We are currently hiring Lead & Assistant Day Camp Instructors (Trip Leaders). Summer staff are needed from June 12th until August 30th and work Monday-Friday (weekends off!).

We are also hiring a Lead Day Camp Counselor.

TO APPLY: Visit our website at www.wayaoutdoorschool.com/2024-openings

Lead Adventure Camp Instructors are responsible, with the support of an Assistant Adventure Camp Instructor, for supervising and leading campers on 4-day, 3-night backpacking and kayaking trips. As part of pre-camp training, Instructors are given a week of intensive overnight sea kayaking and backpacking training. Instructors provide kayak/backpacking instruction, manage risk, teach lessons, run activities, organize games, and monitor the health and safety of their group of 10 campers, ages 12-17. Compensation for this position is $720/week ($18/hour) + $100/night stipend for trips. Wa-Ya has local connections to help you find affordable housing during your summer contract.

Wa-Ya runs a 10-week summer camp program with Day Camp offerings for ages 6-13 and Adventure Camp trips for ages 12-17. Camp Wa-Ya staff and campers spend most of their day outdoors, engaged in regular activity.!

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Conservation, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


Must like kids and the outdoors!

Required Skills:

Comfortable with kids

Preferred Skills:

Ideally experience with backpacking, kayaking, and/or camping but if you want to learn we'll train you!

About Camp Wa-Ya

Check us out at www.wayaoutdoorschool.com.

We are a non-profit camp that focuses on outdoor adventure, science education, and Indigenous knowledge. We want passionate outdoor folks who will harness the energy of the outdoors and bring life to our campers.

It is part of our mission at Wa-Ya to make outdoor education accessible to every child. We offer scholarship programs and sliding scale tuition adjustment to help make camp more affordable.

Application Instructions

TO APPLY: Visit our website at www.wayaoutdoorschool.com/2024-openings