1. Biking and bicycle maintenance experience required
2. Trip leading experience preferred
3. Ability to organize time, work independently when needed but also must take direction well
4. Ability to work as part of a team
5. Minimum age 21

Establish a wholesome community based on trust, respect and appreciation for others.
Support personal development in the areas of maturity, self-confidence, respect for others and themselves.
Encourage the acquisition and development of recreational and work skills.
Provide the opportunity to develop an appreciation and respect for the natural surroundings.

ACCOUNTABILITY: To the Trip and Overnight Coordinator and the Camp Directors

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY: To lead bicycle trips for camper groups according to the camp overnight and trip schedule
1. Fit campers to their bikes and helmets, and ensure each camper can operate bicycle properly and safely.
2. Instruct campers on bicycle operation and care, road safety and group communication
3. Lead “Bike Safety School” prior to group departures as scheduled.
4. Train additional trips staff in bicycle procedures and group management procedures as necessary.
5. Ensure safety of participants at all times during trips.
6. Communicate regularly (as agreed upon) with TOC and/or Camp Directors during trips.
7. Submit a program report, at end of season, outlining successes of season, areas for improvement, and general program recommendations.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY: To maintain the camp bicycle fleet in operational order, and to maintain the spare parts and tools inventory
1. Service all bicycles in camp fleet at beginning of season prior to first trip departure.
2. Communicate with TOC and Camp Directors to acquire necessary parts and tools.
3. Maintain accurate inventory of all supplies, spare parts and equipment.
4. Service all bicycles following the final trip return to ensure winter/spring use of fleet is possible.
5. Make recommendations to Camp Directors on bike models and other equipment to acquired in future for successful continuation of bike program.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY: To supervise and participate with campers
1. To participate in unit and camp activities, and to assist unit staff at all times when department duties are not in effect
2. To share interests and skills that contribute to a wholesome, positive learning atmosphere
3. To act as unit relief staff at the direction of the Administrative Staff.

1. Ability to assist campers and staff in an emergency (fire, injury, evacuation)
2. Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity
3. Ability to operate and maintain camp bicycles.
4. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Teaching/Education


Minimum age 21

Required Skills:

Bicycle maintenance
Ability to lift 50 lbs
Interest in working with children

Preferred Skills:

Trip leading experience
Experience working with children

About Camp Nor'wester

Camp Nor’wester is an outdoor residential camp where children gain significant skills and insights in a caring and supportive atmosphere, taking advantage of the Pacific Northwest’s coastal character, through a program that is characterized by a commitment to:
Develop a child’s maturity and a positive self-image.
Provide programming that holds the physical and emotional safety of the child as a paramount concern.
Teach children skills and values about responsibility for one’s self, others, and the environment.
Provide a community where diversity, tolerance, and compassion are valued, respected, and promoted.
Provide a positive outdoor group living experience that helps children develop the skills necessary for productive group and interpersonal interaction.
Provide an experience for children that is challenging, rewarding, memorable, and fun.

Application Instructions

Please visit the staff section of our website at www.norwester.org and complete a staff application. Specific questions can be sent to [email protected]