Internship Details

Camp Tamarack
Website:
https://www.camptamarack.com

Internship Title
Outdoor School & Summer Camp Instructor
Area Industry Minimum Age* Hourly Rate Interns Needed
Regional Education 18 + $600 Weekly Salary 2
Resume Required Requires Cover Letter Interview Required Hours Per Week Days Per Week
Yes Yes Yes Approximately 50 5
Application Deadline Start Date End Date Computer Knowledge Drug Screening
03-01-2022 04-04-22 2022-10-28 No No
Background Check
Yes

Description

We’re looking for Instructors who are passionate about environmental education, youth mentorship, and overnight camp!

We are hiring Instructors who can commit to our 2022 season from April - October! At Camp Tamarack we host Outdoor School, Summer Camp, and classroom programs, providing the youth of all ages with hands-on opportunities that promote personal growth and a better understanding of the environment and world that surrounds them.

We are looking for staff who thrive in a dynamic, collaborative work environment to support our mission of youth development through mentored outdoor experiences. Our instructors have a willingness to learn supported by our training, continual coaching, and professional development. As a part of our camp community, we will meet you where you’re at and help you to continue to grow as a professional.

In accordance with Oregon Department of Education policy, Camp Tamarack requires staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work with students.

Camp Tamarack is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome the unique contributions that you bring to our program including your culture, ethnicity, race, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages, veteran status, religion, ability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. We value diversity and are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all students, volunteers, and employees.

Our commitments include:

- Normalizing pronoun use during meetings and programs.

- Providing needs-based scholarships to students.

- Providing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion training to all staff.

- Incorporating land acknowledgments in programs.

- Using trauma-informed, culturally responsive student support strategies.

- Providing accommodations for students to participate in our programs and for staff to lead the program.

 

We Invest in Our Instructors! 

- Wellness stipend! After a year of employment, we offer a monthly wellness stipend to put towards health care, a gym membership, counseling, exercise equipment or class, or whatever you do to promote your personal wellness!

- Compared to other overnight camps, where you work from the time you wake up until the time you go to bed all week, at Camp Tamarack Instructors work shifts allowing for 2-4 evenings off weekly and rotating Sundays and Fridays off.

- We offer room and board- there is no cost to staff for housing, meals (provided Sunday dinner- Friday breakfast when programming is running), internet, utilities, and laundry. 

- As an employee of Camp Tamarack, you will qualify for pro deals (discounted prices on new gear) for many outdoor gear companies!

- We invest in our Instructor's professional and personal development with monthly coaching.

- We promote from within! When hiring for managerial staff, we internally hire.

Dates:

We are hiring Instructors who can commit to our entire April- the end of October position! Please note that there are breaks in between sessions.

2022 Season Dates:

- Spring Outdoor School:  April 4th - June 10th
- Summer Camp: June 27th - August 26th (optional August 28th- August 31st)
- Fall Outdoor School: September 7th - October 28th 
- Winter Classroom Outreach: Potential for part-time work January - March

 

Weekly Salary: 

For Instructors who live on-site, starting pay is $600, room and board included (no charge to staff for rent, utilities, laundry, internet, and meals while running programming Sunday Dinner- Friday Breakfast). For Staff who choose not to live on-site, starting pay is $720.

 

Job Description:

- Lead daily science, social and emotional learning, and camp-specific classes to youth ages 8-14.

- Mentor, supervise, and evaluate high school students who serve as Cabin Counselors. Lead daily mentor meetings to 2-5 high school students.

- Lead group activities such as hiking, canoeing, paddle sports, swimming, archery, crafts, and team building, along with camp-specific games and activities (training provided). 

- Lead all-camp programming and campfire skits and songs in the evenings. 

- Lifeguard and supervise all waterfront activities during summer camp (for those who know how to swim, we provide lifeguard training). 

- Participate fully in all aspects of the on-site programming including:

- Assists with daily mealtime clean-up and dishes.

- Assists in site set-up, weekly cleaning, and closing each week.

- Provides backup support to other camp staff as needed.

- Provide weekly transportation to and from camp for campers and high school students (15- passenger van driver training included)

Note to potential applicants:

Research shows that BIPOC folx, trans and non-binary folx, and women are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe that they meet every qualification listed in a job description. Your skills, experience, and education can come from personal interests, self-directed learning, community roles, and life experiences. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are interested in the position, even if you do not believe that you meet all of the qualifications.

 Living and Working Conditions: 

- This position is a seasonal position from April 4th - Oct. 28th with several week breaks throughout this season.  

- Employment is temporary and subject to school participation schedule. This position works in a residential camp setting.

- Extended hours and occasional weekends may be required. 

- Physical Demands: 5% Sitting, 75% Standing, 20% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 - 80 lbs.

- Employment is temporary and subject to school/ camper participation schedule. This position works in an overnight camp setting.

- If staff choose to live on-site, they live in shared staff quarters.

- Housing and meals are provided. Housing is shared with other employees in assigned cabins or bunk rooms.

- Room and board provided- this includes rent, utilities, laundry, internet, meals while running programming Sunday dinner- Friday breakfast.

Educational Aspect

As an Instructor at Camp Tamarack, Interns will learn teaching pedagogy, curriculum design, science, and social and emotional learning lesson facilitation, support and mentoring of youth aged 8-17, and child management.

Further Requirements

N/A

Lift Requirements

N/A


Camp Tamarack
Website:
https://www.camptamarack.com
Internship Title
Outdoor School & Summer Camp Instructor
AreaIndustry
RegionalEducation
Minimum AgeHourly Rate
18$600 Weekly Salary
Interns NeededRequires Cover Letter
2Yes
Interview RequiredApplication Deadline
Yes03-01-2022
Start DateEnd Date
2022-04-042022-10-28
Hours/WeekGeneral Computer Knowledge
Approximately 50No
Drug ScreeningBackground Check
NoYes

Description

We’re looking for Instructors who are passionate about environmental education, youth mentorship, and overnight camp!

We are hiring Instructors who can commit to our 2022 season from April - October! At Camp Tamarack we host Outdoor School, Summer Camp, and classroom programs, providing the youth of all ages with hands-on opportunities that promote personal growth and a better understanding of the environment and world that surrounds them.

We are looking for staff who thrive in a dynamic, collaborative work environment to support our mission of youth development through mentored outdoor experiences. Our instructors have a willingness to learn supported by our training, continual coaching, and professional development. As a part of our camp community, we will meet you where you’re at and help you to continue to grow as a professional.

In accordance with Oregon Department of Education policy, Camp Tamarack requires staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work with students.

Camp Tamarack is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome the unique contributions that you bring to our program including your culture, ethnicity, race, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages, veteran status, religion, ability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. We value diversity and are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all students, volunteers, and employees.

Our commitments include:

- Normalizing pronoun use during meetings and programs.

- Providing needs-based scholarships to students.

- Providing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion training to all staff.

- Incorporating land acknowledgments in programs.

- Using trauma-informed, culturally responsive student support strategies.

- Providing accommodations for students to participate in our programs and for staff to lead the program.

 

We Invest in Our Instructors! 

- Wellness stipend! After a year of employment, we offer a monthly wellness stipend to put towards health care, a gym membership, counseling, exercise equipment or class, or whatever you do to promote your personal wellness!

- Compared to other overnight camps, where you work from the time you wake up until the time you go to bed all week, at Camp Tamarack Instructors work shifts allowing for 2-4 evenings off weekly and rotating Sundays and Fridays off.

- We offer room and board- there is no cost to staff for housing, meals (provided Sunday dinner- Friday breakfast when programming is running), internet, utilities, and laundry. 

- As an employee of Camp Tamarack, you will qualify for pro deals (discounted prices on new gear) for many outdoor gear companies!

- We invest in our Instructor's professional and personal development with monthly coaching.

- We promote from within! When hiring for managerial staff, we internally hire.

Dates:

We are hiring Instructors who can commit to our entire April- the end of October position! Please note that there are breaks in between sessions.

2022 Season Dates:

- Spring Outdoor School:  April 4th - June 10th
- Summer Camp: June 27th - August 26th (optional August 28th- August 31st)
- Fall Outdoor School: September 7th - October 28th 
- Winter Classroom Outreach: Potential for part-time work January - March

 

Weekly Salary: 

For Instructors who live on-site, starting pay is $600, room and board included (no charge to staff for rent, utilities, laundry, internet, and meals while running programming Sunday Dinner- Friday Breakfast). For Staff who choose not to live on-site, starting pay is $720.

 

Job Description:

- Lead daily science, social and emotional learning, and camp-specific classes to youth ages 8-14.

- Mentor, supervise, and evaluate high school students who serve as Cabin Counselors. Lead daily mentor meetings to 2-5 high school students.

- Lead group activities such as hiking, canoeing, paddle sports, swimming, archery, crafts, and team building, along with camp-specific games and activities (training provided). 

- Lead all-camp programming and campfire skits and songs in the evenings. 

- Lifeguard and supervise all waterfront activities during summer camp (for those who know how to swim, we provide lifeguard training). 

- Participate fully in all aspects of the on-site programming including:

- Assists with daily mealtime clean-up and dishes.

- Assists in site set-up, weekly cleaning, and closing each week.

- Provides backup support to other camp staff as needed.

- Provide weekly transportation to and from camp for campers and high school students (15- passenger van driver training included)

Note to potential applicants:

Research shows that BIPOC folx, trans and non-binary folx, and women are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe that they meet every qualification listed in a job description. Your skills, experience, and education can come from personal interests, self-directed learning, community roles, and life experiences. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are interested in the position, even if you do not believe that you meet all of the qualifications.

 Living and Working Conditions: 

- This position is a seasonal position from April 4th - Oct. 28th with several week breaks throughout this season.  

- Employment is temporary and subject to school participation schedule. This position works in a residential camp setting.

- Extended hours and occasional weekends may be required. 

- Physical Demands: 5% Sitting, 75% Standing, 20% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 - 80 lbs.

- Employment is temporary and subject to school/ camper participation schedule. This position works in an overnight camp setting.

- If staff choose to live on-site, they live in shared staff quarters.

- Housing and meals are provided. Housing is shared with other employees in assigned cabins or bunk rooms.

- Room and board provided- this includes rent, utilities, laundry, internet, meals while running programming Sunday dinner- Friday breakfast.

Educational Aspect

As an Instructor at Camp Tamarack, Interns will learn teaching pedagogy, curriculum design, science, and social and emotional learning lesson facilitation, support and mentoring of youth aged 8-17, and child management.

Further Requirements

N/A

Lift Requirements

N/A


Area Coordinators - Please contact the Coordinator in your area

Bend Internship Manager
Larry Holeman
larry@edcoinfo.com>
541-815-5005
Interim Redmond Internship Coordinator
Larry Holeman
larry@edcoinfo.com>
541-815-5005
Jefferson County Internship Coordinator
Debbie Taylor
debbie@edcoinfo.com>
(541) 408-1308

* Some minimum age requirements are mandated by age and work restrictions mandated by BOLI (Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries).