Camp Fire Central Oregon | Light the Fire Within

Jobs

Looking to gain experience in the youth development field AND have a ton of fun!? Come join our team of awesome role models, motivators, educators, caregivers and spark champions.

Current openings

SCHOOL-YEAR POSITIONS - Part-time
Camp Fire Afterschool / No School Day Camp Program StaffCamp Fire After School and No School Day Camp staff follow and creating program routines to build community, supervise youth, and to deliver program activities. The program staff develops relationships with youth and supports youth growth through recognizing and creating social and emotional learning opportunities, and managing a safe physical and emotional space for youth. Working as part of a team and the programs staff advocating for program and youth needs to your supervisor as they come up, and offer ideas to help the program improve.
  • Monday - Friday during afterschool program hours
  • CFA staff are expected to work on a few No School Day Camps throughout the school year
  • This positions can start April 1st.

  • SUMMER POSITIONS - Full-time and Part-time
    Summer Day Camp Behavior CoachThe SummerKids Behavior Support Coach is an integral part of the support team at SummerKids. The Coach will be present at SummerKids for a couple hours every day to support staff with youth who have higher behavior needs. As a support, the Coach may spend time with specific youth as they go about their day (activities, small group time, etc), offer advice to the counselors about how to interact with the youth, and follow-up with the youth themselves about how they're feeling at camp. The Coach will also facilitate time when staff can chat about youth behaviors they find particularly challenging in managing. At SummerKids, we provide weekly professional development sessions for staff; the Coach would work with the Camp Director to develop and lead a few behavior-focused sessions to help staff gain better skills in responding to behavior issues, including during staff training.
  • June 19th-August 16th
  • Training dates: June 12th-15th, 17th-18th
  • 12-15 hours/week
  • Contract position with paid stipend
  • Fun, Flexible 3, 6 or 9 Weeks Summer Day Camp StaffSummerKids Day Camp staff are assigned a group of 8-12 campers aged 6-12 years old. Staff build community within their group, lead games and activities, and manage the physical and emotional safety of their group. They may also prepare for and lead activities for combined groups or organize camp-wide activities. Staff may periodically be scheduled to run activities in our extended care program outside regular camp hours.
  • 35-40 hours/week
  • Monday - Friday. Exact hours vary week-to-week between 7:15am and 5:30pm
  • Apply for one, two, or all three 3-week rotations: June 19-July 5, July 8-July 26, July 29-Aug 16
  • Training Dates: June 12-15, and 17-18.
  • SummerKids Extended Care StaffLead games and activities, connect with families, and manage the physical and emotional safety for a group of 35-45 youth. Get direct support from the SummerKids Leadership Team to ensure consistent practices around behavior management, activity facilitation, and the creation of a welcome and supporting environment.
  • June 19 - Aug 16, Monday - Friday
  • 10-20 hours/week. Additional hours available if over age 25 w/valid driver’s license
  • A.M./P.M. extended care shifts available
  • Training dates: June 12 - 15, and 17-18.

  • SHORT-TERM, JOB TRAINING EXPERIENCES/INTERNSHIPS

    STEM Intern (All Central OR Locations)
    Gain experience in youth development while developing and implementing curriculum. Assist in program planning and learn the inner workings of a small non-profit. Engage with students from kindergarten through high school in a variety of program settings.
  • Approximately 200 hrs
  • Program dates: June 24 -August 23, 2024
  • Training June 10-14
  • Locations include Bend, Redmond, La Pine, and Madras
  • STEM Intern (Madras/Warm Springs)
    Gain experience in youth development while while developing and implementing curriculum. Assist in program planning and learn the inner workings of a small non-profit. Engage with students from kindergarten through high school in a variety of program settings.
  • Approximately 60 hrs
  • Program dates: July 29-August 2 and August 12-16, 2024
  • Training June 10-14
  • Locations: Madras and Warm Springs
  • STEM Intern (La Pine)
    Gain experience in youth development while while developing and implementing curriculum. Assist in program planning and learn the inner workings of a small non-profit. Engage with students from kindergarten through high school in a variety of program settings.
  • Approximately 60 hrs
  • 3 weeks between June 10 and August 30, 2024
  • Location: La Pine
  • STEM Intern (Bend and Redmond)
    Gain experience in youth development while while developing and implementing curriculum. Assist in program planning and learn the inner workings of a small non-profit. Engage with students from kindergarten through high school in a variety of program settings.
  • Approximately 120 hrs
  • 5 weeks between June 10 and August 23, 2024
  • Location: Bend and Redmond
  • Environmental Youth Development Summer Internship (Bend)
    Gain experience in youth development while developing and implementing curriculum. Assist in program planning and learn the inner workings of a small non-profit. Engage with students from kindergarten through high school in a variety of program settings.
  • Approximately 250 hrs
  • 6-10 weeks between June 10 and August 30, 2024

  • VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
    Board of DirectorsCamp Fire Central Oregon is seeking passionate, caring community members who would like to join our board. We seek diverse members of our community to be ambassadors and champions of our mission and offer creative thought leadership for the benefit of the organization.
  • 1-3 hours/month; year-round
  • Learn more about the board position
  • WHY CAMP FIRE?

    For more than 100 years, Camp Fire Central Oregon has given youth 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”.

    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. Become a Thrive Champion with Camp Fire Central Oregon!


    Our Promise

    Young people want to shape the world.

    Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

    In Camp Fire, it begins now.

    Light the fire within