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


Join Us!

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!

Our Commitment to Equity
Camp Fire is committed to building a diverse team and culture. We recognize that there are many aspects of one’s life experience that contribute to the growth of our organization. We encourage everyone to apply. If you believe in our values and mission and want to contribute to the work we do, we want to hear from you, even if you don’t meet every one of the qualifications listed.If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ candidates are 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. Bilingual Spanish or ASL are highly desired, but not required. Camp Fire is non-sectarian and welcoming to all.

Camp Fire Wilani requires complete, up-to-date vaccination with available boosters against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination required. Non-negotiable policy.

We believe in meaningful work.We believe that every individual brings their own talent, experience, creativity, and values. We support staff by providing a living wage, time for work/life balance, paid volunteer service days, paid opportunities for professional development, personal growth, and creativity.

Organization Overview
At Camp Fire Wilani, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark: a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future. Founded in 1910, our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the school year, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in Western Oregon for Outdoor School. During the summer months, we offer summer camps at the beautiful, historical 219-acre camp, Camp Wilani in Veneta, Oregon. Camp Wilani just completed its 62nd summer. Our programs directly serve over 2,000 kids ages 5-17 each year from Salem to the California border, and the Oregon coast to the Cascades.

Summer Camp Staff

2023 Summer Camp Staff Job Description

What’s that – a summer camp position that still lets me have a summer? That’s right – our mid-July start and most weekends off (only one working weekend for Family Camp), you can have a great job helping kids and families and still enjoy your summer. The Summer Camp Staff Person’s primary function is to provide positive, safe, empowering, inclusive, supervision to campers while effectively facilitating Camp Wilani programs. Summer Camp Staff People are the frontline in creating memorable, enriching, enjoyable experiences for participants. Summer Camp Staff People work closely with program staff and one another to support the emotional and physical well being of all campers at Camp Wilani. Camp
Summer Camp Staff People stay with a small cabin group of 8-10 youth and guide them through fun activities.

Dates: July 10th – September 5th, 2022


  • Staff should present neat and clean, no stained or torn clothing.
  • No perfumes or cologne are allowed.
  • Clothing should be neutral and free of swear words, political statements. sexual imagery, religious imagery, violent, racist, or misogynistic imagery.
  • Staff should plan to shower at least every other day and keep their staff shirt clean and unwrinkled.
  • Closed-toed shoes and socks are required during program times and during training.

Questions? Contact Lillia Sheline, Camp Director: lillia@wilanicouncil.og

Summer Camp Kitchen Team


Camp Fire Wilani seeks positive, energetic, responsible people to be on the Camp Wilani Summer Camp Kitchen Team. The Kitchen Team prepares easy, kid-friendly meals for our campers.

Type of Employment: Summer Seasonal – Short Term


  • July 19th – 21st: Mini Camp, 60 campers: $560
  • July 31st – August 2nd: Mini Camp 2, 60 campers: $560
  • August 4th – 6th: Family Camp: 60 campers: $560
  • August 9th – 11th: Mini Camp 3, 60 campers: $560
  • August 14th – 18th: Resident Camp: 72-80 Campers: $1000

The Summer Camp Kitchen Team prepares three meals per day for the duration of the Summer Camp Overnight Program. Meals are largely heat and eat or easy preparation. No menu planning or complicated preparation is required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Oregon Food Handler’s Card
  • One year work in a commercial kitchen.
  • ServSafe Certification preferred.
  • Calm, patient, positive demeanor required.
  • Smoking/drugs/alcohol/vaping prohibited.
  • Enhanced FBI background check and professional references required.
  • Reliable transportation required.


Elissa Kobrin, Executive Director
Camp Fire Wilani

Let us know you are interested by completing the Pre-Interview Interest Form!

Fall Outdoor School Staff

September 18th – 22nd (Staff Training) 
September 25th – 20th, 2023
October 2nd – 6th, 2023
October 9th – 13th, 2023
October 16th – 20th, 2023
October 23rd – 27th, 2023

Let us know you are interested by completing the Pre-Interview Interest Form!

Questions: Contact Marco Longoria, Outdoor School 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