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The Hiring Process

Want to join the River Way Family this summer?

Every River Way staff member goes through an extensive hiring process, helping us to select the most diverse and qualified staff possible. If you are applying within the state of California, a phone interview will be conducted followed by a one to two-day on-site interview workshop.


Application Process

On-Site Interview Workshops

Consider this a two-way interview! If you are asked to attend a workshop you will get to know River Way, and some of our managers. At the same time we get to know all about your amazing personality and skills! You will be housed and fed during your interview weekend while you tour our facility and participate in fun and interactive activities. We dive right into camp-life with a series of information sessions, games and scenarios. The best part about the interview is that we provide a friendly and comfortable environment for all of our applicants where you make some of the most genuine connections in only a couple of days.

Outside of California

If you are outside of California, we would love to get to know you over Skype! We require a short 3-5 minute video submission made by you. The video is for you to showcase your skills, talents, certificates, hobbies and personality! Be as creative as you would like. The video should be uploaded as an unlisted video on Youtube and shared with our Or, it can be sent directly to A minimum of 2 to 3 virtual interviews are required.

International Hiring

River Way Ranch Camp partners with a selection of Hiring Agencies for our international hiring. You may even see some of our representatives at a hiring fair near you. We attend fairs England and Australia. Ask your hiring agency representative about how to get involved in a hiring fair! If we are not attending a fair this year please apply on our website and create a 3-5 minute video that showcases who you are. Be as creative as you would like.The video should be uploaded as an unlisted video on Youtube and shared with our Or, it can be sent directly to You should hear from someone in our office within a week and a half of submitting your video. A minimum of two Skype interviews are required.


The qualifications for this working at River Way Ranch Camp are:

  • 18 yrs of age or older
  • Athletic, creative, intelligent, upbeat, passionate
  • Love the outdoors
  • Extremely responsible
  • Love working with children


A minimum of three professional references is required. (e.g. teachers, professors, coaches, etc.) A link will automatically be sent to your referee once you submit their information into the application.

Applications for the 2021 summer season are now live!

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