Each summer, we invite a crew of 5-8 summer staff to join us at Tuscarora Lodge and Canoe Outfitters to assist our guests as they start and end their canoe trips; to maintain Tuscarora’s gear, grounds, and facilities; and to continue Tuscarora’s tradition of cleanliness, friendliness, and excellent customer service.


Tuscarora crew members participate in all facets of the business: from assisting and transporting guests to their Boundary Waters/Quetico entry points, scrubbing canoes and camping gear, preparing and serving French toast breakfast, cleaning Tuscarora facilities (including six housekeeping cabins), and even preparing lunch for their fellow crew members from time to time. Assignments vary from day to day and we strive to maintain a fun, fast-paced work environment where teamwork is key.


The monthly salary starts at $1500, with a potential season-end bonus. We guarantee full-time work. We provide dorm-style housing for crew members with a private bedroom and shared bathroom facilities. During the months of June, July, and August, we feed crew members three meals a day.


• Boundary Waters backyard
• Easy access to hiking trails, swimming, picnic spots, and other outdoors recreation
• Access to Tuscarora camping equipment (canoes, tents, etc.) during time off to camp, fish, and day trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico Provincial Park
• Wi-fi access in crew quarters
• Verizon cell phone coverage on Tuscarora’s property


Our season runs from May 10 – October 15. Most of our employees start work in late May or early June and work through mid/late August. We happily work around your school schedule, but ask that you commit to your dates carefully, as we fill our positions based on applicants’ availability.


We accept applications until all positions are finalized in early April. We begin making staffing decisions around February 1st.

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