Looking for something different, rewarding, and fun to do over your summer break? If you like kids and the great outdoors, then combine your interests and apply for one of Los Angeles summer camp jobs.
Los Angeles has some of the most unique summer camp programs in the U.S, thanks in large part to the areas diverse geography and population, and its heavy interest in sports, theatre, and performing arts. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity this summer, then check out available positions at these and other summer camp programs:
Located just outside of Los Angeles, Cali Camp is a day camp that offers kids over 50 mini-adventures to choose from. With LOTS of outdoor sports and games, including; rock-climbing, gymnastics, skateboarding, archery, swimming, and even equastrian sports, and lighter energy adventures like creative arts. With many activities to choose from, your sure to find the position you've been looking for at Cali Camp.
ID Tech Camps educate children who have an interest in technology. With selective hiring processes, it isn’t easy to find a position working at ID Tech Camps. Many staff members are recruited from top universities like MIT, Stanford, UCLA, Emory, and Princeton and the no counselor in training policy, ensures that all of the courses are taught by well-paid adult instructors who have been trained in-person. Think you’ve got what it takes? Click here to learn how to pursue ID Tech Summer Camp Jobs.
Los Angeles' surrounding cities, also offer great employment opportunities for those that wish to work at a summer camp, such as:
Pali Adventures, located in the San Bernardino Mountains has something for everyone. This camp is action packed with options to learn and teach multiple disciplines including acting, broadcast, culinary, dance, dj, extreme action, fashion, film, flying trapeze, girl power, Hollywood stunts, leadership skills, motor-sports, movie make-up, rock-star, secret agent, wacky science, and water sports. With so many options to choose from, you are bound to find a position that fits your skills.
Hidden in over 30 acres of Santa Monica mountains, this day camp offers a safe, park like environment, offering activities such as boating, swimming, watersliding (down a mountain!) in addition to the more traditional activities such as arts and crafts, pottery classes and horseback riding.
Happy Trails for Kids is a daycamp that "aims to provide stability, self-esteem, and a sense of communicty to children in the California foster care system". Happy Trails is a non-profit organization, that in addition to providing a great summer camp experience for children throughout California, offers adventurous overnight actvities and year-round reunion events, which strive to provide a consistent and enriching influence on the lives of a vulnerable and overlooked segment of the youth population. The summer camp at Happy Trails for Kids serves youth ages 7 and older.
At Aloha Beach Camp, kids learn to surf, boogie board, and Jet Ski as well as deepen their understanding of beach ecology. With a highly trained staff, the camp is broken down into three sections according to age groups and activity levels. Staff who are well-versed in ocean activities and who have a general understanding of biology will find bliss in this mini-Hawaiian paradise.
Tom Sawyer Camp is a great all-around camp, offering lots of activities for campers and staff, including hiking, dam building, horseback riding, frog catching, swimming, tennis, archery and more. This camp has an old school charm nestled in the woods, surrounded by the beauty and wonder of nature.
While many of the above listed camps are great opportunities for locals, many do not accept international staff. For those looking for opportunities as an international counselor, we recommend broadening your search perimeters and looking for overnight programs that offer summer camp jobs. Los Angeles, may be the ideal location, but expanding your search south to San Diego and as far northeast as mammoth, will provide much more employment opportunities.
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