Become a kid’s hero at camp


Are you looking to change a life? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

Our programs deeply impact hundreds of participants each year and we need your help to make it all happen. At Bearskin Meadow Camp and Camp de Los Niños, DYF hires some of the most enthusiastic and dedicated individuals in the United States and beyond. Camp staff is the backbone of DYF and it is their sense of creativity and professionalism that make our programs a success.

We are seeking individuals who are dedicated, creative, patient, incredibly hard working, and can function in an environment with high demands and long hours. Knowledge of diabetes is an asset but is not required. Paid positions at Bearskin Meadow Camp and Camp de Los Niños include kitchen and maintenance staff, counseling staff, program staff, management and leadership staff. 

We are currently hiring for the following positions:
(Note: all Bearskin Meadow Camp positions have days off in between sessions.)

Kitchen Manager
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Location: Bearskin Meadow Camp, Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Pay: $8,500/summer
Age Requirement: 18+
Start date: June 1, 2022
End date: August 15, 2022
Position Purpose: To direct the overall food-service operation of Bearskin Meadow Camp including the planning, ordering, and preparing of all meals and snacks. The Kitchen Manager supervises the kitchen staff. 

Head Cook
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Location: Bearskin Meadow Camp, Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Pay: $20/hour
Age Requirement: 18+
Start date: June 8, 2022
End date: August 15, 2022
Position Purpose: To assist the Head Cook in preparing and serving nutritious meals and in maintaining the cleanliness and sanitation of the kitchen and dishwashing area.

Assistant Cook
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Location: Bearskin Meadow Camp, Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Pay: $19/hour
Age Requirement: 18+
Start date: June 8, 2022
End date: August 15, 2022
Position Purpose: To assist the Head Cook in preparing and serving nutritious meals and in maintaining the cleanliness and sanitation of the kitchen and dishwashing area.

Prep Cook
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Location: Bearskin Meadow Camp, Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Pay: $18/hour
Age Requirement: 18+
Start date: June 12, 2022
End date: August 14, 2022
Position Purpose: To assist the Head Cook in preparing and serving nutritious meals and in maintaining the cleanliness and sanitation of the kitchen and dishwashing area.

Specialty Diets Cook
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Location: Bearskin Meadow Camp, Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Pay: $18/hour
Age Requirement: 18+
Start date: June 12, 2022
End date: August 14, 2022
Position Purpose: To prepare and serve nutritious meals that accommodate any dietary restriction of campers and staff while mirroring the camp’s menu as closely as possible. These dietary restrictions include but are not limited to: gluten-free, vegetarian, lactose intolerance, soy allergies, egg allergies, etc.

Dishwasher
Location: Bearskin Meadow Camp, Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Pay: $15/hour
Age Requirement: 18+
Start date: June 8, 2022
End date: August 14, 2022
Position Purpose: To wash the dishes and assist with the kitchen duties.  

Counseling Supervisor
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Location: Bearskin Meadow Camp, Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Pay: $600/week
Age Requirement: 18+
Start date: June 8, 2022
End date: August 13, 2022
Position Purpose: To further the mission of the camp through the supervision, guidance, teaching and mentoring of counseling staff. As a member of the Management Team the Counselor Supervisor works closely with the management team to assure that campers have the most safe and rewarding experience possible at camp. Additionally, the Counselor Supervisor works to ensure that staff members have the support to experience their own growth while working with children, teens, and families in programs. The Counselor Supervisor serves as the direct supervisor of the counseling team members under the guidance and direction of the Camp Director.

Behavioral Specialist
Location: Bearskin Meadow Camp, Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Pay: $600/week
Age Requirement: 18+
Start date: June 12, 2022
End date: July 21, 2022
Position Purpose: To assist the camp counselors with campers who are having a difficult time. Providing guidance and support to the counselors as needed. 

Cleaner
Location: Bearskin Meadow Camp, Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Pay: $15/hour
Age Requirement: 17+
Start date: June 12, 2022
End date: August 14, 2022
Position Purpose: To clean different parts of camp throughout the day and work with the maintenance team to care for the camp facility. 

Office Assistant
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Location: Bearskin Meadow Camp, Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Pay: $15/hour
Age Requirement: 18+
Start date: June 12, 2022
End date: August 14, 2022
Position Purpose: The Office Assistant is responsible for all administrative and clerical duties within the front camp office.

Nutrition Team Member
Location: YMCA Camp Loma Mar, Loma Mar, CA
Pay: $700/week
Age Requirement: 18+
Dates: June 18- June 25, 2022
Position Purpose: To be the liaison between the kitchen staff and DYF, count carbohydrates before each meal and ensure meal times run as smoothly as possible.


Equally important are volunteers at our year-round programs including Spring Family Retreat, Campamento Familiar en Español, and Fall Family Retreat. 

Important Information for 2022

Staff and volunteer applications for the 2022 season will open on January 5th. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis so getting your application in early is best. 
 
DYF requires all staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the program start date. 

2022 Summer Camp Staff Schedule

 

May 15

Hired staff paperwork is due

June 13 – 18

Bearskin Meadow Camp Staff Training On-Site

June 18 – 19

Camp de Los Niños Staff Training On-Site

June 20 – August 14

Do I need to know about diabetes?

You don’t need to be a diabetes expert to apply for a position with us! We will teach you everything you need to know in our pre-camp training and we will always pair you up with an experienced staff member. Some of our best staff have started with no diabetes knowledge-the next one could be you!

Year round volunteer opportunities!

DYF is always recruiting volunteers to lend a hand at our numerous year round events. From our Family Retreats to our single day meet-up programs, we are always in need of responsible, fun, and qualified individuals to help make our programs possible.  

For more information, please contact the DYF Program Team