We have completed our hiring for Summer 2013 and are no longer accepting applications for any positions. Please check back in December for information about camp jobs for summer 2014.
Phone: 415.663.1200 x306
Why Work at Point Reyes Summer Camp? | Camp Job Opportunities | How to Apply for a Camp Job | Who are the campers? | Location | Camp Employment Dates | General Qualifications
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- Camp provides the opportunity to work in a team environment with experts in the field of environmental education, where you will be trained in natural history, environmental education, interpretation, and leadership
- Working with children is a very rewarding and inspirational experience.
- Due to our camp's small size (approximately 50 campers, a 3 to 1 camper to staff ratio), you will have the unique
opportunity to spend quality time with and get to know the campers
on an individual basis.
- Working at camp provides
the unique opportunity to live within
the Point Reyes National Seashore with
its rich coastal environment and easy
access to many recreational activities.
- Meals and lodging
- The program equipment
and use of the facility is available
to staff members between camp sessions.
- When seeking future
employment, camp experiences will rate
highly because these jobs require greater
responsibility and leadership skills.
- We have completed our hiring for Summer 2013 and are no longer accepting applications for any positions. Please check back in December for information about camp jobs for summer 2014.
Please check back in December 2013 for 2014 job applications.
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.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or call us at 415.663.1200 x306 if you have any questions.
Good luck and thank you for your interest in our Summer Camp programs.
The Clem Miller Environmental Education Center, home of Point Reyes Summer Camp, is nestled in a peaceful 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, and nearly half the bird species of North America have been spotted here. Natural communities include dune, sandy and rocky beach, coastal grassland, Douglas fir and Bishop pine forest, wetland, chaparral and wilderness lake, with over 900 species of vascular plants identified. There is no public transportation available.
Our 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. In addition, we offer full scholarships to 20% of participants, most from underrepresented groups. Over 50% of campers return each summer and they all share a deep affection for Point Reyes, a love for the natural world and outdoor activities, and many are budding naturalists themselves. An excellent relationship has existed between campers, their parents, and the staff over the years.
All staff members
are employed for 8 weeks. The Summer Camp season usually runs from mid-June through mid-August. Below are the
dates for the 2013 Summer Camp season:
training (6 days)
year old session
old session (Adv. Camp I)
||camp not in session
year old session
||9–11 year old session
old session (Adv. Camp II)
||7–9 year old session
camp (a paid workday)
All applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
Naturalists and Naturalist Interns/Counselors must be able to carry a 50 pound backpack for up to 8 miles 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 one year of experience teaching children in a residential environmental education program. Naturalist Interns/Counselors must have experience working with children and completion of at least 1 year of college.
Kitchen staff must posses a working knowledge of meal planning, food preparation, serving and cleaning. Before the start of camp, all staff members must have current certification in standard first aid and CPR.
All new and
current employees must agree to finger print
checks with the CA Department of Justice
and the FBI.
Naturalists are required
to have a clean driving record and must obtain a Class B/Commercial Driver
License for driving our 15-passenger vans.
who do not already have the required license are required to do the following before camp begins:
1. Pass a "DMV Physical" and submit form DL51 to the California Dept. of Motor Vehicles (PRNSA will reimburse the cost of the physical and any DMV fees).
2. Pass the written portion of the Class B driver's test given by the DMV.
3. Pass the practical driving portion of the Class B driver's test given by the DMV. (PRNSA will offer a 15-passenger van driver training session to assist in this process).