Recreation Division
Recreation Division

Echo Lake Camp Staff Applicant Information:

Echo Lake Camp is located fifteen minutes from South Lake Tahoe atop a 7,400 foot ridge overlooking the Tahoe Basin. Camp programs include Family Camp, Youth Resident Camp, Counselors-In-Training (CIT), 50+ Camp, Pre-K Family Weekend, Teen Retreat, and private group rentals. A variety of Camp Staff positions are available for Summer 2016 with duties and responsibilities ranging from facilities maintenance, food service, and recreation programs, to office administration, lifeguards, and child care.  Please review the job descriptions below for additional information: 

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Echo Lake Camp General Staff Requirements

  • Negative TB Test Result: Candidates under serious consideration must provide proof of a recent negative Tuberculosis test prior to employment.
  • Identification: Federal law requires that prior to employment, applicants must furnish proof of identity and eligibility for employment in the United States. Proof may be furnished by various documents.  A Social Security Card (original) is required.  Other documents may include a birth certificate, driver’s license/CA I.D., passport, etc.
  • Background Check / Fingerprinting: California state law requires that all recreation employees and volunteers having direct contact, supervisory or disciplinary authority over minors be fingerprinted as a condition of employment. Candidates under serious consideration for hire will be referred for fingerprinting.  Candidates recommended for hire who will have cash handling responsibilities will be required to undergo additional background check requirements.
  • CPR/ First Aid/ AED certification: All Echo Lake Camp staff must be in possession of a current CPR/ First Aid/ AED certification from the American Heart Association or other nationally recognized certification provider.
  • State of CA Food Handler’s Certification (Serv-Safe): All staff members with Food Handling responsibilities must possess a valid Safe Food Handler’s Certification, according to California state law.  
  • Minimum Age Requirement: The State of California requires any staff working as Camp Counselors to be at least 18 years of age OR a high school graduate.

Echo Lake Camp Summer 2016 Staff Positions

2016 Echo Lake Camp Job Descriptions

Note:  Our Summer 2016 Program Season begins June 10, 2016, and concludes September 11, 2016.   All staff are required to attend a MANDATORY Staff Training, June 12-16, 2016.  Leadership are required to attend a MANDATORY staff training June 6-10, 2016.  Please note that due to the needs of Camp, applicants unavailable or unable to commit to the full season commitment may not be considered. 

Opening and Closing Positions Available: 

Camp Staff  - Opening Season

Season:    June 1 – June 16, 2016
Pay Rate:
$41.92 - $136.24 / Day
Benefits: Room and Board Provided. 

Echo Lake Camp Staff assisting with opening camp fulfill a variety of roles including setting up tent tarps, opening buildings, clearing ground debris, cleaning camp, and setting up program areas and supplies.  Duties vary depending on Camp needs.  Camp Staff will work with volunteers, student service learning groups, and other staff to ensure Camp program areas are clean, orderly, and fully operational prior to the official start of the season June 16, 2016.  Applicants to other full season positions (below) may extend their season contract by including the Camp Opening season.

Camp Staff  - Fall Season and Closing Programs

Season:    August 19 - September 30, 2016
Pay Rate:
$41.92 - $136.24 / Day
Benefits: Room and Board Provided. 

Echo Lake Camp Staff assisting with fall season and closing program responsibilities fulfill a variety of roles.  Staff will serve the needs of Private Group Rentals, assist with preparing Camp for the fall season, and work on closing projects, such as supplies inventory, break down of program areas, storage of equipment, and a variety of camp improvement projects.  Several private group rentals are scheduled for 2016

  • August 19- 26:  Echo Lake 50+ Camp
  • August 26-28:    BLUES Weekend
  • August 28-Sept. 2:  Fish Camp
  • Sept. 2-6:          FOBTC Labor Day Weekend
  • Sept. 9-11:        Closing Work Weekend - Camp Improvement Projects
  • Sept. 12-23:      Possible School Outdoor Education Programs
  • Sept. 23-30:      CLOSING Camp  

Throughout the closing season, Camp Staff will work with volunteers, student service learning groups, and other staff to ensure Camp program areas are clean, orderly, and fully operational during programs and in preparation for the closing of camp.  NOTE: Applicants to other full season positions (below) may extend their season contract by including the Camp Closing season.

Activities Department (11 total staff)

Activities Camp Staff Supervisor (1)
Season:    June 1 – August 28, 2016. Extended Contracts through September 24, 2016 available.
Pay Rate:
$94.32 - $136.88 / Day
Benefits: Room and Board Provided.
The Activities Camp Staff Supervisor is responsible for overseeing all daily activities and programs taking place at Echo Lake Camp, including the Family Camp, Youth Camp, weekend, and Private Group Rental Programs.  This person will manage and supervise the Residential Youth Camp program. During Family Camp, the Activities CSS will supervise the department, dropping in and out of activities as needed to assist the Camp Staff Leaders and Members. They will be in charge of creating and distributing the weekly schedule for Activities Staff and leading the weekly Activities meeting. During Youth Camp, the Activities CSS will be responsible for complete oversight of the program and supervision of lifeguards.  This position will supervise two Recreation Camp Staff Leaders, and eight (8) Camp Staff Members.
Desired Qualifications and skills:
 

  • Completed coursework in education, recreation management, hospitality management, or related field.
  • Current Lifeguard Certification
  • ACCT Level 1 Facilitator Certification
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Strong experience with recreation scheduling and program delivery
  • Experience leading team building and group initiatives
  • Strong experience supervising youth residential camps
  • 25+ Years of Age (State of CA Health Codes)

Arts & Earth Camp Staff Leader (1)
Season:    June 12 – August 28, 2016. Extended Contracts through September 24, 2016 available.
Pay Rate:
$62.88 - $94.32 / Day
Benefits: Room and Board Provided.
This position will help run the Activities Department as a whole, reporting directly to the Activities Staff Supervisor.  They will focus on facilitating high risk activities including our on-site swimming pool, off-site canoeing and aquatics, archery, and hiking programs.  During Youth Camp, this person will help lead the recreation program by working alongside the Recreation Camp Staff Leader to facilitate programs, support Cabin Counselors, lead activities, make meal-time announcements, and lead pre-meal as well as nighttime activities.  This person will be the primary staff leader for our Youth Camp all day Lake Hike.
Required Qualifications:

  • Current nationally recognized lifeguard certification, including CPR/First Aid/AED for the professional rescuer (Title 22). 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Lifeguard Instructor Certification
  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification
  • Experience with recreation scheduling and program delivery
  • Working with staff and campers of all ages
  • US Archery Certification
  • Canoeing / Kayaking / Stand-Up Paddleboard experience
  • Strong understanding of Leave No Trace principles and hiking trail ethics

Nature Center Guru (1)
Season:    June 12 – August 19, 2016. Extended Contracts through September 24, 2016 available.
Pay Rate:
$47.38 - $62.88 / Day
Benefits: Room and Board Provided.
The Nature Center Guru will promote and encourage education, understanding, and appreciation for the natural environment.  They will focus on coordinating scheduled activities for the Nature Center within the Activities Department, and be responsible for organizing the Echo Lake Pioneer program, scheduling supervised all-day hikes for campers of all ages, and be a resource for all Activities Staff on how to run nature-themed arts and crafts sessions. During Family Camp, this person will report directly to the Arts & Earth Leader, and be responsible for updating Activities Staff to any changes to the program during weekly meetings. During Youth Camp, the Nature Center Guru will be responsible for facilitating nature based activities such as star gazing night hikes, nature crafts, art-in-the-environment group activities, and camper led weather announcements.  This person may lead activities for older cabin groups, and help emcee Table Night.  Occasionally, this person may serve as a cabin counselor or supervise cabin groups during cabin counselor breaks. 
Desired Qualifications:

  • Completed coursework in environmental education, biology, forest ecology, education, or outdoor recreation preferred. 
  • Wilderness Backpacking experience.
  • Strong desire to share the natural world with campers of all ages
  • Wilderness First Aid or First Responder (WFA/WFR) certified
  • Previous experience working with campers of all ages in a camp like setting.  

Aquatics Camp Staff Members (3)
Season:    June 12 – August 28, 2016. Extended Contracts through September 24, 2016 available.
Pay Rate:
$47.38 - $62.88 / Day + 5% on lifeguard days
Benefits: Room and Board Provided.
In addition to regular Activities Staff duties, certified lifeguards are responsible for providing a safe and fun aquatic experience for our campers. Lifeguards are responsible for providing surveillance and injury prevention strategies, maintaining and securing aquatic facilities and equipment, and when necessary, appropriately responding in emergency situations, providing standard lifeguard care until additional responders arrive. Lifeguard duties include swim tests for youth campers, canoe trips on Echo Lake, swimming pool guarding, lake guarding at Echo Lake, supervision of aquatic based games and activities, injury reporting, basic pool maintenance, and other duties as assigned. During our three week residential Youth Camp program, this role may serve as a Cabin Counselor as needed, or assist Cabin Counselors by sleeping in cabins with youth campers. 
Required Qualifications:

  • Current nationally recognized lifeguard certification, including CPR/First Aid/AED for the professional rescuer (Title 22). 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Lifeguard Instructor Certification
  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification
  • Experience working with swimmers of all ages and abilities
  • Canoeing / Kayaking / Stand-Up Paddleboard experience

Recreation Camp Staff Leader (1)
Season:    June 12 – August 28, 2016. Extended Contracts through September 24, 2016 available.
Pay Rate:
$62.88 - $94.32 / Day
Benefits: Room and Board Provided.
This position will assist the Activities Department as a whole, reporting directly to the Activities Camp Staff Supervisor.  This position will be responsible for the Kiddie Kamp child care program, arts & crafts programs, the Family Camp Artist-In-Residence Program, supervising weekly Theme Days and special events, and ensuring the Rec Lodge is clean and organized. During Youth Camp, this person will be work alongside the Arts & Earth Camp Staff Leader to lead for the Youth Camp recreation program.  This position will be responsible for scheduling the Kiddie Kamp Caretaker and recreation staff. 
Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong background working in a child-care environment, and with children of all ages.
  • Completed coursework in k-12 education, outdoor recreation, sports & recreation management, theatre, or related field.

Kiddie Kamp Caretaker (1)
Season:    June 12 – August 19, 2016. Extended Contracts through September 24, 2016 available.
Pay Rate:
$47.38 - $62.88 / Day
Benefits: Room and Board Provided.
The Point Person for this program area will focus on developing and overseeing Kiddie Kamp. Kiddie Kamp caters to 2 to 5-year-old campers in a daycare setting, allowing parents to have some alone time during specific hours of the day. Aside from regular Activities Camp Staff Member duties, this position will be responsible for ordering snacks, supervising improvement projects, keeping the area of Kiddie Kamp clean throughout the summer, and training other Activities Staff on how to run a successful Kiddie Kamp session. They will report to the CSL - Recreation, and be responsible for providing updates to the rest of the Activities staff about the status of Kiddie Kamp throughout the summer. During Youth Camp, the Kiddie Kamp Point Person will be responsible for working with a cabin of younger children as well as assisting in facilitating activities for the camp as a whole, such as emceeing Table Night and leading star gazing. It is strongly recommended that this person has previous experience working in Kiddie Kamp or specific work experience supervising 2 to 5-year-olds.
Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong background working in a child-care environment with youth of all ages.
  • Completed coursework in k-12 education, outdoor recreation, sports & recreation management, theatre, or related field.

 Recreation Camp Staff Members (3)
Season:    June 12 – August 19, 2016. Extended Contracts through September 24, 2016 available.
Pay Rate:
$41.92 - $62.88 / Day
Benefits: Room and Board Provided.
During Family Camp, Activities Camp Staff Members will assist in the general goings-on at camp, specifically running activities such as Arts and Crafts, archery, Kiddie Kamp, Children’s Hour, tournaments and more — providing an enriching experience for campers of all ages. During Youth Camp, these positions will be responsible for supervising a cabin of children for three (3) five day sessions, while helping supervisors run daily activities. During our three week residential Youth Camp program, this role may serve as a Cabin Counselor as needed. 
Desired Qualifications:

  • Background working with campers of all ages in a camp like setting
  • Completed coursework in education, outdoor recreation, theatre, or related field.
  • Experience with arts & crafts, archery, canoeing, or other camp activity areas a plus. 

Cabin Counselors (Half-Summer Position)
Season:    July 24 – August 19, 2016. Extended Contracts through September 24, 2016 available.
Pay Rate:
$41.92 - $62.88 / Day
Benefits: Room and Board Provided.
Cabin Counselors are responsible for supervising cabins of 8-12 campers in a specific age group during Youth Camp at Echo Lake. Cabin Counselors will provide an enriching experience for their campers, working with their specific cabins and helping lead free time activities with all campers throughout the session. Above all, Cabin Counselors’ main concern is to provide a fun, safe experience for their campers. Youth Camp consists of three (3) five day sessions, August 1-19, 2016.  Some Camp Staff serving in other roles during our summer season will transition to become Cabin Counselors during our residential youth camp program.   
Desired Qualifications:

  • Background working with campers of all ages in a camp like setting
  • Completed coursework in education, outdoor recreation, theatre, or related field.
  • Experience with arts & crafts, archery, canoeing, or other camp activity areas a plus.  

Food Service (12)

Camp Staff Supervisor – Meal Services (1)
Season:    June 1 – September 6, 2016. Extended Contracts through September 24, 2016 available.
Pay Rate:
$94.32 - $136.88 / Day
Benefits: Room and Board Provided.
The Food Service Camp Staff Supervisor is responsible for providing well-balanced, appetizing, and healthy meal options for our campers and staff.  The Echo Lake Camp Commercial Kitchen produces more than 400 meals each day, throughout our 90+ day season.  This person will be both a front-line customer service leader, handling frequent interactions with campers and staff on a daily basis to ensure camper satisfaction, as well as an operations manager, with an understanding of mass-production commercial kitchen operations. This position requires an understanding of recreation programming, inventory ordering and reporting, safe food handling techniques, food preparation, and customer service skills.  This person will supervise two (2) CSL - Food Service Leaders, three (3) CSM – Food Service Assistants, and six (6) Food Service Camp Staff Members.
Desired Qualifications:

  • Current CA Food Handler’s Certification
  • Strong background with staff scheduling and supervision
  • Strong emphasis on health & safety in the workplace.
  • Bulk Food Service ordering experience
  • At least three years experience working in a commercial kitchen.
  • Education or completed coursework in restaurant services, food service, hospitality management, culinary arts, or other related field. 

CSL - Dining Hall (1)
Season:    June 12 – August 28, 2016. Extended Contracts through September 24, 2016 available.
Pay Rate:
$62.88 / Day
Benefits: Room and Board Provided.
This position will be responsible for leading the Food Services department as a whole, with a focus on the Dining Hall as a specific program area. They will be in charge of delegating Dining Hall tasks to all other Food Services Staff members, as well as training them in proper Dining Hall sanitation and customer service expectations. This position will also be in charge of facilitating nightly Family-Style dining. In addition to focusing on this program area, they will collaborate with the Kitchen Supervisor to help facilitate food preparation.
Desired Qualifications:

  • Current CA Food Handler’s Certification
  • Strong background with staff scheduling and supervision
  • Strong emphasis on health & safety in the workplace.
  • Bulk Food Service ordering experience
  • At least one year experience working in a commercial kitchen.
  • Education or completed coursework in restaurant services, food service, hospitality management, culinary arts, or other related field.  

CSL - Kitchen (1)
Season:    June 12 – August 28, 2016. Extended Contracts through September 24, 2016 available.
Pay Rate:
$62.88 - $94.32 / Day
Benefits: Room and Board Provided.
This position will be responsible for leading the Food Services department as a whole, with a focus on the Kitchen as a specific program area. They will be in charge of delegating food preparation tasks to all other Food Services Staff members, as well as training them in proper food production, sanitation, and food safety. In addition to focusing on this program area, they will collaborate with the Dining Hall Supervisor to help coordinate servers for meals both buffet and family style.
Desired Qualifications:

  • Current CA Food Handler’s Certification
  • Strong background with staff scheduling and supervision
  • Strong emphasis on health & safety in the workplace.
  • Bulk Food Service ordering experience
  • At least one year experience working in a commercial kitchen.
  • Education or completed coursework in restaurant services, food service, hospitality management, culinary arts, or other related field.

Meal Service Assistants (3)
Season:    June 12 – August 29, 2016. Extended Contracts through September 24, 2016 available.
Pay Rate:
$47.38 - $62.88 / Day
Benefits: Room and Board Provided
This position is responsible for assisting the Food Service Leaders and Supervisors in completing the more complex tasks during the meal, as well as assisting Camp Staff Members with basic food preparation. Meal Service Assistants are responsible for daily upkeep of specific areas of the kitchen and/or dining hall, and will report directly to the Meal Service Leaders and Supervisors. Examples of these day to day tasks include: setting the dining hall, deep cleaning kitchen appliances, baking desserts, supervising production of food for campers with dietary restrictions, etc. A current California Food Handler’s Permit (Serve-Safe Certification) is required.
Desired Qualifications:

  • Current CA Food Handler’s Certification
  • Bulk Food preparation experience

Meal Staff (6)
Season:    June 12 – August 29, 2016. Extended Contracts through September 24, 2016 available.
Pay Rate:
$41.92 - $62.88 / Day
Benefits: Room and Board Provided
The Meal Staff is directly responsible for the preparation and service of meals at camp.  This position will report to the active supervisor for two meals per day in order to assist them in preparing and serving meals. Camp Staff Members in this position should be able to manage time efficiently, be willing to learn new skills on the fly, and take direction. Their main responsibilities during these meals can range from prep work, kitchen/dining hall maintenance, serving, and dish washing. A current California Food Handler’s Permit (Serve-Safe Certification) is required.  During our three week residential Youth Camp program, this role may serve as a Cabin Counselor as needed. 
Desired Qualifications:

  • Current CA Food Handler’s Certification
  • Bulk Food preparation experience

Administration (7 members total)

Camp Staff Supervisor – Operations & Administration (1)
Season:    Pre-Camp: May, 2016 dates TBD in City of Berkeley Offices.  June 1 – September 6, 2016. Extended Contracts through September 24, 2016 available. Fall 2016 opportunities available in the City of Berkeley Offices.
Pay Rate:
$94.32 - $136.88 / Day
Benefits: Room and Board Provided.
The Administrative Camp Staff Supervisor is responsible for overseeing daily operations of the Office Manager, Maintenance Staff, and CIT Coordinator. This position will require oversight of multiple aspects of camp programming, as well as responsibility for City of Berkeley Cash Handling procedures, processing invoices, completing daily deposits, and regularly communicating with the City of Berkeley camps office to ensure smooth operations. This role requires an excellent understanding of all camp operations, customer service, and cash handling.  This position will supervise three Camp Staff Leaders (Office Manager, Maintenance Supervisor, and CIT Coordinator), as well as three Maintenance Camp Staff Members.
Desired Qualifications and skills:

  • Education or completed coursework in recreation management, hospitality management, business, or related field.
  • Staff management and scheduling experience
  • Cash Handling experience
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills.
  • Experience leading team building and group initiatives
  • Strong experience supervising youth residential camps
  • 25+ Years of Age highly desirable (State of CA Health Codes)

 Camp Office Manager (1)
Season:    June 12 – August 29, 2016. Extended Contracts through September 24, 2016 available.
Pay Rate:
$62.88 - $94.32 / Day
Benefits: Room and Board Provided
The Echo Lake Office Manager is responsible for providing front-line support to campers as they arrive and depart from camp. With assistance from the Administrative CSS and CIT Coordinator, this position will oversee all check ins/outs from Camp, and work closely with the Maintenance Staff to coordinate move ins/outs and camper request completion. Aside from working closely with all Administrative staff, the Office Manager will be responsible for delivering information to Meal Services regarding food allergies, seating requests, and altered reservations to ensure smooth operations. Above all, the Office Manager must have an understanding of all programs offered at camp, as the Office is the central hub for questions about daily activities, meals, and camp traditions. During Youth Camp, the Office Manager will act as an assistant to the Camp Staff Supervisors answering phone calls, communicating with the City of Berkeley, and dropping in as needed to provide help in Meal Services and Maintenance. This person will possess excellent customer service skills.  A background in hospitality management, office administration, or camp programs is strongly recommended.
Desired Qualifications and skills:

  • Education or completed coursework in recreation management, hospitality management, business, or related field.
  • Staff management and scheduling experience
  • Cash Handling experience
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills.
  • Experience leading team building and group initiatives
  • Strong experience supervising youth residential camps 

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Coordinator (1)
Season:    June 12 – August 19, 2016. Extended Contracts through September 24, 2016 available.
Pay Rate:
$62.88 - $94.32 / Day
Benefits: Room and Board Provided
The CIT Coordinator is in charge of oversight and implementation of eight (8) CIT sessions throughout the summer.  For summer 2016, five Family Camp Sessions and three Youth Camp sessions will be offered.  Each session will offer leadership development, environmental education, and workplace skill building opportunities for 8 - 16 CITs. During Family camp this position will be responsible for leading all team-building activities, coordinating with each department to find suitable training times for each CIT, and evaluating each CIT at the end of their session to give them feedback on their progress. When CITs are working in program areas, the CIT Coorindator will act as an assistant to the Office Manager, providing coverage and assistance during high traffic check-in/out times. During Youth Camp, this person will be responsible for checking in with CITs in their specific cabins and communicating with their Cabin Counselor to keep up to date with their performance. This position reports directly to the Administrative Camp Staff Supervisor.
Desired Qualifications and skills:

  • Education or completed coursework in education, recreation management, or related field.
  • ACCT Level 1 Facilitator Certification or Higher
  • Experience leading team building and group initiatives
  • Strong background and experience working with teenagers age 15-16.

CSL - Maintenance (1)
Season:    June 12 – September 11, 2016. Extended Contracts through September 24, 2016 available.
Pay Rate:
$62.88 - $94.32 / Day
Benefits: Room and Board Provided
The Maintenance Camp Staff Leader supervises the three Camp Staff Members in their department, ensuring that all facilities remain clean and functional throughout the camp season. Communication with the Office Manager is important throughout the day, as projects and cleaning schedules will be interrupted by move ins/outs. A good working knowledge of sanitation and plumbing, general carpentry, and facilities maintenance is important.  This position is in charge of overseeing that customer satisfaction and safety at camp is of the utmost importance. 

Camp Staff – Mait Dawgs  (3)
Season:    June 12 – August 29, 2016. Extended Contracts through September 24, 2016 available.
Pay Rate:
$41.92 - $62.88 / Day
Benefits: Room and Board Provided
Maintenance Camp Staff Members are responsible for day to day upkeep of camp facilities, as well as collaborating with the office staff during the check-in/out process. At Echo Lake we provide move in/out services for all families during Family Camp, and the Maintenance Staff is responsible for carrying all baggage to and from campers’ cars. Throughout the season, maintenance staff will be directly responsible for the smooth operation of the facility, including: daily cleanings of bathrooms, showers, and other shared use areas; basic camp improvement projects organized by the Maintenance Supervisor; and nightly trash collection and grounds pick-up.  This person will have excellent customer service skills, previous experience with sanitation or janitorial duties, and experience or interest in general facilities maintenance skills, including plumbing, carpentry, or other trade skills. During our three week residential Youth Camp program, this role may serve as a Cabin Counselor as needed.  

Camp Medical Staff (.pdf)

Weekly Rotations: June 18 – Sep. 8, 2016
Pay Rate:
$62.88 - $94.32 / Day
Benefits: Room & Board Provided. Medical Staff can bring additional family members or guests to camp with them! 

The Echo Lake Camp Medical Staff position is a unique opportunity for qualified medical professionals to join the Echo Lake Camp Staff team for one week or more in beautiful Echo Lake CA, overlooking South Lake Tahoe, CA. Echo Lake Camp is situated along the Pacific Crest Trail just minutes away from Desolation Wilderness, and offers a variety of summer residential camp programs including Family Camp (all ages), Private Group Rentals, Youth Residential Camp (Age 7-14), City of Berkeley Weekend programs, and Adult Camps (50+).  

Due to State of CA minimum standards, the Camp Medical Staff role is typically filled by a Medical Doctor, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Medical Technician, or similarly qualified medical professional. Camp Medical Staff attend to the day-to-day health and safety needs of Echo Lake Camp guests and staff. This position will work out of our ‘Health Hut’, a small facility equipped with basic medical supplies and equipment located in the center of camp.  

Daily tasks will vary based on the program taking place at Echo Lake Camp. During our Family Camp Sessions, Camp Medical Staff typically attend to medical needs of campers such as minor wounds, bumps, cuts, scrapes, splinters, headaches, or other ailments as well as attending to emergency situations as they arise. Camp Medical Staff will document interactions and regularly communicate with Camp Administrative Staff.  

During our Youth Residential Camp sessions, August 3-21, 2015, Camp Medical Staff will attend to the needs of Youth Residential Campers (age 7-16). This may include performing head lice checks, tracking and dispensing prescription medication administration, attending to basic medical needs of campers in accordance with on file Health History and Medical Authorization forms, and addressing issues and concerns such as homesickness and bedwetting. 

While medical and emergency situations can and will arise, Camp Medical Staff will have opportunities to enjoy camp and the surrounding area.

To Apply:  

The City has begun accepting 2015 applications. If you would like to be considered for open jobs you must:

  • For information about all City of Berkeley Recreation Department Hiring, visit the Recreation Employment Page.   
  • For Echo Lake Camp positions, complete the 2016 City of Berkeley Application (.pdf) and Supplemental Questionnaire (.pdf).   
  • In the "Employment Record" portion of the City’s application, list all your paid or volunteer experience, as it applies to the job. Examples include: babysitting jobs, youth coaching experience, leadership camps, youth mentoring programs, etc. If you have any questions about what is appropriate, feel free to contact us.   
  • In the “Relevant licenses, certificates, or training” portion of the City’s application, list relevant certificates that apply to the job. Examples include: First Aid and CPR, Lifeguard, WSI, etc.   
  • Attach all required certifications with your application. (Please refer to the “Job Requirements” section below for certificates required for the position you are applying for with the City).   

Please mail or drop-off your completed applications to:  

City of Berkeley Recreation Office
Attn: Echo Lake Camp Employment
2701 Telegraph Avenue
 
Berkeley, CA 94705
cveramay@cityofberkeley.info
Phone: (510) 981-6717
Fax: (510) 981-5160.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
 

 

Upon receipt, applications will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be contacted by phone or email with further instructions. 

Echo Lake Camp Staff Requirements

Negative TB Test Result: Candidates under serious consideration must provide proof of a recent negative T.B. Test prior the beginning of the program.

Identification: Federal law requires that prior to employment, applicants must furnish proof of identity and eligibility for employment in the United States. Proof may be furnished by various documents such as Social Security Card (original) is required, birth certificate, driver’s license/CA I.D., passport, etc.

Fingerprinting: California state law requires that all recreation employees and volunteers having direct contact, supervisory or disciplinary authority over minors be fingerprinted as a condition of employment. Candidates under serious consideration for hire will be referred for fingerprinting.

CPR/ First Aid/ AED certification: All Echo Lake Camp staff must be in possession of a current CPR/ First Aid/ AED certification from the American Heart Association or other nationally recognized certification provider.

Safe Food Handler’s Certification: All staff members working in the Food Service Department or with food handling responsibilities must possess a valid Safe Food Handler’s Certification, according to California state law.  

Minimum Age Requirement: The State of California requires any staff working as Camp Counselors to be at least 18 years of age OR a high school graduate.  

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