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Teen Programs Department Director

Camp Fire Columbia is putting the call out to passionate youth development professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Teen Programs Department Director. This position is a full-time benefited position with information on scheduling your vaccines upon hire.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application. 

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

Our Investment in You

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development professionals who are ready to join our team.

  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health & dental care, 12 paid holidays, two (2) floating holidays, and vacation for all full-time employees for employees working 30 hours or more
  • We offer 3% salary match invested into a retirement account, an Employee Assistance Program (9 free service visits), volunteer paid time-off, and sick pay for all employees
  • You get weekends off and work with an all-star team voted Top Places to Work by The Oregonian 2020.

We’re looking for a full-time Teen Programs Department Director. The pay we’re offering is $66,900 – $87,000 per year. This position is exempt.

Job Requirements:

Leadership:

  • Lead the on-going development of school-based middle and high school programs towards a pipeline of opportunities responsive to community needs.
  • Acts as district point of contact for contracts and MOU’s, funding, and program alignment.
  • Responsible, in partnership with other management staff, to re-launch agency wide Youth Advisory Committee including establishing procedures for recruitment, development, and support of youth leaders.
  • Acts as a role model for positive youth development practices, youth-adult partnerships and mentoring.
  • Through leading and supporting external relations and community outreach, creates opportunities, develops, and sustains partnerships to further Camp Fire’s mission, strategic plans, and/or program objectives.
  • Actively engages in community initiatives related to youth/families and/or education to ensure that Camp Fire is engaged and connected.
  • Supports the mission and purpose of Camp Fire and projects a positive image of Camp Fire.

Program:

  • Leads program evaluations to assess program impact and outcomes; ensures highest program quality through frequent program observation and assessment, and local & national research and best practices, ensures a culture of continuous improvement within program team.
  • Existing knowledge or ability to develop expertise in the Developmental Relationships framework as described by our national partner, the Search Institute.
  • Establishes and maintains strong partnership relationships with school and district staff, parents, and community members.
  • Drives program expansion efforts within the greater community.
  • Acts as a liaison and advocate for Camp Fire in community relationships.
  • Build strong relationships with partners, principals, and SUN managers at all Teen Programs schools.

Staff:

  • Work with staff to create an organizational culture that embodies the organization’s values of diversity and inclusion and provides culturally responsive programming.
  • Recruit, train, develop, supervise and retain staff members.
  • Develop and sustain high staff satisfaction and morale through individual coaching and team building.

Budget:

  • Creates program budgets and identifies funding streams in collaboration with the Development & Communications team.
  • Carefully monitors and oversees program financial activities to ensure mission-alignment, appropriate usage, efficiency, and sustainability.

Communication:

  • Works closely with the Development & Communications team to create and execute plans for fundraising, grants management, communications and marketing.
  • Primary person cultivating and holding philanthropic and corporate relationships.
  • Provides regular communication and information to the Management Team related to program successes & challenges.
  • Displays excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with coworkers, volunteers, families, and contractors; including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and focused on customer service under pressure.

Collaboration:

  • Works closely with school district, partners, and Camp Fire staff to connect youth and families to opportunities during and after the school day.
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Attends Camp Fire events as necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervises the Assistant Director of Teen Programs. Provides high-level support to all Teen Programs staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; holding employees accountable; ensuring professional development opportunities for continual learning and development; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Your Education and/or Experience:

Lived or learned experience understanding the impact of racism and systems of oppression as it relates to work with youth and communities, and utilizing an equity lens and trauma-informed approach to developing and managing youth-centered programs. Working knowledge of youth development and programming, including best practices in mentoring. Previous experience classroom teaching and/or mentoring underrepresented youth is strongly preferred. Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or a related field; OR three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of three years of supervisory experience is required.

Language Skills:

We strive to serve youth in the most culturally responsive ways and prefer proficiency in Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Vietnamese, or Somali.

To see the full job description and to apply for this position, please visit HERE

Overnight Camp Senior-Units Manager

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Camp Senior-Units Manager at Camp Namanu.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Overnight Camp Senior-Units Manager at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $75/day, includes room and board. This position is seasonal and exempt.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  • Schedule and lead regular observation time, check-ins, and team meetings with direct reports. Provide written and verbal feedback to direct reports and support them in their professional growth.
  • Assist Camp Director and management team with planning and facilitation of pre-camp set-up and training, Covid-19 safety protocols, daily staff meetings, weekly clean-up, end-of-summer shut down, and other management tasks as needed.
  • Support program goals and behavior management systems for senior units. Ensure program uses best youth development practices and safety procedures.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervise four senior unit coordinators: Kiwanis, Pioneer, Balagan, and Gears. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsibilities may include interviewing and hiring as needed.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

To see the full job description and to apply for this position, please visit HERE

Overnight Ranch Camp Manager

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Ranch Camp Manager at CAMP NAMANU.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Overnight Ranch Camp Manager at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $75/day, includes room and boardPosition is seasonal and exempt. This position is responsible for providing program coordination and management for the Ranch Program at Camp Namanu, in addition to planning, facilitating, and supporting camp from pre-camp training through the cessation of the camping session in coordination with the management team.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  • Schedule and lead regular observation time, check-ins, and team meetings with direct reports. Provide written and verbal feedback to direct reports and support them in their professional growth.
  • Assist Camp Director and management team with planning and facilitation of pre-camp set-up and training, Covid-19 safety protocols, daily staff meetings, weekly clean-up, end-of-summer shut down, and other management tasks as needed.
  • Support program goals and behavior management systems for Namanu Ranch. Ensure program uses best youth development practices and safety procedures.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervises the Head Riding Instructor, 2-3 ranch counselors and ranch kitchen staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsibilities may include interviewing and hiring as needed.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

TO SEE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT HERE

Overnight Camp Meadow Program Coordinator

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Camp Meadow Program Coordinator at CAMP NAMANU.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Overnight Camp Meadow Program Coordinator at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $65/day, includes room and boardThis position is seasonal and exempt. This position is responsible for supervising and supporting the meadow program specialists and the program areas they maintain. This includes ensuring programming is well-planned, delivered, and appropriate for the age and ability of the campers. In addition, this position will support the planning and facilitating of camp from pre-camp training through the duration of the camping session in coordinator with the Program Manager.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  • Schedule and lead regular observation time, check-ins, and team meetings with direct reports. Provide written and verbal feedback to direct reports and support them in their professional growth.
  • Support and coach program specialists on topics such as Covid-19 safety protocols, space set-up, lesson development, supply requests, scheduling, and lesson presentation.
  • Supports Logistics team with Sunday check-in, Friday check-outs, and any all-camp program activities.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervises the Arts & Craft specialist, Camp Craft specialist, Nature specialist, Weavery Specialist, and Lifeguards. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsibilities may include interviewing and hiring as needed.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

TO SEE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT HERE

Overnight Camp Junior-Units Manager

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Camp Junior-Units Manager at CAMP NAMANU.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Overnight Camp Senior-Units Manager at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $75/day, includes room and boardThis position is seasonal and exempt. This position is responsible for supervising the junior unit staff serving 1st-6th grade campers, in addition to planning, facilitating, and supporting camp from pre-camp training through the cessation of the camping session in coordination with the management team.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  • Schedule and lead regular observation time, check-ins, and team meetings with direct reports. Provide written and verbal feedback to direct reports and support them in their professional growth.
  • Assist Camp Director and management team with planning and facilitation of pre-camp set-up and training, Covid-19 safety protocols, daily staff meetings, weekly clean-up, end-of-summer shut down, and other management tasks as needed.
  • Support program goals and behavior management systems for junior units. Ensure program uses best youth development practices and safety procedures.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervise four junior unit coordinators. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsibilities may include interviewing and hiring as needed.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

TO SEE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT HERE

Overnight Camp Inclusion Specialist

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Camp Inclusion Specialist at CAMP NAMANU.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Overnight Camp Inclusion Specialist at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $75/day, includes room and boardThis position is seasonal and exempt. This position is responsible for coordinating our inclusion plans for camper, staff, and families. This includes reviewing camper information, connecting with camp families, and developing resource and action plans to support all campers, staff, and families. This position will work closely with healthcare and leadership to determine necessary accommodations, trainings, or resources required to create an inclusive camp environment.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  • Collaborates with Camp Director on pre- camp training planning and facilitation as well as targeted coaching for staff throughout summer. Topics including but not limited to: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Behavior Management, and Trauma-Informed Care.
  • Prior to each session, reads and reviews incoming camper and staff intake forms to identify specific needs of individuals, follows up with families or staff about available resources and suggested support systems, create Camper Accessibility/Assistance Plans, ensure camp leadership and direct service staff aware of support plan.
  • Assist healthcare and management team with check-in, check-out, Covid-19 protocols, daily staff meetings, weekly clean-up, end-of-summer shut down, and other management tasks as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or six to twelve months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Previous experience facilitating or participating in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Trauma-Informed Care, and/or advanced behavior management trainings preferred.

TO SEE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT HERE

Overnight Camp Healthcare Manager - Camp Nurse

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Camp Healthcare Manager – Camp Nurse at CAMP NAMANU.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Overnight Camp Healthcare Manager – Camp Nurse at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $150/day, includes room and boardThis position is seasonal and exempt. This position is responsible providing comprehensive health care to campers and staff at summer camp, observing regulations of nursing practice, Covid-19 safety protocols and compliance with policies established by Camp Fire Columbia. The Camp Nurse will remain on-site and on-call for 24-hour coverage to provide nursing, consultation and/or intervention to ill or injured campers and staff.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  • Collaborates with camp leadership on Covid-19 protocols and management systems to ensure compliance with health guidelines including prevention measures, incident and outbreak response, and any other related preparation needs.
  • Manages healthcare building and services including assessing individual’s physical or mental health needs, providing appropriate interventions for campers and staff at camp, maintaining dispensary inventory and equipment, and requesting supplies as needed.
  • Reads and reviews incoming camper and staff health forms prior to arrival and establishes procedure to secure, monitor, and administer all medication brought to camp per administrative rules and policies.
  • Provides training to camp staff on Health Center procedures, illness and injury prevention, and other topics as necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience:

Fifth year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Pediatric, ER, or camp nursing experience is preferred.

TO SEE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT HERE

Overnight Camp Adventure Program Coordinator

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Camp Adventure Program Coordinator at CAMP NAMANU.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Overnight Camp Senior-Units Manager at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $65/day, includes room and boardThis position is seasonal and exempt. This position is responsible for supervising the Adventure Program team that develops and delivers archery, climbing tower, and challenge course programming. This includes ensuring programming is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers and planning, organizing, and facilitating all adventure programming for Camp Namanu.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  • Schedule, facilitate program blocks, and maintain all safety standards including Covid-19 safety protocols for all adventure program areas including: archery, climbing tower, and challenge course.
  • Assists in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the adventure program areas including regular safety and security checks, communication with year-round challenge course manager, and maintaining required equipment and facility records.
  • Schedule and lead regular observation time, check-ins, and team meetings with direct reports. Provide written and verbal feedback to direct reports and support them in their professional growth.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position oversees the Adventure Program Specialists. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsibilities may include interviewing and hiring as needed.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

TO SEE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT HERE

Overnight Camp Adventure Program Specialist

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Camp Adventure Program Specialist at CAMP NAMANU.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Overnight Camp Adventure Program Specialist at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $55/day, includes room and boardThis position is seasonal and exempt. This position is part of the Adventure Program team that develops and delivers archery, climbing tower, and challenge course programming. This includes assisting the Adventure Program Coordinator in ensuring programming is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers and planning, organizing, and facilitating all adventure programming for Camp Namanu.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  • Delivers progressive adventure program activities that follow Covid-19 safety protocols, meet camp outcomes, and support the abilities of the campers. Activities include but not limited to archery, climbing wall, and challenge course.
  • Assists in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the rocks and ropes program area including regular safety and security checks, communication with year-round challenge course manager and AP Coordinator, and maintaining required equipment and facility records.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

TO SEE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT HERE

Overnight Camp Head Riding Instructor

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Camp Head Riding Instructor at CAMP NAMANU.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Head Riding Instructor at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $75/day, includes room and boardThis position is seasonal and exempt. This position is responsible for supervising, training, and scheduling the horse-riding instructor team that develops and delivers Namanu Ranch programming. This includes leading riding lessons, maintaining program area, and overseeing safety and accreditation standards.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  • Schedule and lead regular observation time, check-ins, and team meetings with direct reports. Provide written and verbal feedback to direct reports and support them in their professional growth.
  • Work closely with Camp Leadership to support program goals and behavior management systems for Namanu Ranch. Ensure program uses best youth development, horse management, riding curriculum and safety procedures.
  • Lead team in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in ranch including regular safety and security checks, communication with Ranch Manager and Camp Director, and maintaining required equipment and facility records. Tend to the care, safety, and well-being of 24 horse herd with the support of Namanu Ranch staff. This includes feeding, medications, and other minor horse care.
  • Instruct campers on Western horse-riding technique and proper safety including Covid-19 safety protocols. Ensure camp staff understand required safety and educational procedures and are prepared to assist campers and riding instructors during program.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervises the riding instructors. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsibilities may include interviewing and hiring as needed.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; significant experience with horses (riding and caring for–teaching experience a bonus), participation in 4-H, Pony Club, formal riding lessons or any organized equestrian program; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

TO SEE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT HERE

Overnight Camp Unit Coordinator

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Camp Unit Coordinator at CAMP NAMANU.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Unit Coordinator at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $65/day, includes room and boardThis position is seasonal and exempt. This position is responsible for supervising unit camp counselors, providing unit coordination and support, in addition to assisting with planning, facilitating, and supporting camp from pre-camp training through the cessation of the camping session. Positions available include: 1st-3rd Grade Unit Coordinator, 4th & 5th Grade Coordinator, 6th Grade Coordinator, 7th Grade Coordinator, 8th & 9th Grade Coordinator, 10th-12th Grade Coordinator. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  • Schedule and lead regular observation time, check-ins, and unit meetings with direct reports. Provide written and verbal feedback to direct reports and support them in their professional growth.
  • Support program goals and behavior management systems for unit. Collaborate with Junior or Senior Units Manager to ensure program uses best youth development practices and safety procedures.
  • Assist management team with planning and facilitation of pre-camp set-up and training, Covid-19 safety protocols, daily staff meetings, weekly clean-up, end-of-summer shut down, and other management tasks as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervises Unit Counselors. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsibilities may include interviewing and hiring as needed.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

TO SEE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT HERE

Overnight Camp Gears Coordinator

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Camp Gears Coordinator at CAMP NAMANU.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Gears Coordinator at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $65/day, includes room and boardThis position is seasonal and exempt. This position is responsible for managing our Gears leadership & dishwashing program. This includes supervising the Gears counselor, leading Gears campers in dining hall and dish pit training, teaching staff and campers how to move, clean, and set-up dining spaces before and after each meal. Additionally, the Gears Coordinator supports the kitchen staff with cook-out requisitions. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  • Support dining space coordination including mealtime announcements, expectations, set-up, clean-up, Covid-19 safety protocols and coordination with kitchen staff.  
  • Support program goals and behavior management systems for Gears program. Collaborate with Camp Leadership to ensure program uses best youth development practices and safety procedures.
  • Assist management team with planning and facilitation of pre-camp set-up and training, daily staff meetings, weekly clean-up, end-of-summer shut down, and other management tasks as needed. 
  • Schedule and lead regular observation time, check-ins, and team meetings with direct report. Provide written and verbal feedback to direct report and support them in their professional growth.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position oversees the Gears counselor. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsibilities may include interviewing and hiring as needed.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

TO SEE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT HERE

Overnight Camp Riding Instructor

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Camp Riding Instructor at CAMP NAMANU.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Riding Instructor at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $55/day, includes room and boardThis position is seasonal and exempt. This position is responsible for creating and engaging all campers in fun, positive activities that promote a strong sense of community. Collaborates with other staff to create meaningful activities that enable campers to learn and explore. This position is responsible for delivering a riding program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers including setting up and facilitating riding curriculum.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  • Instructs campers on Western method of horse-riding technique and proper safety including Covid-19 safety protocols.
  • Tend to the care, safety, and well-being of 24 horse herd with the support of Namanu Ranch staff. This includes feeding, medications, and other minor horse care.
  • Assists in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the riding program area.
  • Ensures that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); significant experience with horses (riding and caring for–teaching experience a bonus), participation in 4-H, Pony Club, formal riding lessons or any organized equestrian program; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

TO SEE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT HERE

Overnight Camp Program Specialist (Multiple Positions)

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Camp Program Specialist at CAMP NAMANU.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Program Specialist at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $50/day, includes room and boardThis position is seasonal and exempt.

Program Specialist – Arts & Crafts, Position Overview:

This position is responsible for developing, organizing, and delivering an arts and crafts program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers. In addition to setting up program space and training staff on expectations while in program space.  

Activities include but not limited to tie dye, candle-making, and other artistic skill development. 

Program Specialist – Camp Craft, Position Overview:

This position is responsible for developing, organizing, and delivering and camp craft or outdoor skills program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers. In addition to setting up program space and training staff on expectations while in program space.  

Activities include but not limited to soap carving, fire building, outdoor cooking and shelter building. 

Program Specialist – Nature, Position Overview:

This position is responsible for developing, organizing, and delivering a nature program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers. In addition to setting up program space and training staff on expectations while in program space. 

Activities include but not limited to plant identification, nature hikes, nature and science games, and creek hikes. Lifeguard certified or willing to obtain certification preferred. 

Program Specialist – Weavery, Position Overview: 

This position is responsible for developing, organizing, and delivering a weavery program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers. In addition to setting up program space and training staff on expectations while in program space.  

Activities include but not limited to loom and table loom weaving, friendship bracelet making, and rugmaking. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  • Delivers progressive program activities that follow Covid-19 safety protocols, meet camp outcomes, and support the abilities on the campers. 
  • Assists in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the assigned program area including supply inventory and requisitions. 
  • Live in assigned unit and provide additional support to unit staff and campers as needed.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

TO SEE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT HERE

Overnight Camp Office Coordinator

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Camp Office Coordinator at CAMP NAMANU.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Office Coordinator at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $65/day, includes room and boardThis position is seasonal and exempt. As part of the logistics team this position is responsible for supervising the Logistics Assistant and Media Specialist in addition to managing the camp office and logistics systems.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  • Coordinate with logistics team to oversee check-in & check-out process including prepping health form binders, implementing Covid-19 safety protocols, prepping check-in/out forms, assigning staff duties, etc.; organize communication with camp families, Camp Fire office, vendors and other stake holders; and schedule and set-up staff program scheduling meetings.
  • Provides telephone, email, and walk-in reception coverage and should display excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with coworkers, volunteers, families, and contractors; including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
  • Schedule and lead regular observation time, check-ins, and team meetings with direct reports. Provide written and verbal feedback to direct reports and support them in their professional growth.
  • Maintain camp office space and files including staff files, camper health forms, and program supplies.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervises the Logistics Assistant and Media Specialist. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsibilities may include interviewing and hiring as needed.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

TO SEE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT HERE

Overnight Camp Media Specialist

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Camp Media Specialist at CAMP NAMANU.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Media Specialist at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $55/day, includes room and boardThis position is seasonal and exempt. This position is responsible for capturing experiences at camp through photography and working closely with the Communications Manager to share content with families and the community through emails blasts, social media and other marketing materials as needed.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  • Takes pictures and/or video throughout each session, visiting program and unit space, capturing all campers and a variety of activities. Maintains Covid-19 safety protocols.
  • Updates the blog and social media accounts to represent Camp Namanu in a positive light.
  • Executes the slideshow on Saturday mornings based on photos from the session and provide Communications Manager with link to edited session photos to share with families directly.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

TO SEE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT HERE

Overnight Camp Lifeguard

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Camp Lifeguard at CAMP NAMANU.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Lifeguard at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $55/day, includes room and boardThis position is seasonal and exempt. This position is responsible for developing, organizing, and delivering a waterfront program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers including swimming, duck pond boating, and creek hike programming. In addition to setting up program space, training staff on expectations while in program space, evaluating program areas and equipment for hazards and implementing safety instruction prior to use.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  • Delivers progressive waterfront program activities that follow Covid-19 safety protocols, meet camp outcomes, and support the abilities of the campers. Activities include but not limited to swimming, duck pond boating, and creek hikes.
  • Assists in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment for waterfront program areas including regular safety and security checks, communication with Camp Director, and maintaining required equipment and facility records.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

TO SEE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT HERE

Overnight Camp Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Coordinator

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Camp Counselor-In-Training Coordinator at CAMP NAMANU.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Counselor-In-Training Coordinator at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $65/day, includes room and boardThis position is seasonal and exempt. This position is responsible for creating and facilitating the programming of a seven week CIT leadership program based on the curriculum outlined in the Camp Fire CIT manual, in addition to assisting with planning, facilitating, and supporting camp from pre-camp training through the cessation of the camping session.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  • Schedule and lead regular observation time, check-ins, and team building activities with CITs. Provide written and verbal feedback and support them in their professional growth.
  • Support program goals, behavior management and group management systems for unit. Collaborate with Leadership & Logistics Manager to ensure program uses best youth and staff development practices and safety procedures.
  • In collaboration with co-CIT Coordinator act as mentor and teacher to 10-18 CITs this includes establishing group norms, leading youth development curriculum, scheduling program shadows, cabin live-ins and other opportunities for CITs to practice counseling and specialist skills.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any staff supervisory responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

TO SEE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT HERE

Overnight Camp Counselor - Ranch Unit

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Camp Counselor – Ranch Unit at CAMP NAMANU.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Camp Counselor – Ranch Unit at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $50/day, includes room and boardThis position is seasonal and exempt. This position is responsible for ensuring a safe, fun, engaging, and educational experience for all ranch unit campers (age ranging between 5th-12th grade). Counselors are responsible for aiding in camper safety through supervision, assist with appropriate camp behavior management strategies, and support specialists during program blocks.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  2. Act as role model for campers and establish cabin expectations and norms, provide first line of support for campers including behavior management, homesickness, conflict management, and team building.
  3. Ensure safety of all campers in cabin including setting clear safety expectations, observing and engaging campers while in their care, assessing the appropriateness of camper behaviors, following emergency procedures and all Covid-19 safety protocols.
  4. Counselors are also responsible for leading various activities for campers including, but not limited to: games and sports, songs, arts and crafts, science experiments, cooking projects, and field trip activities, etc.
  5. Assists riding staff with horse craft lessons, tack, and care of horses and grounds.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

TO SEE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT HERE

Overnight Camp Counselor - Senior Units

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Camp Counselor – Senior Units at CAMP NAMANU.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Camp Counselor – Senior Units at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $50/day, includes room and boardThis position is seasonal and exempt. This position is responsible for ensuring a safe, fun, engaging, and educational experience for all senior unit campers (age ranging between 7th-12th grade). Counselors are responsible for aiding in camper safety through supervision, assist with appropriate camp behavior management strategies, and support specialists during program blocks.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  • Act as role model for campers and establish cabin expectations and norms, provide first line of support for campers including behavior management, homesickness, conflict management, and team building.
  • Ensure safety of all campers in cabin including setting clear safety expectations, observing and engaging campers while in their care, assessing the appropriateness of camper behaviors, following emergency procedures and all Covid-19 safety protocols.
  • Counselors are also responsible for leading various activities for campers including, but not limited to: games and sports, songs, arts and crafts, science experiments, cooking projects, and field trip activities, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

TO SEE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT HERE

Overnight Camp Counselor - Junior Units

Camp Fire Columbia believes engaged, confident, and well-rounded children today can build thriving communities tomorrow. Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality child care for families. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate youth development and camp professionals who are ready to join our team. We are hiring for a Overnight Camp Counselor – Junior Units at CAMP NAMANU.

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About Us:

Camp Fire Columbia was founded in 1910. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future.

  • Our organization enables our employee to help build up youth
  • Our goal is to address racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically.

We’re looking for a full-time Camp Counselor – Junior Units at Camp Namanu. The pay we’re offering is $50/day, includes room and boardThis position is seasonal and exempt. This position is responsible for ensuring a safe, fun, engaging, and educational experience for all junior unit campers (age ranging between 1st-6th grade). Counselors are responsible for aiding in camper safety through supervision, assist with appropriate camp behavior management strategies, and support specialists during program blocks.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  • Act as role model for campers and establish cabin expectations and norms, provide first line of support for campers including behavior management, homesickness, conflict management, and team building.
  • Ensure safety of all campers in cabin including setting clear safety expectations, observing and engaging campers while in their care, assessing the appropriateness of camper behaviors, following emergency procedures and all Covid-19 safety protocols.
  • Counselors are also responsible for leading various activities for campers including, but not limited to: games and sports, songs, arts and crafts, science experiments, cooking projects, and field trip activities, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

TO SEE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT HERE


Camp Fire Columbia operates programs in 20 schools throughout the Portland metro area and at our renowned 552-acre summer camp, Namanu. We utilize best practices in extended-day academic support, mentoring, summer sports and recreation, and experiential learning activities. Providing our high-quality services requires a stellar team of 150 people per year. From working directly with youth outdoors or in school, to fundraising, to office administration, there is a place for you at Camp Fire Columbia. We seek a broadly diverse staff that can authentically teach, mentor, and support the youth we serve. Camp Fire welcomes and embraces all youth of diverse cultures, beliefs, experiences, and identities. We are committed to creating a culturally-competent, inclusive, and safe environment for all children, families and staff.

Camp Fire Columbia believes that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark. It is Camp Fire’s intention to contribute to the achievement of all youth while narrowing the gaps between white students and students of color. Our goal is to address the racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically. To achieve this goal, Camp Fire will examine how privilege, oppression, and history affect the practices of our organization, and apply that learning to our work to effect meaningful change.

We know that working toward racial equity will require reflection and persistence. Camp Fire Columbia is reviewing our programs and values, deepening relationships with partners who share our goals, and developing policies that will shape our growth and work as an organization.

As we continue to learn, we strive to:

  • Prioritize racial equity in our curriculum, hiring, training, and partnerships.
  • Engage staff and volunteers that are representative of our service community’s demographics.
  • Collect and review information regarding outcomes for youth and employment practices to evaluate our work and adapt our programs and policies.
  • Provide opportunities and support for every youth we serve to achieve their individual goals.
  • Actively seek out expertise and input from families, youth, and the broader community about our programs and progress.

Camp Fire Columbia is not undertaking this work first, or alone. Achieving racial equity will require collective engagement and commitment. With the help of the many great organizations in our community striving for social change, Camp Fire is dedicated to helping all students light their fire within. As a Camp Fire staff member, you’ll be part of a dynamic, engaged team working to help every kid find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

Benefits we offer:

  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package with 401k, Employee Assistance Program (9 free service visits), volunteer paid time-off, sick pay for all employees
  • We also offer 12 paid holidays, two (2) floating holidays, vacation and health benefits for all full-time employees
  • You get weekends off and work with an all-star team voted Top Places to Work by The Oregonian 2020.

To view our open positions or to apply for a position with us, click HERE.