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  • 2424 Northeast 27th Street, Renton, WA

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Foothills Day Camp Program Coordinator


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salary range

$21 - $23 / hour

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Job Overview

Who We Are

The Mountaineers is a community of outdoor recreationists and conservationists founded in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Today, we have more than 15,000 members and seven branches in Western Washington, where we deliver most of our outdoor education programming. Thanks to the work of generations of volunteers and our internationally recognized publishing division, we continue to enjoy an outstanding reputation in the fields of outdoor education, recreation, and public lands conservation and advocacy.

Our dedicated volunteers and staff get people outside to experience the power of the natural world. We advocate for access and protection of recreational lands so that future generations can enjoy these places too. Our core value of community reflects the belief that a diverse and inclusive outdoors inspires unity, respect, and passion for the places we love. Our 45 staff, divided between our program centers and our nonprofit publishing division, Mountaineers Books, and 2,500+ volunteers work together to achieve our mission to enrich lives by helping people explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. 

Learn more at mountaineers.org.

Position Overview

The Foothills Day Camp Program Coordinator is the inspirational staff leader, organizational mastermind, and purveyor of all things camp at our satellite location in Renton. They are primarily responsible for the safe and effective execution of educational and recreational programming for Mountaineers Foothills Day Camp. They will lead camp staff in creating an inclusive and welcoming camp environment. This includes acting as on-site point of contact for all staff, families, and volunteers; enthusiastically facilitating large group programs and field trips; taking initiative to go above and beyond; and managing upkeep of the facility throughout each week of camp.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Oversee, organize, and support programmatic elements of camp such as group programs, field trip days, waterfront activity, and transportation.
  • Create a positive, enthusiastic, supportive, professional environment for staff, volunteers, and campers.
  • Train staff and volunteers in program delivery and curriculum.
  • Ensure The Mountaineers youth policies and procedures are followed and adhered to at all times.
  • Act as a mentor and point of contact person for staff and volunteers.
  • Act as the “face of camp” at all times, including:
  • Facilitating check in and check out
  • Running all-camp activities daily
  • Running Family Friday
  • Providing a leadership presence throughout the camp day
  • Providing excellent customer service to camp families
  • Maintain daily schedule and check in with camp groups.
  • Provide outdoor instruction for campers (i.e. hiking, swimming, etc.)
  • Assist Associate Camps Program Manager in developing all-camp programs, activities, and educational curriculum.

Work Environment 

This role is based in Renton, WA at Kennydale Memorial Hall and some training and programming may occur offsite throughout the summer. This position is 100% in-person to support programs.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to work and manage a flexible schedule, including evening hours, as necessary
  • Ability to life and move 20 pounds regularly and up to 50 occasionally
  • Ability to be outside and active for extended periods of time, in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Ability to bend, squat, run, or climb as part of duties leading youth; ability to hike on uneven and hilly terrain continuously for up to 8 miles.

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.


This position is for a full-time, seasonal employee. Regular schedule will be 40+ hours a week. Hours vary across weekdays, including daytime and evenings. Compensation ranges from $21.00-23.00/hour depending on experience. Benefits include membership in The Mountaineers, access to industry pro-deals, and accrual of paid sick time. Position start date is June 17 and end date is August 9 with potential for continued employment after the end date.

Minimum Requirements


  • Minimum age 21.
  • Cultural humility and desire to work with people of all races, ages, genders, abilities and economic backgrounds.
  • Experience working with youth
  • Ability to pass a national criminal background and sex offender check
  • Ability to drive a 15-passenger van
  • Ability to travel to offsite programs
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Must have (and maintain) an acceptable driving record to drive Mountaineers vehicles.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service, and relationship-building skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability when things don’t go as planned
  • Positive attitude and ability to carry oneself in a professional manner to create positive experiences

Desired Qualifications

  • Summer camp experience, or comparable experience working with 6-17 year olds in single day or overnight settings
  • Experience teaching outdoor recreation skills such as hiking, backpacking, climbing, first aid, navigation, outdoor cooking, naturalist skills, teambuilding, or photography.
  • Experience managing a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Current First Aid & CPR certification or willingness to obtain

Cultivating an inclusive staff is central to The Mountaineers focus on advancing equity. Our core values are Adventure, Advocacy, Community, Education, and Volunteerism, and we believe a diverse and inclusive environment inspires unity, respect, and passion for our work and one another. We’re interested in hearing from people who can work with colleagues of varied experience and background. The Mountaineers is an equal-opportunity employer, and candidates from all backgrounds are considered, and as an organization that values equity and inclusion, we highly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and veterans to apply.

The Mountaineers believe a diverse and inclusive outdoors inspires unity, respect, and passion for the places we love. We are committed to building a culture where all people feel emotionally and physically safe. In support of this commitment, all prospective employees must agree to abide by The Mountaineers Code of Ethics and our Child Protection Policies. We do not tolerate discrimination, sexual misconduct, harassment, micro-aggressions, retaliation, assault, or any form of child abuse.

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