Careers

 

How We Work

  • We are outdoor enthusiasts – we believe in the transformative power of nature. We explore the great outdoors as much as possible as individuals, as a team, and for our programs. 
  • We deeply value mentorship and believe in the impact we can have on youth who are struggling with hopelessness, apathy, technology dependence, and mental health issues. 
  • We have a casual work environment where we have fun doing what we love! Dress shoes aren’t ideal for hiking, bouldering, or canoeing, so you can trade them in for some hiking boots.
  • We have a relational, community-oriented atmosphere where YOU matter. We have each other’s backs and know each other as more than colleagues.
  • Teamwork makes the dream work! We are highly communicative problem solvers who get stuff done! We brainstorm, plan, and prepare as openly as possible TOGETHER. 
  • We are constantly growing! Every time we do something new it’s an opportunity to do it better. If we encourage learning in our students, we have to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. 

Check out our available positions below! To apply, email your resume to careers@camptown.org with the job title in the subject line. 

Outdoor Adventure Program Director

Responsibilities
As our full-time Program Director, you’ll oversee a range of programs we do at Camptown. You’ll be the architect of everything ranging from after-school clubs, canoe and hiking day camps, corporate or student leadership retreats, and backpacking trips to a variety of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee public lands (The Smoky Mountains, Shawnee National Forest, Indiana Dunes, Big South Fork, etc. and perhaps even the Rockies!) At Camptown, you’ll get the opportunity to create purposeful adventures for youth and use the outdoors as your classroom. You’ll be both behind the scenes managing and developing a staff team, as well as enjoying opportunities to lead your staff and youth on impactful trips.

About You: Program Director

  • You love being out in nature and feel most alive when you’re hiking, backpacking, and exploring the great outdoors in both the frontcountry and backcountry.
  • You enjoy positively impacting the lives of youth. You want to create a safe, joy-filled space for kids who are struggling with isolation, inactivity, low self-esteem, and dependence to technology.
  • You have experience in education, whether that be in a traditional classroom, after school program, summer camp, volunteer opportunity, or training course.
  • You have a passion for getting youth outdoors and sharing your love for nature, ecology, and environmental stewardship. 
  • You’ve taken professional roles with increasing responsibility and you’re comfortable providing coaching feedback and pouring into the development of others.
  • You have a strong ability to supervise others, develop curriculum, and manage logistics.
  • You want to pour your talents into at-risk or underinvested communities including youth in poverty, youth involved in the justice system, linguistically diverse youth or youth with disabilities.

Camptown Program Intern

Responsibilities:

Responsible for assisting Camptown staff in promoting, and implementing outdoor adventure and nature education programming with youth.

Apply if this sounds like you!

  • You’re likely looking for a career path or already have one in education, recreation, or the nonprofit sector.  
  • You’re looking for something you can do on the side as you pursue your education.
  • You’re energized by being around kids and love to have fun. 
  • You’re available during after school hours, approximately 3-6pm and 1-2 Saturdays/month. 
  • You’re a high energy professional, fresh and relatable to kids.  
  • You are wanting to try something new and exciting! This program will make a huge difference in the lives of underserved kids in our community. You want to break barriers that youth may face in accessing transformative benefits of nature and be another caring adult in their lives. 
  • You’re adaptable, creative and you love to think on your feet.
  • You enjoy working directly with kids facilitating games, lessons, activities and day trips.

REACH Facilitator

Responsibilities:

As a REACH Facilitator, you’ll lead our REACH for Nature after school clubs and teach youth about connecting with nature. This program is a crucial resource to our community that assists in social-emotional and academic recovery for youth who have been affected by the ongoing pandemic. This program is currently running at James Russell Lowell, Christian Park Elementary School, Thomas Gregg, and Indy Met High School. Once a month, you’ll assist the Site Leader on a Saturday day trip, hiking or canoeing in a local or Indiana state park. A commitment to this role can be as few as two afternoons per week or as much as four afternoons per week and includes one Saturday per month.

Apply if this sounds like you!

  • You’re likely looking for a career path or already have one in education, recreation, or the nonprofit sector.  
  • You’re looking for something you can do on the side as you pursue your education.
  • You’re energized by being around kids and love to have fun. 
  • You’re available during after school hours, approximately 3-6pm and 1-2 Saturdays/month. 
  • You’re a high energy professional, fresh and relatable to kids.  
  • You are wanting to try something new and exciting! This program will make a huge difference in the lives of underserved kids in our community. You want to break barriers that youth may face in accessing transformative benefits of nature and be another caring adult in their lives. 
  • You’re adaptable, creative and you love to think on your feet.
  • You enjoy working directly with kids facilitating games, lessons, activities and day trips.