Washington State, USA – Seasonal – Residential Camp
Camp Nor’wester is seeking summer camp counselors for 2023! Hiring for a variety of positions including Unit Leaders, Program Instructors, Support Staff and more! Check out the opportunities on our website at www.norwester.org/staff/positions-available or contact [email protected] with questions.
Summer Contract runs from the week of June 11 through Aug 24, with part-summer options available (week of June 11 – July 21 OR July 16 – Aug 24). Salaries range from $350-$450/week depending on positions. Nor’wester is located in the San Juan Islands of Washington State.
If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure in a beautiful setting this summer, and you are committed to supporting young people in their growth and skill-building, please check us out! We want staff who are ready to contribute to shaping the next generation, growing themselves and others along the way. There are many opportunities for building interpersonal, leadership, critical-thinking, collaborative, and problem-solving skills in the staff experience – you will build skills you can use in many arenas for the rest of your life! Visit our website or YouTube channel for photos and videos of our beautiful property and what a day in the life at Camp is like!
Please visit https://norwester.org/staff/staff-information for more details!

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Cooks and Food Service, Mountaineering Skills, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


First Aid/CPR Certification (training available)
WFA/LGT Certifications (for certain positions - training available)

Required Skills:

1. A genuine interest in working/living with and teaching children
2. Commitment to equity and inclusion in the camp experience
3. Ability to relate to one's peer group
4. Ability to accept supervision and guidance
5. Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
6. Good character, integrity, and adaptability

Preferred Skills:

-Comfort with outdoor living
-Experience working with children
-Strong communication skills, commitment to prioritizing open and direct communication with peers & supervisors

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

To apply, please visit: http://www.norwester.org/staff/how-to-apply/ For more information, visit: http://www.norwester.org/staff/why-work-at-camp-norwester