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Teton Valley Ranch Camp

Pack Trip Cook

May - August 2018 • Dubois, WY

What I liked

I loved showing the campers how to cook in a kitchen in the back country but also being able to enjoy the outdoors with the staff that worked at my camp around me. The campers that were also joining were able to ride horses and participate in day hikes around the camp site.

What I wish was different

Sometimes I wish I had a larger menu to choose from. I had a lot of meals to choose from but after 2 months of cooking the same thing and trying to rotate it as best as possible became difficult, though I never cooked all meals the same, circumstances change!

Advice

Enjoy the outdoors and soak in the fact that you are away from phones and electronics. Not having a phone really changes the way you live and makes you appreciate more of what is around you, especially from people to the views and animals that you will see.
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Dubois, WY

What I liked

The Teton Valleys are beautiful and you can't beat the views. I'd love to return if I can take classes online next summer, but we'll see how everything goes!

What I wish was different

Advice

Go for the places that you're not sure about, because they will surprise you either way and you could have the summer of your life.
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Barn Staff

May - August 2019 • Dubois, WY

What I liked

The coworkers became like family and the environment was always exciting. There was never a dull moment and activities were always going on.

What I wish was different

One thing that I struggled with was the distance from home. This was the first job that placed me somewhere away from my family. I would not change anything or wished anything was different.

Advice

I went into this job and place knowing absolutely no one. I stepped outside of my comfort zone and met so many amazing people. I also met several life long friends that I still keep in touch with. Never be afraid to do something you never thought was possible. This was a once in a lifetime job opportunity and helped me grow as a person.
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Pack Trip Leader

May - August 2018 • Dubois, WY

What I liked

The location was beautiful and I garnered a variety of skills that I never expected to in my role.

What I wish was different

Staff relations and treatment by upper management

Advice

Be prepared to work on several projects outside of your stated job duties
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Trip Leader

June - August 2018 • Dubois, WY

What I liked

I loved meeting people that enjoyed the same things I do!

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to get to visit Jackson, WY more because there was not much going on in Dubois.

Advice

Put your head down, work hard, and speak up when you have something important to say.
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Trail Cook

May - August 2017 • Dubois, WY

What I liked

Being outside and the coworkers

What I wish was different

The employers should've been more communicative, and the pay was terrible.

Advice

Tell them what you want, because they want you.
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