Associated Recreation Council, Seattle

Summer Nature Day Camp Environmental Educator (Camp Long)

The Camp Long Environmental Learning Center is recruiting for an enthusiastic and engaging Summer Nature Day Camp Environmental Educator to join their team this summer. 

Camp Long runs a popular summer nature day camp. Located in West Seattle, this 68 acre park offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy nature, hike in the forest, camp overnight in rustic cabins, rock climb, and learn about natural history.

 Summer Day Camp Schedule:

  • July 2, 2018 – August 24, 2018 (no camp on July 4th)
  • Monday – Friday, 30-40 hours per week 
  • Available shifts will be 7 to 8 hours per day between 8:00am - 5:00 pm (subject to change based on business need)
  • Mandatory pre-camp training/orientation will be held

Rate: $16.25 per hour

Basic Duties: 

  • Guide children ages 6-12 in hands-on, environmental education activities
  • Work closely with the Environmental Education team to plan and implement programs and activities
  • Guide 8-10 children, ages 6-12, by yourself as they explore Camp Long
  • Regularly team teach with 1-2 other staff members and direct games and activities (including songs and art projects) for 20-30 campers
  • Serve as a positive role model for campers and use positive behavior guidance strategies
  • Maintain a safe, friendly and fun learning environment 
  • Work outdoors and keep high energy and engagement while exploring Camp Long for long periods of time
  • Be flexible and willing to provide ongoing constructive feedback to improve program


  • At least 1 year experience working with children, preferably in an outdoor setting
  • One year of college level education, preferably with course work in the natural sciences and/or education
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Valid WA driver’s license and First Aid/CPR certification or ability to obtain 
  • Commitment to work full summer program 
  • Smiling team player
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Must provide proof of eligibility to work in the US and valid government issued ID
  • Must sign up for direct deposit with either checking or savings account or Payroll Paycard

Desired Skills/Abilities: 

  • Experience working with a diversity of youth
  • Knowledge of Pacific Northwest plants, animals, and ecosystems
  • Knowledge of child development and teaching methods
  • Ability to develop creative lesson plans
  • Experience in visual and creative arts
  • Enthusiasm and energy

This is a summer only, non-benefited position.

Please provide a resume and cover letter when you are applying for this position.

This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications.  ARC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and values diverse perspectives and life experiences.  Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  ARC encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

Position opened until filled. Applications are reviewed weekly.