Counselor & Support Positions

Counselor and Support positions will be open until filled. Interviews will be held as early as January and February. Once your application is reviewed, you will be contacted to select a date and time. Interviews are conducted in our office in Portland, but my be done remotely, depending on applicant's location.

Assistant Camp Director

The Assistant Camp Director is responsible for the planning and implementation of the daily schedule of camp events and special activities. Promote daily and upcoming activities to excite and prepare campers. Is a positive role model for youth and staff at all times. Assist the Camp Director in all aspects of camp. Must have the ability to work with and supervise children. Must have at least one-year prior camp experience (prefer Gales Creek Camp experience). Current First Aid and CPR certification required prior to the start of camp.

Lead Counselor

Assist the Camp Director with camper supervision, enforce policies to ensure campers safety, schedule time off, supervise all program activities, and manage counselors and CIT's. The lead counselor assumes more overall management and planning responsibilities than a counselor. Must be at least 19 years of age and have at least one-year prior camp experience (prefer Gales Creek Camp experience). Current First Aid and CPR certification required prior to camp.


A great job for elementary education, physical education and recreation students interested in leading, nurturing and role modeling healthy active life styles. Will supervise and guide children in developmentally appropriate camp activities. Must be at least 19 years of age--high school graduate preferred. Enthusiasm, sense of humor and patience in working with children required. Must have current First Aid and CPR certification prior to the start of camp (you may be reimbursed up to $75 for this training). Must be able to commit to working entire camp schedule from June 16th to August 16th, 2019.

Counselor in Training (CIT)

CITs are an important part of the Gales Creek Camp employment pipeline. Former campers make some of the best counselors (and kitchen staff and even nurses). The CIT program is primarily for former campers who are in between eligibilities: they can't be a camper anymore because they're too old, but they can't be a counselor yet either. However, anyone meeting the CIT requirements is eligible to apply. CITs must be at least 18 years old--high school graduates preferred.

The CIT program works like this: a total of 12 CITs (6 boys cabin, 6 girls cabin) will be selected through a competitive application process. This includes an application and interview. Those accepted into the CIT program will attend 2 days of training (one overnight) during the 2019 Staff Training Week (held June 16- June 21). CITs will choose one week of regular camp in which they will join the staff and provide support to the team. This is an unpaid training position.

For all Counselor and Support positions, please complete and submit the STAFF APPLICATION.

There are three ways to submit employment forms:

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Gales Creek Camp Foundation

Attention: Personnel

6950 SW Hampton St. Suite 242

Tigard, OR 97223