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Passionate about inspiring kids and families to be outdoors, make connections, and have too much fun? Love a great story and adventure, and have a penchant for entertaining? Want to make an irreplaceable impact with your colleagues and kids—seizing an opportunity to motivate a lifetime of being outdoors? If the answers to those questions are a resounding YES, then whether you are an emerging or seasoned educator, a subject matter enthusiast, or a behind-the-scenes operator, the Trackers Earth community is the place for you!
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 Seattle Programs. If you live in Portland, check out Portland jobs.
Assistant Guide Ready to learn
Lead Guide 1 year+ exp.
Team Coordinator Management exp.
Site Coordinator Management exp.
Overnight Guide 2 years+ expedition exp.
Overnight Director Manage & Expedition exp.
Since 2004, tens of thousands of families have journeyed outdoors with Trackers Guides. Through sharing fantastic skills and epic adventures, we seek to inspire kids, creating stories and memories connected to family, nature, and many generations.
You Could Teach
Wilderness Survival & Tracking
Farm Craft & Homesteading
Fishing & Canoeing
Role-Playing with Outdoors Skills
Climbing & Paddle Sports
Photo, Ceramics, Woodwork, or Blacksmith
From wilderness survival to fishing, from story camps to blacksmithing, the timeless Arts of Tracking define how we share these crafts. Tracking develops intensive observational skills in our environment. Tracking cultivates the ability to map complex connections. Tracking guides kids and adults to authentic wilderness experiences. Tracking tells the story of people stewarding the land. Through tracking, kids rediscover and remember their natural connection to family, what is wild, and multiple generations beyond their lifetime.
2021 Summer Camp Positions
Training Flexible with your schedule from the date of hire up to June 11, 2021.
Program Teaching Dates June - August
As a seasonal educator with Trackers, you are not assigned to an officially fixed work site.
Locations can include: Kirkland, Seattle, Lynnwood.
Use the tables below to determine the starting rate for each position.
Scroll to Weekly Bonus Add-Ons to determine what certifications increase your rate.
Training pays Oregon Minimum Wage and Bonus Add-Ons do not apply.
Summer Camp Positions
Assist Trackers Guides with a team of kids exploring nature and adventuring at our summer day camps.
Required Experience: 2 years or more general work history.
Teaching: June - August, Mon - Fri
Pay: $16.00 per hour + bonus add-ons
Lead a team of kids exploring nature and adventuring at our summer day camps.
Required Experience: 1 year or more outdoor education.
Teaching: June - August, Mon - Fri
Pay: $18.00 per hour + bonus add-ons
Weekly Bonus Certification Add-Ons
Based on current certifications, you can receive a weekly pay bonus for every full-week of camp worked.
They include general add-ons, which apply to every role, and position specific add-ons, which only apply to that role.
Total weekly pay bonuses, general and specific, are limited to $2 per hour for hourly staff.
$80 per week for exempt staff with the exception of CDL Class B
|General Certifications||Weekly Pay Add-on Bonus|
|Returning Staff||$10 per week|
|CDL Class B Large bus with passengers||$80 per week|
|MEDICAL & SAFETY|
|Lifeguard Certification||$12 per week|
|Wilderness First Responder||$25 per week|
|EDUCATION Only highest of the following applies|
|Teaching Certificate / Montessori Certification||$35 per week|
|Masters in Education or Child Related Field||$35 per week|
|Montessori Teacher Certification (AMI or AMS)||$25 per week|
|Early Childhood Education Degree BA or higher||$25 per week|
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)
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