Camp Tawonga is hiring Wilderness Leaders for May 27-August 6, 2021.

Guide 2+ night backpacking trips in the Sierra Mtns in California
Facilitate groups of youth on our challenge course
Run nature education programming
Co-lead multi-week teen travel adventures

Food and lodging is provided at our amazing location on the Tuolumne River just outside of Yosemite National Park.

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All wilderness leaders must be 21+ with current lifeguard certification (LGT) and Wilderness First Responder certification (WFR) as well as a safe driving record. If you do not possess these certifications, Tawonga will help cover the costs of obtaining them before the job start date.

Required Skills:

Experience with children and prior experience backpacking are essential.

Preferred Skills:

Experience with rock climbing and belaying, natural history and environmental education are preferred but not required.

About Camp Tawonga

Camp Tawonga is a residential children’s summer camp located outside Yosemite National Park, established in 1925. The campers range in age from 7-17. The Camp Tawonga Staff is a community of almost 200 dedicated individuals, working together to create a vital Jewish community where children thrive. This outstanding team includes people from many backgrounds, histories and traditions. Camp Tawonga’s mission is to foster positive self-image for campers, create a cooperative community, teach children to live in partnership with nature, and offer children a positive experience of spirituality.

Application Instructions

To Apply: Find more information and complete our online application at www.tawonga.org by early February to be considered in our first round of applicants. Then, call us to schedule an interview.

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