Job Opportunities for Camp Staff2019-02-28T08:53:56-08:00

Job Opportunities at Scout Camp

Wishing you could extend your stay at Scout camp this summer? You’re in luck! Cascade Pacific Council hires 300 enthusiastic summer camp counselors annually to help deliver the unforgettable outdoor experience that pacific northwest camps are known for. Summer camp staff serve at 10 camp properties providing both day- and resident camp experience throughout Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Volunteer and paid camp staff members spend the summer outdoors, benefiting themselves from an experiential education where they acquire skills that last a lifetime. Alongside both youth and adults, camp staff work as a part of a team and apply career-ready leadership skills. Staff who spend the summer at Cascade Pacific Council Scout camps gain critical work experience that position them for future professional roles.

Join us!

Summer Camp Counselor Roles:

Teach local youth love and respect for horses, or spend your summer lake- or ocean-side as a lifeguard. At NW Scout camps within Cascade Pacific Council, we rely on the commitment, passion and creativity of summer camp counselors serving in the following roles:

  • Handicraft assistants
  • Sports instructors
  • Shooting sports supervisors (archery, BB gun, .22 caliber rifle, skeet and black-powder)
  • Trading post managers
  • Facilities maintenance staff
  • Food service staff
  • Camp Cook
  • Camp Medic
  • Summer Ranger
  • Natural sciences and Scout skills instructors
  • Lifeguards
  • Horse Wranglers
Open Positions & Application


Age Requirement:

Due to federal and state employment laws and BSA National Camp Standards, there are minimum age requirements for applicants. All applicants must meet age requirements by June 15, prior to the start of the summer camp season.

  • Age 14 may serve in volunteer ‘Staff in Training’ roles at day camps.
  • Age 15 may serve in volunteer ‘Staff in Training’ roles at resident camps.
  • Age 15 and older may serve as paid staff members at day camps.
  • Age 16 and older may serve as paid staff members at resident camps.

Membership Requirement:

All summer camp staff, whether volunteer or paid, must be a current member of the Boy Scouts of America. Applicants over age 18 must apply as an adult and successfully pass a criminal background check.

Training Requirement:

All camp staff must complete a series of training and provide proof of completion upon their arrival at camp. For your convenience, trainings are offered online.

Upon completion of online training, a copy of each certificate must be uploaded to WorkBright or printed and brought to camp. You will not be able to work for any camp unless proof of all required training is confirmed by the camp management team.

  • Youth Protection Training
  • Hazardous Weather Training
  • Unlawful Harassment Training – Required of all paid camp staff members.
  • Oregon Food Handlers Training – Required of all food service personnel at resident camps.  The cost for this training is $10 and only payable online through that service.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Training – Contact your camp director to see if you will need training for your camp and confirm the dates, location, and cost for the training they will arrange for your camp. If you are currently certified in First Aid/CPR/AED please let your camp director know immediately.

How to Apply to be a Scout Camp Counselor

Browse available summer camp positions and related requirements before completing an online application. Applications are accepted until March 1, 2019.

Please complete an online application prior to interviewing. If you are unavailable to attend scheduled interviews on March 15 or March 16, you are still invited to complete the online application and submit your experience for consideration.

Prior Scouting experience not required to apply.

Open Positions & Application

2019 Interview Dates:

Friday, March 15, 2019 | 7:00 PM
Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School
5650 SW Hall Blvd
Beaverton OR 97005

Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 9:00 AM
Salmon Creek United Methodist Church
12217 NE Hwy. 99
Vancouver WA 98686


For questions regarding summer camp job opportunities within Cascade Pacific Council, please contact Jeanette Leach, Camping Assistant, at jeanette.leach@scouting.org or (503) 225-5706.