Coastal Camp Counselor
Job Details
Golden Gate National Recreation Area - Sausalito, CA


Coastal Camp Counselors work with Environmental Science Educators to lead groups of day campers in grades K-12 in hiking and exploring the Marin Headlands, a beautiful coastal park thats part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Each week counselors and educators work with one group to implement lessons, games, stories and other activities centered around that weeks theme. The majority of campers are in the 1st-2nd age group or 3rd-4th age group. This role is ideal for people interested in gaining experience in elementary and/or outdoor education, environmental science and summer camps. The role is a full-time, seasonal position beginning June 5, 2023 and ending August 18, 2023.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow all Risk Management policies to mitigate camper and staff injury and illness

  • Support and assist the implementation of lessons, group management and food distribution

  • Maintain camper safety and comfort over uneven terrain in all kinds of weather

  • Facilitate meaningful and fun outdoor experiences to help campers form a personal relationship with the natural world

  • Proactively engage campers and manage safety in games and activities during early (8 am 9:15 am) and/or aftercare (3:30 pm- 5:15 pm).

  • Create, lead and/or support activities for campers in Campers Choice.

  • Lead one required curriculum activity each week.


Experience, Competencies and Education


  • Ability to implement and model excellent risk management practices and maintain a physically, socially and emotionally safe environment for our participants

  • Experience working with children ages 4-12, particularly in camps or formal or informal education settings.

  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in education, and creating positive community work culture. We especially encourage you to apply if you have lived experience as a member of (or extensive experience working with people from) any communities that are impacted by the historic and current system of oppression that has limited access to environmental education, or the outdoors in general.

  • Available for flexible eight-hour shifts Monday-Friday during camp weeks

  • Willingness to be coached and openness to feedback.

  • Capable of working as part of a collaborative team.

  • Possess current CPR (Adult, Child and Infant) and First Aid certification or ability to get certified before the camp season begins.


Working Conditions and Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to regularly stand; walk up to 7 miles on uneven terrain; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; talk, hear, taste and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.




This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.


Application Process

Please submit your resume, 3 references, and, in lieu of a cover letter, respond to the short-answer application questions through our Online Career Portal.

NatureBridge is an equal opportunity employer. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position is open until filled. Hiring is contingent on a successful background check and fingerprinting.


NatureBridge connects over 35,000 students and 600 schools each year to the wonder and science of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of our planet.