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For the summer of 2019 we are hiring:

    Must be resident at Camp, June 9 – August 10, 2019.* Seeking people with these skills: Backpacking, horsemanship, homesteading, gardening, farm animal care, trail construction and maintenance, woodworking, blacksmithing, ropes course, and more. For a full list of programs, please see our Programs page
    Flexible schedule 20-40/hrs week mid-April thru August/September. Do not have to live at Camp. Please see job description or call for more information.
    Must be resident at Camp, June 9 – August 25, 2019. Seeking people with food service experience, cooking skills, etc.
    Flexible schedule 40/hrs week mid-May through August. Do not have to live at Camp. 

*end dates for counselors are flexible and are between August 10 and August 25.

  • Camp Counselor and Outdoor Educator

    Hayfork, California

    Camp Trinity on the Bar 717 Ranch is a co-ed, residential camp in Trinity County for kids ages 8-16.  Our mission is to provide an outdoor camp experience where children have daily opportunities to have fun, develop friendships, challenge themselves, build character, learn new skills, gain a sense of community and make their own choices. Camp’s program teaches children about life on the Ranch. Campers choose freely from activities that range from horseback riding, gardening, animal care, maintenance and improvement projects, to horsepack and backpack trips, a ropes challenge course, overnight campouts, campfires, singing, and much more.

    We are eager to hire people who will thrive in a child-oriented, remote outdoor environment. Counselors are role models, leaders, organizers, substitute parents, motivators, big brothers or sisters and friends who, through their thoughts and actions, exemplify positive character and values. 


    • Passion for working with youth
    • Quick learner with strong problem solving skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative attitude
    • General comfort with the outdoors
    • Completed at least 1 year of college (by start of Camp) or have equivalent work experience
    • Complete Lifeguard Training/CPR and Wilderness First Aid Training (courses are offered at camp prior to staff orientation)
    • Able to be a resident at camp from June 9, 2019 to August 10, 2019
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  • Farmer / Gardener

    Hayfork, California

    The Bar 717 Ranch has a position open for a Farmer/Gardener.  We are seeking applicants with gardening experience—preferably for larger scale food production gardens.  Must have strong interpersonal communication skills.  Our Gardener works with both our Kitchen Staff to plan for and utilize what is ripe and ready, and with our Program Staff to introduce campers to the joys of working in the garden. 

    Responsibilities include:

    • Preparing our two vegetable gardens for planting.
    • Tilling and hand digging beds.
    • Planting, weeding, and watering.
    • Mowing and weed-eating.
    • Coordinating harvesting with our summer camp kitchen
    • Plan planting and harvesting activities with our summer camp staff for camping program

    Hours and Compensation

    Part time (20 hours/week) March, April, 

    Full time (40 hours week) May, June, July, August

    Compensation dependent on experience

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  • Kitchen Staff

    Hayfork, California

    The duties of the Kitchen Staff include meal set-up, limited food service, dishwashing, clean-up, and general maintenance of the kitchen and eating area. In addition to several cooks, we generally have a team of about six people working on the Kitchen Staff.

    We make a strong effort to include Kitchen Staff in every aspect of our Camp community, and in turn we expect Kitchen Staff to exemplify positive character and values through their thoughts and actions. Our staff creates a mature and strong, responsible and reliable, sensitive and thoughtful community of adults who are willing and able to give of themselves and work in a way that serves the best interests of the children and the Ranch. This will be exhausting, fun, exciting, and rewarding work.

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How to Apply

Apply online or contact Emma Bundy, Staff Director, at or 530-628-5992

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