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Kennolyn Camps

Located: Soquel, California

Position Available: Camp Counselors (Day and Resident camps)

Salary Range: $357+ /week with room and board

Type: Coed Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions

Contact: camps@kennolyn.com

Website: www.kennolyncamps.com

  • Make a difference in a child's life and make your own lifelong friendships.
  • Enjoy working outdoors, under the warm California sun close to many clean beaches and hot surf spots. A job full of like minded, dedicated people. The hardest job you'll ever love!
  • Counselors who can teach the following activities required: climbing, ropes course, swimming, archery, riflery, fencing, horseback riding, self defense, outdoor adventure, drama, photography, fun science, outdoor cooking, crafts, ceramics, tennis and more. (We train our own Ropes staff and Waterfront staff incl. Lifeguards!)
  • Lifeguard Certification is a plus but not required

Girl Scouts of Alaska

Located: Locations across Alaska

Position Available: Resident Camp Staff

Salary Range: $2400-$3000 plus room and board

Type: Girls Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions

Contact: ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Website: girlscoutsalaska.org/camps/summer-job-opportunities/

  • Be surrounded by a team of co-workers all working towards a common, life-changing goal
  • Impact every girl who attends camp whether you know it or not
  • Create memories that will last a lifetime (for yourself and your campers)
  • Gain valuable, marketable life skills that will help you succeed in any future endeavor

Girl Scouts of Alaska

Located: Locations across Alaska

Position Available: Travelling Day Camp Staff

Salary Range: $9.80/hour plus room and in state travel

Type: Girls Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions

Contact: ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Website: girlscoutsalaska.org/camps/summer-job-opportunities/

  • Impact every girl who attends camp whether you know it or not
  • Travel to rural and remote areas of Alaska
  • Create memories that will last a lifetime (for yourself and your campers)
  • Gain valuable, marketable life skills that will help you succeed in any future

Rural Alaska Program

Located: Anchorage, AK

Position Available: Senior Rural Program Staff

Salary Range: $4,500 + Room & Board, May 22 August 2, 2017

Type: Other type program- Not traditional camp

Contact: jobs@campfireak.org

Website: www.campfireak.org/jobs

  • This position will create and implement youth and community based programs, form community relationships, facilitate activities, and use advanced problem-solving and decision-making skills when needed.
  • Additional duties include completing weekly check-ins with supervisors, required paperwork, and all other logistics involved in implementing program, while working productively as a member of a team.
  • Minimum age 21. Current lifeguard, first aid, and CPR/AED certification required. (A CFA on-site Lifeguard Certification course will be held May 16-19, 2017 for $150. However, space is limited, and held for extenuating circumstances.)
  • Experience working with youth for two or more years a must. BA in education, outdoor recreation, anthropology/sociology or other related field and cultural exchange experience preferred.

Camp Augusta

Located: Nevada City, California

Position Available: Summer Staff - Counselors, Admin, Kitchen and many more

Salary Range: 2750-6000 depending on position

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: applications@campaugusta.org

Website: www.campaugusta.org/Staff/Positions/positions.html

  • Work, play, learn, struggle and grow in a vibrant fun-loving community this summer while facilitating the growth of children, yourself and others in the community. We are a small residential camp of around 90 campers and 55 staff.
  • We aim to help campers develop confidence, independence, social skills (emotional intelligence), creativity, activity skills, appreciation, friendships, and healthy living skills while having some truly wild FUN in a small, close-knit community in a beautiful forest setting.
  • Camp Augusta differs from most summer camps...! There is a great deal of information on our website regarding the philosophy of camp and the activities we offer. If you are interested in Camp Augusta, please look those over carefully.
  • We are looking for folks who are invested in being LIFE CHANGERS for summer 2017! If you're intrigued by what we do and want to be a part of it, get in touch!

Sanborn Western Camps

Located: Florissant, Colorado

Position Available: Counselor

Salary Range: $2,300

Type: Residential camp with separate sessions for boys and girls

Contact: anne@sanbornwesterncamps.com

Website: www.sanbornwesterncamps.com

  • Assisting and/or leading on or off-camp trips, activities, programs and special events.
  • Living, working with and having charge of a group of campers.
  • Being a responsible, dedicated role model to the campers and other staff.
  • Assistant Counselor, Wrangler, and Support Staff positions also available-- email for information.

SOAR, Inc.

Located: Programs in the Florida Keys; the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina; the California Coast; the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming

Position Available: Outdoor Trip Leader

Salary Range: $2,250 - $3,250/season

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: pate-moore@soarnc.org

Website: soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/

  • Supervise a group of 7-8 students (2 staff per group), for 24 hrs/day, on 10 to 26 day courses; facilitate a safe and successful experience during adventure-based courses; facilitate the development of life skills, organizational skills, self-esteem, problem-solving strategies, communication techniques, and social skills.
  • Assist in developing personal goals for each student; write a comprehensive student evaluation at the end of each course; and act as a role model for students by demonstrating maturity, responsibility, good organizational skills, and professional behavior.
  • Minimum 21 years of age (some exceptions allowed); 2 years of college experience, in human service related field preferred (e.g., Education, Psychology, Recreation); current WFA and CPR certifications; Lifeguard required for FL & CA staff; experience and/or desire to work with LD and AD/HD youth; patience, energy, enthusiasm, flexibility.
  • Complete a staff application on-line at http://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/ or contact Laura Pate, SOAR, PO Box 388, Balsam, NC 28707, (828)456-3435, pate-moore@soarnc.org.

SOAR, Inc.

Located: Programs in the Florida Keys; the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina; the California Coast; the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming

Position Available: Activity Specialist

Salary Range: $2,250 - $3,250/season

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: pate-moore@soarnc.org

Website: soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/

  • Work with groups of 7-8 students with 2 instructors to facilitate a safe and successful experience during the adventure activity portions of 10 to 26 day courses.
  • Minimum 21 years of age (some exceptions allowed). Minimum of 2 years college experience, preferable in Recreation Therapy, Outdoor Recreation, Education, or Psychology. WFA and CPR required (WFR preferred for WY & CA). Lifeguard certification required for FL, WY and CA staff.
  • Strong experience required in technical skills such as rock site facilitation and management, ropes course facilitation, white water rafting, caving, mountain biking, or ocean/water activities (FL & CA only). Patience, energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, maturity, and integrity required. Use of personal vehicle required for NC & WY.
  • Complete a staff application on-line at http://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/ or contact Laura Pate, SOAR, PO Box 388, Balsam, NC 28707, (828)456-3435, pate-moore@soarnc.org.

Colvig Silver Camps

Located: Durango, Colorado

Position Available: Head Counselor/Trip Leader

Salary Range: Starts at $2100

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: pd@colvigsilvercamps.com

Website: www.colvigsilvercamps.com

  • Supervise campers ages 7-17 at wilderness-based summer camp in beautiful southwestern Colorado.
  • Must be 21 or older, CPR/First Aid certified, experience working with children. Wilderness experience beneficial but not necessary.
  • Benefits: Comprehensive staff training; *Wilderness First Aid certification; *Room/board/laundry; *10 week employment period; *Seasonal salary; *Time off each week; *Mid-summer break; *Additional pay for relevant certifications; *Pro deals on outdoor gear

Colvig Silver Camps

Located: Durango, Colorado

Position Available: Assistant Counselor/Trip Leader

Salary Range: Starts at $1900

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: pd@colvigsilvercamps.com

Website: www.colvigsilvercamps.com

  • Supervise campers ages 7-13 at wilderness-based summer camp in beautiful southwestern Colorado.
  • Ages 18-20, CPR/First Aid certified, experience working with children. Wilderness experience beneficial but not necessary.
  • Benefits: Comprehensive staff training; *Wilderness First Aid certification; *Room/board/laundry; *10 week employment period; *Seasonal salary; *Time off each week; *Mid-summer break; *Additional pay for relevant certifications; *Pro deals on outdoor gear

Astrocamp

Located: Idyllwild, California

Position Available: Summer Camp Science Instructor

Salary Range: $275/wk

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: summerpd@astrocamp.org

Website: www.astrocampsummer.org

  • Lead groups of up to 12 students in science based classes as well as ropes courses, arts & crafts, and other classic summer camp activities!
  • Work with awesome scientific equipment like 3D printers, microscopes, telescopes, liquid nitrogen and more!
  • Bachelor's Degree encouraged
  • Live on site in an amazing community. Instructors to not live in the dorms with the kids, but instead in attached fully furnished staff housing.

Catalina Island Camps

Located: Two Harbors, California

Position Available: Activity Specialists

Salary Range: $245/week

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: Rasheed@catalinaislandcamps.com

Website: catalinaislandcamps.com/jobs-at-cic/?utm_source=camppage&utm_medium=directory&utm_campaign=campjobs

  • Activity Specialists teach in one of the following activity areas: sailing, skin diving( including kayaking & stand up paddle boarding ) power boat activities, challenge course ( High and Low Ropes, Climbing Wall, Challenge Games ) arts & crafts, target sports ( archery, riflery ) , photography, Go Pro, nature
  • Activity Specialists must have previous teaching experience or significant personal accomplishment in the program area they are applying to teach. All staff must be First Aid & CPR certified. All waterfront staff must be waterfront lifeguard certified.
  • Activity Specialists live in a cabin with a cabin counselor and 8-10 campers. You are expected to be active participants with your cabin and must communicate effectively with your co-counselor so that both of you are comfortable with the cabin dynamic.

Catalina Island Camps

Located: Two Harbors, California

Position Available: Cabin Counselor

Salary Range: $245/week

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: Rasheed@catalinaislandcamps.com

Website: catalinaislandcamps.com/jobs-at-cic/?utm_source=camppage&utm_medium=directory&utm_campaign=campjobs

  • Cabin Counselors spend the day with their cabin group and participate in activities with their campers. In a typical day you will need to be a coach, an older sibling, a parent and a friend.
  • Cabin Counselors must have experience working with young people in one-on-one and group situations. Aff staff must be First Aid and CPR certified.
  • Cabin Counselors live in a cabin with an activity specialist and 8-10 campers.

Adventures Cross-Country

Located: Hawaii, California, Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America

Position Available: Summer Trip Leader

Salary Range: Competitive

Type: Adventures for Teenagers

Contact: employment@adventurescrosscountry.com

Website: www.adventurescrosscountry.com

  • Adventures Cross-Country (ARCC) offers 2-5 week summer programs for teenagers in over 20 countries and 5 western states that focus on community service, foreign language, multisport activities and adventure.
  • ARCC leaders are responsible for managing group dynamics, facilitating leadership curriculum, planning logistics, practicing risk management and delivering an overall positive and fun experience.
  • Leaders must be 21 years of age, hold a current certification in Wilderness First Responder (WFR), EMT, or WEMT, be in excellent health and physical condition, hold a current driver's license and have a clean driving record, and be available for employment June through August.

Adventures Cross-Country

Located: Hawaii, California, Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America

Position Available: Gap Semester Instructor

Salary Range: Competitive

Type: Adventures for Teenagers

Contact: employment@adventurescrosscountry.com

Website: www.adventurescrosscountry.com

  • Adventures Cross-Country (ARCC) Gap Semester Programs offer an educational and cultural bridge between high school and college and the opportunity to live, work, learn and explore in some of the greatest classrooms on earth. Five main educational themes are examined on an ARCC Gap Semester: Literacy & Education, Public Health, Urbanization & the Movement of Peoples, Environment & Conservation, and Microfinance & Economic Growth.
  • Gap Instructors are responsible for managing group dynamics, facilitating leadership and curriculum, planning logistics, practicing risk management and delivering an overall positive, fun and educational experience.
  • Gap Instructors must be 21 years of age, hold a current certification in Wilderness First Responder (WFR), EMT, or WEMT, be in excellent health and physical condition, hold a current driver's license and have a clean driving record, and be available for employment September through December.

Jameson Ranch Camp

Located: Glennville, Southern California

Position Available: Camp Counselor

Salary Range: $3,200

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: info@jamesonranchcamp.com

Website: www.jamesonranchcamp.com

  • Work and live on a self-sustainable working ranch in the southern Sierra Nevada. Leave the hectic race of technology behind and immerse yourself in amazing outdoor fun this summer!
  • All room and board included in the salary.
  • Lead camp activities each day and be active participant in the camp community! Activities include: horseback riding, lifeguarding, arts & crafts and more!
  • Make friends and influence a generation of children.

Adidas Tennis Camps

Located: Locations Nationwide, United States

Position Available: Sports Summer Camp Staff

Salary Range: Depending on Experience

Type: Coed Camps with Residential & Day Camp Sessions

Contact: support@tenniscamper.com

Website: www.tenniscamper.com

  • Applicants will be a part of our summer camp coaching staff and will assist the camp directors run the week of camp
  • Follow the camp objectives set by the director and ensure all of the campers enjoy their experience
  • Teach or assist with drills and other programs and encourage all campers participation
  • Playing experience is a must, coaching is a bonus

Wolf Camp

Located: 3 Washington State Locations

Position Available: Homesteading & Sustainability Instructor

Salary Range: 400-800/week depending on experience

Type: Coed Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions

Contact: chris@wolfcamp.com

Website: www.wolfcollege.com/youth/

  • Room & Board

Wolf Camp

Located: 3 Washington State Locations

Position Available: Earth Skills Instructor

Salary Range: 500-1000/week depending on experience

Type: Coed Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions

Contact: chris@wolfcamp.com

Website: www.wolfcollege.com/youth/

  • Room & Board (food and facilities in the field)

Roughing It Day Camp

Located: Lafayette, CA

Position Available: Program Counselor

Salary Range: $445-500/wk

Type: Coed Day Camp

Contact: jobs@roughingit.com

Website: www.roughingit.com/employment

  • Program Counselors are needed for Horseback Riding, Swimming, Canoeing, Rowing, Fishing, Kayaking, Arts & Crafts, Adventure, Sports, Environmental Ed/Outdoor Ed, Animal Care, and Trail Riding.
  • Program Counselors are responsible for developing age-appropriate skill-based lessons for camper groups in their program area, as well as camper evaluations and communicating with parents.
  • Program Counselors should have previous experience in their area of interest and in working with children. All Roughing It Staff members serve as supervisors and role models to campers.
  • Email your resume to jobs@roughingit.com and visit our website for more information.

Rock-N-Water Christian Adventure Camps

Located: Located on The South Fork of the American River, Coloma, California

Position Available: Outdoor Adventure Guide

Salary Range: $320-400/week

Type: Coed Christian adventure programs

Contact: fun@rocknwater.com

Website: www.rocknwater.com

  • Take youth groups whitewater rafting, rock climbing, backpacking
  • Work with Christian church youth groups sharing God's word.
  • Meals and Accommodations fully included

River Way Ranch Camp

Located: Fresno, California

Position Available: General Counselor

Salary Range: $2,200-2,900

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: inquiry@Riverwayranchcamp.com

Website: www.riverwayranchcamp.com

  • Free room and board
  • Great resume builder
  • Memories and friendships to last a lifetime
  • Email us or call 1 (800) 821-2801

River Way Ranch Camp

Located: Fresno, California

Position Available: Specialty Department Heads

Salary Range: $2,400 - $4,000

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: inquiry@Riverwayranchcamp.com

Website: www.riverwayranchcamp.com

  • Free room and board
  • Open positions: Theatre Arts Director, Go-Cart Director, Lifeguard Supervisor, Program Director, Office Assistant
  • Memories and friendships to last a lifetime
  • Email us or call 1 (800) 821-2801

Alpengirl Girls Summer Adventure Camp

Located: Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming

Position Available: Teen Girls Adventure Camp Guide

Salary Range: Competitive

Type: Wilderness adventure programs for girls

Contact: info@AlpengirlCamp.com

Website: www.AlpengirlCamp.com

  • Age 21+
  • WFR certification
  • Previous professional teen camp leadership experience

Deer Hill Expeditions Inc.

Located: Mancos, Colorado

Position Available: Summer Field Staff Instructor

Salary Range: Competitive Pay

Type: Wilderness adventure and service program

Contact: info@deerhillexpeditions.com

Website: deerhillexpeditions.com/index/employment/

  • Deer Hill Expeditions seeks experienced, motivated, and caring outdoor educators to lead wilderness expeditions and service projects in the American Southwest, Ecuador, and Costa Rica.
  • Responsibilities of Field Leaders: To ensure the safety and well-being of each participant and to lead expeditions that are fun while fostering participants' growth as individuals.
  • Specific elements include: teaching wilderness living skills, off-trail route finding, adjusting backpacks, fixing stoves, guiding loaded rafts through rapids, facilitating fun games and activities to a group, managing a top rope site or guiding a difficult discussion of the group's dynamics.
  • Qualifications: Previous experience leading groups in the wilderness. Experience leading and teaching rafting, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, mountaineering, canyoneering and/or service projects. CPR + WFR certification. Training from NOLS, OB, or college outdoor programs a plus.

Cheley Colorado Camps

Located: Estes Park, Colorado

Position Available: Counselor

Salary Range: $1800

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: office@cheley.com

Website: www.cheley.com

  • Room and Board and college credit
  • Pro deals on outdoor gear
  • A camp counselor serves as a cabin counselor as well as a specialist in the assigned program area. Activities include Backpacking, Horseback Riding, Climbing, Rafting, Riflery, Crafts, Outcamping and Hiking.
  • Surround yourself with amazing people, develop professionally, live in a beautiful place and make a difference in the lives of children.

WB Surf Camp

Located: Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Island, NC; Costa Rica

Position Available: Guppy Camp Counselor

Salary Range: $275/week & up

Type: Residential coed surfing camp

Contact: info@wbsurfcamp.com

Website: www.wbsurfcamp.com

  • We are seeking mature, responsible, positive role models who enjoy working with elementary aged children in an eco-activity based camp. This job opening is for our Wrightsville Beach, NC location.
  • Need First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguarding certifications. Experience as a camp counselor a plus.
  • Surf experience is not necessary, but you must be extremely comfortable in the water.
  • Excellent pay, perks & benefits. Come spend your summer at the beach and get paid for it.

Adventure Treks

Located: Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, British Columbia, & NC

Position Available: Instructor

Salary Range: $1100-2200

Type: Wilderness adventure program for Teens

Contact: info@adventuretreks.com

Website: www.adventuretreks.com

  • Adventure Treks is seeking enthusiastic outdoor leaders to teach a variety of skills to teens.
  • You will work closely with 5 other instructors and 24 students in a wilderness setting for 16-28 days.
  • Minimum Requirements include: over 21 years old, Wilderness First Responder, experience working with teens, and strong wilderness skills.