Job Opportunities


For more than 100 years, Camp Fire Central Oregon has given youth a voice–support and inspiration that they might otherwise not have found. This is what fuels us: To provide experiences that help kids THRIVE today–to become tomorrow’s teachers, parents, thinkers...leaders.


What drives Camp Fire programs and philosophy is something far broader-reaching than just a fun day at camp. We are part of a national, inclusive organization intentionally committed to using research-based methods to help kids grow, understand themselves, acquire life skills and SUCCEED in life no matter what their passion or path: Thrive{ology}, our growth mindset approach, strives to create the optimal environment for youth to be nurtured by caring adults...“Thrive Champions”.

Sparks + 3 Champions = Thriving

A Thrive Champion is a caring adult who recognizes and encourages youth's sparks. They guide and help youth gain self-understanding to expand their possibilities. A spark is a passion, an interest, or something we just really enjoy doing. Sparks inspire us to try new things, set goals, and reach new heights. Ideally, every youth should have at least three Champions. You could be one of them! Apply today.

 To apply, email cover letter and resumé to:


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR The assistant director will act as support for counselors and instructors while they carry out our camp activities based on Camp Fire National curricula and local creativity. The assistant
director will also write curricula, organize counselor meetings, serve as site supervisor, and
perform other administrative tasks. Learn more and apply

COUNSELOR: Counselors will work alongside instructors and leadership staff to implement our curricula, based on Camp Fire National curriculum and local creativity. Counselors will have fun alongside campers by participating in, leading, and facilitating camper participation in all activities at camp. Learn more and apply


AMERICORPS SUMMER VISTA: VISTA volunteers will help with all aspects of Camp Fire summer programming, in particular with the planning, promotion, and implementation of the Teen Summer programs (7th grade and older) and SummerKids camp (K-6th). Specific duties will be determined based on program needs and each VISTA’s individual goals, strengths, and interests. VISTAS can be sure to expect a summer filled with excursions, camping opportunities, and exploring all the best activities that Central Oregon has to offer! Learn more and apply

AMERICORPS FULL YEAR VISTA: The goal of the full year VISTA assignment is to develop a Community Needs Assessment tool specifically for Camp Fire Central Oregon, implement programs and use the tool in the communities of Bend, La Pine, Sisters, Redmond, Prineville, and Madras.  The VISTA’s invaluable contribution will help to inform the development of future Camp Fire programs in an effort to serve unique communities with a strong foundation of equity, inclusion and the needs of families in poverty.  Learn more and apply


We always need volunteers! Help us with everything from flyer distribution to mentoring teens or being a guest educator for one of our camps! Positions available for:

  • Tumalo Day Camp Counselor: Kids of counselors attend FREE.
  • Marketing materials distribution
  • Guest presenter/expert for day programs
  • Booth representative/advocate
  • Bookkeeping/customer service


Learn more here