Working at camp can be physically and mentally demanding, however, it’s also extremely rewarding and sometimes even magical. Employment at Camp Tuolumne Trails offers an exceptional, often life-changing experience. With a minimum requirement of one staffer to every three campers, we look for dynamic adults with a love for the outdoors and a sincere interest working with individuals challenged by special medical needs.
We are built on 80 scenic acres of Sierra Nevada wilderness, seven miles from Groveland, an hour from Yosemite National Park, and about 2 1/2 hours from the Bay Area (San Francisco, Berkeley, San Jose, Oakland) so there are many local and nearby sites to explore and enjoy.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Experience working with individuals with disabilities is desired.
- Physically capable of handling the rigors of day-to-day care for the severely disabled, ages seven to older adults. Campers may weigh from 35 to 300 pounds.
- Must agree to abide by Camp Tuolumne Trails rules and policies.
- Must be able to lift 75 lbs.
- Must be able to reside on camp premises when camp is in session.
- Must pass LIVESCAN fingerprinting and Department of Justice background check.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Attends and participates in staff orientation and ongoing training sessions throughout the summer.
- Responsible for the care and supervision of assigned campers. This includes providing and/or assisting as needed in the personal care needs of the campers: dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming, feeding, lifting and transferring.
- Directly responsible to the Unit Director.
- Prepares written reports on each assigned camper and submits to Unit Director each session.
- Performs cabin duty at night and afternoon rest periods according to a rotating schedule.
- Assists program staff as needed during assigned activities as well as during evening programs. This includes assisting in: swimming, horse/donkey grooming, sports, hiking, crafts, performing arts, and nature studies.
- On the last day of each session, assists in the cleaning and preparation of camp for the next incoming group of campers.
- In an emergency, assumes responsibility for any job deemed necessary by the Camp Manager to ensure the safety of campers and staff.