The PNTA's SKY Performance Crew program provides young adults with a unique employment opportunity. Our crew members are fully compensated (including meals) and expected to perform at a high level. It is labor intensive, but also very rewarding teamwork. All the while, crew members receive valuable training in First Aid/ CPR, safe food handling, tool maintenance and safety, trail building and maintenance techniques, and backcountry living.
Crews work for 8-10 weeks during the summer, depending on funding, projects, and conditions. We work while the days are long and the weather is fine enough for us to live in backcountry spike camps, which is usually in July and August. Depending on the size of the project and its location, we either work a 40-hour workweek-- 5-days on, 2-days off-- or (more often than not) we work an 80-hour week-- 10-days on, 4-days off.
Join Trail Crew
- Download the job description.
- Download the job application as a PDF or MS Word doc.
- Download the Guardian Authorization for Minor Summer Work.
*Applications always welcome. Interviews begin in late May.*
- Download the Personal Gear Pack List.
- Trail Construction & Maintenance Notebook, 2007, USDA - Forest Service
Support The PNTA's Okanogan Trail Crew
Funding for this program comes from grants and work contracts. Donations made to the PNTA, earmarked for the Okanogan Trail Crew, are greatly appreciated. To learn more about trail crews in the Eastern Washington Region, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the PNTA Okanogan Facebook page.