Trackers Earth is a youth organization that inspires kids to navigate real challenges. We believe they can truly contribute, developing the grit and character they need to thrive! Kids learn old-school outdoor skills: wilderness survival, farm craft, wild foraging, fishing, martial arts, boating, and more. All this in immersive camps and programs filled with epic story and adventure.
As the Extended Camp Coordinator you will supervise and guide our Extended Care programing for campers. Act as Assistant Site Supervisor for your check-in and check-out location. Your team assembles in the morning, for the beginning of camp, and in the afternoon, for the end of camp. Your job? To ensure care for kids whose working parents need the extra support of extended camp care. Communicate with families to help resolve needs and support field staff. Mentor Teen Interns who help with morning check-in and afternoon check-out. Teach, as needed, within your respective program.
As the Extended Camp Coordinator, you supervise the Extended Care program and mentor Teen Interns. Your job? Meet with our Teen Interns to coach and provide them feedback, and ensure care for campers whose working parents need the support of extended camp time. Communicate with families to help resolve needs and relay information to field staff.
Trackers Earth serves over 20,000 students each year and is growing. Your efforts contribute to connecting kids to nature, family, community, and many generations beyond us. As the Extended Camp Coordinator you are key to developing our Trackers For Life journey—a program that trains teens, parents, and seniors as outdoor educators and Trackers staff. In this critical role, you join a seasoned, dedicated, and expert team to move outdoor education toward its greater potential. Come guide kids to reclaim childhood, competency, and their connection to the wild!
- Lead and guide all aspects of the morning and afternoon extended camp program
- Provide fun, engaging, and safe experiences for campers and co-workers
- Manage, administer, and run the daily operations of extended camp at your assigned site
- Develop and teach extended activities that reinforce Trackers skills and culture, and that are safe and fun for kids
- Help plan and manage intern and extended camp schedules at your site
- Assist Coordinators with gear and material acquisition
- Model, maintain, and teach proper gear and tool usage, care, and organizational tidiness
- Communicate with guardians about needs, accomplishments, and expectations of campers
- Anticipate and exceed the needs and expectations of Trackers Earth campers and families
- Assist in leading, training, managing, and evaluating Interns and Leads for your site
- Observe and document staff performance evaluations, executing development strategies
- Communicate and document safety and behavior incidents
- Keep and safeguard confidential information
- Completed Vaccinations for COVID-19 (verification required)
- 2+ years in education or daycare
- Experience with outdoor programs similar to Trackers and/or skills relevant to Trackers programs
- Ability to exercise independent judgment that reflects Trackers policies and protocols, while managing campers and staff in remote locations with limited support
- Ability to coordinate, adapt and plan for complex logistics, and be flexible in working with challenges
- Possess grit, becoming more calm, creative, and proactive when challenged
- Able to stand, bend, squat, climb, lift (up to 50 lbs), hike on and off trail (up to 5 miles) per day
- Trackers Earth completes pre-employment criminal background & references checks
- Have the following certifications (or able to complete before starting):
Since 2004, kids and extended families in all their forms have journeyed on adventures with Trackers Earth and our Guides. We share the Arts of Tracking through stewardship and enduring outdoor skills. We commit to developing opportunity by respecting the diverse cultures and values of every Guide, youth, and family serving with us. We endeavor to grow with families for the increased accessibility of these experiences. We define ourselves by an ever deeper kinship to the more than human world, multi-generational character, and the principles discovered and found in the quietest moments with the forest.