Camp Tawonga

Drivers Wanted! Camp Tawonga, Yosemite National Park

In the Sierra Mountains just outside of Yosemite National Park

  • summer


Camp Tawonga
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 2 months. (Jun 03, 2023)

Job Title: Driver

Job Responsibilities

  • Safety
    • Safety must come first ALL of the time.
    • Drivers follow required systems carefully, for example doing a pre-trip vehicle inspection before every drive and making sure everyone is wearing seatbelts on every trip.
    • It is imperative to be well rested and focused.
  • Team Work
    • Working cooperatively in a small group with the same people all summer.
    • Having a good attitude, it spreads to others.
    • Sharing the desirable and less desirable work.
  • Initiative and Responsibility
    • Being on time and prepared.
    • Going above and beyond. When one task is done, asking for the next.
  • Department Area Skill
    • Be able to drive large SUVs with up to 8 people in the car at a time on windy mountain roads for up to 2 hours without a break.
    • Drive towing a trailer, training provided.
    • Drive staff and campers to drop-off and pick-up locations up to 5 hours away from camp for out-of-camp trips, run errands, drop off recycling, escort the camper buses to and from the Bay Area, and drive campers and staff to medical care when needed.
    • Attend overnight camper car camping trips - drive campers, help as requested by wilderness leader on the trip, sleep overnight at campground site.


  • Must be 21 or older
  • A safe driving record
  • Be able to lift 50 lbs

Day in the Life
5:30AM – 6:00AM – 
Wake up after a good/restful night of sleep (eight hours)
6:00AM – Pre-trip vehicle inspections
6:30AM – 7:00AM – Depart on morning drives
9:00AM – 10:00AM – Drop off campers, eat breakfast with campers at trailhead
12:30PM – Pick up another group of campers in Yosemite and drive them back to camp
2:30PM – Return to camp, refuel vehicles
3:30PM – Break
6:45PM – Daily driver meeting. Find out where you are going the next day, review maps.
9:15PM – Bed time so they can get eight hours of sleep!

In general drivers should expect to drive 4-8 hours a day (not in a row). If they only have one drive, they
may do vehicle maintenance or help in the office. If not dropping off trips they may run errands for camp
or serve as “driver on duty”

All staff must adhere to camp-wide and position-specific COVID related safety protocols. Staff are required to be up to date on all vaccinations including COVID-19, provide negative COVID test results prior to arriving for work and will need to get periodically tested throughout the summer. We will provide hired staff more information upon hire or as more information becomes available.

How to Apply

Complete the online application as soon as possible by clicking APPLY NOW, then call us to schedule an interview. 

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