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Employment with Trackers Earth

Join Trackers Earth as a Guide (camp educator) or Coordinator (camp manager) to:

Remember what it’s like to be a kid Guide immersive adventures with incredible skills!
Do more in one day than most camps do all summer Create fantastic, live-action experiences!
Connect kids and families to nature Learn to share the timeless Arts of Tracking!

Passionate about inspiring kids and families to be outdoors? Love a great story and adventure? Do you have a penchant for entertaining? Help us make an irreplaceable impact in how people connect to nature. Whether you are an emerging or seasoned educator and guide, a subject matter enthusiast, or a behind-the-scenes operator, Trackers Earth is the place for you! Through your training and time working with our camps, you support and develop the skills needed to teach what we call Tracking. We're looking for fantastic Guides to teach with our 2021 Summer Camps.

We do more in one day than most camps do all summer!

This page is for our Bay Area Programs. If you live in Portland, check out

Available Positions

Assistant Guide Ready to learn
Lead Guide 1+ year outdoor education exp.
Overnight Guide 2+ year expedition exp.
Team & Site Coordinator 1+ year manage exp.
Overnight Coordinator 3+ year management & expedition exp.

About Trackers

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 define ourselves by multi-generational values and an ever deeper kinship to nature.

You Could Teach

Wilderness Survival & Tracking
Farm Craft & Homesteading
Fishing & Canoeing
Role-Playing with Outdoors Skills
Climbing & Paddle Sports
Photo, Ceramics, Woodwork, or Blacksmith

2021 Summer Camp Positions

Training Flexible with your schedule from date of hire up to June 4, 2021.
Program Teaching Dates June 7 - August 27, 2021

Teen Intern

Learn with Trackers Earth and our unique outdoor education skill-set. No previous experience necessary.

Required Experience: Come ready to learn.
Teaching: June  - August, Mon - Fri
Pay: $16.50-$18.50 per hour

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Assistant Guide

Assist Trackers Guides with a team of kids exploring nature and adventuring at our summer day camps.

Required Experience: 2+ years general work history.
Teaching: June  - August, Mon - Fri
Pay: $16.50 -$18.50 per hour

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Lead Guide

Lead a team of kids exploring nature and adventuring at our summer day camps.

Required Experience: 1+ year outdoor education.
Teaching: June  - August, Mon - Fri
$18.50-$20.50 per hour

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Overnight Guide

Lead small group wilderness basecamps teaching a variety of outdoor skills.

Required Experience 2+ years expedition guiding.
Teaching: June  - August, Mon - Fri
 $830-$930 per week

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Team or Site Coordinator

Team Coordinator Supervise and manage field educators.
Site Coordinator Supervise and manage site op and educators.

Required Experience: 1+ year management & outdoor ed
Teaching: June  - August, Mon - Fri
$830-$930 per week

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Overnight Coordinator

Supervise and manage all overnight guides and locations, curriculum, and operations.

Required Experience: 3+ years management & guiding
Teaching: June  - August
$895-$995 per week

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Our Commitment

We are committed to being fair in how we pay. Summer rates of compensation are transparent, fixed, and non-negotiable, so you can be assured Trackers Earth provides equal pay for equal roles and responsibilities. Compensation from a position’s base rate relies on documented licenses, certifications, and work history. Initial training time pays Minimum Wage, after that, the regular pay scale applies.


As a seasonal educator with Trackers camps, you are not assigned to an officially fixed work site. Locations can include El Cerrito, Sebastopol, and Sonoma County.

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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

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
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.

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