San Francisco is one of the most unique cities, not just in the US but in the world! Known for its famous bridges, infamous Alcatraz prison, ridiculous hills and distinct cable cars, San Francisco is a fun and wild city with a hugely diverse range of individuals who live there.
Summer camp jobs in the bay area allow you to be located in or more probably near to this great city and other parts of northern California that are amazing places to visit and explore.
In and around this part of the country you will find all kinds of camps offering a totally different range of jobs. There are the traditional day camps offering regular camp counselors roles but then there are all kinds of different camps focusing on everything from horseback riding, sports coaching, circus skills and of course seen as we are in this part of the world, computer and technology camps!
Some great options when considering summer camp counselor jobs in the bay area include:-
Camp Winnarainbow is located in the beautiful Mendocino area just a short distance north of San Francisco. This is a fun camp with an emphasis on performing arts! Children who attend each summer participate in fun circus related activities which include unicycle riding, trapeze, juggling, magic, dance and much more! If you have a passion for the arts and enjoy performing then this may be a fantastic option for you as a camp counselor. Jobs at camp Winnarainbow require that you are available from mid June until mid August, that you have a passion for working with children and have endless amounts of energy!
Deer Crossing Camp is situated on the beautiful Loon Lake in the Lake Tahoe Area. This is a couple of hours from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco but is a beautiful part of the country which attracts visitors from all over the world. Deer Crossing Camp is a more traditional outdoor camp and they offer camp counselor jobs in all kinds of related positions, hiking, guiding, climbing, lifeguards, and much more. This is a beautiful part of the country and a fun camp to work at, each year they employ a variety of local counselors from the US and also international workers from all over the world!
Kennolyn Camp is situated on 10,000 acres of land in the Santa Cruz area. This is one of the most amazing parts of the entire Pacific coast. You would be working only a short distance from San Francisco and are within easy reach of the entire coastline. Kennolyn camp is another residential camp offering a range of different activities to camps. Working at Kennolyn camp is a great experience and many staff members return year after year to spend additional summer working at this fun residential camp.
This is just a sample of some organizations which offer camp jobs in the bay area during the summer months. There are many more and lots which offer different types of programs as we mentioned earlier. This part of the US is extremely popular with summer workers who are hoping to be close to some of the main tourist spots in the country so that they can enjoy them when they are not working.
To land a job in this area you need to make sure you apply early, some camps don't take applications until around January, but it is still a good idea to send off your information before then to get you name in contention.
When applying be sure to think about all the different skills, qualities and experience you have, if you don't have much experience working with kids look to get involved with a local youth organization and volunteer some time to help improve your credentials and chances of being recruited. It is also a good idea to look into first aid training courses and to complete one of these before submitting your application, this is something that will certainly help your case and could be the difference between a successful application and an unsuccessful one.
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