Camp Jobs with Trackers Earth

Portland, Oregon

Join Trackers Earth and be part of the Best Camps in the Known Universe.

Connect kids to nature and help change their lives! Trackers is a youth organization founded on the idea that kids can navigate real challenges, truly contribute, and develop the grit and character needed to help save the world!

Who is a Tracker? In our camps, a Tracker follows what we call the Trackers Code:

  • Mission Save the World!
  • Purpose Care for Family, Nature, and Many Generations.
  • Compass Pay Attention, Be Truly Helpful, Respect, Remember Our Story
  • Action Call Be Ready, Be a Caretaker, Be Gritty, Be a Team

What is a Trackers Team? Our camps organize youth into Trackers Teams. The goal of a Trackers Team is to contribute through self-direction, self-discipline, and selfless service.

  • Four to eight campers make a Trackers Team.
  • Two to four Trackers Teams make a Fellowship.
  • Together, an Apprentice, Specialist, and Coordinator guide the Fellowship.

When am I needed? While we are primarily looking for youth educators and coorindators who can join us for Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring, and Summer Break camps, there are also opportunities for year-round employment as Supervisors and Content Developers.

Why Tracking? Tracking is the timeless art of observing the world around us and developing deeper connections to nature. The wilderness challenges youth to uncover hidden puzzles, to survive with long lost skills, and to thrive together in a community.

Where does this work lead? At Trackers you help create immersive experiences. You may be part of a camp teaching wilderness survival, stealth, and archery. You might bring kids to the farm and help care for donkeys, chickens, and goats. You could take a group fishing and canoeing. You may even guide them in a role-playing story filled with secret agents, lost treasures, or wizards. Trackers camps are legendary for their grand productions and fantastic adventures, but everything comes back to building character in service to our community. Our role as Guides:

Inspire, motivate, and energize youth to contribute in self-directed Trackers Teams.

How do I join Trackers? We’re looking for inspired educators, both new and experienced, to connect with our team. From enthusiastic individuals just starting out to seasoned teachers and outdoor program managers—there’s a role for you. Fill out an application so we can explore where your adventure is in Trackers Earth.

Already have a school year job? Our training for break camps and summer is flexible, offering options you can schedule beyond normal work hours.

Seeking qualified applicants for Winter, Spring & Summer Break Camps + substitutes for school-year programs.

We do more in one day than most camps do all summer!
This page is for our Portland Programs. If you live in the Bay Area, check out

Teen Lead

Learn with Trackers Earth and our unique outdoor education skill-set. No previous experience necessary.

Required Experience: Come ready to learn.
Teaching: June  - August, Mon - Fri
Pay: $17.25-$18.25 per hour

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Lead Guide

Inspire kids on outdoor adventures learning incredible skills.

Required Experience: 2+ years general work history.
Teaching: June-Aug, Mon-Fri (average day 7-8.25 hr)
Pay: $17.25-$18.25 per hour
Bonus pay add-on for CDL Class B - $1.50 per hour

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Expert educators with specific skills. Skills could include: outdoor survival, fishing, theater, kayaking, climbing, blacksmithing or more.

Required Experience: 6+ years of general work history.
Teaching: June-Aug, Mon-Fri (days average 5-6 hr)
$20.50-$21.50 per hour

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Lead small group wilderness basecamps teaching a variety of outdoor skills.

Required Experience 2+ years of expedition guiding.
Teaching: June-August, Mon-Fri, Overnight
 $805 per week

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Team or Site Coordinator

Motivate and lead teams of youth and Guides.

Required Experience: 1 season of management experience, preferably in outdoor or educational settings. 1+ years experience in outdoor education or 2+ in general education. Class B or A CDL (we can help you get this).
Teaching: June  - August, Mon - Fri
Class B Pay:
$843-$863 per week
Class A Pay: $785-$795 per week

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Supervise and mentor Coordinators to deliver the best camp experience for kids.

Required Experience: 6 seasons of management experience, preferably in outdoor or educational settings. 3+ years experience in outdoor education or 4+ in general education. Class B CDL (we can help you get this).
Teaching: June  - August, year-round employment.
$875-$895 per week

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Our Commitment

We are committed to being fair in how we pay. Summer rates of compensation are transparent, and fixed, so you can be assured Trackers Earth provides equal pay for equal roles and responsibilities. Compensation from a position’s base rate relies on documented licenses and work history.

Please Note Training pays Minimum Wage, during normal teaching schedule, the regular pay scale applies. Training can be done on a flexible time frame leading up to programming seasons.


As a seasonal educator with Trackers, you are not assigned to an officially fixed worksite. Locations can include: SE Portland, NE Portland, W Portland, Happy Valley, or Sandy, OR.

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Required Experience, Attributes & Physical Demands

Maintain high professional standards
Punctual and timely for all scheduled shifts
Ability to set and communicate boundaries for youth in a positive way
Ability to think on your feet, be creative, and care for the safety of children even in challenging situations

CPR/First Aid certified (or ability to complete before position begins)
Anaphylaxis & Epinephrine Auto-Injector certified (or ability to complete before position begins)
Food handlers certified (or ability to complete before position begins)
State fishing license (if working with programs that fish)
Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect

Completed COVID-19 Vaccination or exception with verification and Central Background Registry with your State

Ability to continuously stand, hike backcountry terrain on and off-trail, bend, squat, climb stairs/hills, lift up to 50 lbs
Pre-employment checks: criminal background, reference, requirements in MVR Policy, Alcohol/Drug Test for drivers

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We have many locations in the Portland area. We cannot guarantee a job site preference and any employee can expect to report to any site.

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