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Camp Staff Opportunities

Why Camp Staff is Awesome

 

Cascade Pacific Council hires 300 enthusiastic camp counselors annually to serve as handicraft assistants, sports instructors, shooting sports supervisors (archery, BB gun, .22 caliber rifle, skeet, and black-powder), trading post managers, facilities maintenance and food service staff, natural sciences and Scout skills instructors, lifeguards, and horse wranglers. These staff members serve at our day camps and resident camps throughout Northwest Oregon.

Age 14 may serve in volunteer ‘Staff in Training’ roles at day camps.
Age 15 may serve in volunteer ‘Staff in Training’ roles at resident camps.
Age 15 and older may serve as paid staff members at day camps.
Age 16 and older may serve as paid staff members at resident camps.

We look forward to meeting you and learning why YOU want to be a camp staffer!

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Key Contacts 

Chris Herold – (503) 225-5755
Camping Director

Jeanette Leach – (503) 225-5706
Camping Assistant

Jennifer Mooney – (503) 225-5712
Cub Scout Camping & Program Director

Why Should I Apply For Camp Staff?

Here are a few of the countless reasons that are frequently expressed:

  • To make lots of new friends in your area, other states, and even other countries
  • To spend a summer in the great outdoors where nature prevails
  • To acquire experiential education (learning by doing) and new skills that will last a lifetime
  • To be part of an effective team and to cooperate with others to get things done
  • To learn how to lead others and to apply leadership skills
  • To undertake and fulfill meaningful challenges and to earn the satisfaction of doing a job well
  • To work with youth and adults of all ages
  • To serve others (the most noble and fulfilling pursuit of all)
  • To give something back for the opportunities you have received
  • To live in a wholesome environment based on the Scout Oath and Scout Law
  • To have the advice, counsel, and support of senior staff who are dedicated to helping you succeed
  • To be paid and receive food and lodging in return for something challenging and fun
  • To be considered for jobs of greater responsibility and to receive letters of recommendation for other pursuits

Why work at a fast food or retail establishment that focuses on sales when you can have opportunities like these that will prepare you for more meaningful endeavors?

How to Apply

Select your camp position of interest HERE.  Once you have selected your position of interest enter your information to be considered.

Interviews

Both full summer and volunteer staff attend and are hired after interviewing with our Camp Managers. Applications are online only. Please fill out the application prior to arriving to an interview date. If you are unable to attend the interviews, you may still fill out the online application to submit your information.

Age & Other Requirements

Due to federal and state employment laws and BSA National Camp Standards, there are minimum ages for applicants:

Age 14 by June 15: can only serve at day camps (Metro Eastside, Ireland, SW Washington) and only as volunteer (unpaid) staff-in-training.

Age 15 by June 15: can serve as full-time, paid staff at day camps (Metro Eastside, Ireland, SW Washington) -OR- Age 15 can serve at overnight camps (Baldwin, Meriwther, Pioneer, NYLT, Butte Creek, Camp Cark) only in a volunteer (unpaid) staff-in-training position. This is a fantastic way to get your foot in the door for a full-time position next summer.

Age 16 by June 15: can serve in any camp as a full time, paid staff in one of many positions.

Age 18 by June 15: can serve in any camp as a full time, paid staff in one of many positions, including management positions with a minimum age of 18 such as bb-gun director, archery director, health officer, commissioner, ecology/conservation director, and others.

Age 21 by June 15: can serve in any camp as a full time, paid staff in one of many positions, including management positions with a minimum age of 21 such as program director, head cook, aquatics director, horseback riding director, chaplain, shooting sports director, climbing director, and others.

Age 25 by June 15: can serve in any camp as a full time, paid staff in one of many positions, including camp director. Camp directors are selected in October for the following year.

Membership Requirement

All summer camp staff, whether volunteer or paid, must be a current member Crew 808 of Boy Scouts of America. Applicants over age 18 must apply as an adult and successfully pass a criminal background check.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Cascade Pacific Council is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the policies of the Boy Scouts of America, the rules for acceptance and participation in the camp programs are the same for everyone without regard to race, creed, color, gender, national origin, or physical disability.

Training Requirements

There are a few online trainings for which Cascade Pacific Council camp staff members must provide proof of completion upon their arrival at camp. The details for each are listed below as well as links to their online portions at the bottom of the page. 

For online trainings be sure to fill out all registration information. Upon completion a copy of each certificate must either be uploaded to WorkBright or printed and brought to camp. You will not be able to work for any camp unless proof of all required trainings are confirmed by your camp’s management team.

  • Youth Protection Training – Completion of Youth Protection Training is required of all camp staff, paid and volunteer.  The links to these trainings can be found through the My.Scouting.org training portal. 
  • Hazardous Weather Training – Completion of Hazardous Weather training is required of all camp staff, paid and volunteer.  The links to these trainings can also be found through the My.Scouting.org training portal under Program Safety.
  • Unlawful Harassment Training – Completion of Unlawful Harassment training is required of all paid camp staff members. Volunteers do not need to complete this training.  The link below will redirect you to the online provider of this training.
  • Oregon Food Handlers Training – Completion of Oregon Food Handlers training is required for all food service personnel at resident camps.  The link below will redirect to the Oregon Food Handlers website. The cost for this training is $10 and only payable online through that service. 
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Training – Half of all staff at a given camp will need to have First Aid/CPR/AED training from the American Red Cross or similar agency. Contact your camp director to see if you will need training for your camp and the dates, locations, and costs for the trainings they will be arranging for your camp.  If you are currently certified in First Aid/CPR/AED please let your camp director know immediately so they can reduce the planned attendance of any trainings they may set up prior to camp. 
Available Positions

Updated November 28, 2019

Camps are seeking staff members for numerous positions, including these:

Resident Camp Program Staff Members (ages vary) – assist area directors in providing quality learning opportunities for campers, and assist with general program and camp operations throughout each session. APPLY HERE

Shooting  (18 BB’s/Archery. 21+ Rifle/Shotgun) – Our shooting sports staff instruct campers in a variety of shooting sports in a program that has a strong emphasis on safety, and fundamentals of shooting. APPLY HERE

Camp Cook (age 21+) – manage foodservice operations and provide outstanding meals to campers and staff.  Minimum food handlers card, preferable to have Food Manager Certification such as FoodSafe.  APPLY HERE

Camp Medic (age 18+, requires medical training) – provide health services to campers and staff.  Must be an EMT, Paramedic, RN, LPA, Physician, PN, NATA trainer, Wilderness First Responder, or Military Corpsman.  APPLY HERE

Summer Ranger (age 21+) – manage maintenance projects in camp during the summer, working with an assigned year-round ranger to carry out planned projects.  Work with adult leaders in camp who wish to work on service projects for the camp.  Ensure safety of equipment and facilities for campers and staff. APPLY HERE

The Cascade Pacific Council is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants for employment. All personnel actions, such as recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, layoff, recall, compensation and benefits, discipline, termination of employment, and educational, recreational, and social programs, are administered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or physical or mental disability of otherwise qualified individuals, or membership or application for membership in a uniformed service. Employment decisions, subject to the legitimate business requirements of the council, are based solely on the individual’s qualifications, merit, and performance.

Harassment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or membership in a uniformed service will not be permitted or condoned. Slurs and insults related to those characteristics are wholly inappropriate and violate the Council’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and also may violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994, or other applicable laws.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Cascade Pacific Council is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants for employment. All personnel actions, such as recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, layoff, recall, compensation and benefits, discipline, termination of employment, and educational, recreational, and social programs, are administered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or physical or mental disability of otherwise qualified individuals, or membership or application for membership in a uniformed service. Employment decisions, subject to the legitimate business requirements of the council, are based solely on the individual’s qualifications, merit, and performance.

Harassment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or membership in a uniformed service will not be permitted or condoned. Slurs and insults related to those characteristics are wholly inappropriate and violate the Council’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and also may violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994, or other applicable laws.