Working at Tawonga

Our camper to staff ratio is 1 to 1.5, providing children with an incredibly supportive experience that ensures their physical and emotional well-being at all times. Staff are hired as experts in their area; counselors are experienced kid specialists, while our programmatic staff, like waterfront, arts and crafts, and wilderness leaders, are passionate about the work in their department.

Our hiring process is incredibly selective and competitive, enabling us to form a kind, passionate, and hard-working team.

After working at Tawonga for one summer I knew without a doubt that it was the best decision I had ever made in my life.Tawonga Staff Alum

For nine months of the year, Tawonga staff members go to school, work, travel and give back to their communities — living Tawonga’s values in their daily lives. During the summer months, they bring these experiences to their work with our campers.

Working at Camp Tawonga is often described by staff as “one of the hardest jobs they’ve ever loved.” All staff live at Camp throughout the entire summer and work long hours to create a loving, welcoming and supportive environment where campers can thrive and live our mission.

Staff and campers at ceramics

The highlight of my summer was taking my campers backpacking and seeing firsthand the way they connected to their surroundings and experienced the joy of nature.Tawonga Staff Alum

We only hire adults. Our staff must be at least 18 years old and have completed high school. The majority of our staff are between the ages of 18-25, and we hire adults with more camp experience, some of whom have advanced degrees, for our supervisory positions. The application process includes a written application, interview and reference checks.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Camp Tawonga provides equal opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.


Please contact Staffing Coordinator Quan Phung if you have any questions about Tawonga’s staff or about working at Camp: / 415.543.2267.

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