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!  Check back early in 2023 for our job postings for camp in June 2023!

Who We Hire
Thank you for your interest in El Ranchito! Working at camp requires some experience working with children outdoors, eagerness to be a great role model, flexibility working outdoors whatever the weather, and excellent maturity in a group setting. 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 in a camp setting without air conditioning and regular use of electronics. The desire to participant 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 training on guidelines and policy. Regarding Covid-19, we are following 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. Modifications may occur as we follow protocols continuing to place staff and camper safety as our highest priority. 

Application Process
Read the job descriptions listed and use the link below to apply online. All applicants will need a background check, interview and three professional references. 

Thank you for your interest in El Ranchito! 


Conservation Corps Staff (working with youth ages 15-18): 

Conservation Corps Crew Leader

Nature Discovery Camp Staff (working with youth ages 9-15):

Nature Discovery Camp Director

Nature Discovery Camp Assistant Director

Nature Discovery Camp Program Assistant

Nature Discovery Camp Counselor

Legacy Staff (Junior Counselor/Counselor in Training) 

Registration Staff

Family Liaison 

Apply online! 

For New Applicants, use the New Staff Application. 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. Returning staff receive a 10% raise their first year returning to the same role, and 5% the next years they return. Please be prepared with contact information for one reference before you begin – there’s no “save and return” option. 

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