Outdoor Education Instructor

Position Overview

Camp Sealth is seeking individuals to be a part of our spring outdoor education team who have an enthusiasm for the outdoors, have experience teaching and leading, and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a small, hard-working camp community. Applicants should display creativity, compassion, and self-motivation and be ready to share their love of nature with students!

Position Announcement & Job Description

Outdoor Education Instructors facilitate lessons to youth of all ages and backgrounds including:


  •  Forest and marine ecology
  •  Outdoor living skills
  • Guided hikes
  • Archery
  • Low ropes course
  •  Bouldering wall
  • Boating
  •  Arts and crafts
  •  Team building activities & Large group games

This position encompasses many different aspects of camp life including:

  • Leading outdoor education activities
  • Kitchen operation and cleaning
  • Site maintenance

Experience & Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Experience working in camp or educational setting with youth
  • Enthusiasm for learning and teaching about the natural world
  • Ability and desire to teach, inspire and engage people of all backgrounds and abilities
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Creativity, energy, motivation, and professionalism
  •  Flexibility with regard to tasks, work hours, changes in program or plans, etc.
  • Ability to work and live comfortably as a part of a small, on-site community and work
    effectively as a member of a team.
  •  Ability and willingness to work full days and evenings in an environment that can at
    times be both emotionally and physically demanding
  •  Current First Aid and CPR training (can be obtained after job offer is made)
  • Washington Food Handler’s Permit (can be obtained after job offer is made)

Internship Opportunities

Camp Sealth is happy to offer internship credit and mentorship opportunities for interested students particularly those studying Environmental Sciences, Marine Biology, Ecology, Education, Recreation, or Child Development. Enjoy the flexibility to work to satisfy your university’s requirements with the possibility to continue an online class load on-site, or develop and implement a relevant project. Speak with our staff more to see how this opportunity could work for you!

How to Apply:

If you are interested in the position, please submit a resume and cover letter to our Outdoor Education & Retreats Director, Robin at  robind@campfireseattle.org


After we receive your application, camp staff will contact you to set up an interview – in person, on Zoom, or by phone, beginning in January of 2022. If you do not hear from us within a week after completing your application, contact our office. Interviews will begin January 17th, 2022 and continue on a rolling basis as applications are received.

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Contact Robin Dein, Outdoor Education & Retreats Director, with questions or for a more detailed job description at robind@campfireseattle.org or 206) 463-3174, ext. 34.