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. 

Program Manager

Responsibilities

As our full-time Program Manager, you’ll facilitate our Wilderness Adventure Clubs, hiking day trips at local and state parks, and overnight backpacking trips. You’ll assist the Program Director in designing and leading adventure trips, and with the support of staff and volunteers, you’ll oversee the planning, prep, and execution of these trips. This role is best suited for the person who likes to be hands-on with their work and is mission motivated. The Program Manager currently spends their time hanging out with our Youth Leaders, engaging with students in Central Indiana schools, and exploring local and state parks with students who need Camptown the most! The Program Manager will facilitate outdoor education programs throughout the school year and into the summer as we capitalize on the sunny skies and summer break. The Program Manager leads approximately 20-30 nights per year of camping and backpacking trips.

About You: Program Manager

  • You love being in nature and feel most alive when you’re hiking, backpacking, and exploring the great outdoors.
  • 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 technology dependence.
  • You have a background in teaching- whether that means in a traditional classroom or afterschool program, summer camp, instructional assisting, social services, or even volunteering.
  • You’re wanting to grow your leadership abilities through mentorship. Maybe you’re a natural leader and just want to fine-tune your skills. At Camptown you are given honest performance feedback that helps you become the best version of yourself! We want to help you reach your professional goals and invest in you. 
  • You have a passion for getting kids outdoors and sharing your love for nature, ecology, and environmental stewardship.
  • You provide powerful learning experiences for at-risk or underinvested communities such as youth in poverty, youth with disabilities, youth who are involved in the justice system, etc. 

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.