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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
COUNSELORS IN TRAINING (ages 16-18)
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 (18+)
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 PROGRAM (ages 15-17)
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:
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.
FULL CAMPER-STAFF WEEKS (DO NOT APPLY FOR THESE)