Jobs & Careers

At Camping Canopy, we are more than a website; we are a resource forged from the passion and dedication of outdoor enthusiasts. As a Boulder-based business founded by Chris Campbell, we take pride in providing our community with top-notch camping gear knowledge and insights. We believe that the right gear can make all the difference, whether it’s on a weekend camping trip or a multi-day backpacking adventure.

Current openings

Outdoor gear expert writer (freelance/contract)

Key responsibilities:

  • Write authoritative and engaging content on camping gear, including reviews, comparisons, and usage guides.
  • Provide insights and commentary on the outdoor gear used in various camping scenarios and environments.
  • Translate technical specifications and field experience into actionable advice for our readers.
  • Engage with the Camping Canopy community by responding to comments and participating in discussions.
  • Collaborate with our editorial team to plan and develop content that speaks directly to the needs and interests of our audience.


  • A verifiable background in outdoor adventures with direct experience in using, evaluating, and understanding camping gear.
  • A robust portfolio of written work that showcases your expertise in camping gear and your ability to engage an audience.
  • The skill to communicate complex information in an accessible and relatable manner to a diverse readership.
  • Strong commitment to accuracy and attention to detail, ensuring that all provided information is reliable and trustworthy.


  • Outdoor enthusiast with a passion for writing and discussing camping gear.
  • At least 3 years of experience with camping gear in various outdoor settings.
  • A history of published articles, blog posts, or reviews on the topic of camping equipment or outdoor gear is highly advantageous.
  • Relevant certifications or formal training related to outdoor recreation, camping equipment, or related fields are preferred.

How to apply:

If you’re ready to ignite our community with your knowledge and experience, send your resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three writing samples that best showcase your expertise in camping gear to [email protected].

Why Camping Canopy?

Camping Canopy is not just a platform; it’s a community. By joining us, you become part of a mission-driven team that values the passion and expertise of outdoor enthusiasts. Your work will not only educate but also empower our readers to make informed decisions about the camping gear they rely on.

We offer competitive compensation, a flexible contract schedule, and the chance to become the guiding voice for a community that values the insight and experiences of those who love the great outdoors.

Connect with us

Even if the Outdoor Gear Expert Writer role doesn’t align with your skills, Camping Canopy is always on the lookout for talented individuals who have a passion for camping and a love for nature. Send us your resume and cover letter to [email protected] to discuss how your expertise aligns with our mission.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Camping Canopy is a hiking and backpacking website that offers a treasure trove of resources for trail adventurers, outdoor lovers, and backpacking beginners. Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive.

For a hiking trip, you should pack the ten essentials: navigation tools, sun protection, insulation (extra clothing), illumination (headlamp/flashlight), first-aid supplies, fire-starting tools, repair kit and tools, nutrition (extra food), hydration (extra water), and emergency shelter.

When choosing a backpack, consider the duration of your trip, the volume of gear you need to carry, the fit (torso length and hip size), and features like ventilation, pockets, and hydration compatibility.

To stay safe, always plan your route and inform someone about your itinerary, check the weather forecast, stay on marked trails, be aware of wildlife, carry a map and compass or GPS device, and have a basic knowledge of first aid.

Practice Leave No Trace principles, which include planning ahead and preparing, traveling and camping on durable surfaces, disposing of waste properly, leaving what you find, minimizing campfire impacts, respecting wildlife, and being considerate of other visitors.