Come spend the summer with us!
Each summer the Enchanted Forest Water Safari, Calypso's Cove and the Old Forge Camping Resort employ international students as part of a work and travel exchange program. We work with agencies that aid students in securing summer employment. There are several different positions available at each of our 3 companies, however space is limited for each position. Please refer to our job descriptions page for more information. The hiring process begins in the fall and is completed in spring. If you are interested in a job, you should contact us before December. Students who are interested in working at our summer resort should send us an email (please do not fill out an online application) and we will work with you through the application process and get you in contact with our agencies.
- Students must have an intermediate level of English skills.
- A work commitment of approximately 12 weeks is required.
- Students must be available to arrive around mid June.
- Posses a willingness and desire to understand American culture, work hard and make new friends!
- Follow our employment requirements and standards.
Where will I live?
Housing is provided by Enchanted Forest Water Safari so there's no need to worry! We have several shared houses on location that provide you with quick and easy access to work. Our houses are fully furnished and include living rooms, kitchens with refrigerators, stoves, ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, utensils and pots and pans, dining area, shared bedrooms (2 students per room) and bathrooms and laundry. Several houses have computers with Email/Internet access. You are required to live in our housing while employed at the Enchanted Forest Water Safari, Calypso's Cove or the Old Forge Camping Resort.
What is the cost of living?
Housing rent is very affordable. A security deposit is required and is part of your contract. The cost of living in Old Forge is very affordable and students are able to save a lot of their earnings each summer. Discounts on food and gifts are available at all 3 companies. A grocery store, drug store, convenient stores and many restaurants and bars are within walking distance from housing.
Where is Old Forge?
Old Forge, NY is located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains on the Fulton Chain of Lakes. It is a quaint little village that is a major tourism destination in both the summer and winter seasons. The population dramatically increases during the summer months making Old Forge a prosperous and lively town. Local activities include hiking, biking, white water rafting, swimming, boating, camping and more. Old Forge is home to many unique gift shops and attractions. There is no public transportation in Old Forge. It is very easy to navigate around town, as everything is within walking distance. Day trip arrangements may be made upon arrival. For more information on Old Forge, visit www.oldforgeny.com
Old Forge is:
55 miles from Utica, NY
90 miles from Lake George, NY
95 miles from Syracuse, NY
97 miles from Lake Placid, NY
150 miles from Albany, NY
210 miles from Montreal, Canada
250 miles from Niagara Falls, NY/Canada
300 miles from New York City, NY
330 miles from Toronto, Canada
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