PO Box 317
Government Camp, OR 97028


Open positions include Counselors, CIT's (counselors in training), Kitchen Staff and Camper-Staff.

Thank you for your interest in working for Mt. Hood Summer Ski Camps. We hire employees who are versatile and competent with a good attitude. Also, NO PETS! Leave your dog at home!

Our staff retention is very high. Roughly 75-80% of our adult staff from the previous summer returns to work the following summer, so as you can imagine, it's very competitive for those remaining job openings. All things being equal, we'll likely hire someone that has been a camper with us in the past vs someone who has not. Hiring decisions for new applicants that have not worked at our camp before, aren't made until sometime in April or May. Returning staff and camper-staff hiring decisions may be made before that time.

If you are interested in working with us please fill out this job application carefully, paying attention to the dates when you will be available. If you are applying as a CIT or Camper-Staff, please indicate your availability EXCLUDING the weeks you intend to be a camper. We will assume you plan to fulfill your mandatory camper week(s) preceding your available employment dates. As soon as we have everyone's availability, we will then be able to make the final hiring decisions.

Once your application form is filled out, please EMAIL it to mhsscjob@gmail.com. Do not email it to the mike@mthood email as all prospective employment emails sent there get forwarded to the mhsscjob email, meaning it will take longer for your application to be considered. Do not mail in your application as there is no one to receive physical mail prior to the start date of camp.

All employees need a current Red Cross First Aid/Safety Card (or better). Employees will also be asked to complete a safe-sport training class if they do not already have a certification.


The counselors we select are expected to be outgoing, friendly college age students or older who have the ability to make the correct decision on behalf of the campers in a sometimes hectic situation. Counselors must be good drivers as one of the main duties of counselors is driving campers to and from the mountain, to and from afternoon activities, and to and from the airport on weekends (typically with a trailer attached to the back of our vans). Other duties include maintaining general cleanliness of living areas, chaperoning the campers during non-skiing hours, and waking up/putting the campers to sleep everyday. They are also expected to be around the campers to answer questions/ help the campers with their daily schedules.

COMPENSATION: Counselors are paid on a salary basis. Food, lodging and on hill training are included. Either a season pass or 3 park tickets a week are also provided.
In the past, counselors have been required to get their CDL in order to have this job. Due to new CDL requirements, this is no longer true. However, if you possess a CDL (Class B w/passenger) we highly encourage you to apply as you will get paid substantially more.

Objective: CIT's that we hire will be trained to be full-fledged counselors once they reach age 18, so that they can start in their new position with knowledge on camp, activities, and the local area. We will only hire CIT's from those that have worked as camper-staff or have been previous campers. We are looking for high school juniors or seniors and/or recent high school graduates. We want motivated individuals who would return to camp the following summer(s) to take up full counselor duties.

CIT Duties: The position does NOT involve any driving. CIT's need to go on activities with counselors and coaches in order to learn how to get there, how to set up the activity and how it should be run. CIT's are also responsible for monitoring the campers, putting them to bed and waking them up for breakfast in the morning. CIT’s may assist with airport pickups/dropoffs, and if they don’t go to the airport on the weekend they will assist the camper-staff and the cleaning crews to get the lodge prepared for the following week or help do check-in of new campers arriving at the lodge. CIT’s ski every day and receive training every day as a typical camper would. They also participate in full weekday activities.

REQUIREMENTS AND FEES: CIT’S are required to attend one fully paid session followed by at least 3-4 weeks working as a CIT. These working weeks you will only pay for lift tickets ($650 a week). They also must depart on Sunday rather than Saturday of their last week.

Once you submit an application (indicating the weeks you would like to work only) and are accepted, you will be expected to register online for your fully paid week (before the working weeks) as well as your working weeks (totaling 4-5 weeks). You will be provided a discount code that will bring your balance down to equal that of the lift tickets for your working weeks by email when you receive the job offer.


Kitchen Staff prepare all meals at camp minus breakfast on the weekdays. Kitchen Staff work in shifts throughout the day that are assigned at the beginning of the week, meaning they can work long hours with whole days off or can spread out their shifts for shorter working days. Because some of the kitchen equipment is dangerous (slicers, mixers, deep fat fryers, etc.) the kitchen staff needs to be careful, mature, and responsible. We are proud of the food we produce and want to continue to improve on it. 
Kitchen Staff are also required to obtain their Food Handlers license for the State of Oregon before their first day.

COMPENSATION: Kitchen staff are paid on an hourly basis with free lodging, meals, and on hill training. Either a season pass or 3 park passes are provided a week.


Camper-Staff are typically younger campers who are looking for a way to attend camp at a discounted rate. As a camper-staff, your job duties are to assist the kitchen staff in cleaning the kitchen throughout the meal shifts, as well as cleaning the lodge during the weekends. This includes washing dishes, taking out the trash, sweeping, etc. and on weekends replacing the bedding in the bunk rooms for the new incoming campers.

REQUIREMENTS AND FEES: CIT’s can do one week camper/one week staff, or they can do two weeks camper/two weeks staff. You cannot do one camper week followed by two working weeks (exceptions can be made only under certain circumstances). You can also do two weeks as a camper and then only work one week if you would like. You must do all the camper weeks before the staff weeks. Your camper week(s) will be full price, and your staff week(s) you will only be required to pay for lift tickets.

Costs are as follows for Summer 2024:
1 camper session ($2,200) and one staff week lift tickets ($650) = $2,850 (Savings of $1,550)
2 camper sessions ($4,400) and two staff week lift tickets ($1,300) = $5,700 (Savings of $3,100)

Once you submit an application (indicating the weeks you would like to work only) and are accepted, you will be expected to register online for your fully paid week(s) as well as your working weeks (totaling 2-4 weeks). You will be provided a discount code that will bring your balance down to equal that of the lift tickets for your working week(s) by email when you receive the job offer.

No sessions are full for this summer yet.


Coaching positions are typically full or obtained by us reaching out. However, if you have a connection to someone who works at camp or simply want to see if we have any openings, please send the camp application as well as your resume to mhsscjob@gmail.com.

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