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This Land is Your Land Summer Day Camp

Located: Berkeley, Oakland, Northern California

Position Available: Day Camp Director

Salary Range: Depending on Experience

Type: Coed Day Camp

Contact: jobs@sarahscience.com

Website: www.sarahscience.com

  • Sarah's Science offers an environment in which our staff can gain meaningful leadership experience while making a difference every day in the lives of children. Our primary goal for our staff and campers is to stimulate curiosity and enhance learning by creating an atmosphere of exploration and fun.
  • We currently have multiple openings including a Day Camp Director for our Oakland camp. The Director works in close partnership with counselors and other staff to create an outstanding experience for campers and their families by providing leadership, teaching hands-on science projects, and facilitating and overseeing daily activities.
  • We are looking for candidates with demonstrated leadership experience in recreation, youth programs, and environmental/outdoor education. Applicants must have excellent communication skills, and a positive and energetic attitude. Experience working with children is a must. Interests in science and nature is strongly preferred.

Kennolyn Camps

Located: Soquel, California

Position Available: Camp Counselors (Day and Resident camps)

Salary Range: $300+ /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!)

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: $2,000 - $3,000/season

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: sidney@soarnc.org

Website: www.soarnc.org

  • Supervise a group of 7-8 students (2 staff per group), for 24 hours a day, on 10 to 26 day courses; facilitate a safe and successful experience; 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 20 years of age; 2 years college experience, current first aid and CPR certification (minimum WFA required for NC, WY, & CA staff; Lifeguard required for FL and CA staff); experience and/or desire to work with LD and AD/HD youth; patience, energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, maturity, and integrity required.
  • Apply on-line or send letter of interest, resume, and references to: Laura Pate Director of Operations, SOAR, P.O. Box 388 Balsam, NC 28707

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: $2,000 - $3,000/season

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: sidney@soarnc.org

Website: www.soarnc.org

  • 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 20 years of age (21 and older preferred);. Minimum of 2 years college experience, preferable in Recreation Therapy, Outdoor Recreation, Education, or Psychology. First Aid and CPR required (minimum WFA required for NC, WY, & CA staff), Lifeguard certification required for FL and CA staff.
  • Strong experience required in technical skills such as rock site facilitation and management, ropes course facilitation, while water rafting, caving, mountain biking, or water activities (FL & CA only). Patience, energy, enthusiasm. flexibility, maturity, and integrity required. Use of personal vehicle required for NC & WY.
  • Apply on-line or send letter of interest, resume, and references to: Laura Pate, Director of Operations, SOAR, P.O. Box 388 Balsam, NC 28707

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

Jameson Ranch Camp

Located: Glennville, Southern California

Position Available: Camp Counselor

Salary Range: $3,100

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: info@jamesonranchcamp.com

Website: www.jamesonranchcamp.com

  • Live and work on a working California ranch!
  • Memories and friendships that will last a lifetime!
  • Lead camp activity each day and be active participant in the camp community! Activities include: horseback riding, lifeguarding, arts & crafts and more!
  • Be a role model for children!

Astrocamp

Located: Idyllwild, California

Position Available: Robotics Instructor

Salary Range: 305.00/week + depending on experience

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: mdobson@guideddiscoveries.org

Website: www.astrocamp.org

  • Housing on campus.
  • Full meals whenever dining hall is open.
  • Opportunity to live and work in a beautiful mountain environment.

Astrocamp

Located: Idyllwild, California

Position Available: Rock Climbing Instructor

Salary Range: 305.00/week + depending on experience

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: mdobson@guideddiscoveries.org

Website: www.astrocamp.org

  • Housing on campus.
  • Full meals whenever dining hall is open.
  • Opportunity to live and work in a beautiful mountain environment.

Colvig Silver Camps

Located: Durango, Colorado

Position Available: Head Counselor/Trip Leader

Salary Range: Starts at $1900

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: office@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 $1800

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: office@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

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

Sanborn Western Camps

Located: Florissant, Colorado

Position Available: Counselor

Salary Range: $1,900

Type: Residential camp with separate sessions for boys and girls

Contact: info@sanbornwesterncamps.com

Website: www.sanbornwesterncamps.com

  • Leading trips on and off property with diverse group of staff and campers between the ages of 7-18.
  • Living with kids in a tent or cabin throughout the summer.
  • Teaching campers and fellow staff different skills.
  • Be on trips throughout Colorado hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

Sanborn Western Camps

Located: Florissant, Colorado

Position Available: Assistant Counselor

Salary Range: $1,700

Type: Residential camp with separate sessions for boys and girls

Contact: info@sanbornwesterncamps.com

Website: www.sanbornwesterncamps.com

  • Assist counselors on trips both on and off property with kids between the ages of 7-18.
  • Helping teach kids about the Colorado wilderness and developing a relationship with the outdoors.
  • Help with the cleaning and running the kitchen during meals.
  • Living with campers and staff in living units while helping cover tents for proper coverage of campers.

Shane Weight Loss & Fitness Camps

Located: Locations in Arizona, California, Georgia, New York and Texas

Position Available: Mountain Biking

Salary Range: $1,000-1,500

Type: Residential Coed Camp

Contact: office@campshane.com

Website: www.campshane.com/staff-welcome.htm

  • Shane's warm and homelike atmosphere is devoted to children who want to lose weight. Founded in 1968, the camp is located in the magnificent Catskill Mountains of New York, only 2 hours from New York City. Great friends, great memories, great times for staff that are willing to work hard. Make a difference in a child's life!
  • Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years old and have completed at least one year of college; able to work with co-ed children ages 7-17; must be available for the entire summer season (June-August); good communication skills; enthusiastic, responsible, and fun!
  • Our facility also features: Eco Adventure, Paintball, Go-Karts, Dune Buggies, Mountain Bikes, Computers, Video Games, Rocketry, Riflery (BB Guns), Water-Sports on a 9 mile lake (21+), Canoeing, Olympic size Pool, Dance, Aerobics, Theater, all Sports, Woodworking, Sewing, Ceramics, Arts & Crafts, Silk-screening, Ropes Course, & more!
  • Benefits: Room/board, meals, and laundry included; located just two hours from New York City. Visit us online for more information and to submit an application.

Catalina Island Camps

Located: Two Harbors, California

Position Available: Activity Specialists

Salary Range: $205-$225/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, kayaking, power boat activities, challenge course, arts & crafts, target sports, photo journalism, or 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.

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

Adventures Cross-Country

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

Position Available: Summer Trip Leader

Salary Range: Competitive

Type: Adventures for Teenagers

Contact: jacob@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: jacob@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.

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: www.deerhillexpeditions.com/what-is-deer-hill/work-at-deer-hill/

  • 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: Barbados, California, Hawaii, Costa Rica, the Outer Banks of NC and Wrightsville Beach, NC

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.

Roughing It Day Camp

Located: Lafayette, CA

Position Available: Program Counselor

Salary Range: $335-410/wk

Type: Coed Day Camp

Contact: camp@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.

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.

Williwaw Adventures

Located: New England, The Pacific Northwest & California

Position Available: Instructor

Salary Range: $280-$600/week

Type: Wilderness Adventure - United States

Contact: mike@williwawadventures.com

Website: www.williwawadventures.com

  • Lead coed wilderness travel programs for teenagers in New England and Pacific Northwest
  • Qualifications include experience with backcountry travel and working with young people.