Want to spend your summer exploring and adventuring in the mountains of Northern California with kids ages 8-16? We are seeking camp counselors and outdoor leaders to join our team for the summer of 2023. Our mission is to provide an outdoor camp experience where children have daily opportunities to have fun, develop friendships, challenge themselves, build character, learn new skills, gain a sense of community and make their own choices. The main responsibility of counselors is to involve campers in the program through active, responsible and continuous participation. Counselors are role models, leaders, organizers, substitute parents, motivators, big brothers or sisters and friends who, through their thoughts and actions, exemplify positive character and values. In addition to supervising a group of campers, counselors are responsible for a program area that aligns with their interests, skills and experience. Counselors design activities for each day, and campers can choose which program areas to participate in. Each afternoon, the whole camp hikes down to the river to cool off, enjoy the water, and spend time in nature. Counselors supervise swimming as a lifeguarding team, and all counseling staff must have current CPR/First Aid, Lifeguard Training and Wilderness First Aid Certification. Almost all of Camp’s activities take place outdoors. In addition to living in an open-air platform, counselors will lead weekly overnight trips out of camp where campers and counselors sleep under the stars and work together to prepare meals over an open fire. Hiking is a daily activity, and many of our program areas also aim to help campers build a meaningful connection to the natural environment. Our intention is to create a community where everyone can make important contributions. To this end, we rely heavily on our staff to support our efforts. There is no prerequisite training or experience to become an outstanding counselor. However, you must have a sincere commitment to the welfare of children and your colleagues who will make up your family, friends, and community for two months. Counselors hold a lot of responsibility, and we seek to support our staff in every way possible through thorough training and ongoing mentorship and professional development.
• Minimum age 19 by June 4, 2023 and completed at least one year of college (by start of camp) OR have equivalent work or volunteer experience
• Passion for working with youth
• Quick learner with strong problem solving skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative attitude
• Accepting of diversity in culture, race, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity, and ethnicity
• Ability to seek and accept supervision and guidance
• Enthusiasm, good judgment, patience, adaptability
• Ability to complete Lifeguard Training/CPR and Wilderness First Aid Training (courses are offered at camp prior to staff orientation)
• Able to be a resident at camp from June 4, 2023 to at least August 6, 2023
• All camp staff must demonstrate proof of receiving a COVID-19 vaccination
About Camp Trinity on the Bar 717 Ranch
Camp Trinity on the Bar 717 Ranch is a co-ed, residential camp in Trinity County for kids ages 8-16. Our mission is to provide an outdoor camp experience where children have daily opportunities to have fun, develop friendships, challenge themselves, build character, learn new skills, gain a sense of community and make their own choices. Camp’s program teaches children about life on the Ranch. Campers choose freely from activities that range from horseback riding, gardening, animal care, maintenance and improvement projects, to horsepack and backpack trips, a ropes challenge course, overnight campouts, campfires, singing, and much more.