Embrace New Challenges
Help Campers Be Their Best
Be A Role Model & Team Player
Why Work At Camp?
There are few more direct ways to make a difference in this world than by working with children.
Working at camp is an opportunity to be part of an intentional, growth-oriented community as a role model, leader, and mentor to your campers.
At camp, you create lasting memories for children and teach skills that will help each child throughout their life. You also have the resources and support to develop your own workplace, leadership, and life skills.
A summer at camp is challenging, meaningful, memorable, and rewarding. Camp is an immersive experience that will change your life, and the lives of the children who spend their summer with you.
Camp Kinneret is…
- a place where creativity and expression are encouraged
- a program in which teamwork and social interaction are the basics
- a community where the courage to try is celebrated and the desire to succeed is supported
- an opportunity for children to grow through accomplishment and respect
2017-18 Hiring Timeline
We will begin accepting new staff applications for our 2018 summer season in late December/early January. Be sure to check back then for 2018 group interview dates and position availability.
*Looking for a part-time position working with children during the school-year? Click here to learn about staff opportunities with Growing Outdoors, currently operating after-school programs in the Oak Park area.
- Our 2018 camp dates have yet to be determined, and will be posted later in the fall.
- Staff members typically attend a 4-day orientation week in June, followed by our 9-week camp season.
- Camp is a full ten-week commitment. Missing time is difficult to accommodate, and must be approved in advance.
Daily hours vary depending on position, but most staff work approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. We also have staff meetings Tuesday evenings and two Friday night Sleepouts.
Salaries vary, depending upon position. The range for first year staff with no previous experience is generally between $4,000 – $5,200+ for the summer. Those with previous experience or filling area lead positions may earn more.
Our campers and staff go home at the end of each day. Staff are responsible for arranging their own summer housing; camp housing is not available. If you live within 30 minutes of any of our bus pick-up points (listed in our transportation section), you are close enough to work with us.
Most staff members are part of our camper transportation program and ride our buses to and from camp each day as a member of a bus staff team. Certain positions may require a commute directly to and from camp. We offer bus pick-up points in Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, West Hills, Calabasas, Agoura, Oak Park, Westlake, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, and Moorpark.
Camp Kinneret does not provide housing for staff. Accordingly, international staff must arrange their own housing in order to work with us. Due to the cost of housing in our area, it is generally not feasible for staff to rent a room or apartment on a camp salary. All prospective staff members must also be able to attend an in-person interview between March and May.
We would like to refer you to two agencies that help international students find camp jobs within the United States. Contact either Camp Counselors USA or Camp America for information on their placement services.
High School Students
Graduating High School Seniors – to be eligible for a staff position at Camp Kinneret Summer Day Camp, you must be either 18 years old, or have graduated from high school. If you are graduating from high school this year and would like to find out more about working with us, visit our Staff Positions page.
Teens entering 10th, 11th or 12th grades in the fall are eligible to apply for a volunteer position in our Camp Internship for Leadership Training (CILT) program. To learn more, click here.
Leadership opportunities for teens entering the 8th or 9th grades are found in our Camper In Training (CIT) program. To learn more, click here.
Working each day with children is so rewarding and fun; watching them grow and conquer their fears, learn new skills, and share their stories. I can’t imagine a better summertime job. Camp has molded me into a better person just for being a part of it.
Working at Camp Kinneret is one incredible experience. The connections that you get to create with all the campers are special. You’ll learn new things about yourself. The best part about being on staff is that you will make a difference is at least one camper’s life.Jon