The Summer Camp Program Coordinator is the inspirational staff leader, organizational mastermind, and purveyor of all things camp. They are primarily responsible for the safe and effective execution of educational and recreational programming for Mountaineers day camps. They will work collaboratively other camp staff to create an inclusive and welcoming camp environment. This includes being a leader to all camp staff and volunteers, enthusiastically facilitating large group programs and field trips, taking initiative to go above and beyond, and assisting the Camp Director in numerous aspects of camp.

Key Responsibilities

– Oversee, organize, and support programmatic elements of camp such as group programs, field trip days, waterfront activity, climbing instruction, Thursday overnights and extended care.
– Create a positive, enthusiastic, supportive, professional environment for staff, volunteers, and campers.
– Train staff and volunteers in program delivery and curriculum.
– Ensure The Mountaineers youth policies and procedures are followed and adhered to at all times.
– Act as a mentor and point of contact person for staff, CITs, and volunteers.
– Act as the “face of camp” at all times, including:
– Facilitating check in and check out
– Running all-camp activities daily
– Running Family Friday
– Providing a leadership presence throughout the camp day
– Providing excellent customer service to camp families
– Maintain daily schedule and check in with camp groups.
– Provide outdoor instruction for campers (i.e. climbing, kayaking, hiking, swimming, etc.)
– Safely manage top rope sites on campus and during field trips.
– Assist Camp Director in developing all-camp programs, activities, and educational curriculum.
– Ensure all supplies are ordered and ready for use each day.
– Run extended care with volunteer staff either before camp (7:45-9:00am) or afterwards (4-5:30pm).
– Run Thursday overnight program with volunteer staff at least three times over the summer.
– Stand in as Camp Director when Camp Director is absent.

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


- Minimum age 21.
- Have a high school diploma.
- A positive, enthusiastic team player and leader.
- Experience working outdoors with youth.
- Current CPR & First Aid Certification or ability to obtain certification before start date
- Must attend all of staff training and be available starting June 7 for prep work

Required Skills:

- Ability to lift/move 20 pounds regularly and up to 40 pounds occasionally on program days.
- Ability to walk for 4 or more hours continuously
- Ability to care for self and others in a snowy environment.

Preferred Skills:

- Climbing and belaying skills and experience managing top rope sites preferred.
- Experience with curriculum development.
- 2+ years of past summer camp experience preferred.
- Experience managing a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
- Experience teaching outdoor recreation skills such as first aid, navigation, naturalist skills, kayaking, climbing, etc.

About The Mountaineers

The Mountaineers is a community of outdoor recreationists and conservationists founded in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Today, we have 15,000 members and seven branches in Western Washington, where we deliver most of our outdoor education programming. Thanks to the work of generations of volunteers and our internationally recognized publishing division, we continue to enjoy an outstanding reputation in the fields of outdoor education, recreation, and public lands conservation and advocacy.

Our dedicated volunteers and staff get people outside to experience the power of the natural world. We advocate for access and protection of recreational lands so that future generations can enjoy these places too. Our core value of community reflects the belief that a diverse and inclusive outdoors inspires unity, respect, and passion for the places we love. Visit www.mountaineers.org to learn more.

Application Instructions

Full job description: https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/262135905cb045cb90bbc870c75c09c4-day-camp-coordinator-the-mountaineers-seattle To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Tailor Dolgin through the link below. https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6745363/The-Mountaineers-Seattle-Summer-Camp The cover letter should address 1) what experience, skills, and personal characteristics qualify you for this position and 2) why the mission and work of The Mountaineers appeals to you (1 page max).