Camp Jobs with Trackers Earth

Portland, Oregon

Join Trackers Earth as a Guide (camp educator) or Coordinator (camp manager) to:

Remember what it’s like to be a kid Guide immersive adventures with incredible skills!
Do more in one day than most camps do all summer Create fantastic, live-action experiences!
Connect kids and families to nature Learn to share the timeless Arts of Tracking!

Passionate about inspiring kids and families to be outdoors? Love a great story and adventure? Do you have a penchant for entertaining? Help us make an irreplaceable impact in how people connect to nature. Whether you are an emerging or seasoned educator and guide, a subject matter enthusiast, or a behind-the-scenes operator, Trackers Earth is the place for you! Through your training and time working with our camps, you support and develop the skills needed to teach what we call Tracking. We're looking for fantastic Guides to teach with our 2021 Summer Camps.

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

Available Positions

Assistant Guide Ready to learn
Lead Guide 1+ year outdoor education exp.
Overnight Guide 2+ year expedition exp.
Team & Site Coordinator 1+ year manage exp.
Overnight Coordinator 3+ year management & expedition exp.

About Trackers

Since 2004, kids and extended families in all their forms have journeyed on adventures with Trackers Earth and our Guides. We share the Arts of Tracking through stewardship and enduring outdoor skills. We define ourselves by multi-generational values and an ever deeper kinship to nature.

You Could Teach

Wilderness Survival & Tracking
Farm Craft & Homesteading
Fishing & Canoeing
Role-Playing with Outdoors Skills
Climbing & Paddle Sports
Photo, Ceramics, Woodwork, or Blacksmith

2021 Summer Camp Positions

Training Flexible with your schedule from the date of hire up to June 11, 2021.
Program Teaching Dates June - August

Teen Intern

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: $16-$18 per hour

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Assistant Guide

Assist Trackers Guides with a team of kids exploring nature and adventuring at our summer day camps.

Required Experience: 2+ years general work history.
Teaching: June  - August, Mon - Fri
Pay: $16-$18 per hour

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Lead Guide

Lead a team of kids exploring nature and adventuring at our summer day camps.

Required Experience: 1+ year of outdoor education.
Teaching: June  - August, Mon - Fri
$18-$20 per hour 

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Overnight Guide

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

Required Experience 2+ years of expedition guiding.
Teaching: June  - August, Mon - Fri
 $805-$905 per week

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Team or Site Coordinator

Team Coordinator Supervise and manage field educators.
Site Coordinator Supervise and manage site op and educators.

Required Experience: 1+ year management & outdoor ed
Teaching: June  - August, Mon - Fri
$785-$885 per week

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Overnight Coordinator

Supervise and manage all overnight guides and locations, curriculum, and operations.

Required Experience: 3+ years management & guiding
Teaching: June  - August
$865-$965 per week

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Our Commitment

We are committed to being fair in how we pay. Summer rates of compensation are transparent, fixed, and non-negotiable, 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, certifications, and work history. Initial training time pays Minimum Wage, after that, the regular pay scale applies.


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

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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Contact Information


Check all positions that you wish to apply for. BE SURE you meet the minimum qualifications!

Day Camps

Overnight Camps

Your Story

Location Preference
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.

Additional Comments

Please Note For film & photo positions, please include a link to your portfolio.


Please list three references; include at least two professional references you have worked with.

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Please Note You will be asked to bring a resume if scheduled for an interview.

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