Camp Kern

Special Needs Counselors

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Summer Camp Jobs – Special Needs Counselors

Thank you for your interest in joining our summer staff team. We are very excited about this summer!  We are currently looking for Special Needs Counselors for our Trailblazers program. YMCA Camp Kern focuses on a Kids First environment and we are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic, and responsible individuals to help create an unforgettable summer for the campers.   These counselors should have experience working with youth or adults with special needs and may be in an undergraduate or graduate program for psychology, social work, or a related field. As a Kern Trailblazer counselor, the days are exciting and tireless and the fulfillment unparalleled. For questions, contact YMCA Camp Kern.

The following information will help inform you about Camp Kern’s summer programs and the positions we have available.

To apply to be a Trailblazers counselor, please fill out the application on-line. You will find the application by clicking the link below and selecting the “Special Needs Counselors” option.

Trailblazers Application

We begin processing applications for the upcoming summer in January.  Applications are encouraged from January until August, and should all positions be filled, we maintain a list of possible applicants to contact should a position become available.  The first step in the hiring process is completing an application, giving Camp Kern an idea of your interests and background.  Once received, you will be promptly contacted regarding your next steps in the hiring process.