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Camp Counselor

Job Details

$500.00 - $525.00 Salary
Nonprofit - Social Services


Dear Applicant,

We appreciate your interest in serving on our staff at Circle V Ranch Camp this summer. We are looking for positive, energetic, and dedicated staff who want to impact the lives of children. Although extremely rewarding, it is a job that requires hard work and can be very challenging and difficult at times. It is also a great opportunity to gain valuable experience, make lifelong friends, learn about yourself, and further appreciate God, others, and the great outdoors.


The Job
**Posted salary range is weekly**

A job as a Circle V Ranch Camp staff member is extraordinarily demanding and you should only consider applying for a position if you love working with children. Life at camp requires staff members to sacrifice their normal living habits and serve as role models to our campers. This job is not for everyone! Successful counselors are dynamic, energetic, and patient people who thrive on being outdoors and recognize that children need support and encouragement to be responsible adults. 


Impact the Lives of Children
A job at Circle V Ranch Camp is an opportunity to have a lasting positive impact on the lives of children. Circle V Ranch serves children from Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties, of which 98% attend camp on a campership. We work with foster care agencies, Catholic Charities, and many other social service agencies. Our goal is to give kids a chance to get out of the city, and for some, a break from their difficult situations at home to have a week of fun. You will be asked to be a leader and role model for a group of young people twenty-four hours a day.


Life-Long Friends
While role modeling for campers is the most important aspect of your job, being a staff member also provides an incredible opportunity to develop friendships with other staff. Circle V Ranch Camp is a very close-knit community and there is something special about living and working with people who share your enthusiasm for working with children. At the end of the summer, you will be amazed at the friendships you have made.

Application Process
Please complete and submit the following:


We request that you submit all forms within the next 2 weeks. Your reference letters may come in at a later date since those will be sent to our office by your references. Don’t wait in sending your paperwork! The sooner you turn it in, the sooner we can schedule your interview.

Thank you again for your interest in serving on our staff at Circle V Ranch Camp. I look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at my office at (805)686-2696 or via email at

SVDPLA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.

The society of St. Vincent de Paul will consider the employment of qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance.

In the Spirit of St. Vincent de Paul,

Ray Lopez,
Camp Director