Family Camp Counselor

Job Posted 5/13/2024
City of San Jose
11401 Cherry Lake Rd
Groveland, CA 95321
United States
Category Government
Security Clearance Required
Job Start Date
Job End Date
Application Closing Date
$84.00 to $164.00 Per Day
Job Description

Still looking for a summer job? Come work in nature at San Jose Family Camp this summer! No experience required, food and housing provided! Apply today!

Family Camp at Yosemite located in the Sierras, about 10 miles west of Yosemite National Park. It is a self-contained summer recreational facility run by the City of San José.

The camp serves 250-300 campers per day. The program is geared for families by providing lodging, meal service, recreational activities and retail operations. For more information, visit our website at

The Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department is currently seeking to fill (60) temporary, unclassified, seasonal Family Camp Counselor at Yosemite positions.

Work Schedule:
All staff will work five to six days per week, June 2 - August 20, 2024.

These dates are flexible to accommodate school year start and end dates.

During the summer operating season, staff are paid on a stipend per-diem daily rate, based on the rate for the function of the job and the applicant's experience.

Housing is available at camp from June 2 - August 20, 2024. (August may be adjusted for school) All staff will live in cabins with electricity, cots and mattresses. Meals are included.

Staff Information:
The 2024 summer season begins on June 2 and runs until August 20, 2024. Staff training is June 2, 2024, through June 14, 2024. There are 50 staff members at camp at any given time and a total of 60 hired throughout the summer.

The date and time for interviews and orientation will be announced at a later date. You will receive more information after you have successfully submitted a completed online application (including supplemental questionnaire) depending on availability of open positions and experience level.

All staff may be assigned other duties not listed in the description. Duties may overlap into other position descriptions.

The following Family Camp positions are temporary, unclassified, and seasonal for summer 2024: June 2 - August 20, 2024:

    $84.00 - $89.99 (Daily Rate) $504.00 - $539.94 (Weekly Rate, 6-day work week) Shall be assigned to one or more of the following positions
    • Assistant Cooks, Business Clerk, Custodial Worker, Food Service Worker, Maintenance Worker, Recreation Counselors, Store Worker
    $90.00 - $95.99 (Daily Rate) $540.00 - $575.94 (Weekly Rate, 6-day work week) Shall be assigned to one or more of the following positions:
    • Assistant Cooks, Business Clerk, Cook, Custodial Worker, Food Service Worker, Maintenance Worker, Open Water Lifeguards, Open Water Lifeguard Lead, Recreation Counselors, Store Manager, Store Worker
    $96.00 - $143.99 (Daily Rate) $576.00 - $863.94 (Weekly Rate, 6-day work week) Shall be assigned to one or more of the following positions:
    • Business Coordinator, Facility Maintenance/Custodial Coordinator, Guest Services Coordinator, Recreation Coordinator, Food Service Coordinator, Entertainment Coordinator
  • CAMP COUNSELOR IV $ 144.00 - $164.00 (Daily Rate) $864.00 - $984.00 (Weekly Rate, 6-day work week) Shall be assigned to one or more of the following positions:
    • Camp Lead Counselor


Specific job descriptions and requirements can be found on the CSJ application page.

Minimum Qualifications

All candidates must meet the MINIMUM AGE OF 18 PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT, and undergo a required background check, including a criminal history records check, and fingerprinting process as well as provide a medical verification of negative tuberculosis test result.

Education & Experience: None required

Certifications: Licenses or Certificates: Some positions may require any of the following:

  1. A valid CA Driver's License.
  2. Proof of current CPR and First Aid Certification.
  3. Proof of current Open Water Lifeguard Red Cross Certification.

Other Qualifications

The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to all the job specific questions. You must answer all questions to be considered or your application may be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Only those candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews.

About the Department

Are you ready to join a team that is “Building Community Through Fun?” Are you ready to make a difference?

The City of San José’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is looking for people who want to make San José a better place to live. Our mission is to connect people through parks, recreation, and neighborhood services for an active San José. Activate SJ, PRNS’ latest strategic work plan, is committed to establishing healthy communities that inspire belonging by following the guiding principles of stewardship, nature, equity & access, identity, and public life.

The Department creates and activates thriving places where people live, work, play, and learn, which include 48 community centers, 10 regional parks, 203 neighborhood parks, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, 290 playgrounds and almost 63 miles of trails, programs and services that touch the lives of individuals and families in our community. We take a fun approach to public service, and value the public’s trust. Our team is collaborative, supportive, and innovative. We are a fast-paced organization that takes decisive action after thoughtful planning.

For more information, please visit

Additional Information:

Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. Follow the link to our job board:


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