Counselors at the waterfront

Camp Counselors, Trip Leaders and More! - A part of the Skylake Magic

Skylake annually employs 60 Cabin/Activity Counselors, 5 Trip Leaders, 7 Leadership Staff, 3 Cooks, 12 Kitchen Assistants, 3 Housekeepers, and an on-site Nurse.

Skylake has been a magical tradition for over 70 years and has provided campers, camp counselors and staff alike with memories, friends, and experiences that last a lifetime. The job of a camp counselor is quite possibly the most rewarding while also the hardest jobs you will ever have. The demands are high but the rewards are equally as high!

Please note the following minimum mandatory requirements for counselors and/or trips staff:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in or have graduated from a four year university.

  • Applicants must have current certifications in First Aid, CPR and Lifeguarding by the time employment begins. Certifications are not neccesary at time of interview. 

  • Counselors are not permitted to have large tattoos that are visible while wearing a swim suit or multiple body piercings (except for ears). Tattoos under 2" that are able to be covered are usually permissible. All tattoos and piercings must be discussed at time of interview. 

  • Trips Staff must be experienced with camping and backpacking.  Skylake will provide reimbursement for Wilderness First Aid Training if Trips staff member does not already hold this certification. Skylake will also contribute towards Wilderness First Responder Course. 

  • Staff should have experience working with children.

Camp counselors and Trip Leaders at Skylake are hired based on their ability to be proper role models and who possess positive leadership skills. Skylake staff are enthusiastic and responsible individuals with great communication skills who care about children and the importance of summer camp. We are interested in employees who are motivated in carrying on our Skylake Magic and who will stay true to Skylake's traditions.

Skylake Yosemite Camp has a multitude of activities and programs of which we are looking for qualified camp counselors to lead our campers both through instruction and team play. We are looking for counselors with skills in activities such as ropes course, mountain biking, ceramics, lifeguarding, ski boat drivers, swimming instruction, guitar, horseback riding, or tennis to name a few.  Trip Leaders will take our campers on Day Trips into Yosemite Valley and Backpacking in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. 

Please read through our staff pages to determine if Skylake is the right fit for you. We're always available to answer questions about summer camp jobs.

In accordance with applicable State & Federal laws, Skylake Yosemite Camp provides equal opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.