Camp Wilani

Camp Wilani is seeking responsible and caring leaders who live enthusiastically and care deeply about others. We staff members who are committed to our promise, who want to impact the lives of youth, and who understand the importance of their position in a child’s development. We are looking for staff with the ability to communicate honestly and openly, to stay positive when challenged, to problem solve creatively, and to participate energetically. Working at camp is demanding and staff members need to know how to stay balanced and how to constructively release stress. Camp Wilani looks for staff members who have fun on a regular basis and who inspire others to do the same!

Seasonal resident/day camp positions available. Camp Wilani is a summer camp owned and operated by Camp Fire Wilani located just 20 miles west of Eugene in the foothills of the coast range.

Positions available include: Cabin Counselor (5), Lifeguard (2), Arts and Crafts Programmer (1), Utility Programmer (1), (may include sports and games, archery, camp store).

All staff are hired for both day camp and resident camp sessions. Specialized staff assignments during resident camp do not always translate to day camp. All staff should expect to be unit counselors during day camp sessions.

Required staff training will be held prior to camp and will begin June 20th. The first session of camp will begin June 25nd, and the staff presence will continue at camp until August 4th. There will be a 24-hour break between each weekly session and staff is off July 3-7. (*times off dates are subject to change).

Salaries and Benefits Camp staff receive a stipend based on a weekly rate which is paid at the end of each camp session. This year, basic staff position stipend’s range from $ 975 – $1,475 for the season, depending on experience and certifications. This is for the seven-week period June 20-August 4, 2018. Benefits include food and lodging in addition to the stipend, workers, compensation insurance, breaks between sessions, and at least two hours off each full day of camp sessions. Other perks include internet access, free coffee/cocoa bar and a beautiful work place setting. Please contact the office if you have any questions.


  • Summer staff must be at least 18 years old by June 15, 2018.
  • Able to commit the entire summer (June 20 –August 4, 2018).
  • Able to adhere to the daily schedule.
  • Have a clean background check and favorable references.
  • Camp staff must be caring, compassionate, and enjoy working with kids

If you are not quite old enough for a staff position, consider applying for one of our teen leadership programs, Teens In Action or Counselor In Training.


  • Illegal drugs, sexual activity, tobacco, and alcohol are prohibited within the borders of Camp Wilani. If you are found to be in possession or under the influence of illegal substances or alcohol while on duty or on site, you are subject to immediate disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
  • We expect all camp staff to maintain good personal hygiene and role model this with campers.
  • We expect all staff to be receptive to feedback received throughout the summer and to make appropriate adjustments in their performance.
  • Contact with campers via email and social-networking sites is prohibited.

Application Instructions

Working at camp is a fun and rewarding summer job. Your application is one way of letting us know about you as well as how serious you are about working at a summer camp. Qualified staff will be selected from the applicants, so please be specific about your talents, certifications, and areas of expertise on your applications. Camp Wilani staff members are expected to have a desire to work with children, have integrity, enthusiasm, patience, adaptability, and sense of humor. These qualities help to make the summer a GREAT experience for both campers and staff.

Purpose of the Application Form

The purpose of the application form is to give you the opportunity to provide Camp Fire Wilani with the information about your skills, work experience, abilities, and other personal attributes that meet the qualification requirements for the job position that is available. It is in your best interest to be thorough, accurate, and descriptive in providing this information. A number of people will apply for the job opening and Camp Fire Wilani does not guarantee an interview or consideration beyond the application form.

How to Apply

Please send the following documentation:

  1. Completed and signed Application
  2. Answers to the supplemental questions.


Send To:

Camp Director
Camp Fire Wilani
380 Q Street, Suite 260
Springfield, OR 97477

Send the Summer Employment Applicant Reference Form to three persons, not related to you.

Summer Staff Positions

Resident and Day Camp Counselor (5) – Lead, guide and provide activity leadership for 6-10 campers of a similar age in camp activities, group living and personal development. A counselor has many roles throughout the summer, successful applicants will be flexible, able to follow a given schedule, have experience working with children and be fun.

Lifeguard (2) – Responsible for the pool and lagoon waterfront areas. Waterfront lifeguard training preferred. Position requires ability to provide instruction on basic canoe skills and techniques. All program staff help plan and execute evening programs and provide time off coverage for cabin staff.

Arts and Crafts (1) – Provide arts and crafts program for all campers. Position requires general knowledge of arts and crafts activities. All program staff help plan and execute evening programs and provide time off coverage for cabin staff.

Utility Programmer (1) – Provide daily program activities as requested. Activities may include sports games, archery and the camp store. Position requires organization and flexibility. All program staff help plan and execute evening programs and provide time off coverage for cabin staff.

If you have questions, please call (541) 342-6338 x106, or e-mail

Camp Wilani is a tobacco, drug and alcohol free work place.

If you are addicted to any substance, legal or not, including alcohol and tobacco, do not bother to apply.