Camp Nor’wester is hiring for the 2022 Summer Season!
We are looking for skilled and dedicated people to be part of our wonderful, inclusive, youth-centered community! Join us to grow yourself and others around you while living and working in a beautiful outdoor setting in the San Juan Islands! All applicants 18 and older are encouraged to apply.
We are currently hiring for all positions, including:
-Unit Leaders (leading a group of 12-16 campers with a co-leader)
-Program staff (Craft Shop, Woodworking, Ceramics, Ropes, Waterfront, Nature, Drama, Dance, Garden, Outdoor Cooking, Music and more!)
-Nurses & Nurse’s Assistant
-Kitchen Manager, Crew, and Cooks
-Camp Operations Crew
-Photographer and Videographer
-Trip Leaders (Biking, Backpacking, Mountaineering, Climbing, Sailing, Canoeing, and Kayaking!)
-Additional leadership roles
Salaries range $3300 – $4000+ for approximately a 10-week season (Nurse, Kitchen Manager & Cooks are special contract positions, please inquire for salary information)
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

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