Camp Job Opportunities

Camp Job Opportunities

ABOUT POINT REYES SUMMER CAMP
Point Reyes Summer Camp is staffed by a remarkable group of people who share a love for the natural world, great enthusiasm for outdoor adventure, and dedication to creating experiences that foster confidence in children and teens. Our programs promote inclusion, change lives, and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards. We host approximately 50 campers per session, and many campers return year after year. 

Note: There is no cell phone reception, internet connection, or public transportation available at Clem Miller Environmental Education Center.

SUMMER CAMP JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Point Reyes Summer Camp is accepting applications for the following paid positions:

Camp Counselors
Camp Naturalists
Assistant Camp Director
Head Chef
Kitchen Manager

We are also accepting applications for our Counselors-In-Training youth volunteer program. 

WHY WORK OR VOLUNTEER FOR POINT REYES SUMMER CAMP?
Staff live, work, and play in a supportive community of dedicated environmental educators while developing key personal and professional skills:
Teaching & Communication: Camp staff practice effective communication skills and connecting clearly with different audiences such as campers, fellow staff, and parents.
Leadership & Collaboration: At camp and beyond, teamwork makes the dream work!
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, & Creativity: Camp staff are challenged to think on their feet, manage risks, be flexible, and develop innovative ways to engage campers.
Food Handling & Hospitality: Camp staff help prepare and serve meals from our commercial kitchen and on-trail when leading backpacking trips.
Adventure and Exploration: The National Seashore is widely regarded as a hotbed of biological diversity with nearly forty species of land mammals, a dozen species of marine mammals, nearly half the bird species in North America, and over 900 species of vascular plants. 

Check out this American Camp Association infographic on the value of camp work: Working At Camp Is A Real Job

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
For paid positions, please submit a PDF of your resume, cover letter, and three references to summercamp@ptreyes.org with the job title in the subject line. We select applicants who possess varied and complementary skills, abilities, and life experiences. Please highlight your interest, qualifications, and personal attributes.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
Please note, Point Reyes Summer Camp’s preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. 

1. Receipt of Application: We will acknowledge receipt of your application via email.
2. Supplemental Questionnaire: Applicants that pass an initial screening will be contacted to submit responses to an online supplemental questionnaire.
3. Hiring Interview: Candidates determined to be the MOST QUALIFIED will be invited to participate in an interview process. A hiring interview is not guaranteed.
4. Reference Check: References should not live in the same household or be related to the applicant (ex: neighbor, coach, teacher, or past supervisor). Please provide a valid email address and daytime phone number for each reference.
5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan/fingerprinting before beginning work. Failure to meet this prerequisite will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.

QUESTIONS
For questions concerning Point Reyes Summer Camp job announcements or the application process, please email summercamp@ptreyes.org or call (415) 663-1200 x 302.

PRNSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, age, national origin, sexual preference, political affiliation, or any other nonmerit factor.

Residential Summer Camp Counselor-In-Training (CIT)

Counselors-In-Training (CITs) play an important role in the creation of a supportive camp environment by acting as positive role models and carrying out assigned duties responsibly. This is not a paid position, but rather a youth leadership training program for 16-18 year-olds. This mentored volunteer experience provides young people with an opportunity to gain leadership, public speaking, and outdoor skills.

 

Residential Summer Camp Counselor

Counselors specialize in implementing the bulk of our Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Youth Development Leadership (YDL), and Cultural History programing. Counselors provide positive experiences, want to make a difference, and enrich the lives of young people.

Residential Summer Camp Naturalist

Naturalists bring an expertise for highlighting the unique natural history of Point Reyes (weather/climate, astronomy, geology, marine life, plant communities, wildlife, etc.) to foster excitement and curiosity for the natural world, scientific understanding, and park stewardship. Naturalists should have the ability to identify Marin County flora/fauna and share knowledge of local natural history.

 

Residential Summer Camp Kitchen Manager

The Kitchen Manager assists the Head Cook in executing food service operations for roughly 75 people per session. The Kitchen Manager is responsible for coordinating, training, and supporting paid staff and CITs who assist in the kitchen on a rotating basis, and enforcing safe food handling practices. As such, the Kitchen Manager has initiative and a strong work ethic, is able to work in a fast-paced environment, and lead a team with kindness and respect.

Residential Summer Camp Head Cook

The Head Cook oversees all facets of camp food service operations for roughly 75 people per session. The Head Cook plans and executes nutritionally-balanced, eco-conscious, and cost-effective meals that appeal to the tastes of children. S/he works collaboratively with the Kitchen Manager and helps direct rotating kitchen assistants.

 

Residential Summer Camp Assistant Director

The Assistant Director serves as a leader in administering and coordinating PRSC operations, health, and safety. S/he provides programmatic and logistical support and helps oversee Nature Science Camp activities, Adventure Camp backpacking trips, Counselor-In-Training (CIT) participation, and may serve as “Acting Camp Director” when the Camp Director is off-site or unreachable. The Assistant Director needs to multitask, stay calm under pressure, and have excellent time management, record keeping, and organizational skills.