Now more than ever, young adults (like yourself!) are facing high pressures to gain experience, skills and an impressive resume all before ever graduating college. Gaining those experiences doesn’t have to be in an office building. What if you could spend a summer in the beautiful high sierras, building relationships that last, deep joy in service, teaching kids play and silliness, all while adding skills, certifications and trainings that will translate in the work place?

At Yosemite Sierra Summer Camp, we have been hiring, training, and nurturing young adults for 50 years. Our staff alumni have become some of the best in their fields, shaped by their experiences at camp. Join us for a summer (or 3!) and see what we’re talking about.

2024 Dates & Rates of Employment

Counseling: June 7 – August 23
Boat Drivers and Backpack Guides: May 28 – August 23
Activity Specialists: June 3 – August 23
Food Service & Operations/Maintenance: June 7 – August 23
Infirmary Staff: June 3 – August 23
Office and Media Staff: June 5 – August 23
Program Leads:
May 31 – August 23

Priority is given to qualified applicants who can serve the entire summer. Please do not hesitate to apply if your available dates are different than those listed, discussions around dates will be initiated during interviews.

2024 Salary: $311 per week (plus room and board which equates a $520 per week value)
Rates are based on working a six-day work week. 

Available Positions

Click on the photos below for descriptions of the positions that we are hiring.

Activity Specialist/Rotator
Boat Driver
Backpack Guide
Food Service
Office Assistant
Health Center Staff

Our Campers
YSSC campers range in age from 8 to 16. Approximately 70% come from Southern California, with the remainder coming from Northern California, other states and even a handful from other countries. The majority of our campers come from middle to upper income households, although YSSC remains committed to providing opportunities for financially disadvantaged children to also attend the program.

Our Staff
Staff are selected based on Christian maturity, experience working with children, communication skills, and zest for life. We purposefully hire a diversity of temperaments, talents, and backgrounds to create a balanced and healthy staff family. Length of service ranges from 10 to 13 weeks depending on a staff member’s role.

Our Community
Before you apply, please review our community life standards that we ask all of our seasonal staff to uphold.

Highroads Traditions

YSSC summer themes

Our Process

Our process is as simple at 1, 2, 3! Submit an application linked below. A team of Directors are waiting to get to know you. Two Directors will reach out to schedule a first & second interview with you over Zoom. Once the interviews has been completed, we will pursue the references you have provided. We have a hiring team that will assess qualifications, skills, and available roles. Once all references have been received, you will receive an email and/or phone communication regarding the job you’ve applied for. Background checks will be run on all potential employees prior to the start of summer.

We look forward to exploring summer opportunities with you!

To apply, simply fill out the online application and submit.

Apply Here

Applications for Summer 2024 are open!

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