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So You Wanna Be a Staff Member...

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. It is our experience that counselors who love being outdoors and don’t mind being dirty, get the most out of their time at camp.

Please visit the links under JOBS to learn more about becoming part of Catalina Island Camps!

This 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 children 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”, repeatedly encourage them to clean up the cabin and coach them to being a better cabin mate. Most importantly you have to manage the temporary tension these things create between the two of you. These are difficult things to do and they require a person who is flexible and patient.

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. There is something special about living and working with people who share your enthusiasm for working with children from all over the globe. At the end of the summer you will be amazed at the friendships you have made.

The success of CIC is due, in large part, to the quality of the staff we hire. We have campers return year after year and when we ask them why, they often reply, “Because I loved my counselor.”

Please check out the links under JOBS to learn more about how to be part of the Catalina Island Camps team!


We look forward to receiving your application.!

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


Rasheed Anthony

Catalina Island Camps

Summer Camp Director

Mainland Office for all programs

  Phone: 626-296-4040

  Fax: 626-794-1401

  Catalina Island Camps
707 W Woodbury Rd Unit F Altadena CA 91001