Our mission is to connect children with the natural world by providing an extraordinarily fun and inspiring nature-immersion camping.

Join our team of passionate and qualified outdoor leaders!

Who We Hire
Thank you for your interest in El Ranchito! Working at camp requires some experience working with children outdoors. Each role has specific qualifications, please see the job descriptions below. 

Life at Camp
El Ranchito is a residential nature camp in primitive tents. All employees live among the trees and under the starry sky in a tent camp setting without air conditioning and regular use of electronics. Residency includes all meals, board and activities during staff training and the camp session. Staff have designated off and refresh time.

Application Process
El Ranchito hires seasonal staff for summer camp. We begin accepting applications in December and start hiring staff in late January. Read the job descriptions listed and download the application form provided below. Please submit applications, cover letters, and resumes by email to: 

Thank you for your interest in El Ranchito! 

2019 Open Positions at El Ranchito will be posted in January!

You can now apply online! For New Applicants, use the New Staff Application to apply when it is posted in January. Please be prepared with contact information for three references before you begin – there’s no “save and return” option.

For applicants who have worked at El Ranchito within the past three years, you can use the Returning Staff Application when it is posted.

For more information, contact El Ranchito Director Justine Salsbury at 512-593-2614 or