Outdoor Journeys is now hiring for 2019 positions!
Looking for the most amazing summer job you’ll ever have? Look no further!
Outdoor Journeys is currently hiring outgoing, inspiring, and responsible staff for the upcoming 2019 Summer Season. Positions are available for both our resident camp, Camp Nawakwa, and our day camp, Camp Blue Sky.
Working at summer camp is not for everyone. It is a lifestyle that can include being “on duty” 24/7 with little to no downtime, having your patience and determination constantly tested, and getting dirty or sweaty (and oftentimes BOTH!) in the outdoors.
Not sure if this is the job for you? Answer these questions below honestly and find out:
Do you love working with kids?
The kids that come to camp might not know it yet, but you are going to be their leader and role model through the camp adventure they are about to have. Can you spend the majority of your day responsible for 8 or more kids, making sure all of them are receiving the attention they need while maintaining their safety? Will you feed off of their seemingly endless energy, directing them through their highs and picking them up from their lows? To be successful in a role with us, your love for working with kids should be front and center.
Do you love the outdoors?
Outdoor Journeys is founded on the belief that kids (and adults!) aren’t getting enough exposure to the outdoors. Part of the purpose of our summer camps is to get kids outside! You will be spending the majority of this job out in nature, sweating, getting dirty, hiking through the woods, occasionally sleeping outdoors and sometimes ruining clothes. Shower times are sporadic and you will go to bed (and wake up!) smelling like a campfire. If pointing out constellations in the clear night sky and showing campers how to smell the vanilla bark of a Jeffrey Pine inspires you, then this job may be a good fit.
Are you able to give it you all?
A summer camp is like a small city and it takes EVERYONE pitching in to make it run successfully and efficiently. At Outdoor Journeys, we do whatever it takes to get the job done. Job descriptions are fluid; you will be asked to get tasks done that don’t directly fall under your title. We are searching for those who will finish up what they have been assigned and either find another task to do or help another staff member finish something else. You will be tired and worn out and we will ask for more. If you know that giving that extra effort will make it all worth it, read on.
Are you able to get silly??
Can you greet campers in the parking lot dressed in a full Darth Vader costume? Are you game to have a banana smooshed into your face up on stage with the sole goal of making the campers laugh? Will you lead our flagpole ceremony and sing a camp song at the top of your lungs, not ignoring, but embracing the fact that it is far from sounding on key? Working at camp requires you to let loose, not care about your appearances, and bring that “fun” factor that the campers love.
Are you a responsible person?
Working at summer camp is the most fun job you’ll ever have. But, with that fun comes responsibility. Campers will be shooting bows and arrows, rock climbing, throwing tomahawks, shooting paintballs, and canoeing on the lake. You must be able to balance knowing when to have fun and knowing when to get serious for the sake of the campers’ safety. You must remember that although we’re having a great time doing it, we are here to get the job done.
If you’ve read through the above questions and think you’ve got what it takes to be an Outdoor Journeys staff member, please browse through our current openings to find what position could be the right fit for you.
Full Time Positions
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and completed application to Summer Camp Director Patrick Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also drop these off at our Community Office:
1226 N. Campus Ave, Upland, CA 91786
Fax them in to (909)982-5445