Kennolyn Camps is a family owned and operated camp in the Santa Cruz mountains of California that was founded in 1946!
We welcome your application if:
you are at least 18 years old
you have completed a minimum of one year of college (or have equivalent experiences/life skills)
you love the outdoors
you yearn for adventure and welcome new experiences
you want to make new friends from all over the world
you have a positive outlook and a great sense of humor
you have a strong work ethic and work well with others
you are enthusiastic, energetic, motivated and adaptable
you are responsible and a good role model
you have a big heart and love working with children!
Equestrian Staff: We are actively seeking staff with equestrian experience. Knowledge of English and Western styles preferred.
Trapeze Instructor: If you have experience working a trapeze rig please let us know. You must have worked on a trapeze before and have experience working the board, pulling lines and be comfortable catching. Juggling, stunting and tumbling is a plus!
Trainee Cook: If you are looking forward to a career in culinary arts, we have a great education opportunity for you. Live and work at summer camp while learning to prepare wholesome food for up to 400 diners per meal. Invaluable experience. Earn while you learn. This cannot be the first time you've set foot in a commercial kitchen environment but if you have some kitchen education or experience, this could be an amazing opportunity.
Leadership opportunities: Like most summer camps, our talent pipeline is excellent. New leaders emerge from our staff and thrive in their new roles. But every so often, we find it beneficial to reach outside our inner circle and look for people with different experiences to join our leadership team. This year we have multiple positions to fill and we welcome applications from anyone with extensive camp experience. Our day and resident camps operate side by side on adjacent properties.
Am I the right fit for Kennolyn Camps?
We work and play hard. If you have an outstanding work ethic, love working with children, desire to make a difference in the lives of everyone at camp (including yourself) then you may be what we are looking for. Feel free to look at our website and submit an online application if you meet the minimum requirements! (Eligible to work in the US, have completed one year of college or job experience by June 2019, over the age of 18 by June 2019)
At Kennolyn a counselor or staff member is a well rounded individual who can deal with anything they are given that day. We train our staff to become lifeguards and archery instructors etc. but what we look for everyday is that person who really knows how to connect with others.
You may or may not come in with a lot of previous experience in the camp realm, but if you are a caring and compassionate person who is unafraid to be a positive role model for our campers then we'd definitely like to hear from you.
Work days start at 7:15am and end at 8:30pm when you put campers to bed and read to them until your free time begins at 9:45pm.
Meals and accommodation are included. Lifelong friendships come for free.
Camp Work Dates:
Day Camp: Training and Camp Sessions June 6th, 2019- August 16th, 2019 (Lifeguard Training and Ropes Staff Training June 4th-5th)
Resident Camp: Training and Camp Sessions: June 12th, 2019 – August 17th, 2019 (Lifeguard and Ropes Training June 9th-11th)