LandPaths is Hiring!

LandPaths is Hiring!



Job Title:   Owl Camp Assistant, with potential to become year-round, outdoor-education position

Classification: Seasonal, Full-Time, Non-Exempt with potential to become year-round position

Work Hours:  8am- 4pm, M-F, June 15th–Aug 15th (Camp Prep, Camp Implementation & Post-Camp Duties)

Reports To:  Communications & Field Programs Coordinator

Rate of Pay:  $16-$18/hr

 Owl Camp Teepee Mapache


LandPaths seeks an Owl Camp Assistant to help with the facilitation of Owl Camp, a four week long, nature-based day camp open to young people aged 5-13, located at Rancho Mark West in Northeast Santa Rosa. The Assistant will help with general camp planning and preparation, specifically focusing on leading daily activities with younger campers, ages 5-10.

This position has potential to lead to a year-round, outdoor-education position with LandPaths’ In Our Own Backyard program.

Daily activities at Owl Camp may include storytelling, tracking, creek exploration, archery, swimming, music, keeping a nature journal, building things from nature, music, nature games, learning bird calls, hiking, canoeing, exploring redwood & salmon habitat, woodworking, cooking and organic gardening. We are looking to hire an individual who has experience in many of the above activities, as well as the ability to bring some other creative ideas to the table. The ideal candidate will have experience leading youth in outdoor education settings; have a zest for life; be flexible; and is seeking exciting, collaborative work in a beautiful setting.


  • Work in a collaborative team to plan the vision and direction of Owl Camp
  • Assist in the creation, preparation, organization, and break-down of Owl Camp supplies, materials, etc.
  • Prepare day to day activities (including games, crafts, hikes, orienteering adventures, and more) that are relevant to each week’s theme and appropriate to the age, fitness and interest level of the campers. Themes and dates for each session are as follows:
  • “Ecology Camp”  July 6-10
  • “Native Eyes”  July 12-17
  • “Art as Nature” July 27-31
  • “Homesteading” August 3-7


  • Relevant college level work in education, sciences, related fields and or relevant work experience (i.e. camp counselor)
  • Experience leading youth in outdoor environments
  • Experience in program development in environmental education
  • Brings ideas for theme- based crafts, activities, and games
  • Detail oriented, well organized
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Desire for collaborative work environment, while able to work independently


  • Bilingual English & Spanish
  • Interest in, and enthusiasm for, LandPaths’ mission
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certifications
  • Lifeguard, Water Safety & Boating Safety qualifications or experience
  • Artistic, creative, imaginative


Email resume and brief cover letter to:  [email protected]



APPLY NOW!  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until Friday, May 22nd, 2015. 


Posted at 13:35


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