Camp Parent Jobs

Every summer, we have many parents who help us at Woodward Tahoe. A parent's motivation for being involved in camp may vary. Some are looking for a way to subsidize their child's tuition while others may want to bring a young child who may be wary about their first full week away from home. Whatever the reason, we're always looking for people who can help make camp a great experience for kids!

Camp Parents should expect:

Camp Parents should NOT expect:

  • A rewarding experience
  • Exhaustion!
  • To be a parent for up to 10 kids
  • To sleep in a bunk bed
  • To be available for other duties
  • To enforce camp rules
  • To meet children different than your own
  • Memories to last a lifetime!
  • To have time for personal obligations
  • To spend every waking minute with your own child
  • To sleep in the same bunk room as your child
  • To interfere with your child's camp experience

Parents are hired as Camp Drivers, Counselors and Camp Nurses. You'll be asked to list your order of preference on the application. All Camp Parents sleep in camper or staff housing, even if they are not officially counselors.

All camp parents MUST arrive by 1:00pm on the Saturday of your child's session. NO EXCEPTIONS. Late arrivals will jeopardize your employment for the week. You will attend a mandatory training session covering all aspects of your job.

Your work week will end the following Sunday at 12:00pm. If you are bringing other children home with you, they will each incur a $125 fee for staying an additional night and their own parents must arrange for accommodations in advance (your child is not charged).

For each week a parent works as a Camp Driver or Counselor, a $300 discount will be applied toward the balance of one camper's fees. Your child must be registered for camp before you can be considered for employment. If your child's enrollment is dependent on you being hired, please contact the Camp Office at 530-426-1114 x33307. We will NOT process payment until and unless you are hired.

All parents, even those who were not hired as Camp Drivers, must be prepared to drive in case of emergency. Consequently, we ask all parents applying to provide driver's license information and to complete a DMV background check. 

We also hire Camp Nurses for each week. Full tuition discount is offered in exchange for medical services. Please review the job description and necessary qualifications.

Hiring for all Camp Parent positions typically begins in March.

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