Employment at Camp Taloali

"I have been attending Camp Taloali for 4 years as a camper and three years as a staff member. This place is truly one of the safe spots where [youth] can attend and feel comfortable with themselves. I have made so many friends and memories at Camp Taloali that will remain me for the rest of my life." - Taylor

Openings

Adventure Course Specialist

Archery Instructor

Counselor

Camp Director

Cook

Healthcare Assistant (First Aider)

Healthcare Manager (Nurse)

Interns / volunteer

Interpreter

Kitchen Assistant

Lifeguard

Maintenance Assistant

Nature Education Specialist

Program Manager

Property Manager


Our Philosophy

Our camps are designed to provide a unique atmosphere where youths are respected, nurtured, challenged and empowered. Under the guidance of our staff, campers participate in activities that build self-esteem, develop skills, increase knowledge, enhance teamwork & cooperative behaviors, and of course HAVE FUN! Our camps are accredited by the American Camp Association, which is a national organization that sets high standards for the health and safety of campers and staff and the delivery of quality programs.

We value the role that staff members play in bringing the camp mission to life. Working as a team, we create a caring and supportive environment that respects each child as an individual and allows them to feel good about who they are. We are looking for individuals who share this commitment to making a difference in the lives of youth.

Our Campers

Our campers are youth range in age from 6-17 by June and who represent a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are looking for staff that will thrive and promote our inclusive environment at all of our camps. Youths who attend our resident camp program come from all over pacific northwest, with many attending from other states.

Training

All hired staff members will have the opportunity to complete training through licensed educators and once qualified, receive credentials from American Camp Association, a good opportunity to boost your resume and future career. This training is mandatory that teach critical leadership skills every staff member needs to effectively deal with intense social, behavioral, disciplinary, and supervisory challenges. Each staff will be assigned specific training that relate to their specific job and experience. This is paid staff time and is mandatory for all camp positions. Training occur within five days prior to campers arrival and includes workshops on health and safety, child development, programming planning and leading, traditions, behavior management, client services, skill verification, team-building, and... the WHAT to do, HOW to do it and WHEN to do it! 

Benefits

Campers are not the only ones to benefit from camp. You will gain amazing experience that can be used throughout your entire life.

  • Experience working with kids
  • Leadership skills and experience
  • Connections and networking not only in the field of outdoor programming, recreations and environmental education, but to those in other fields and industries who know what it takes to thrive (and survive) and summer of camp- you’re sure to impress them
  • Leave the camp with credentials to boost your career.
  • Free housing and food with pay!

A Summer at Camp vs. the Intern

If you, or someone you know is pondering a summer at camp or an internship… check out this great blog entry posted in The New York Times, The Camp Counselor vs. the Intern. We provide training that give you credentials to boost your career after employment with Camp Taloali.