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Outdoor-education center

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Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington
Number of Employees: 78
Digs: The “office” is a summer camp on an island in Puget Sound—ponds, trails, playing fields, and all the other usual camp amenities. The administration building houses most employees’ offices, but even those look out over a deer-filled meadow.
Culture: It’s a camp for kids so, as you can imagine, employees get a fair bit of whimsy and liveliness in their day-to-day, making work/life balance easy to achieve. What overrides all of that playtime is a commitment to outdoor education and a passion for the natural world.
Sweet Perk: Every staff member gets discounts from various outdoor recreation stores and the camp holds annual staff parties. And, of course, access to 255 acres, where midday runs and hikes are encouraged.
Now Hiring: maintenance technician, a full-time housekeeping coordinator, and part-time housekeepers

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