Camp Fire Wilani | Resident Camp, Day Camp, Outdoor School Provider, Teen Leadership, Service Learning, Club Programs


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If being a positive, caring, responsible role model to youth and connecting them to the wonder of Pacific Northwest ecosystems sounds awesome, employment with Camp Fire Wilani might be YOUR spark! Being camp staff is a powerful way to positively affect the lives of young people!

POC and LGBTQ candidates and strongly encouraged to apply. Camp Fire Wilani is welcoming to all people and is a non-sectarian program that values diversity, builds equity, and strives to be a comprehensively inclusive environment.

2019 Outdoor School Staff

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2019 Camp Wilani Day/Resident Camp Staff

Description: The primary function of our summer camp staff is to provide positive, safe, empowering, inclusive supervision to campers while effectively facilitating Camp Fire Wilani programs. Camp Staff People are the frontline in creating memorable, enriching, enjoyable experiences for participants. They work as a team to support the emotional and physical well being of all campers at Camp Fire’s beautiful Camp Wilani @Havenroot in Veneta, Oregon. This resident program focuses on developing creative, collaborative, inclusive, fun, adventure-based, and leadership focused experiences for youth age 7-17 of all genders. Located in the Spectacular Oregon Coast Range, Camp Wilani offers exceptional opportunities for hiking, backpacking, team-building, connection to nature, photography and video, art, writing, and more. Camp Staff use positive language and behavior at all times and demonstrate the highest standards of healthy living, positive conflict resolution, collaborative decision making, and inclusivity.


Cabin Counselor: (The most important job at camp!) Supervise up to eight campers of the same age and gender identification as their primary mentor and care provider. Bring your individual spark and creativity to your campers. Sleep in a cabin with your cabin group, and create a fun, safe, and inclusive environment for youth.

  • Cabin Counselor
  • Teen Leadership Co-Facilitator (Current WFR or greater required, Experience Required)

Program Specialist: The program specialist provides specialized activity leadership for campers in disciplines such as archery, arts and crafts, nature hikes, swimming (certified lifeguard), canoeing (certified lifeguard), low ropes challenge course and zipline facilitation (previous experience required), teen leadership, backpacking and more. Program Specialists provide afternoon and evening breaks to Cabin Counselors and facilitate all-camp programs, campfires, and other camp-wide needs.

  • Program Specialist: Archery (Experience and Certification Required)
  • Program Specialist: Arts and Crafts
  • Program Specialist: Photography (Experience and Portfolio Required)
  • Program Specialist: Lifeguard (Current Certification Required)
  • Program Specialist: Challenge Course/Zipline (Experience Required)
  • Program Specialist: Nature Guide/Hiking/Outdoor Skills
  • Program Specialist: Logistics (At least 21 years of Age, Excellent Driving Record)
  • Bus/Van Driver (CDL Required, Excellent Driving Record, 25+ years of age)

Cooks and Kitchen Assistants: Head Cook: Serv-safe Food Safety Manager or similar required + substantial cooking experience for groups over 70 people. Cooks and Kitchen Assistants: Oregon Food Handler’s Card.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older (we can accept 2 lifeguards who are 17 or over with special written agreements)
  • Current First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Current Oregon Food Handler’s Card
  • FBI Criminal Background Check Required
  • Three to five non-family, non-partner references including teachers, guidance counselors, mentors, or employers
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to walk considerable distances over uneven terrain each day
  • Desire and ability to work outdoors in Oregon’s varied climate
  • Flexibility, adaptability, coolness under pressure
  • The ability to be serious about risk management and silly about camp
  • Energy, drive, commitment to excellence
  • Sincere passion for youth and the outdoors

Employment Dates: June 9th – August 14th

Summer employment may lead to post-season Outdoor School employment until mid-November, 2019.

TO APPLY, CLICK HERE: 2019 Camp Wilani Summer Staff Application

Questions? Contact Elissa Kobrin, Executive Director:

Our Promise

Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.

Light the fire within