Camp Counselors
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

Mission: To enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential.

Camp Mendocino's Admin. Operations are based in San Francisco but is located in Fort Bragg, CA!

  • summer
San Francisco, California
$8.77 - $15.00 / hour
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 3 months. (Jun 07, 2023)

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for participation of small groups of youth in assigned activities

  • Ensure youth engage in appropriately in all Camp activities 

  • Provide emotional support and guidance to campers

  • Ensure campers’ medical needs are met through monitoring, and utilizing onsite infirmary staff

  • Foster growth in the areas of: life skills, self care, and interpersonal skills

  • Ensure safety of all campers in their group including setting clear safety expectations, observing and engaging campers while in their care, assessing the appropriateness of camper behaviors, following emergency procedures and all COVID-19 safety protocols.

  • Supervise youth at all times including overnight in a cabin with approximately 5 campers

  • Engage campers with positivity, including participating in all activities, overnight hikes, and other activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, archery, biking, hiking, gardening, environmental education, and challenge course elements 

  • Lead & plan traditional Camp activities, including but not limited to: arts & crafts, archery, hiking, environmental education, and sports. 

  • Foster character development consistent with BGCSF philosophy 

  • Other duties as specified by direct supervisor

Preferred Skills

  • Minimum of 2 years experience working with youth

  • Experience working with youth in an overnight camp setting

  • Experience working with youth from disadvantaged circumstances


  • Help build a safe & positive environment

  • Create opportunities for fun & belonging for all campers 

  • Establish supportive relationships with campers and adult staff

  • Encourage a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence, confidence in campers

Physical Requirements

  • COVID-19 vaccination required upon employment

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.

  • Must be able to walk on uneven terrain for at least 3 miles

  • Must be able to be stand for 8 hours (with breaks)

  • Must be able to work in temperatures ranging from 30° to 100°


  • Temporary/Seasonal Summer position.

  • Applicants should be available June 7 - August 7, 2023 to work & live on-site at our Camp location in Northern California (Mendocino County). 

  • Staff members work 40-56 hours/week depending on position with two days off per week. Days off vary per session. 


  • Lodging is provided for all staff on site. Camp Counselors will sleep on bunk beds in open-air cabins while supervising youth overnight.


  • Onsite lodging is provided for all staff.

  • Three cooked meals per day are provided onsite, including on days off (gluten-free, vegan, & vegetarian options).

  • Free onsite laundry.

  • Employee Assistance Program: In-Person Counseling + 24/7 Confidential Mental Health Support.

  • Sick Time.

  • Onsite workout facilities. 

  • Free Wifi access in the staff lounge. 

  • Free 1-year membership to the American Camp Association.


The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and BGCSF needs.  At BGCSF,  our decisions are based on other factors and dependent on circumstances for each position.  Depending on the need and requirement of the position,  an individual could be hired at or near the entry level, mid - level or top of the range for their role and compensation.   



Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job. 

If you’re excited about this opportunity, but your experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyways and attach a cover letter explaining why it would be a good fit. You may just be the right candidate! 

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