Summer Staff Positions

We’re hiring 2021 Summer Staff right now!
Scroll through and click on the different staff categories to see the positions available.

Summer Staff Positions

The staff at Eden Village West comprise a family with a shared goal: to create the best summer experience for our campers. This requires a tremendous amount of energy, hard work, patience, and flexibility. The days are long and demanding.

The benefits are enormous. Do you want to make memories and friends that last a lifetime? Are you ready to eat organic, farm-fresh food all summer long? Do you love helping campers thrive and grow? Be part of our enthusiastic and caring staff family. The rewards from camp don’t end once summer is over. They continue throughout your life as you become part of a network that supports and nourishes you for many years to come.

Staff applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply now if you’re interested in working at camp. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Eden Village West provides equal opportunities without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Staff Requirements

All summer staff at Eden Village West are required to be at least 18 years old, graduated high school, and have experience working with youth. All staff are required to provide multiple references, pass a background check, and participate in an extensive staff training.

Questions about staffing? See our FAQ section. Still stumped? Call us at 510.560.5610 anytime or email hiring@edenvillagewest.org with your question, we’d love to answer it!

2021 Staff Training Dates

Leadership Start Date: June 1
Kitchen Start Date: June 7
Tribe Leader Start Date: June 9
Program Head / Specialist Start Date: June 9
Counselor Start Date: June 9

Summer Staff Positions

Bunk Staff

  • Bunk Counselor
  • Tribe Leader

Kitchen Staff

  • Assistant Head Chef
  • Head Baker
  • Pastry Chef

Wellness Staff

  • Registered Nurse
  • Health Center Assistant

Program Staff

  • Aquatics Director
  • Culinary Arts Director
  • Culinary Arts Specialist
  • Farm Manager
  • Farm Program Director
  • Forest Director
  • Herbalism Director
  • Overnight Coordinator
  • Ritual Coordinator
  • Songleader
  • Woodworking Director

Leadership &
Administrative Staff

  • Camper Care Director
  • Counselor Director
  • Program Director
  • Assistant Program Director
  • Office Manager
  • Digital Storyteller

2021 Staff Positions

Bunk Staff

Counselors care for, supervise, and live with a group of campers and are their primary caretakers. Counselors are responsible for shaping the culture of their bunk, being in tune with each camper’s individual experience, and maintaining safety at all times. Counselors are also assigned a program area to support throughout the summer.

Positions Available: 20
Entry-Level Salary: $2000
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Tribe Leaders supervise and support counselors and bunk life at camp. This includes planning evening programs, providing camper care support, working with counselors to grow their skills throughout the summer, and supporting camp in many other ways. This position works with both counselors and camp leadership to run camp and ensure an excellent staff and camper experience for everyone!

Positions Available: 3
Entry-Level Salary: $2200
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Program Staff

Oversee the river and pool program; supervise lifeguards. Current waterfront lifeguard, First Aid, CPR and AED certifications required; current WSI preferred.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $3000
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Take Eden campers on a magical culinary adventure this summer! The Culinary Arts Director will be responsible for developing and managing all parts of the culinary arts program area. This includes curriculum development, supply ordering, staff supervision, program implementation and more. Culinary Arts is a camp favorite at Eden Village West!

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2700
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Take the campers of Eden Village West on culinary adventures that utilize farm fresh food! This position will be responsible for assisting the Culinary Arts Director in developing culinary curriculum, teaching safe and effective cooking techniques, and managing other staff to implement programming.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2200
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Manage the Eden Village West Farm and be the link between the farm and the kitchen! Ensure farm-fresh food makes its way into the mouths and bellies of our camp community. This position is dynamic and works with both the farm team planting and harvesting and the kitchen team delivering produce and composting. Prior experience farming required.

Position Filled for 2021
Entry-Level Salary: $2200
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Love educating? Love farms? This position is for you!
Design and lead awesome programs on the farm at camp.
Campers + soil + farm animals and organic veggies = magic.
Previous program facilitation experience required, prior farm experience preferred.

Position Filled for 2021
Entry-Level Salary: $2200
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Design and lead programs for campers to connect with the natural world and learn wilderness skills including things like fire-by-friction and fire tending, whittling, bow-making, shelter building, wild edibles, cordage, awareness games, and more.

Position Filled for 2021
Entry-Level Salary: $2200
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Design and lead educational programs for campers to identify herbs, make tinctures, teas, salves, soaps, lotions, and syrups with herbal medicinal properties. Requires coordination with the farm team.

Position Filled for 2021
Entry-Level Salary: $2200
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Plan and coordinate all aspects of bunk overnights at camp. This position will also support counselors to facilitate bunk programming during overnights, and coordinate with the kitchen and nursing staff to make sure all overnight logistics run smoothly.

Postions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2200
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The Ritual Coordinator will coordinate Modeh Ani (morning prayer options), Shabbat ritual (Shabbat Parade, Kabbalat Shabbat, Oneg, Torah Service, Havdalah), and post-meal blessings at camp. This role requires coordinating with many other staff to put together a rich and diverse Jewish ritual experience for all!

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2200
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Bring the joy of song and Jewish tradition to life at camp this summer! The Songleader will lead songs and music at various times throughout the camp day, lead music electives with campers, and contribute to camp Shabbat programming.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2700
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Guide campers as they create art, tools, instruments, and more in the camp wood shop. Must have experience with woodworking, both hand and power tools, and have experience working with kids.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2200

Wellness Staff

Oversee the health of our campers and staff. Our ideal nurse will be excited by the fact that there’s a medicinal herb garden just outside the health center. We are looking for a nurse to work the whole summer, as well as nurses to work in three-week intervals.

Positions Available: 1
Salary: $1000 per week

Are you interested in pursing a career in health care? Do you have experience working with children? Work in the Eden Village West Health Center. Assist our nurse in providing medical care for the camp community and help run the health center. This is an incredibly important and beloved camp job!

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2400
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Kitchen Staff

Our ideal candidate has absolute passion for cooking, is detail oriented, and can manage multiple projects in a kitchen. Supervise a kitchen team to prepare and organize three organic and locally grown meals, made from scratch, each day. Be prepared to cultivate a long-term relationship with camp, and guide our (amazing) camp food’s direction going forward. Requires 5+ years of experience in a kitchen.

Positions Available: 1
Salary: Negotiable DOE

An ideal candidate has absolute passion for cooking, is detail oriented, and can manage multiple projects in a kitchen. Supervise a kitchen team to prepare and organize three organic and locally grown meals, made from scratch, each day. Requires 2+ years of experience in a kitchen.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $3000
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Eden Village West bakes all our own bread. Make fresh bread daily and challah for shabbat. Bring your creativity to the kitchen! There is room to experiment with different varieties of bread, vegan, and gluten free baking.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2500
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Work with the Head Baker to produce desserts, pastries, snack and more for the entire camp! Yum!

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2200
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We are always looking for folks passionate about good food and the joy of farm to table stewardship to join us! Reach out if you would like to know more about being part of our kitchen team in some way not listed above.

Positions Available: Various
Entry-Level Salary: $2200
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Leadership & Administrative Staff

Work closely with our counselors to support the needs of all campers. Perfect for someone with a big heart who is able to communicate well with parents and staff, and work one-on-one with campers. Requires stellar listening and communication skills. Training in child development, MSW, MFT, or MA preferred. Perfect for a graduate student looking for supervised summer hours.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $3500
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Supervise and support bunk life at Eden Village West. The Counselor Director will supervise Tribe Leaders and work with them to support all the counselors. This position will also work closely with the Camper Care Director and the central leadership team to support many aspects of camp.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $3500
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This central role manages programming at camp. This includes supervising, supporting, and evaluating program staff, creating the time-off schedule for counselors and program staff, facilitating regular program team meetings, purchasing and organizing program supplies, and more. This is an exciting and dynamic role for someone who loves camp!

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $3500
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This position works closely with the Program Director to coordinate camp programming. This includes managing camper program sign-ups, coordinating all camp programming, supervising, supporting, and evaluating Program Heads, serving as the lead staff for intersession, managing evening staff events, and ordering program supplies pre-camp and managing supply procurement as needed during the summer.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $3000
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This is a dynamic position that is responsible for running many important parts of camp and works closely with the rest of the leadership team. The Office Manager is the face of camp during the summer, manages the summer office, parent communication, camper travel, check-in and check-out days, and more.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $3000
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The digital storyteller captures the daily magic of Eden Village to share with the world, through the medium of videos and photos! Experience every aspect of camp and work with our leadership staff to spread the joy, visually.

Position Filled for 2021
Entry-Level Salary: $2200
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Staff FAQ

Working at Eden Village West is a rewarding and unique experience. Each day our staff change the lives of our campers. Our staff is a strong, close-knit community who love waking up each morning at camp. If you love working with kids and being part of a team, you’ll love working at Eden Village West!

At a minimum you need to be at least 18 years old, graduated high school, have experience working with youth, and excited to work at camp! Many staff positions require additional certifications and training.

That’s great! You can mark down which positions you’re interested in when you fill out your staff application. Once we receive your application, we’ll be in touch with you about which positions we think are the best fit.

Now! Staff applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Most positions are filled by mid-January. In late-January we will update the staff page to reflect which positions are still open.

You can apply to work at camp by filling out an online application. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the “Apply Now” button to start your application!

Camp is located on 350 acres in Healdsburg, California, about 70 miles north of San Francisco. We have a private stretch of the Russian River, an outdoor pool, miles of hiking trails, a teaching kitchen and bakery, woodshop, ceramics studio, outdoor amphitheater and fire circles, a large gym with basketball courts, and outdoor playing fields.

Camp is just two miles from downtown Healdsburg, ~12 miles from Santa Rosa, ~20 miles from the Pacific Ocean, and near countless state parks.

The majority of our staff live in dorm rooms with other staff members. Bunk staff live in rooms adjacent to the rooms of the campers in their age group. Our dorms are equipped with electricity, internet, bathrooms, showers, and laundry.

Every staff member receives a day off each week to rest, rejuvenate, and build community with other staff. Break time to refresh is also built into the daily schedule.

Don’t see your question answered above? We’d love to answer it! Email us at hiring@edenvillagewest.org with your questions or call the office at 510 560 5610.

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Dear Friend,

It’s become clear that now, more than ever, our campers need the love and community of Eden Village West. That’s why we are committed to opening camp for Summer 2021, with whatever precautions are required to ensure the safety of all our children and staff.

The degree to which camp is a precious and powerful gift to our children is increasingly apparent every day – a Jewish community rooted in kindness, nature connection, and creative living where our children can be the most vibrant and thriving versions of themselves

I don’t know all the details of what camp will look like next summer or how COVID-19 will impact our community, but the safety of your children is the most important thing. There are still many details we are working out for the summer and we will keep you informed every step of the way.

I’m so grateful to be in partnership with you as we re-build Eden for 2021!

With care,

Casey

Camp Director