Nature Hiking Camp Lead

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, April 9, 2018, 4:00pm



Pleasanton, CA
United States

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Typical Duties Include:

  • Supervising campers, volunteers and Rec Leaders I & II
  • Leading hikes, finding best routes to explore nature
  • Serving as a lead staff in assigned camp program
  • Facilitating recreational activities according to prepared curriculum along with updating and suggesting new curriculum
  • Lead activity set up, implementation, and clean-up
  • Attending and assisting with mandatory training and staff meetings
  • Interacting and providing information to parents/guardians of participants and the public
  • Collecting and managing campers’ paperwork
  • Administering first aid as required and maintaining a safe program environment

All staff will work the mandatory training week of June 4 -8, 2018 and summer camps will end August 10.   A Recreation Leader III schedule will then be dependent upon the camp:

  • Wittle Ridge Runners (Ages 4 – 6), work  25 hours a week, camp is from 9am – 1pm
  • Ridge Runners (Ages 7 – 11), work 40 hours a week, camp is from 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • Advanced Ridge (Ages 11 – 15), work 40 hours a week, camp is from 8:30am – 3:30pm

The Ideal candidate will:

  • Possess at least one year of work experience supervising children in a summer camp or after school program setting
  • Demonstrate an interest in outdoor and/or environmental education
  • Be able to provide leadership for, and direction to, Recreation Leader I, II and Volunteers
  • Be able to communicate effectively and possess excellent interpersonal skills while interacting with program participants, co-workers, supervisors, and the general public
  • Must be able to climb stairs, squat and lift 40 lbs
  • Must be able to work outdoors, hike up to 8 miles in a variety of terrains and conditions
  • Be able to manage large groups of kids, keep them engaged throughout the day while practicing outdoor safety standards

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please complete the City Application available at


If you have questions about this position, you may contact Daniel Villasenor at or (925) 931-5348.