Do you want to connect kids and adults to their community and nature?
Join the Best Camps in the Known Universe!
Trackers Earth's award-winning camps bring adventure back into being a kid.
You work and play outdoors on a mission to connect students to community and nature.
We're looking for great folks to teach with our 2021 Summer Camps.
Choose Your Own Adventure
Will you teach bushcraft, fishing, archery or farm life?
Will you join a Secret Agent Academy, look for Lost Relics or become a Wizard?
Will you paddle kayaks or rock climb?
We do more in one day than most camps do all summer!
This page is for our Denver Programs. If you live in Portland, check out TrackersPDX.com.
Looking for Educators
Trackers is a diverse organization; less a business than a group of people focused on family and village. We need mentors to create thoughtful, challenging adventures in the outdoors, story, and folk wisdom. And yes, we do want you to come with skills or a great willingness to learn.
Early Childhood Education
Outdoor Skills & Bushcraft
Live Action Role-Playing
Our Mission 3 Connections
We believe Outdoor Education has the power to change lives.
And with great power, comes great responsibility.
At Trackers, our mission is Connection:
Connection to Community
Connection to Nature
Connection to Generations Beyond Us
What Is A Tracker?
A Tracker is always aware of their surroundings.
Teach kids to see the entire picture, looking for details both great and small.
Be Truly Helpful
A Tracker serves their community, nature, and generations beyond them.
Guide kids to be TRULY helpful, becoming stewards for nature and their community.
A Tracker seeks out a Grand New Adventure everyday.
Mentor kids get to bring awe and adventure back into their lives.
A Tracker is constantly curious: always learning and adapting.
Quest with kids to look for new pieces in the Puzzle That's Never Finished.
2021 Summer Camp Positions
Summer Training: August 2nd-5th
Summer Program Teaching Dates: August 9th-August 27th
Fall Program Teaching Dates: September 13th-Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
Day Camps Base Rates
Use the table below to determine the starting rate for each position.
Scroll to Weekly Bonus Add-Ons to determine what certifications increase your rate.
|Day Camps||Starting Rate Denver|
|Assistant Guide||$15 per hour plus add-ons|
|Lead Guide||$17 per hour plus add-ons|
|Coordinator Guide||$700 a week plus 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 $100 per week for all staff.
|General Certifications||Weekly Pay Add-on Bonus|
|Returning Staff||$10 per week|
|CDL Class B Large bus with passengers + Internal Skills Assesment||$100 per week|
|MEDICAL & SAFETY|
|Lifeguard Certification||$12 per week|
|Wilderness First Responder||$25 per week|
|Swiftwater Rescue (boating)||$25 per week|
|Single pitch Certification/SAS (climbing)||$25 per week|
|EDUCATION Only highest of the following applies|
|Teaching Certificate||$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|
|Tracking Certification (CyberTracker or Equivalent)||Level II - $4 per week, Level III - $8 per week|
|Approved Wilderness Skills Courses (see list)||$4 - $8 per week|
Please Note Pay rates for the initial staff training period differs for new staff. All weekly bonus add-ons do not apply during this training trial period for any staff. Once the training period is over, staff members graduate to their regular pay rate and weekly bonus add-ons apply.
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