing the camp’s traditional activities to deliver team building, challenge course facilitation, recreation, and environmental education programs, we teach 21st century skills including communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.  The ideal candidate will hold or be currently enrolled in a Bachelors degree in Recreation, Outdoor Leadership, Physical Education, Teaching or related subject, and prior experience delivering program content in a camp setting.  The candidate must be comfortable in an outdoor setting and familiar with outdoor recreation, team building facilitation, and natural sciences.  The candidate will supervise campers and lead outdoor programs to groups of campers, students, adults, and families; maintain specialized program equipment; assist with special programs and events.  The candidate will report to and assist the Summer Program Coordinator in the development and delivery of camp sessions and programs.  The candidate will be responsible for leading campers and assisting with retreats / groups, and the operation of summer camp sessions. Birchwood Camp’s schedule varies with weekday, weekend, evening, and some overnight/on-call work is required. Salary DOE with base rate weekly stipend of $225.  Estimated start date of May 27, 2017. Visit for job description. Email cover letter and resume to Alcohol, drug, and tobacco free workplace. EOE. (ACA Accredited)

Click here to learn more about our intern program or to apply.

Questions? contact the camp director

Campers on ball field