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The Hiring Process

Want to join the River Way Family this summer?

River Way’s selection process is one of the most exciting and memorable experiences for our applicants. We select the most diverse and qualified staff possible. If you are applying within the state of California, typically a video interview will be conducted followed by a one to two-day on-site group interview workshop.


Application Process

On-Site Interview Workshops

Consider our workshop a two-way interview! If you are asked to attend a workshop you will have a special opportunity to see River Way, meet our directors as well as some of our returning staff. At the same time, we get to learn 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 genuine connections to last.

Outside of California

If you are outside of California, we would love to get to know you over Zoom or Facetime! We require a short 3-5 minute video submission made by you. The video is for you to showcase your skills, talents, certifications, hobbies, and personality! We do not expect a cinematic masterpiece. Just be as creative as you can! The video should be sent directly to our email at

International Hiring

River Way Ranch Camp partners with a selection of hiring agencies for hiring international staff. You may even see some of our representatives at a hiring fair near you. We will likely attend fairs in England and Australia. Ask your hiring agency representative about how to get involved in a hiring fair! Even if you have already applied through your agency, 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 sent to our email at You should hear from someone in our office within two weeks of submitting your video. A minimum of two virtual interviews between you and our directors is required, however, it could be up to four. If you are unsure if River Way Ranch Camp has partnered with your selected staffing agency, please email us at


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

  • 18+ years old (one year of college or equivalent experience preferred)
  • Experience working in childcare
  • Love the outdoors
  • Love working with children
  • Responsible, positive and inclusive
  • Must be able to work the entirety of the summer unless otherwise assigned
  • Must be to meet all duties of on your standard job description


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. If they have not received their reference link, please email us at

Applications for the 2022 summer season are now live!

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