Pali Adventures is a premier residential summer camp located near scenic Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains just two hours east of Los Angeles. Pali offers campers 21 amazing specialty programs including Water Sports, Flying Trapeze, Film-Making, Music, Fashion Design and Culinary Arts.
Being a counselor at a residential summer camp is unlike any job you have had, or any job you will ever have.
Our season runs from May 30th - August 15th
Paid Training (including CPR/ First-Aid)
Share your passion with the next generation of aspiring adventurers.
Room and Board
Brief Description: Camp counselors at Pali Adventures are responsible for the physical and emotional well-being of campers. They supervise campers in a cabin setting, at mealtimes, and during activities. Counselors are in charge of facilitating activities throughout the day. Counselors work as a team to ensure all campers have a fun and memorable experience at camp. Counselors report directly to their Specialty Director and Group Leader.
Exhibit characteristics of responsibility, dependability, leadership, patience, punctuality, hard work, sense of humor, self-control, integrity, common sense, good judgment and a positive enthusiastic attitude.
Complete the staff application and interview process.
Attend staff training (May 30 – June 12) and all in-service trainings.
Must have completed high school and be a minimum 18 years of age or older as of 5/30/20.
Desire and ability to work with children.
Other duties as assigned
Staff members are entrusted with the care and safety of young children in a rustic setting replete with natural and man-made dangers. All staff members must have the ability to respond immediately to an emergency. Any staff member with a disability that may affect the Staff Member’s ability to physically perform these requirements should immediately inform the Human Resources Department to determine possible reasonable accommodations.
• Serve the campers as a positive role model.
• Camp staff members will actively supervise campers both in assigned cabin groups (typically 10 campers and 2 counselors) and at assigned specialty, elective, evening and weekend activity programs.
• All campers should feel comfortable, safe and included.
• Learn the likes and dislikes of each camper in your care by showing genuine interest.
• Recognize and respond to the opportunities for problem solving in the group.
• The counselor is responsible for the health, safety and welfare of each camper within their cabin group and with whom they come into contact. E.g. drinking water, daily showers, teeth brushing, active supervision during rest/ down time, application of sunscreen and lip balm, appropriate attire for the activity they will be attending, etc.
• Develop opportunities for positive interaction between campers and staff.
• Provide opportunities for each individual to experience success during camp.
• Carry out established roles in enforcing camp safety regulations.
• Know where your campers are at all times.
• The staff member must never leave campers unsupervised.
Other Job functions
On a rotating basis, all staff members will be scheduled to assist with the serving of meals
The staff member may be required to transport campers in camp vehicles in a safe acceptable manner, obeying all posted safety regulations.
The staff member is expected to assist in the development, implementation and supervision of assigned specialties and all other program areas. This includes the correct set up and pack down of equipment.
You can find our most updated COVID guidance on our website: https://paliadventures.com/covid-updates/