At Wilderness Inquiry, we believe that everyone belongs. We work to ensure this belief holds true in our workplace, in our community, and in the outdoors. We pursue this belief through our mission and shared values of paddling together, seeking the exceptional, and finding a way.

The Base Camp Coordinator (BCC) is a seasonal, part-time exempt position located out of Wilderness Inquiry’s 40-acre base camp on the Bayfield Peninsula near Little Sand Bay, Wisconsin.

The BCC embraces our values by having high standards when it comes to keeping our facilities clean and the grounds orderly, providing a positive experience for all participants. The BCC works in tandem with and at the direction of the Sea Kayak Program Manager preparing for each trip.

We recognize that as an industry, there is much to do to increase representation in our field to reflect the communities we aim to serve. We also know that diversity of identities, experiences and ways of thinking result in better solutions for our communities. For this reason, we especially encourage applicants from communities who experience systemic barriers – including people of color, women, LGBTQIA+ and people with disabilities – to apply for this position.

TIME/WAGE: Temporary summer position, 25-40 hours per week. Preferred days are Sunday-Thursday. Exact start and end dates are flexible but should be available approximately May 15 to Sept 15. $14-16/hr dependent on experience. Summer yurt living provided but not required.

SUPERVISOR: Sea Kayak Program Manager


– Ensure base camp grounds are clean and orderly.
– Assist with trips packing in through inventorying, cleaning, organizing and repairing equipment.
– Maintain cleanliness of facilities including: Composting toilets, outdoor showers, campsites, pavilion area, warehouse, and other outbuildings on property.
– Keep campsites, trails, base camp roads, and common areas clear and safe for participants and staff. This includes: weeding, clearing brush and downed trees, ensuring trails have adequate amounts of mulch and roads have adequate gravel throughout.
– General painting, staining, and help on special projects on property may also be requested as needed.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Camp Staff, Support Staff


- Must be at least 18 years of age
- The ability to plan, implement and follow through with responsibilities is essential.
- The ability to oversee projects independently and as part of a team and utilize strong communication skills.
- Must be interested in working a job with elements that can be physically demanding.
- Must be willing to keep flexible hours.
- Must pass a background check.

Required Skills:

- Complete COVID-19 vaccines are mandated for all staff and interns.
- The employee is frequently required to sit; talk or hear; visually discern/read words and numbers; and use a hand/hands to operate or touch objects or controls.
- The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.
- On a regular occasion the employee may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.
- Must be able to lift and carry heavy loads up to 25lbs for distances of up to 1,000 feet.

About Wilderness Inquiry

Wilderness Inquiry’s mission is to connect people from all walks of life to the natural world through shared outdoor adventures. Through the medium of outdoor adventure travel, we inspire personal growth, enhanced awareness of the environment and community integration. Wilderness Inquiry is all about access, inclusion, and opportunity. We believe exploration of the natural world is a birthright we all share, and we act on that belief. We operate in a manner that facilitates full participation by everyone, including people of all ages, background, and abilities.

Application Instructions

Please apply through the Wilderness Inquiry website: https://www.wildernessinquiry.org/job/little-sand-bay-pack-in-coordinator/