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Administration & Professionals - "Red Shirt Staff"

Join our "Red Shirt" Professional Staff as an:

  • Speech-Language Pathologists/SLP Supervisors

    • No CFY positions

    • AAC experience preferred

    • SLP CFY or CF ok for Social Skills Instructor positions!

  • Occupational Therapist/OT Supervisor

    • for Fieldwork I Graduate Students

  • Physical Therapist (part or full time)

  • General Camp Class Instructor

    • Masters Level Teachers and SLPs Preferred

    • SLP CFY or CF ok for Social Skills Instructor positions

  • Explorers Program Instructor

    • Masters Level Teachers Preferred

    • Middle School teaching experience preferred

    • Special Education experience required

  • Yak Apprentice Program Instructor

    • Masters Level Teachers and SLPs Preferred

    • High School Teaching/Intervention experience preferred

    • Special Education experience required

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Admin & Support Staff - "White Shirt Staff"

Join our "White Shirt" Staff as an:

  • Admin Support Person

    • Office work​

    • May get pulled to sub as a 1:1 or instructor to fill an absence

  • Staff Support Person

    • Set Up and Break Down Drop Off & Pick Up of camper areas​

    • Work at recess helping to run stations

    • May be pulled to be a 1:1 if there is a need

  • Camper Support Assistant

    • Assist the Camper Support Team by helping with campers who need breaks or a 1:1 for the day. Give breaks to 1:1s as needed.


What does our "Red Shirt Staff" do?

Besides coordinate and communicate with families and staff, Red Shirts design curriculum, supervise "Blue Shirt" student volunteers, model best practice instruction, counsel campers, act as cheerleaders and play!

Going to graduate soon with your Masters in Speech Pathology?

We would love to have you at camp!


Here are the steps to securing your Conditional License from the Oregon Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology before working with children at our camp.


All Staff, Interns, Graduate Students, Volunteers & Personal Support Workers
Must Be Fully Vaccinated by the Start of Camp.

*** We prefer to hire for the full 4-weeks of camp but often have "substitute" positions open for 1-2 weeks to fill in where needed. 

Our Directors & Program Coordinators

2024 Camp Directors


Heather Eason, MS, CCC-SLP

Camp Director

Heather started at camp as a volunteer, then served as a Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Director, and now holds the position of Camp Director. Heather is a school-based speech-language pathologist in a rural, bilingual school district.  In addition to her state licensure, she holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the National Governing Board, ASHA, and in addition to her master's degree has completed two additional graduate-level certificate courses of study in Autism and High-Functioning Autism.  Heather is a New Jersey native who has loved living in Oregon for the past 25+ years. 


Don Kunstel, MAT

Director of Operations

Don has more than 28 years of education experience as a teacher and administrator in the North Clackamas School District.  He has an MAT in Curriculum & Instruction at Lewis & Clark College and a BA from the University of Arizona. 


This year will be Don's seventh year at Camp Yakety Yak after retiring from public education in 2018.

2024 Program Coordinators

Margaret Jennings, SLP


Elise Renning, M.Ed. Special Education


Jazmin Barker, M.Ed. Special Education

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