Point Reyes Summer Camp is staffed by a remarkable group of people who share a love for the natural world, great enthusiasm for outdoor adventure and dedication to fostering confidence and creating experiences that evoke awe and connection. Our programs promote inclusion, change lives and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.
Applications for the 2014 season may be submitted by mail or fax. No phone calls, please.
To apply, please fax or mail completed application, cover letter & resumee
- Point Reyes Summer Camp General Information for Job Applicants
- Naturalist Application
- Assistant Cook Application
Point Reyes Summer Camp seasonal staff members are employed from mid-June through mid-August including 6 days of training.
Point Reyes Summer Camp offers salaries competitive with other private/nonprofit summer camp programs. Room and board is provided. Instructional staff have 2 weekend days off each week. Please see above Job Announcements for more detail.
The Clem Miller Environmental Education Center, home of Point Reyes Summer Camp, is nestled in a coastal valley two miles from Limantour Beach and within the 70,000 acre Point Reyes National Seashore. The Seashore is a hotbed of biological diversity with nearly forty species of land mammals, a dozen species of marine mammals, nearly half the bird species of North America and over 900 species of vascular plants. Natural communities include dune, sandy and rocky beach, coastal grassland, Douglas fir and bishop pine forest, wetland, chaparral and wilderness lake. There is no public transportation available to the Education Center.
All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and possess current certification in standard first aid and CPR (adult & child). Naturalists and Counselor Intern Naturalists must be able to carry a 50 pound backpack for up to 8 miles per day over rugged terrain. Naturalists are required to have a clean driving record and a willingness to obtain a Class B Commercial driver’s license, a Bachelor’s degree in natural science, environmental education or related field and at least 1 year of experience teaching children in a residential environmental education program or classroom setting. Counselor Naturalist Interns must have considerable experience working with children and have completed at least 1 year of college or 1 season in PRSC Counselor-In-Training Program. Head Cook and Assistant Cooks must possess clean driving records, considerable working knowledge of menu planning, food preparation, meal service and cleaning.
ABOUT POINT REYES SUMMER CAMP
Point Reyes summer campers come from the greater San Francisco Bay area, the California coast from Santa Cruz to Arcata, and inland from Sacramento and the Sierra foothills. About 55% of campers return from year to year and all share a deep affection for Point Reyes and a love for the natural world and outdoor activities. We host approximately 50 campers per session and maintain a 3-to-1 camper-to-staff ratio. To promote access for the underserved and to provide the richer experience of a diverse community, we provide full scholarships for 25% of our campers. Staff members have the opportunity to build leadership and teaching skills while living, working and playing in a supportive community of dedicated professional environmental educators.
All employees must undergo fingerprint-based background checks through the California Department of Justice and the FBI. Felony conviction is cause for dismissal.
FIRST AID & CPR CERTIFICATION
All employees must hold current Standard (or higher) First Aid and CPR (adult & child & AED) certification. Employees must complete a course of training that includes skills practice and use of CPR manikins; online training and certification will not be accepted.
CLASS B COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE
Naturalists are required to have a clean driving record and must obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License so that they are able to drive 15-passenger vans. Naturalists who do not already have a Class B License license are required to do the following before camp begins:
Pass a “DMV Physical” and submit form DL51 to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (PRNSA will reimburse the cost of the physical and all required DMV fees)
Pass the written portion of the Class B Driver’s Test given by the DMV.
Pass the practical driving portion of the Class B Driver’s Test given by the DMV. (PRNSA will provide a 15-passenger van driver’s training session and the use of our van for the practical).
PRNSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, age, national origin, sexual preference, political affiliation, or any other nonmerit factor.