Pay and Benefits

Pay and Benefits

Roughing It prides itself on being one of the highest paying summer camps in the country. Most summer staff have a fixed weekly salary and are eligible to receive complete season and performance bonuses. Returning staff can expect higher salaries and a substantial increase in their performance bonus.

Very happy camper on horseback for the first time

Salaries

Most summer staff receive a weekly salary.  These salaries have been calculated based on the job requirements, prior experience, responsibilities, and hours specific to that job. Salaries and hours are listed along with job descriptions on the summer positions page.

Salaries for year-round part-time employees are posted here. Year-round full-time salaries can be provided on request.

Complete Season Bonus

Staff who work the entire summer season (including staff training) and who fulfill all commitments made in their work agreement, are eligible to receive a complete season bonus. First-year staff normally receive a $100 complete season bonus, and returning staff up to $250.

Support staff and part-time employees do not receive complete season bonuses. Staff members who begin work with Roughing It after the season has begun (after the first day of staff training) also may not be eligible to receive a complete season bonus.

Performance Bonus

Staff who complete the entire season (including staff training) and fulfill all commitments made in their work agreement are eligible to receive a performance bonus. The performance bonus ranges from $100 – $500 for first-year staff and up to $1000 for returning staff. It is rewarded to staff who show consistent and exemplary performance in their job duties, and is given at the full discretion of the owners/directors.

Support staff and part-time employees are not eligible for to receive performance bonuses. Staff who begin work with Roughing It after the summer season has begun (after the first day of staff training) also may not be eligible to receive performance bonuses.