Work at Catholic Charities CYO Summer Camp

Community. Stewardship. Leadership.

Camp Philosophy Statement:

CYO Camp
Is a faith community of caring individuals
dedicated to providing a
playful, fun-filled, challenging
Summer Camp experience
in a safe, rustic setting.

It is a place where children and youth
can discover their own self-worth,
develop relational skills,
become comfortable with and appreciative of
their natural environment,
and see all these wonders as a reflection of our Creator.

Working at CCCYO Camp you can expect to:

  • Give youth an opportunity to sing songs around a campfire, hike, sleep in a cabin, be creative, swim in pools, connect with God’s creation, learn about the natural world around them, express themselves, and meet new friends.
  • Experience a world of natural beauty and have an excuse to spend the summer at camp playing in the redwoods.
  • Expand your own talents as you mentor a young person and possibly inspire them to succeed in school and college.
  • Meet a great group of people who share the same interests as you and live in a faith-based community.
  • Develop lasting friendships, Feel supported by others, and be a part of an organization with over 70 years of Catholic camping tradition.

The Job

We appreciate your interest in CCCYO Camp. We have to tell you at the start: Working at camp is more than a job. A position as a CCCYO Camp staff member is extraordinarily demanding and you should only consider applying for a position if you love working with children and you are open to the personal and spiritual transformation that can happen within yourself and the children in your care. Staff members are on site 24 hours during sessions and receive time off each day. Staff also receive days off between sessions as well as limited time off during sessions in some positions.

Life at camp requires staff members to sacrifice their normal living habits and serve as role models to our campers. This job is not for everyone. Effective counselors are dynamic, energetic, and patient people who thrive on being outdoors and recognize that children need support and encouragement to become responsible adults. Successful counselors are open to their own personal growth on all levels – intellectual, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual.

Life Long Friends

While role modeling for campers in your charge is the most important aspect of your job, being a CCCYO Camp staff member also provides an incredible opportunity to develop friendships with other staff. CCCYO Camp is a very close-knit faith community with over 70 years of history and traditions. There is something special about living and working with people who share your enthusiasm for working with children and your desire to personally expand. 

Our returning staff looks forward to staff training week where they have an opportunity to meet new friends and reunite with old ones as they are trained as nurturing childcare workers. The team learns time-tested educational and nurturing skills that transfer to multiple professional childcare and education positions. At the end of the summer, you will be amazed at the friendships you have made and the many ways in which you will have grown.  See photos from past summers here

Thank you again for your interest in Catholic Charities CCCYO Camp. 

If you have any questions, please email or call us at 707 874 0180. 

We generally give first priority to camp staff returning from previous summers and begin staff recruitment in December. We are
happy to receive your application at any time. Positions are filled on a rolling basis, which means there is no set deadline. After we receive your applications we will contact you if we are interested in scheduling an interview. Interviews generally take
40 to 60 minutes and may be conducted by telephone or in person.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and is committed to providing equal employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, legal domicile status, disability, Aids/HIV status or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Job Descriptions

Summer Camp Counselors

Summer Camp Counselors are the core of the summer camp experience for our campers. They create a safe, positive and playful environment for 8-10 children in their cabin group. Counselors supervise campers and participate with their cabin group in all camp activities, as well as implementing creative ideas for various activities, cabin games and soul foods, support at meals, all camp events, campfires, etc. Counselors are responsible for assisting in resolving discipline issues within their cabin group and responsible for the safety and wellness of all CCCYO Summer campers. 

Village Lead

The Village Lead  is responsible for scheduling, monitoring, leading and supervising all counselors and campers within their assigned village. Additionally, the Village Lead coordinates and implements all aspects of the CCCYO Camp curriculum. They are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe, positive, caring and playful environment for their assigned village. 

Summer Camp Coordinator

The Summer Camp Coordinator (SCC) is responsible for logistics and program implementation throughout CCCYO Summer Camp. Coordinating transportation, meals, and field trips for all campers are a few of the primary responsibilities of the SCC. The SCC is responsible for the success and well being of the entire CYO Summer Camp program. The SCC will work closely with the Summer Camp Manager to ensure a safe, fun and enriching camp experience for each camper and staff person. The SCC will motivate the staff to achieve the highest standards of the summer camp experience.

Counselor-In-Training Coordinator

The Counselor-In-Training Coordinator is a CCCYO Summer Camp leadership team member responsible for training and evaluating CITs as well as assisting the Summer Camp Coordinators with all aspects of the CCCYO Summer Camp program. The CIT Coordinator assists with staff training and is a key member of the CCCYO Summer Camp leadership team.

CCCYO Summer Camp Health Officer

The CCCYO Summer Camp Health Officer (CHO) is responsible for the overall care of all campers and staff. Throughout the summer CHOs process camper health forms, communicate with parents regarding health questions, and manage OTC and Rx medications. The CHO is responsible for maintaining the Health Office and First Aid Stations around camp. The Camp Nurse and Summer Camp Manager oversee and supervise all CHOs. 

Lead Health Officer and Registered Nurse

The LHO/RN at CCCYO Summer Camp manages the Camp Health Office and oversees the Camp Health Officers on staff. In addition they provide medical treatment to campers and staff in accordance with the approved treatment procedures and ACA Accreditation Standards. In addition to providing regular on-site consultation the LHO/RN is also on call throughout all camp sessions in case of emergency.