Work at Camp

Do you have more than just a passion for camp, but also the unique skills that make you the best version of yourself when at camp? 

Tsuga Staff are typically recruited from Multnomah County’s Outdoor School, the Northwest Outdoor Science School, and other affiliated summer camps.  Those who have participated in one of our programs are also great candidates to continue their involvement as staff.

Tsuga Staff have been developing their unique style of camp programming since 2006 at more than nine different camp sites around Oregon.  In 2008, this group of camp professionals founded the Tsuga Camp Staff Coalition running programming as an Oregon LLC.  Since 2010 when TCC incorporated as a nonprofit organization, staff who have served for at least two summers are issued an Oregon Camp Staff Coalition (OCSC) fraternal number (see below preceding each name).  The Camp Staff Coalition thrives as an organization of young professionals, mutually encouraging career development opportunities through their experiential learning, service to a nonprofit organization, and by enjoying the lifestyle of a summer camp community.  To all those listed here – Thanks for your talent, passion and community stewardship.

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2018 Senior Staff:

  • 1:  Ethan “Tsuga” Erickson – Director, Site Supervisor / Staff Advisor (Since 2006)
  • 4:  Terence “Chippewa” Brasch – Cabin Leader to Site Manager to Media Director to Site Supervisor (Since 2006)
  • 14:  Colleen “Kumquat” Smyth – Cabin Leader to Media Intern to Field Instructor to Cabin Area Manager (Since 2009)
  • 21:  Lauren “Scuttle” Miner – Cabin Leader to Cabin Area Manager to Military Liasion (Since 2010)
  • 25:  Robert “Bobcat” Gitelson – Mental Health Consultant (Since 2010)
  • 31:  Tyler “Stretch” Andrews – Cabin Leader to Office Manager (Since 2012)
  • 37:  Doug “Marshmallow” Sam – Cabin Leader to Field Instructor (Since 2012)
  • 43:  Rylee “Shorty” Lawrence – Cabin Leader to Administrative Intern to Cabin Area Manager (Since 2014)
  • 44:  Kayana “Tigerlily” Fillmore – Cabin Leader to Media Intern to Field Instructor (Since 2014)
  • 52:  Rose “Otter” Hall – Program Manager (since 2018)
  • 54:  Sarah “Eagle” Pfeiffer – Cabin Leader to Field Instructor (since 2017)

2018 Cabin Leaders & Associate Counselors:

  • 47:  Travis “Ash” Wildy – Cabin Leader (Since 2015)
  • 51:  Kaden “Seito” Fillmore – Cabin Leader (Since 2016)
  • 53: Jaime “Amino” Diep – Cabin Leader (Since 2018)
  • 55: Kiera “Nemo” McPherson – Cabin Leader (Since 2018)
  • 56:  Ryann “Rafiki” Winkler – Cabin Leader (Since 2017)
  • 58: Trevor “Toast” Balsley – Cabin Leader (Since 2018)
  • 59: Bella “Coconut” Dentler – Cabin Leader (Since 2018)
  • Hailey “Bumblebee” Caughran – Associate Counselor (Since 2018)
  • Steffon “T’Challa” Trice – Associate Counselor (Since 2018)
  • Niko “Simba” Wildy – Associate Counselor (Since 2018)

OCSC Alumni Members:

Call 541-632-3261 to learn more about a 2019 membership today!   Your $25 membership funds the annual alumni winter holiday gathering.

  • 2:  Katie “Solstice” Wich – Field Instructor to Administrative Manager (2006 – 2014)
  • 3:  Akari “Emu” Anderson – Cabin Leader to Cabin Area Manager to Programs Manager, PLACE (Since 2006)
  • 5:  Abigail “Shell” Jones – Cabin Leader to Cabin Area Manager (2007 – 2012)
  • 6:  Nat “Cadence” Locke – Field Instructor (2008 – 2012)
  • 7:  Adam “Rooster” Staudt – Cabin Leader to Cabin Area Manager (2008 – 2011)
  • 8:  Kristin “Mango” Fawver – Cabin Leader (2008 – 2011)
  • 9:  Robert “Geoduck” Onstott – Field Instructor (2009 – 2010)
  • 10:  Carrie “Mumble” Nicholson – Cabin Leader to Cabin Area Manager to Field Instructor (2009 – 2011)
  • 11:  Na’Ama “Mongoose” Schweitzer – Cabin Leader to Field Instructor (2009 – 2011)
  • 12:  Matt “Skeeter” Faunt – Cabin Leader to Cabin Area Manager (2009 – 2012)
  • 13:  David “Sensei” Ho – Cabin Leader to Cabin Area Manager to Program Manager (2009 – 2015)
  • 15:  James “Stereo” Dunbar – Cabin Leader (2009 – 2012)
  • 16:  Kara “Razz” Landen – Cabin Leader to Cabin Area Manager, PLACE (2009 – 2013)
  • 17:  Thuc “Alchemist” Vihn – Cabin Leader to Commission Web Master (2010 – 2013)
  • 18:  Olin “Chief” Stickler – Cabin Leader (2008 – 2011)
  • 19:  Joseph “Frozone” Marteeny – Cabin Leader (2009 – 2012)
  • 20:  Sierra “Woozle” Langford – Cabin Leader (2010 – 2011)
  • 22:  Aubrey “Java” Rogers – Cabin Leader (2010 – 2011)
  • 23:  Leah “Ginkgo” Plummer – Community Intern to Field Instructor (2011 – 2012)
  • 24:  Candice “Nightingale” Hunter – Wellness Health Consultant (Nurse) (2011 – 2014)
  • 26:  Ashley “Zazu” Brand – Cabin Leader to Field Instructor (Since 2011)
  • 27:  Leann “Roo” Skach – Cabin Leader to Field Instructor, PLACE (2012 – 2015)
  • 28:  Annelies “Shock” Cowan – Cabin Leader to Cabin Area Manager (2012 – 2015)
  • 29:  Atticus “Finch” Kleen – Cabin Leader to Cabin Area Manager to Field Instructor, PLACE (Since 2012)
  • 30:  Kiley “Calico” Yuthas – Cabin Leader (2012 – 2013)
  • 32:  Brandon “Current” Vaughan – Cabin Leader to Cabin Area Manager (Since 2012)
  • 33:  Austin “Ozzi” Lawrence – Cabin Leader (2012 – 2015)
  • 34:  Lauren “Meeko” Ronning – Cabin Leader (2011 – 2013)
  • 35:  Zac “Zeus” Ronning – Cabin Leader to Field Instructor (Since 2012)
  • 36:  Helen “Shamrock” Melendy – Cabin Leader (2012 – 2013)
  • 38:  Giovanna “Echo” Bishop – Cabin Leader (2012 – 2014)
  • 39:  Maria “Bacon” Cooley – Cabin Leader (2013 – 2016)
  • 40:  Elijah “Shark” Stewart – Cabin Leader (2014 – 2015)
  • 41:  Dave “Day-Dreamer” Matthews – Flag Captain / Campfire Coordinator (2006 – 2014)
  • 42:  Diana “Rio” Gilliland – Cabin Leader (2014 – 2016)
  • 45:  Natalie “Blossom” Day – Cabin Leader (2015 – 2016)
  • 46:  Michaela “Panda” Wagner – Cabin Leader (2015 – 2016)
  • 48:  Jennifer “Lotus” Yang – Health and Wellness Nurse (2015)
  • 49:  Kevin “Red Tail” Wright – Military Family Life Consultant, BHC (2015 – 2016)
  • 50:  Taylor “Sunny” Bye – Cabin Leader (2016-2017)
  • 57: Tori “Tumbleweed” Givens – Cabin Leader (Since 2017)