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Outdoor Leader (Camp Counselor)

Job Location

Camp Nawakwa - Angelus Oaks, CA, United States

Job Description

The Outdoor Leader shall support the mission of Outdoor Journeys Camp Nawakwa in the delivery of the camp experience. Outdoor Leaders will be responsible for ensuring the safety of campers as they participate in a wide range of camp activities including hiking, archery, arts and crafts, rock climbing, swimming, canoeing, tomahawks, paintball, nature, and outdoor living skills. In addition to leading camp activities, Outdoor Leaders will be the primary supervisor of campers through all daily activities including meal times, cabin time, overnight, and transitions between activities. Outdoor Leaders will also serve as role models and mentors to members of Outdoor Journeys’ Teen Academy. Outdoor Leaders will live on site with campers. Through the supportive guidance of Outdoor Leaders, campers build their own unique community in which each member can experience a sense of belonging, connectedness, safety, acceptance and appreciation. The Candidate shall understand that he/she is an employee of Outdoor Journeys and shall conduct himself/herself as an ambassador of the organization.

The key duties of the Outdoor Leader will be:

• Lead campers through full participation in camp programming.

• Facilitate large and small group activities.

• Be a positive role model for campers.

• Monitor the health, well-being and safety of campers.

• Abide by and enforce camp policies.

• Be punctual and prepared for training and when on duty.

• Communicate with campers, families and staff in a mature and professional manner at all times.

• Maintain a clean camp and cabin area.

• Attend staff training.

• Live on-site while camp is in session.

• Clean camp areas after programming.

• Keep campers safe at all times.

• Work with Camp Facilities Director for facility needs (housekeeping and maintenance).

• Attend Staff Meetings.

• Report directly to Unit Leader or designate.

• Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


• At least 18 years of age.

• Desire and ability to work with children in the outdoors.

• MUST have a positive “can do” attitude, patience, enthusiasm, and integrity.

• Ability to manage multiple tasks and to be accountable.

• Ability to work with a wide-range of children, and staff members.

• The ability to take initiative and work both as a team and independently.

• Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and hike up to 5 miles.

• Current Red Cross First Aid & CPR preferred.

• Lifeguard certified preferred.

• Ability to pass background check & TB test.

How To Apply

Send a resumé and cover letter to patrick@outdoorjourneys.org to apply. Please mention which job you are applying for.
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Contact Information

Contact Patrick Walsh
Summer Camp Director
Outdoor Journeys
Email patrick@outdoorjourneys.org
Website outdoorjourneys.org


March 14, 2019

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