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 with 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.
– Run extended care with staff either before camp (7:45-9:00am) or afterwards (4-5:30pm).
– Run Thursday overnight program with staff throughout the summer.
– Stand in as Camp Director when Camp Director is absent.

Work Environment
This role is based in Seattle, WA at The Mountaineers Program Center in Magnuson Park. This position is 100% in-person throughout the summer to support programs.

Physical Demands
Occasionally you will be required to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. While you are performing the duties of this job, you may be required to stand for extended periods of time and must be able to hike on uneven and hilly terrain continuously for up to five miles. As a requirement of instructing youth programs you will be required to bend, squat, run, or climb.

Compensation and Benefits
This position is for a full-time, seasonal employee. Regular schedule will be 40+ hours a week. Hours vary across weekdays, including daytime and evenings. Compensation ranges from $21-23/hr depending on experience. Benefits include membership in The Mountaineers, a prioritized week of vacation time, and accrual of paid sick time. Position start date is June 6 and end date is August 25.

Full position description: https://ideali.st/QWVFhr

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


Summer camp experience, or comparable experience working with 6-17 year olds in single day or overnight settings
Climbing and belaying experience
Opportunity to manage top rope climbing sites in artificial climbing wall and real rock environments
Strong organization and time management skills
Positive attitude and ability to carry oneself in a professional manner
Flexibility and adaptability
Experience teaching outdoor recreation
Experience managing a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Required Skills:

Minimum age 21
Cultural competency and demonstrated ability to work with people of all races, ages, genders, abilities and economic backgrounds
Ability to pass a national criminal background and sex offender check
Current CPR & First Aid Certification or ability to obtain certification before start date

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 as well. 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

To apply, please submit a cover letter (1 page max) and resume (2 page max) through the link below. 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. https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7242460/The-Mountaineers-Seattle-2023-Summer-Camp-Staff