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 creating experiences that evoke awe and connection and foster confidence in children and teens. Our programs promote inclusion, change lives, and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.
Point Reyes Summer Camp offers salaries competitive with other private/nonprofit summer camp programs. Room and board is provided. Naturalists and Counselor Intern Naturalists have 2 weekend days off each week. Assistant Cooks have 1.5 to 2 weekend days off each week.
Point Reyes Summer Camp is based out of the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center – an 86-bed, green-certified residential facility surrounded by Point Reyes National Seashore's Phillip Burton Wilderness and within walking distance of Limantour Beach on Drake’s Bay. The National Seashore is widely regarded as a hotbed of biological diversity with nearly forty species of land mammals, a dozen species of marine mammals, nearly half the bird species in 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 cell phone receiption, internet connection, or public transportation available at Clem Miller Environmental Education Center.
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 to the Sierra foothills. Many campers return year after 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 4-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 18% 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.
- Teaching & Communication: Camp staff learn to communicate effectively on a range of subjects with campers, fellow staff, camp directors, and parents.
- Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, & Creativity: Camp staff are challenged to think on their feet, manage risks, be flexible, and develop innovative ways to engage campers.
- Leadership & Collaboration: At camp and beyond, teamwork makes the dream work!
- Food Handling & Hospitality: Camp staff help to plan, procure, and prepare meals in our commercial kitchen and on-trail when leading backpacking trips. All meals are nutritionally-balanced, utilize locally-sourced ingredients, designed to reduce waste, and accommodate special dietary requests. Camp staff help to ensure the comfort and emotional well-being of every camper.
- Adventure, Personal Exploration & Growth: Camp staff have weekends off! During free time, staff are encouraged to explore the forests and beaches of our beautiful national seashore.
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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.