We hire, work, and live on a seasonal model here at the Camps.
While this model is most common for destinations that offer weather-dependent activities (like skiing) or work (like harvesting), we’re unique in that we’re open year-round to serve a variety of guests from all over the world.
From a seasonal work perspective, we divide the calender year into three 4-month seasons — winter season one [mid-Sep thru mid-Jan] —- winter season two [mid-Sep thru mid-May] — summer season [mid-May thru mid-Sep]. Typically, a seasonal coworker at our Camps will commit to working a minimum four-month timeframe that may extend longer and/or overlap our structured 4-month work seasons.
In additon to our three 4-month work seasons, the intensity of solar energy bestowed upon the Arctic during the summer months, and lack thereof during the winter months, results in nature overlaying a Midnight Sun Season and Aurora Season on top of the tradiional calendar year. —- each of “nature’s seasons” offering coworkers and guests alike dramatically different climates, landscapes, and activitiies
By August 21st each year, daylight hours will have shortened markedly, and “aurora season” returns to our region. Our Camps’ unique location under the Aurora Oval offers aurora-watching opportunities that are unrivaled anywhere else 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 ARE NOW ACTIVELY HIRING AT ALL CAMPS FOR THE 2019-20 AURORA SEASON. The ideal candidate will be able to begin work by mid/late-September [or, earlier!!!] and work thru mid-January [or, longer!!!].
By April 21st each year, the sun will have returned to Alaska’s Arctic in full force. This is the beginning of our “midnight sun season”, marked by an Arctic landscape bathed in 24 hours of daylight. The famed 24-hour-day brings with it robust recreational traveler and work crew activity to each of our Camps.
We will begin hiring at all Camps for the 2020 midnight sun season in early-October 2019. The ideal candidate will be able to begin work in the month of May and work thru the end of Septebmer [or, later!!!]. As an added bonus, in addition to having the opportunity to experience the midnight sun, summer season coworkers will be able to experience the aurora borealis during fall — from late-August thru the end of September.
The Dalton Highway, Alaska's Arctic wilderness highway, stretches north from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay.
Along the 500-mile highway, you’ll encounter the Yukon River, the Arctic Circle, the Brooks Mountain Range, and the Arctic Coastal Plain before the road’s termination at the shores of the Arctic Ocean.
Punctuating this Arctic wilderness are Yukon River Camp, Coldfoot Camp and Deadhorse Camp; each meeting, with a spirit of soulful hospitality, the important food and lodging needs of Arctic travelers.
WILDERNESS 24/7: It’s 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: Which is to say, we’re in 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 (even 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.
Alaska's Arctic Coastal Plain during the winter reveals the undeniable power of the white season: a season that inspires awe and humility, and a time and 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, and sixty miles south of the northernmost extent of the tree line lies Coldfoot Camp.
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
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
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
Just six miles from the town of Healy and seventeen miles from beautiful Denali National Park, Ridgetop Cabins are six semi-remote cabins with splendid views that overlook the magnificent Healy valley and the north side of the Alaska range, including the famed tallest peak in North America, Mt. Denali (20,310 ft.)
Denali National Park and Preserve is a six-million-acre slice of Alaska’s gorgeous interior wilderness. Established in 1917, Denali is home to a variety of wildlife, including grizzlies, wolves, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. READ MORE