Work trade is not open until we host a bigger event again (2022?), but this is how we have done it in the past, fyi.


Thanks for your interest!  We have learned that a full work trade crew is essential to Buckeye running smoothly.

We keep work trade open until May because not all spots fill, and people cancel (we are often grateful for last minute applications).

If accepted, you must secure your spot within a week by paying the $75 non-refundable deposit, a reduced rate to cover your food.  

 The deal: You work a full shift, you get in for a discounted rate. The shifts are of varying length, enough to get the job done completely. This will generally vary from 24 to 36 hours; we need your commitment to see your job to it’s natural finish!

General registration for Buckeye opens in early March.

We appreciate your effort and look forward to having a hoot together. We offer many work trade positions, but we cannot accommodate everyone who applies.

For any questions about work trade, please write:

Grins, the Buckeye Crew

Click this button to access the Work Trade Application Form.

Work Trade


Here are the areas of work trade that you can choose from:

For Kitchen (there are some prep shifts) and Registration please indicate if you are willing arrive 1 day early.  For Set Up please indicate when you can arriveIf accepted, you may be asked to work in more than one area, including areas you did not list, as qualified, if the need arises.  Please let us know about limitations you have in any area.  In areas with a star*, tell us your physical capabilities.

*Set Up:  Clean, prepare site.  Chop wood, erect structures, physical labor.  Requires arriving early.  Shift dates: April 28 – May 1st.  Please indicate availability/preference.

*Grounds Crew:  Onsite maintenance, general labor/chores: chop wood, check bathrooms, village runner, etc.  Shifts all week, during some classes.

Kitchen:  Prep, cook, volunteer coordination.  A few kitchen positions require arriving 1 day early. The kitchen needs the most work traders.

Wellness:  Medical / herbal experience, various modalities.  References help.  Seeking licensed EMTs for full time on call.  Only a few spots available.

Youth Camp:  Work all week with a youth leader to help integrate the young ones, including teens, into camp.  Requires experience & references.

Registration:  Arrive early, will be in addition to working in another area.  Only a few spots available, usually to people we have previous experience with.

*Take Down:  Clean, empty site.  Requires staying after.  Physical labor.  Shift dates:  The 2 days after Buckeye Week