Tawonga is hiring Wilderness Leaders for May 26-August 10, 2022

Guide 2+ night backpacking trips in the Sierra Nevada 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 are provided at our amazing location on the Tuolumne River just outside of Yosemite National Park.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


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. Experience with children and prior experience backpacking are essential. 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

Find more information and complete our online application at www.tawonga.org ASAP, applicants reviewed on a rolling basis. Then, call us to schedule an interview.

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