Who We Hire
Working at Camp El Ranchito requires some experience working with children or youth, eagerness to be a great role model and build a respectful community, maturity in a group setting, and a desire to explore the outdoors.
Life at Camp
El Ranchito is a residential nature camp modeling sustainability and community at the artfully designed and off-grid Campsite at Shield Ranch. Staff live in screened shelters and are without regular use of electronics. Our facility uses fans, shade, and breezes to stay cool. We do not have air conditioning. The desire to participate in a shared community is a must!
Residency includes all meals, board and activities during staff training and the camp session. Staff have designated off and refresh time.
Health and Safety
Camper and staff health and safety are our highest priority. Staff receive safety guidelines and training. We follow Covid-19 recommendations and information from the Centers for Disease Control, American Camp Association, the Texas Department of State Health Services, as well as our medical director and camp nurse. Staff are required to have a Covid-19 vaccination.
Now hiring for Summer 2023!
Conservation Corps Crew Leader (pdf)
Nature Discovery Camp Counselor (pdf)
All applicants will complete a background check and interview and provide three references.
For new applicants, use the New Staff Application. “Create a New Account” to begin the application.
For returning applicants who have worked at El Ranchito within the past three years, you can use the Returning Staff Application. “Create a New Account” (even if you’re a returning staff, we are using a new application system). Returning staff receive a 10% raise their first year returning to the same role, and 5% the next year they return.
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