- Est. Since1951
- Team Size51
- Business TypePrivate Limited
About Camp Denali and North Face Lodge
Camp Denali & North Face Lodge are separate lodges one mile apart, on private land deep in the interior of Denali National Park, Alaska. We are family-owned and operated, an organization whose employees have a voice, and work has a purpose.
Our mission is to provide active learning experiences and foster stewardship of the natural world through a tradition of excellence, community, and place. Our guests leave with a new appreciation for their public lands, and revitalized by the community environment they've been embraced by.
Near the end of the 90-mile gravel road leading into Denali National Park, our private piece of land is a five-hour+ bus ride from the nearest convenience store, ATM, or restaurant, and a seven-hour+ drive from Fairbanks, the nearest city. We are as remote as they come in Denali, and the only lodge inside the park with a view of the mountain on a clear day.
WORKING AT CAMP DENALI & NORTH FACE LODGE
Our remote location and commitment to stewardship require us to be a resourceful team. More often than not, we bake it, we sew it, we build it, we fix it, we grow it, and we recycle it. A sense of place grows from the earnest work of maintaining this enterprise, from the camaraderie and friendships that grow, and from our commitment to provide the best quality experience for our guests in a setting that is beyond compare.
Choosing to work at Camp Denali means embracing the small community that will be your home for four months of the year. Our staff work collaboratively and share close living spaces and common rooms with one another and our bi-weekly turnover of guests. We work hard, and take pride in our work. The exceptional experience we offer to guests is the first and most important thread we have in common each season, but we find time amidst the long hours to play games of capture the flag, have jam sessions, watch movies, watch moose feeding from the pond in front of the dining hall, and so much more.
Working with Camp Denali is an opportunity to connect with coworkers, of all ages and backgrounds, and to form a family. We fill in for one another when we're sick, lend a hand to coworkers who are having a bad day, and share and teach one another our non-work related talents like playing music, carpentry, knitting, sewing, and dancing.
Staff members at Camp Denali work ten hours per day, five days each week to provide excellent service for our guests. Most of the jobs are physically difficult and by mid-summer can be tedious. Our guests notice the smiles and friendly interactions with every staff member they contact. Attention to the details of cleanliness and presentation are legendary.
Fifty-one staff members live on-site to care for approximately seventy guests each day of our season. Every summer we hire 10-15 new-to-Camp-Denali staff. This summer we are looking for Breakfast and Dinner Cooks, skilled Operations workers (including an Assistant Supervisor), Naturalist Guides, a Grower/Groundskeeper, a Housekeeping Supervisor, and a Shuttle Bus Driver. The job descriptions for these jobs and base wages are found on the employment pages of our website.