The Staff Experience
River Way Ranch Camp recruits only the best and the brightest to be part of our counseling and management staff.
Applications are now open for those age 18-years and older on the date the counselor begins working. We hire from the United States, Europe, Australia, Asia, and elsewhere to provide a diversity that mirrors our campers, adding a unique cultural experience and perspective to our camp life. Counselors are chosen based on the expectations that they will be outstanding role models, mentors, and leaders.
A quality camp program has a staff that treats campers as if they were on their own, building a bond that lasts forever, and for 53 years our staff has been comprised of some of the finest individuals in the world.
Our goal is to have every member of the River Way staff depart with new and lasting friendships, new skills, and a lifetime of memories.
General Counselor & Activity Instructor
Use your leadership skills and be in charge of a bunk of, up to 8 children and paired with a co-counselor on the majority of occasions. If you’ve been placed to oversee the youngest children you will go with your cabin to activities as a group and run or help to run that activity. If you are assigned an older age group, you will be assigned to teach activities during the day, based upon your skillset. These activities will have many different children at them. Your bunk will be together during mornings and nights, mealtimes, evening programs, and weekends. As there are four main sessions throughout the summer, you can anticipate experiencing time in different age groups.
Additional Certifications/Training Provided for General Counselor:
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In order to be selected as a Manager on our Leadership Team, you must have a minimum of two summers working at River Way as a counselor or specialist, or you must have had a minimum of one year of comparable leadership experience outside of River Way Ranch Camp. Available River Way Leadership Team positions include:
Conduct daily camper-happiness checks. Stay in communication with camp families.
Work closely with the camp moms and the infirmary staff. Update families as needed, focusing on dietary, health, and medical needs.
Age 21+ and clean driving record required. Must have 2+ years of wilderness experience. Responsible for planning and executing off-property trips such as bowling, the water park or even to the popular Sequoia National Park. Must display intelligent risk management abilities and become certified as a class B driver, Wilderness First Aid, CPR, and Red Cross Lifeguard.
Must be 21+ to apply, have 3+ years experience working in an open waterfront setting, and have watercraft operational knowledge. Responsible for overseeing the Wakeboard and Waterski program and directing staff during the activity. Must be able to display intelligent risk management abilities. Must become certified in Lifeguard and CPR through River Way’s provided Red Cross training.
Must be 21+ to apply, have 3+ years experience working in an open waterfront setting, and have watercraft operational knowledge. Responsible for overseeing the Waverunner and Tubing program and directing staff during the activity. Must be able to display intelligent risk management abilities. Must become certified in Lifeguard and CPR through River Way’s provided Red Cross training.
A great way to broaden your experience in a specific area while helping to give guidance to campers and counselors alike. As a Specialist, you will teach or supervise one activity or area that you are already skilled in and in some cases have a certificate or schooling. This staff member is typically not a cabin counselor however, will likely help to cover a bunk when needed. Open positions for specialists include:
- Arts & Crafts Director
- Paintball Director
- Waterski & Wakeboard Coach
- Equestrian Coach (can be in a cabin with kids)
- Film School Director
- Camp Videographer
- Camp Photographer
- Special Events Director
- Culinary Director
- Quality Assurance Specialist
- Office Assistant
- Nurses Aid
- Scheduling Director
- Scheduling Assistant
Assist Camp Directors and Managers with the crucial odds and ends. Attention to detail and organization is key for this role.
Work inside of our camp office assisting with camp filing, organization and preparation for camp programming. Must be organized and enjoy working indoors.
Work alongside different doctors and nurses assisting them within the infirmary. Tend to campers who need infirmary care. Daily logging and documentation is required. Must be acutely organized. A passion for the medical field is preferred.
Programming all camper and staff schedules and assist managers with weekend schedules.
Additional Available Positions
None listed at this time
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