Why Work at Tamarack?
○We offer FULL room and board- there is no cost to staff for housing, meals (when programming is running), internet, utilities, and laundry during your entire season of employment!
○ 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 shift schedules and only work 1-2 evenings per week as well as having rotating Sundays and Fridays off.
○ Paid “Sick or Sad” leave! Whether you get sick or just need a mental health day, we offer accruing paid leave for our employees. 1 full day of pay earned for each session worked, 1 day for Spring Outdoor School, 1 day for Summer Camp, and 1 day for Fall Outdoor School.
○ Pro Deals! As an employee of Camp Tamarack, you will qualify for pro deals (discounted prices on new gear) for many outdoor gear companies!
○ Coaching! We invest in our Instructors’ professional and personal development with monthly coaching.
○ 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.
2023 Season Dates:
Spring Outdoor School
○ Staff training: March 29th- April 7th
○ Programming: April 10th- June 9th
○ Staff training: Lifeguard training (dates subject to change, we pay for you to get this certification) June 19th- 24th, On-site training June 26th- June 30th
○ Programming: July 2nd- August 25th
○ Camp for children with Type 1 Diabetes: August 27th- August 30th, Optional additional work for full-season staff (March- October employment), required for summer-only staff.
Fall Outdoor School
○ Staff training: September 13th- 15th
○ Programming: September 18th- October 27th (potential program extension until November 3rd)
Winter Classroom Outreach: Part-time work teaching in classrooms for our Central Oregon schools from January – March
Weekly Salary: $600
○ 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 for 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 certification).
○ Assists with daily mealtime cleanup and dishes
○ Assists in weekly site set-up and clean up
○ 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.
About Camp Tamarack
At Camp Tamarack we host overnight outdoor school and summer camp and classroom programs. We’re looking for Instructors to join us for our 2023 season! Positions available from March- Oct. and June- Oct with part-time work from Jan.- March. We are looking for Instructors who thrive in a dynamic, collaborative work environment to support our mission of youth development through mentored outdoor experiences. Our Instructors have the 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 grow as a professional.