County: Santa Clara
Agency: Hidden Villa Summer Camp
In 1945, Josephine Duveneck started the first multi-racial summer camp in the United States. Today, rooted in the Duveneck family legacy of social justice and environmental stewardship, Hidden Villa Summer Camp carries on that same mission by bringing together a diverse group of campers and staff, unplugged from the busyness of everyday life, and giving them the unique opportunity to build better community through shared experiences.
In the midst of song-singing and pig-mudding, something profound takes place at camp. Young people learn what it means to live in community. They develop greater multicultural understanding and appreciation, resolve conflicts peacefully, cultivate independence, and overcome personal challenges. Lifelong, face to face friendships begin here and campers take with them a new sense of awe for natural and human beauty and the tools to make positive changes in their families, communities, and the world.
Our counselors are extraordinarily committed people who reflect the diversity of our camp participants. We intentionally hire staff who can create an inclusive, fun environment that promotes a sense of belonging. All camp positions are residential and provide three meals a day while camp is in session.
We hire about 65 seasonal staff annually into a variety of positions. Camp counselors work with youth from 4 years-old to 18 years-old group in 2-3 year cohorts. Leadership staff work as role models and help run our camp programs and provide growth opportunities to those they supervise.
Available positions and at length descriptions can be found on our website. https://hiddenvilla.org/programs/summer-camps/summer-camp-employment/job-descriptions
Job Responsibilities and Qualifications:
• Desire and ability to work with children in an outdoor setting
• Ability to accept supervision and guidance and implement changes
• Excellent communication skills
• Current CPR, First Aid, and CA Food Handler certifications; or willing to obtain
• Ability to teach and lead activities
• Ability to mentor Youth Leadership campers
• At least 18 years of age or with a high school diploma or equivalent
• Flexibility and patience
• Ability to utilize youth work appropriate self-care techniques
• Desire to learn and grow
How To Apply
Applications are online and can be found on our website here: https://hiddenvilla.org/programs/summer-camps/summer-camp-employment
Questions can be directed to Ke'ili Deal at firstname.lastname@example.org