Camp Ocean Pines

Connecting kids with nature on the beautiful Central Coast

Elephant seals, rugged cliffs, towering Monterey pines



Camp Ocean Pines
Cambria, California
$16.00 / hour
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 4 months. (Sep 19, 2022)

Being a naturalist at Camp Ocean Pines is a multifaceted role. You're an educator, a mentor, a nature enthusiast, a bird caretaker, and so much more. The core of what we do is provide enriching experiences in nature with children and teens. By engaging participants in the natural world, we strive to cultivate care and understanding for the communities and environments we inhabit.  

Quick Facts:
Location: Cambria, CA
Pay: starting at $16/hr
Season: mid-September through early November

We are searching for people who are compassionate, responsible, and thoughtful instructors who encourage kids to be their best selves, no matter who that is. We strive to hire diverse staff members with an array of interests, talents, and backgrounds. We're excited to learn what unique qualities you'll bring to camp! 

Specifics of the job include:

  • Manage a group of 10-15 students
  • Facilitate hikes, tide pooling, kayaking trips, and instructional lessons
  • Adapt content and teaching strategies to best meet the diverse needs of our participants
  • Care for onsite birds of prey, reptiles, and amphibians
  • Communicate with teachers and coworkers to provide flexible programming

Naturalists receive a starting wage of $16/hour with low-cost room and board available. Camp Ocean Pines is located in Cambria, California, a small town along the Central Coast nestled between Big Sur and Santa Barbara. Fall season naturalists have the option of attending the UC California Naturalist certification course hosted at Camp Ocean Pines August 14-21, 2022. Hired naturalists can attend free of charge. 

How to Apply

Head to our website to begin your application. 

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