Outdoor Education Instructor – Camp Fire Central Puget Sound

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/or leading groups of students, and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a small, hard-working camp community. Applicants should display creativity, compassion, self-motivation, and be ready to share their love of nature with students!

2024 Spring Outdoor Education Position Description

How to Apply:

If you are interested in the position, Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 2 references to the following link:

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Outdoor Education Instructors facilitate activities and curricula for youth and adults of all ages and backgrounds in the following program areas:

  • Forest Ecology
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Wetlands Ecology
  • Marine Ecology
  • Soil Ecology
  • Astronomy (currently unavailable)
  • Initiatives (field game-style team-building activities)
  • Challenge Course
  • Bouldering Wall
  • Archery
  • Fire Building
  • Shelter Building
  • Compass Orienteering
  • Knot Tying
  • Guided Hikes

This position encompasses many different aspects of camp life including:

  • Leading outdoor education activities
  • Kitchen operation and cleaning
  • Site maintenance
  • Working a Wednesday through Sunday schedule including some evenings
  • Living in communal housing in rustic heated camp buildings
  • Living on a rural island where traveling without a car can be challenging

Experience & Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Experience with outdoor education, environmental science, recreation, education, or related fields in a personal or professional capacity
  • Experience working with youth
  • Enthusiasm for teaching environmental science to people of all backgrounds and abilities
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Working independently and collaboratively with a team on a set of tasks to completion
  • Flexibility to changes in schedule and program plans (sometimes with limited notice)
  • Ability to live and work comfortably as a part of a small, on-site community
  • Current First Aid and CPR training or ability to obtain it (can be obtained and paid for by Camp Sealth after a job offer is made)
  • Current Washington Food Handler’s Permit or ability to obtain it (can be obtained and paid for by Camp Sealth after a job offer is made)

Internship Opportunities

Camp Sealth is happy to work with schools to potentially offer internship credit and mentorship opportunities for interested students particularly those studying Environmental Sciences, Marine Biology, Ecology, Education, Recreation, or Child Development. Please contact the Outdoor Education and Retreats Director at robind@campfireseattle.org to learn more about this opportunity.


After we receive your application, the Outdoor Education and Retreats Director will contact you to set up an interview – in person, on Zoom, or by phone. If you do not hear from us after completing your application, please contact the Outdoor Education and Retreats Director at robind@campfireseattle.org. Interviews will begin December 6th, 2023 and continue on a rolling basis as applications are received until all positions are filled.

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Please contact Robin Dein, Outdoor Education & Retreats Director, with questions or additional details at robind@campfireseattle.org or 206 463 3174 (ext 34).