Thank you for your interest in learning more about working EXTREME Arctic!!!
ARCTIC MIDNIGHT SUN SEASON [spring/summer] --- March is upon us —- and, by the middle of the month, the sun will have returned to Alaska's Arctic --- meaning that "midnight sun season" and an arctic landscape bathed in 24-hours of daylight is right around the corner--- the never-ending day that is the arctic summer brings with it robust recreational traveler and work crew activity at each of our arctic Camps --- thus, we are now formally recruiting and hiring for positions at ALL Camps for the 2019 summer season --- in addition to experiencing the midnight sun during the summer months, those candidate hired will have the opportunity to experience the aurora borealis during fall "aurora season" [late-August thru the end of September] --- ideally, a successful "summer season" candidate will be available to start work sometime during the month of May.
ARCTIC AURORA SEASON [fall/winter] -- our arctic Camp’s unique geographic location directly under the Aurora Oval offers opportunities for viewing the aurora borealis that are unrivaled anywhere on earth --- the chance to view nature's most amazing light show firsthand brings a growing number of travelers to our Camps from around the world --- we will begin formal recruitment and hiring for the 2019-20 winter season in mid-June 2019.
A BIT ABOUT OUR CAMPS
The Dalton Highway, Alaska's arctic wilderness highway, stretches north from Fairbanks --- traversing the Yukon River, the Arctic Circle, the Brooks Mountain Range, and the Arctic Coastal Plain --- before terminating 500-miles later at the shores of the Arctic Ocean. Punctuating this arctic wilderness are Yukon River Camp, Coldfoot Camp and Deadhorse Camp --- each meeting the important food/lodging needs of arctic travelers with a spirit of soulful hospitality.
Why "work arctic" ??? ---
WILDERNESS 24/7 --- a paid working vacation, not a mere visit to Alaska's arctic wilderness but an unparalleled opportunity to live it;
GREAT COWORKERS --- great wilderness attracts great coworkers, perfect teammates for a season of life, work, and play;
HOUSING/MEALS --- no rent, no food bills, no commute;
EARN IT, SAVE IT --- a wilderness environment where the options for spending money are as scarce as the options for wilderness exploration are robust.
Yet, "working arctic" is not for everyone. Many [perhaps most] Alaska work first-timers may find our camps to be too remote. For these persons, a Denali Park-type experience might be a better fit --- a couple thousand fellow co-workers create a spring-break like social atmosphere, restaurants and bars are in close proximity, Walmart and movie theaters are just two hours away. Other Alaska-work first-timers might have an expectation that their work days will be spent in a glamorous structure built by a Marriott or a Hilton --- this is not our camps. Our camps are what they are, simple and unglamorous structures staffed by great coworkers serving guests who are thrilled to find the very thing that led them to a decision to explore off the beaten path in the first place --- authentic hospitality, and a real/uncontrived atmosphere.
Yukon River Camp, Coldfoot Camp, and Deadhorse Camp are each owned/operated by a small Alaska-based company. We recognize it is the quality of our coworkers that provides the critical ingredient to the creation of a great hospitality experience for our guests. A great workplace starts with shared values, thus it is our goal to attract coworkers who believe ---
that PROFESSIONALISM and INTEGRITY are not innate characteristics, but instead, daily decisions;
that because we are what we repeatedly do, EXCELLENCE is not an act but a habit;
and, finally, that a great workplace cannot be achieved if it is not built on a foundation of positive, trust-based coworker relationships --- an impossible task without the shared values of RESPECT and JOY.
Many great coworkers have found their way to our Camps—many coworkers return to our Camps for consecutive seasons, while others simply never leave, having found themselves at home in Alaska's Arctic. If you have read this far, and still believe that "working arctic" might be right for you, we encourage you to learn more by reading the information provided in this web format. We look forward to the possibility you will choose to take the next step in the "working arctic" employment process by submitting an application.
Alaska's Arctic Coastal Plain during the winter reveals the undeniable power of the white season --- a season that inspires awe and humility --- a time when and a place where the most adaptable of humans, plants and animals sustain life. The brown season of spring in Alaska's Arctic is a short but welcome reminder that summer quickly approaches --- a glimpse of brown through the white snow begins to animate a frozen landscape. READ MORE—
Two hundred sixty miles north of the nearest traffic light in Fairbanks—sixty miles north of the Arctic Circle—sixty miles south of the northernmost extent of the tree line—adjacent to the 8.2 million acre Gates of the Arctic National Park—surrounded by the remote wilderness and unpeopled distances that are Alaska's Brooks Mountain Range... READ MORE—
Yukon River Camp
In mid-may, eight-foot thick ice on the world's fifth largest river will grunt, groan and crack before breaking free and beginning the long journey downriver towards the Bering Sea. By mid-June, both commercial and subsistence fishers ply the Yukon's water as they work to set up seasonal fish camps in preparation for a season of netting the legendary Yukon River King Salmon as they pass by on their 2,000-mile long spawning run. READ MORE —
ARCTIC BASE Camp
Fairbanks is the gateway to Alaska's spectacular and remote arctic. In 1968, massive quantities of oil were discovered at the edge of the Arctic Ocean at Prudhoe Bay. To get this oil to market, an 800 mile pipeline was built from Prudhoe Bay through Fairbanks and south to the ice-free port of Valdez. This necessitated construction of 416 miles of road - the Dalton Highway - through the untouched wilderness of the central Brooks Range, Arctic foothills and Arctic Coastal plains. With unusual foresight, and input from Native and environmental groups, planners decided to make the Dalton a wilderness highway. READ MORE —