Here’s who we are:

We are not just any summer camp; we’re something more
We provide a safe space for our campers from challenging neighborhoods in San Francisco
We promote and value inclusivity & diversity within a strong staff community (that’s a lot of “ity’s!”)
We influence & inspire our campers to help them become more successful & proactive adults
We foster an environment that allows our staff to thrive and grow as professionals, no matter their chosen field
We’re a ton of fun!

Here’s who we’re looking for:

You are a role model who will always put our youth first
You have an unparalleled sense of integrity, emotional intelligence, & commitment to quality work
You believe in the power of working and playing in nature
You thrive while working collaboratively
You are willing to learn, grow, & get better
You value creativity, professionalism, empathy, & patience

Here’s some more details:

Camp Mendocino is a residential summer camp located in Northern California, four hours north of San Francisco and spread over 2,000 acres. We provide transportation between San Francisco and Camp at the start and end of the summer. All Camp employees are expected to live, sleep and work at Camp. As a program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF), we are dedicated to providing children and teens with safe, fun places to learn and grow, with professional staff to offer support and guidance, serving as caring mentors and role models.

We are currently hiring for our summer season! This is a great opportunity to be a role model for kids from historically under resourced and marginalized communities in the Bay Area. (Note that all of our staff must be at least 18 years of age.) We are hiring for positions in:

Youth Development


Ropes/Adventure Course


Teen Leadership

…and plenty more!

Note: This is a temporary/seasonal position. Applicants should be available June 18 – August 11, 2022 to work & live on-site at our Camp location in Northern California (Mendocino County). Please note that any offer of employment and/or start date are contingent on BGCSF’s response to the COVID-19 virus. An offer may be rescinded or the start date adjusted, depending on the needs of the organization during this unprecedented global pandemic.

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Cooks and Food Service, Medical, Support Staff, Teaching/Education


By the end of the summer, an incredible staff member will:

Help build a safe & positive environment
Create opportunities for fun & belonging for all campers
Establish supportive relationships with campers and adult staff
Encourage a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence, confidence in campers

Required Skills:

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift 50lbs.
Must be able to walk on uneven terrain for at least 3 miles
Must be able to be stand for 8 hours (with breaks)
Must be able to work in temperatures ranging from 30° to 100°

About Camp Mendocino

Camp is located four hours north of San Francisco and is spread over 2,000 acres. We provide transportation between San Francisco and Camp at the start and end of the summer.

All Camp Employees are expected to live, sleep and work at Camp. Camp Mendocino provides meals and lodging for the duration of the employment period.

We offer a wide range of activities at Camp including: swimming, a three part challenge course, mountain biking, archery, dance and drama, arts and crafts, environmental education, sports, overnight camping, and much more!

Application Instructions

To view available positions and to apply, please visit our webpage at https://www.kidsclub.org/get-involved/open-positions. Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.