We love having International staff each summer! We try to hire at least a third of our staff internationally. International Staff must apply through one of the International Exchange agencies such as Wildpacks (www.wildpacks.com), CCUSA, CampAmerica, and BUNAC (www.bunac.org). Once you apply through one of these companies, you can send us an email to look at your application. If we like what you have to offer on your application, we will contact you for a Skype interview.
International staff must cover their travel and visa expenses. Once they are here, their housing and food while working is covered and they receive a salary. International staff are paid at the end of the summer in one “lump sum.” If International staff need an advance during the summer, they are welcome to ask. International staff salary is based on the recommendation of the company you are applying through (though we typically pay more than the recommended amount).
We will have a scheduled pick up day at the Reno/Tahoe International Airport where we will meet you and bring you to camp. After camp, we recommend that you take time to travel with your new camp friends! In the event you do not have time to travel after camp, we will drive you back to the Reno/Tahoe International Airport on the day AFTER campers leave after 12pm. Please talk with us before scheduling your flights!
We recommend our International staff to pack lightly and order any bulky items (sleeping bag, pillows, hiking shoes, towels, etc.) prior to arriving at camp through Amazon. You can have these items shipped directly here from Amazon so you do not have to try and fit them in your suitcase.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!