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Camp Counselor (Seasonal)

Friends of Camp Concord
South Lake Tahoe, CA
From $100 a day - Temporary


South Lake Tahoe, CA

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  • Travel reimbursement

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About Friends of Camp Concord:

Friends of Camp Concord is uniquely partnered with the City of Concord and provides award-winning programs to families and youth throughout the region. We offer multiple sessions in South Lake Tahoe, CA, to various groups that provide campers with caring, well-trained counselors and a unique group living situation. The impact of this experience is an organized resident camp environment. This environment helps children develop their potential by teaching them new skills, encouraging them to take healthy risks, and accepting them as part of an influential group.

Friends of Camp Concord annually scholarships over 500 campers to attend camp on a full or partial scholarship. Their mission is to sponsor camperships for underprivileged children and families, promote greater awareness and use of Camp Concord, establish and carry out projects at camp, and help fund improvements to the camp facilities.

Life at Camp

Camp Concord is a sleepaway camp nestled in the national forest within walking distance of Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake and minutes from a world-class bike path! We bring the fun with activities such as archery, canoeing and kayaking, tie-dying, hiking, and beach time fun! Our staff will have fun with the campers aged 9-16, acting as role models as they introduce children to the wonder of the outdoors and gain the experience of a lifetime!

2024 Dates - Must be available on all dates to be considered

  • June 10-14, 2024 – Counselor Training
  • June 15, 2024 - off day (not paid)
  • June 16, 2024 - prep day (paid)
  • June 17-23, 2024 – Youth Camp Week

Stipend: $100 per day + room & board and partial uniform.

Housing: Room and boarding are provided at Camp Concord for June 10-14 and June 16-23, 2024. June 14-15, 2024, boarding will be provided at a local hostel. A $25 food per diem will be provided for June 15.

Transportation to Camp: Travel to Camp Concord at South Lake Tahoe is the applicant's sole responsibility. A travel stipend is not provided.

Camp Counselor Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of the Youth Camp Team to achieve a quality camp experience for all campers, staff, and groups.
  • Actively participate and lead camp activities, campfires, games, and morning and evening hygiene routines.
  • Supervise campers during meals and table clean-up.
  • Supervise campers in cabins at night (counselors stay in the same cabins as their cabin group).
  • Foster cabin community, encourage group leadership, and develop stewardship.
  • Provide emotional support and encouragement to campers.
  • Demonstrate positive and professional role modeling, and act consistent with the staff code of conduct and Camp Concord's philosophy, goals, and objectives.
  • Create a safe and enjoyable experience for campers, staff, and client groups.

Camp Counselor Requirements:

  • A desire to work with youth 9-16 years old in a camp environment.
  • First Aid and CPR training and certification.
  • CA Food Handler Safety Certificate
  • Mandated Reporter Training and Certificate
  • TB Clearance upon hire
  • DOJ background Check upon hire (information will be provided upon hire)
  • Lifeguard training is a plus!

(Resources are available upon hire to meet these requirements if needed.)

General Qualifications:

  • Experience with a camp, either as a participant or as a counselor.
  • Age 17+; with at least one year of related experience with child leadership and/or related activities.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to serve as a positive role model and mentor
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable in a team-player role
  • Creative and innovative thinker and planner

Specialized and Practical:

Knowledge of typical camp activities (camp crafts, songs, archery, swimming, rafting, environmental activities, team building, and group games).

Human Relations Skills:

Knowledge of group and interpersonal skills and willingness to learn how to apply appropriate techniques to motivate campers effectively. Ability to behave as an appropriate positive role model in all camp and non-camp activities.

Job Type: Temporary

Pay: From $100.00 per day


  • Afternoon shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Morning shift
  • Night shift
  • Overnight shift
  • Weekends as needed


  • Childcare: 1 year (Required)


  • First Aid Certification (Required)
  • CPR Certification (Required)

Work Location: In person