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Summer camps are some of the most fun and instructive experiences for kids and adults alike. This summer, you can make sure it's one they'll never forget. 

Check out these 20 hot summer jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area and apply now!


1. Sarah's Science

Are you a science teacher during the year with a free summer? Consider spending your summer doing what you love at Sarah’s Science. This is one of the best part-time jobs for teachers because they offer after-school programs and various camps during school breaks, so you’ll never have to worry about double-booking your schedule.

They are looking for energetic camp counselors who are interested in nature and science. Counselors are grouped with children from ages 5-10 to lead activities, assemble science projects, and ensure campers feel safe.

2. Spotlight: Girls

Spotlight: Girls is a summer camp on a mission to inspire girls to stand up, speak out, and advocate for fellow young women. They believe that art has the magic and power to personally transform their girls and spark community change. With hiking activities, show tunes, and performances in plays and shows, this summer camp is currently seeking a Play Director for this summer’s season.

3. Galileo Learning

If you’re looking to make an impact in Oakland, consider spending a summer with Galileo Learning. Trust us, this is not your average summer recreation gig. Their camp is focused on creating a world full of fearless innovators.

Counselors are expected to serve as role models and cultural ambassadors, all while providing camp leadership with a positive attitude. They are currently hiring assistant camp directors to join their team!

4. Children's Day School

Are you looking for a beautiful and inspiring work environment? Children’s Day School in San Francisco is located on a beautiful and secluded half acre in the Mission District near Dolores Park. They are currently seeking camp assistant counselors for their summer program.

Counselors are responsible for developing, leading, and engaging students in their daily activities. They also have year-round programs for students, so this is an ideal situation for someone who is looking for a seasonal gig with the potential for a full-time opportunity.

5. Roughing It Day Camp

If horses make your heart sing, Roughing It Day Camp will top your list of the best summer camp jobs. This summer camp is specially designed for children who love caring for and riding horses. They’re looking for fun and motivated counselors who want to make a difference in the lives of children by sharing their love of horses.

6. Avid4 Adventure

If you’re looking for a great place to work, look no further than Avid4 Adventure. They are passionate about fostering children’s love of outdoor activities and team sports. Their summer programs empower kids by allowing them to choose an active outdoor lifestyle. They rely on their counselors to support, mentor and teach their campers with enthusiasm and passion.

7. Peninsula Jewish Community Center

The Peninsula Jewish Community Center hosts seasonal kids camps in Foster City for preschool-aged children. Their summer program includes activities like swimming, arts, cooking, Jewish cultural education, and other activities geared toward preschoolers. They are currently seeking an assistant camp counselor to join their team this summer.

8. Chabot Space & Science Center

Chabot Space & Science Center offers the latest and greatest in hands-on, interactive exhibits, displays, and Planetarium shows. Explore the mysteries of the universe and life here on earth as one of their staff members.

You can also work part-time as a camp counselor in Oakland through their summer program, Explorers Camp. They offer three thematic science camps: Camp Create, Space Camp, and Science Superheroes Camp. This program is open to students entering the 1st-6th grade.

9. Su Yun’s Chinese Learning Center

Are you fluent in Mandarin? Su Yun’s Chinese Learning Center in Albany is currently hiring a counselor for their after-school summer camp. They hope to hire a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher to bring a positive impact on their local community. There's no better job than working with children and teaching them about their culture!

10. Andrewscamps

Andrewscamps in Corte Madera is looking for camp counselors who love to adventure. They help facilitate indoor activities like zip lining, dodgeball, art, gymnastics, and sports for children ranging from age 5 to 15. Field trips to amusement parks, water parks, and go-kart racing facilities are also a part of their program! If you are a creative and energetic individual, this is the perfect place for you.

11. Bay Area Discovery Museum

The Bay Area Discovery Museum’s creative summer camp program emphasizes participation and interactive learning for children aged 5-14. Their program transforms children into survival scouts, detectives, undersea explorers, carpenters, and more. If you love using your imagination, join this team and help create a memorable experience for each camper.

12. Camp Ramah in Northern California

This Jewish Overnight Specialty Camp is located on the beaches of Monterey Bay. They integrate a Jewish education into all of their programs, including ocean exploration, performing arts, and outdoor adventures. Campers will develop skills, expand their knowledge base, and build friendships.

You can earn some extra cash and work as a camp counselor, outdoor specialist, surf instructor, trip leader, rock climber, lifeguard, artist, dancer, a logistics support member, kitchen staff member, or an office associate. The opportunities are endless!

13. Urban Adventure Camps

Urban Adventure Camps is all about exploring the Bay Area, learning along the way, and having fun. With weekly excursions to places like the Exploratorium and the Aquarium of the Bay, both kids and counselors have the opportunity to learn and discover together. They are currently hiring camp counselors for this summer.

14. Education Unlimited

Join a team dedicated to providing a fun day camp experience and get hired as a camp counselor in San Francisco. Education Unlimited facilities a program called “Camp Brainy Bunch” at 12 different campsites throughout the Bay Area. They focus on combining play with learning, so you’ll be entertained all summer!

15. BSA San Francisco Bay Area Council

BSA San Francisco Bay Area Council has a summer program all about exploring the great outdoors in California. With four different summer camp locations, you can choose your ideal scenery.

They have locations the redwoods at Camp Royaneh, the foothills of Mendocino County at the Wente Scout Reservation, the banks of the Stanislaus River in central California, or the beautiful pines of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. You can enjoy a summer full of nature while providing educational and outdoor immersive summer activities to the campers.

16. Yerba Buena Ice Skating and Bowling Center

If you’re on the lookout for the best summer jobs for college students, look no further! The Yerba Buena Ice Skating and Bowling Center hosts the SkateBowl Summer Camp every year. Join their staff and help coordinate activities like bowling, ice skating, crafts, and free play for children ages 6-12.

17. Terra Marin School

Are you passionate about the earth? Check out Terra Marin School to work at one of the best schools and camps to work for in the Bay Area. Spend your days educating the next generation by providing one day of earth education each week during the school year and leading earth discovery camps in the summer at Terra Marin School. You have the option to work seasonally in the summer or year round.

18. KE Camps

If you love the idea of adding a touch of class to summer camps, check out KE Camps. As the leading provider of summer camps for country clubs nationwide, they partner with over 100 private clubs to host day camps for elementary school-aged children.

One camp director and several camp counselors are assigned to each camp location. As a counselor, you will participate in all camp activities and assist the camp director in planning daily tasks for campers.

19. PlanetBravo

Calling all techies looking for camp counselor jobs in Berkeley! PlanetBravo provides technology-based summer programs for children. Camp instructors teach one technology class to 8 students per week, lead outdoor activities, supervise children, and collaborate with fellow staff members on all creative needs for the camp.


20. Junipero Serra High School

Junipero Serra High School, an all-boys Catholic High School in San Mateo County, hosts a summer camp for children ages 5-12 each year. They include their beliefs and philosophy into their program, so this is an ideal opportunity for someone who practices Catholicism. They are currently looking for camp counselors and directors for this summer.

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