Good news for guys who like working with their hands in the beautiful, mountainous outdoors — the Green Team at Camp Alleghany is hiring!
In addition to our traditional Green Teamers who do all kinds of things like being barge drivers, performing maintenance, working on facilities care, lifting and hauling, etc., we’re also looking to add a couple of lifeguards to the Green Team, which is new — usually our lifeguards are from within the counselor staff.
A great job for great guys
As I mentioned, our Green Team spends the majority of its time working outside, in a beautiful, peaceful setting, under the supervision of Facilities Director Garrett O’Dell. The pace is brisk and you’re kept busy while on a shift (it’s not boring!), but you couldn’t ask for a better place for summer work.
The work can be physically demanding but we’ve consistently hired those fellows who want to stay physically active during their summer breaks from college. And the work is satisfying, especially with some of the larger projects.
Day-to-day duties include washing dishes, taking out the trash, mowing the grass (nothing any regular American guy didn’t do as household chores growing up!), plus fixing minor repair needs, helping to set up camp such as furnishing the tents, the occasional “critter patrol” (perhaps scaring off a snake or animal), poling the barge and rowing the boats across the river, bringing in food orders and other packages or things that arrive at camp, and general groundskeeping/maintenance help throughout camp.
Where the livin’ is easy
And there are some perks.
The Green Team cabin is one of the newest buildings on site, so sleeping quarters are among the nicest in camp.
In addition to your salary, and cabin accommodations, you get all your meals at camp. We promise you will be very well fed — and we’re excited about the meals from our new food service providers, KANDLE.
Downtime is usually spent relaxing by The Greenbrier River, which flows right through the heart of camp. It’s a place former Green Team members have said is so peaceful and relaxing.
Speaking of the river, this year we’re looking for a couple of our Green Team guys to be life guard trained. This will offer a salary bonus as well. So even if you’re not currently trained, you could get the training and get some extra pay.
A lifelong love
Even though we’re an all-girls’ camp, many Green Teamers have developed an emotional tie to Alleghany — just ask any Green Team alum! Many of our guys return year after year because they love it. Additionally, we have had several GT alums serve on the Board of the Camp Alleghany Alumni Association and/or become members themselves.
Here’s what one of our alums had to say about working on the Green Team:
I have built lifelong friendships from working on the Camp Alleghany Green Team. Camp Alleghany is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever worked and it was great to be a part of a place that enriched the lives of so many.
— Eddy Eckart, Green Team member 2000-2001 and past CAAA Board Member
And another testimonial,
The lasting friendships I established while working on the Green Team ten years ago prove that this was way more than just a summer job.-Matt Gorsuch, Green Team member 2000-2005, Head of Green Team 2006, and past CAAA Board Member
— Elizabeth Dawson Shreckhise, Assistant Director, Camp Alleghany for Girls