Jobs at CIC

Jobs Overview

As of Friday, May 9th  , the following positions have not been filled :
Boat Drivers (Requires certain requirements & Coast Guard Licensing)

All other positions have been filled.


A job as a CIC counselor is extraordinarily demanding and you should only consider applying for a position if you love working with children and staff in a close-family environment.. 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 as a CIC counselor is an opportunity to have a lasting positive impact on the lives of children. You will be asked to be a leader and role model for a group of young people twenty-four hours a day. Your campers will want you to play with them, tie their shoes and talk about life. They will want you to be their friend and confidant. You will also need to be mature enough to tell a camper “no” and handle the temporary tension this creates between the two of you. These are difficult things to do and they require a person who is flexible and patient.

Lifelong Friends

While role modeling for campers is the most important aspect of your job, being a counselor also provides an incredible opportunity to develop friendships with other staff. CIC 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. Our returning counselors love orientation week where they have an opportunity to reunite with the friends they have been writing to all year. At the end of the summer you will be amazed at the friendships you have made.

Catalina Island

Our site is on 22 acres of waterfront property on the west end of Catalina Island. The setting is awesome. First time visitors to camp usually spend their first day in disbelief that such a pristine and beautiful area exists just twenty-six miles from Los Angeles. In order to take advantage of our unique environment all of our activities occur outdoors. (We even eat our meals in an outside dining area!) It is our experience that counselors who love being outdoors and don’t mind being dirty got the most out of their time at camp.

Ocean Futures

CIC is fortunate to have Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures organization as a partner. Jean MichelCousteau is the son of Jacques Cousteau and is internationally known for his study and advocacy of the marine environment. With Ocean Future’s assistance we incorporate marine ecology into our program during the summer and hold Family Camp at the end of the summer. Our largest cooperative project is the school year Catalina Environmental Leadership Program (CELP). Using marine and terrestrial ecosystems as models, CELP draws parallels between human lifestyles and educates young people about the importance of efficient and responsible resource consumption.

“Those times when the nine individual campers come together as one unified group is just flat awesome to see.”
-Stephen, Cabin Counselor

We look forward to receiving your application. Please make sure to read every aspect of our website and our camp, to understand what CIC is really about.

What questions can we answer for you ? Call us at 626-296-4040 or email me at


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