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Cheley Colorado Camps

Located: Estes Park, Colorado

Position Available: Summer Camp Counselor

Salary Range: $2875 or more for 9 weeks/$3200 or more for 10 weeks

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: Kim@cheley.com

Website: http://www.cheley.com

  • Room and Board and college credit
  • Pro deals on outdoor gear
  • A camp counselor serves as a cabin counselor as well as a specialist in the assigned program area. Activities include Backpacking, Horseback Riding, Climbing, Rafting, Riflery, Crafts, Outcamping and Hiking.
  • Surround yourself with amazing people, develop professionally, live in a beautiful place and make a difference in the lives of children.

Camp Trinity on The Bar 717 Ranch

Located: Hayfork, California

Position Available: Summer Camp Counselor

Salary Range: $445/week

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: emma@bar717.com

Website: http://www.bar717.com/staff/

  • Seeking enthusiastic leaders to work with youth 8-16 years old in a residential mountain ranch camp; must demonstrate interest in working with children and the outdoors.
  • Positions include: backpacking leaders, horsemanship, crafts, woodworking, ceramics, hiking, camping, and general counselors.
  • Must be 19 years old and have completed 1 year of college or equivalent work experience by June.
  • For more information, please see: http://www.bar717.com/staff/job-opportunities/

River Way Ranch Camp

Located: Fresno, California

Position Available: General Counselor

Salary Range: Competitive pay

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: inquiry@Riverwayranchcamp.com

Website: http://www.riverwayranchcamp.com

  • Free room and board
  • Great resume builder
  • Training provided, including CPR/First-Aid
  • Email us or call 1 (800) 821-2801

River Way Ranch Camp

Located: Fresno, California

Position Available: Specialty Department Heads/Management

Salary Range: Competitive pay, increased with experience/credentials

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: inquiry@Riverwayranchcamp.com

Website: http://www.riverwayranchcamp.com

  • Free room and board
  • Open positions: Theatre Arts Director, Go-Cart Director, Parent Liaison, and much more!
  • Memories and friendships to last a lifetime
  • Email us or call Ashley at 1 (800) 821-2801

Camp Ocean Pines

Located: Cambria, California

Position Available: Off Site Program Coordinator

Salary Range: $400-$450 per week

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: erinm@campoceanpines.org

Website: http://campoceanpines.org/jobs/

  • We are a non-profit, independent, co-ed camp that focuses on Connecting, Exploring and Growing!
  • Camp overlooks the Pacific Ocean while nestled in a Monterey Pine forest.
  • Our Off-Site Coordinators are in charge of transportation including driving our 15 person vans. This position is perfect for someone who loves a good road trip!
  • Off-Site Coordinators help lead all our off-site trips such as kayaking, rock climbing and going to the beach. Each day is filled with adventure!

Kennolyn Camps

Located: Soquel, California

Position Available: Camp Counselors (Day and Resident camps)

Salary Range: $408+ /week with room and board

Type: Coed Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions

Contact: camps@kennolyn.com

Website: http://www.kennolyncamps.com

  • Make a difference in a child's life and make your own lifelong friendships.
  • njoy working outdoors, under the warm California sun close to many clean beaches and hot surf spots. A job full of like minded, dedicated people. The hardest job you'll ever love!
  • Counselors who can teach the following activities required: climbing, ropes course, swimming, archery, riflery, fencing, horseback riding, self defense, outdoor adventure, drama, photography, fun science, outdoor cooking, crafts, ceramics, tennis and more. (We train our own Ropes staff and Waterfront staff incl. Lifeguards!)
  • Lifeguard Certification is a plus but not required

Crazzy's Wasewagan Camp & Retreat

Located: Angelus Oaks, Southern California

Position Available: Summer Camp Counselor

Salary Range: $200-$400/week; varies depending on experience

Type: Residential coed camp

Contact: adventures@wasewagan.com

Website: http://www.wasewagan.com

  • Enjoy a summer filled with fun and get paid to do so!
  • Great experience for those wanting to work with kids and/or work in the recreation field.
  • Practice leadership and communication skills, as well as learning to work with a team towards a common goal.
  • Impact and change the lives of kids by creating a once in a lifetime experience while learning and teaching outdoor skills.

Sanborn Western Camps

Located: Florissant, Colorado

Position Available: Counselor

Salary Range: $2,700+

Type: Residential camp with separate sessions for boys and girls

Contact: anne@sanbornwesterncamps.com

Website: http://www.sanbornwesterncamps.com/employment/why-work-at-sanborn

  • Assisting and/or leading on or off-camp trips, activities, programs and special events.
  • Living, working with and having charge of a group of campers.
  • Being a responsible, dedicated role model to the campers and other staff.
  • Assistant Counselor, Wrangler, and Support Staff positions also available-- email for information.

Camp Augusta

Located: Nevada City, California

Position Available: Wizards, Aerialists & Oatmeal-Throwers

Salary Range: 3000-6000 depending on position

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: applications@campaugusta.org

Website: http://www.campaugusta.org/Staff/Positions/

  • Work, play, struggle, smile and grow in a small, vibrant community this summer while creating opportunities for children to reconnect with the innocence and wonder of childhood.
  • Learn and teach a handful of our amazing variety of 150+ activities. From fire spinning to stained glass, canoes to zipline canopy tours, and horseback archery to dinner dressed as pirates- every day is full of magic!
  • Live in a tree house, yurt or open air cabin; indulge in locally sourced, organic, fresh made meals; and dive into personal growth with a 3.5 week staff training.
  • Staff must be at least 19 years old and available to work from May 14 to Aug 10, 2019. To apply, fill out our Interest Form (http://goo.gl/axqfPb) or send us an email at applications@campaugusta.org.

YMCA of The Rockies

Located: Estes Park, Colorado

Position Available: Program Desk Attendant - Seasonal - (Room & Board Provided!)

Salary Range: $220/week plus Room and Board

Type: Coed summer day camp

Contact: kallison@ymcarockies.org

Website: http://www.ymcarockies.org

  • Certified CPR and 1st Aid; certifications must be current
  • Register guests for activities using computer based system
  • Be willing to work as an attendant for recreation facilities or programs including Kiva, mini-golf course, mountain bike rental, program building, snowshoe hikes, climbing wall, etc. on an as needed basis
  • Maintain and set-up of recreation facilities if used as a meeting space.

Adventure Treks

Located: Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, British Columbia, & NC

Position Available: Instructor

Salary Range: $2400 and up

Type: Wilderness adventure program for Teens

Contact: info@adventuretreks.com

Website: http://www.adventuretreks.com

  • Instructors lead activities that include backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, caving, canoeing, sea kayaking, whitewater rafting, ice climbing, ziplining, cooking, orienteering
  • The six-person instructor team works closely together to coordinate all aspects of the trip, including instruction in all outdoor activities, risk management, managing group dynamics, menu planning, purchasing food, laundry, transportation, coordinating with outfitters, maintaining equipment and handling medical issues.
  • Benefits include a competitive salary, a travel stipend, access to pro-purchase discounts, and the opportunity to work both summer (early June to mid-August) and fall school group programs (late August through late October in North Carolina).
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age (college graduate or degree in progress preferred), have a valid WFR/CPR certification (or be willing to acquire one), several years experience working with youth and leading outdoor programs and be willing to work long hours with little to no time off.

Deer Crossing Camp

Located: Loon Lake, Eldorado National Forest, in northern California

Position Available: Instructor—Kayak, Windsurf, Canoe, Sail, Rock-Climb

Salary Range:

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: mail@deercrossingcamp.com

Website: http://www.deercrossingcamp.com

  • Spend the summer teaching campers your favorite outdoor activities—rock-climbing (real rock!), sailing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, arts-and-crafts. Must have previous teaching experience or significant expertise (e.g., 100+ hours) in your primary skill area. Backpacking, guitar, archery experience a plus.
  • Get certified in Wilderness First Aid & Red Cross Lifeguard/First Aid/Professional CPR during staff training. Must be good swimmer; if not already a certified lifeguard, you must be capable of being certified during staff training. Additional pay with WFR or EMT certification valid through 8/12/17.
  • Improve your own leadership and interpersonal skills in this dual Instructor-Counselor role. Staff should enjoy children, & be friendly & outgoing, high energy, adventurous, helpful, caring & thoughtful, open to new ideas, willing to help with camp chores/maintenance, and able to follow all camp rules.
  • Join our adventure family! Room & board provided in two-person platform tents (with mattresses), scattered among camper tents. Staff bathroom with hot shower in lodge. Wifi Internet access available for staff use several times each week.


Located: Idyllwild, California

Position Available: Summer Camp Science Instructor

Salary Range: $275/wk

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: summerpd@astrocamp.org

Website: http://www.astrocampsummer.org

  • Lead groups of up to 12 students in science based classes as well as ropes courses, arts & crafts, and other classic summer camp activities!
  • Work with awesome scientific equipment like 3D printers, microscopes, telescopes, liquid nitrogen and more!
  • Bachelor's Degree encouraged
  • Live on site in an amazing community. Instructors to not live in the dorms with the kids, but instead in attached fully furnished staff housing.