Employment and Volunteering


How long will Camp Meadowood Springs be accepting applications?

Camp Meadowood Springs will accept applications for the current camp season until the first of July. Applications for the next camp season will be available on January 1st of the next year.

Will I have to pay for Room and Board and Meals if hired by Camp Meadowood Springs?

Employees of Camp Meadowood Springs will be provided with free room and board and meals on all scheduled work days. Free room and board will continue to be provided for employees wishing to remain at the camp on scheduled off days but are asked to pay $10/day for meals.

If hired, can I bring a spouse/guest to stay with me?

Yes, however we ask that spouses/guests pay a fee of $25/day to help cover the additional lodging and food costs. In addition, spouses/guests will need to be approved by the camp’s leadership and may be required to submit to a criminal background check. Housing is also limited so if you require accommodations for a spouse/guest, please contact us early on.

How often will I get breaks/time off?

Camp Staff positions that carry on throughout all scheduled programs at Camp Meadowood Springs will receive adequate time-off. For program specific positions (living unit staff, behavior specialists, clinicians) we ask that you be available for the entire session that your desired position is needed. For more information, please consult the session calendar.

Are Letters of Recommendation and/or College Transcripts required for a position at Camp Meadowood Springs?

Letters of Recommendation and College Transcripts are only required if you are applying for a Student Clinician Position with the Adventures in Communication program. However, applicants who wish to include these documents (Especially Letters of Recommendation) for consideration of other camp positions are encouraged to do so.

What is the deadline for applications?

The deadline for applications is July 1st. However, we encourage applicants who are seriously interested in working at Camp Meadowood Springs to submit their applications early as many positions tend to fill quickly.

How can I submit my application for consideration of a staff position?

You may submit your application along with supporting documents using our online application or printer-friendly applications (and supplemental documents) can be completed and sent to us at PO Box 1025, Pendleton, OR 97801.

When can I expect a response following the submission of my application?

Our hiring managers will begin reviewing applications and qualifications beginning in March and will contact individuals for an interview shortly after. Please note, only qualified applicants will be contacted for a phone interview.

What happens after the interview?

Applicants who successfully pass the interview process will receive a conditional offer of employment through written notification. This notice will also provide you with instructions to finalize your application process.

When will I receive my final offer of employment?

Offers of employment become finalized following the successful completion of a criminal background check and we have your final forms.

The Meadowood Promise

When you choose Camp Meadowood Springs, you receive peace of mind. From registration to departure from camp, our registration fees are all-inclusive and guarantee that you and your camper(s) will have access to all of the following: Convenient registration assistance, comfortable accommodations, clean and sanitary facilities, nutritional meals and snacks, low staff-to-camper ratios, access to over a dozen camp activities, sponsorship advocacy, friendly and courteous staff, and much more…

2020 Online Staff Schedule

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Planned Giving

Eastern Oregon is a very caring place to live. Many people give generously of their time and financial resources to the non-profit groups of their choice. When these people are gone, their support is sorely missed. Through a will, life insurance, a charitable remainder trust or other financial plan, you can leave a legacy to help organizations that are making a difference to you, your family, and your community. You can make a difference in the lives that follow. For more information about planned gifts please contact us.
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Frequently asked questions about making a planned gift:

Do I need to have an estate to leave a gift?

“Estate” is simply a word used to describe any property money, or personal belongings you have when you die. Most people leave an estate, even if they don’t have a great deal of money. Anyone can arrange to leave a charitable gift from his or her estate.

How can I be sure that the organization I desire receives my gift?

To be certain that the non-profit organization you support receives your gift, you should state your intention and specifically name the organization in your will. Without a will, you lose control over your belongings after death. With a will, you—not the State—decide how your property and finances are settled.

How do I leave a gift in memory of a person?

A planned gift is a wonderful way to recognize someone who has made a difference in your life or to honor an organization that has made a difference in the life of a loved one. This kind of memorial gift can be made in the same manner as your planned gift—through your will or trust. You just need to make it clear that this gift is made in memory of a particular person or for a specific cause.

Who can help me arrange a gift?

If you are working with a professional—like a financial planner, lawyer, accountant, or insurance agent—please talk to them about leaving a gift. Or, you can call the non-profit organization of your choice for assistance in leaving a gift.

Do I tell the charity I’ve left the gift?

This is up to you. Charities often like to know so they can recognize your generosity. They may also be able to help you specify particular programs to receive your gift and help you use the correct legal name of the organization in your documents. Whether you let the charity know or not is your decision.