Work at Camp

Staff Dates

Our overnight camps have not yet been approved to operate this summer and those sessions have been canceled. We are operating two day camps and encourage you to apply.

Each of our camps has unique characteristics so feel free to explore our site, ask questions, and apply for a position at the one that suits you the best.  We often create roles based on applicant experience. If you don’t see a role that suits you perfectly email us for a conversation about how you might fit on our team. Staff are required to be present for all dates below.

Overnight Camp Santa Cruz Mountains

Lifeguard & Ropes – June 7-9
All Staff – June 10-14
Sessions- June 14 – August 15

Overnight Camp Huntington Lake

Lifeguard/Cabin Counselor  

June 18– August 15

  • Live in cabins with campers and work each day as a lifeguard
  • Lifeguards teach other camp activities on occasion (training provided).
  • Must come to camp with current Lifeguard certification (bonus provided)

Photographer/Crafts Counselor 

June 21–August 15

  • Live in cabins with campers and work each day as a crafts instructor.
  • Spend time each day taking photographs to share on our camp app.

Backpacking Leader 

June 18– August 15

  • Lead weekly backpacking trips in the beautiful Sierra Nevada wilderness.
  • Outdoor wilderness first aid certification required (WFR or similar)
  • Must be 21+
  • California Commercial Class C Driver’s License a plus (bonus provided)

Day Camp Santa Cruz Mountains (Must have local housing)

Day Camp Group Counselors

Training: June 10-12  Sessions (M-F): June 15 – August 14

  • Group counselors spend their day with an age-specific group of campers
  • Group counselors travel to activities with kids and teach activities like archery and ball sports
  • CPR and First Aid certification a plus but not required
  • Additional pay based on experience and certifications

Day Camp Lifeguards

Training: June 7-12  Sessions (M-F): June 15 – August 14

  • Our campers LOVE our camp pool and as a lifeguard at Day Camp so will you
  • Work with a tight team of lifeguards as camper groups visit the pool each day
  • Must be lifeguard certified prior to June 6 2020. Bonus provided.

Day Camp Ropes Staff

Training: June 7-12  Sessions (M-F): June 15 – August 14

  • Ropes staff spend a majority of their day working on our redwoods ropes course and climbing wall
  • Ropes staff are occasionally assigned to groups of campers based on camper enrollment and staffing needs

Day Camp Leadership Staff

Training: June 6-12  Sessions (M-F): June 15 – August 14

  • As a team of 6 you will become close with your fellow leaders
  • Previous camp experience is a must
  • Make programming decisions and learn the ins and outs of an ACA accredited day camp