The Specialist Guide is an experienced educator who meets our campers and other Guide staff out in the field. Average days are 5-6 hours, depending on the speciality skill set. You may take kids fishing, embark on a wilderness survival trek, or even help create a story camp adventure with secret agents, wizards, or elves. This role is designed for educators with strong background experience who need part-time and seasonal work during school breaks.

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Teaching/Education


6+ years of general work history, ideally in education or the skill you specialize in.

One or more of the following specialty skills is useful to have experience with: Wilderness Survival & Tracking - Farm Craft & Homesteading - Fishing & Canoeing - Role-Playing with Outdoors Skills - Climbing & Paddle Sports - Paintball - Photo, Ceramics, Woodworking, or Blacksmithing

Required Skills:

Completed Vaccinations for COVID-19 (verification required)
CPR/First Aid certified (or ability to complete before position begins)
Food handlers certified (or ability to complete before position begins).
Anaphylaxis & Epinephrine Auto-Injector certified
State fishing license (if working with programs that fish).
Ability to continuously stand, hike backcountry terrain on and off-trail, bend, squat, climb stairs/hills, lift up to 50 lbs.
Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect

Preferred Skills:

Maintain high professional standards.
Punctual and timely for all scheduled shifts.
Ability to transport self to various site locations.
Ability to set and communicate expectations and boundaries for youth in a positive way.
Ability to think on your feet, be creative and care for the safety of children even in challenging situations.

About Trackers Earth

Since 2004, kids and extended families in all their forms have journeyed on adventures with Trackers Earth and our Guides. We share the Arts of Tracking through stewardship and enduring outdoor skills. We commit to developing opportunity by respecting the diverse cultures and values of every Guide, youth, and family serving with us. We endeavor to grow with families for the increased accessibility of these experiences. We define ourselves by an ever deeper kinship to the more than human world, multi-generational character, and the principles discovered and found in the quietest moments with the forest.

Application Instructions

Please apply on our website at: https://trackerspdx.com/camp-jobs.php