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!

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.

Male Camp Counselor

Due to an abundance of registrations we are seeking two male summer camp counselors for our upcoming 2021 summer season. We are full on non-binary and female identifying staff at this time.

Position: Summer Camp Counselor
Grade: Summer Seasonal
Dates: July 12th, 2020 – August 20th, 2021, partial seasons are not permitted
Availability: All days during program period
Supervisors: Executive Director/Outdoor Program Manager
Position Purpose
The Summer Camp Counselor’s primary function is to provide positive, safe, empowering, inclusive, supervision to campers while effectively facilitating Camp Wilani programs. Summer Camp Counselors are the frontline in creating memorable, enriching, enjoyable experiences for participants. Summer Camp Counselors work closely with program staff and one another to support the emotional and physical well being of all campers at Camp Wilani.

Base Salary:
$2880 for the 6-week summer season (includes training week)
Increases for:

  • Current certified lifeguard
  • Current WFR certification
  • Challenge course facilitation certification
  • Archery facilitation certification

Non-resident camp session seasonal housing available, ask for details.

  • Essential Job Functions:
  • Implements the Camp Wilani youth and family programs.
  • Participates in the supervision, mentorship, and guidance of eight campers per week within their group.
  • Facilitates activities for Family Camp programs.
  • Assists with meal preparation for residential programs.
  • Assists in maintaining adherence to Camp Wilani policies and American Camp Association Standards.
  • Is well versed in camp Emergency Protocols and have the ability to aide in the facilitation of rescue and evacuation procedures if necessary.
  • Adheres to a daily schedule and maintains timely attendance to meals, program activities, etc.
  • Models risk management techniques in every aspect of camp activities.
  • Models and inspires collaborative leadership methods.
  • Effectively facilitates camp activities while maintaining positive behavior management.
  • Assists in managing the proper use, care, and maintenance of program supplies and camp assets.
  • Assists in keeping organized and confidential camp records.
  • Communicates in a clear, positive, and timely manner with camp leadership, parents, and coworkers.
  • Identifies and works to solve problems collaboratively with coworkers and leadership.
  • Treats all participants with patience and loving kindness.
  • Promotes a positive environment that fosters fun, safety and promotes Camp Fire values.
  • Other Job Duties:
  • Provides camper supervision during all-camp events.
  • Participates enthusiastically in camp activities and in the planning and leading of activities as needed.
  • Aides in the cleaning and preparation of camp between sessions.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Requirements:
  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Minimum CPR/First Aid Certification by start date.
  • Oregon Food handlers or ServeSafe certification by start date.
  • Must have a minimum of one working in camp, outdoor education, youth development, or recreation programs.
  • Must posses exceptional decision making skills, sound judgement, and maturity.
  • Ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to camp activities.
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply positive and appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  • Strong willingness and desire to work with diverse populations.
  • Spanish speaking a plus, but not required.
  • Ability to communicate in an effective, timely, and positive manner.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist staff and campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain a rigorous summer schedule.
  • Must submit self-reported health history form and immunization record prior to first day of work. All submissions will be reviewed by the medical supervisory team.
  • Must provide three professional references.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to adhere to the Camp Fire’s zero-tolerance drug, alcohol, and tobacco policy.


Fall Outdoor School Field Instructor

Fall Season: September 20th – October 29th, 2021 (includes training)
Days: Variable Monday – Friday
Hours: 30-40 hours per week
M.Ed. supervised university internships available
Shift: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (variable)
Compensation Full Season: $2,800 seasonal salary total for 6 weeks

Housing: Seasonal shared community housing available for a very modest ($10) weekly rent to the property owners for utilities. Community kitchen. Housing agreement with property owners required.

  • Job Duties
  • Aid in the preparation (including organizing, set up and cleaning) of Outdoor School materials.
  • Shows up for shifts prepared and on time to instruct field lessons at the program site.
  • Commit to learning and applying the Outdoor School curriculum as designed.
  • Assists with the pre and post program school visits.
  • Provides excellent customer service to students, staff, and coworkers alike.
  • Assists with shut down, inventory, and cleaning of Outdoor School materials and shared areas.
  • Assists with preparing and serving meals, snacks, lunch prep as assigned by shift.
  • Assists with direct marketing of the Outdoor School Program including: mailings, tabling at events, phone calls, and other outreach.
  • Maintains a positive, collaborative, adaptable attitude.
  • Participates in ongoing professional development and trainings provided by Camp Fire Wilani.
  • Seeks to understand and improve organizational systems.
  • Assists in the ongoing evaluation and improvement of programs.
  • Requirements
  • Ability and willingness to comply with all COVID-19 safety protocols. 
  • Desire and willingness to work outdoors for up to eight hour periods, rain or shine!Ability to traverse uneven terrain outdoors and carry up to 30 lbs.
  • Passion for environmental education and the value of getting children outdoors.
  • At least one year of college or university education in a related field.
  • At least one year of youth development work.
  • Strong willingness to learn and conduct field lessons as assigned.
  • Open-mindedness and passion for making every child feel welcomed and valued.
  • Interest in learning about the outdoors in a scientific framework.
  • Patience, kindness, and an open heart.
  • Willingness and ability to adhere to all policies and procedures, and follow emergency protocols as dictated.
  • Adaptability and flexibility are a must.
  • Ability to work without using a cell phone or having a cell phone out or visible.
  • Camp Fire Wilani is a smoke, vape, drug, and alcohol free organization.
  • Three professional references required. 
  • FBI Enhanced Background Check required.

Application required: APPLY HERE

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