Work at UniCamp

Join us at River Glen for the 88th summer of UCLA UniCamp. Explore the opportunities below to see if UCLA UniCamp Summer Staff is right for you! Please apply if you like hard, fulfilling work with fun colleagues. Come with an open mind and you’ll have a great time!

Please apply by April 16

Info Session (Recorded April 8, 2021)

Summer Job Opportunities

Click on each job opportunity to see the full job description.

Kitchen & Site Staff – general staff that prepares meals and keeps camp running

Specific duties include:

  • Preparing and serving meals on time
  • Maintaining a clean kitchen, including doing dishes, sweeping/mopping/scrubbing floors, cleaning surfaces, taking out trash, and organizing supplies/inventory
  • Assisting in all campsite emergencies (including evacuations, animals, disease outbreaks, strangers on-site, camper behavior issues, and more)
  • Providing campsite support, including managing campfire, fixing/reporting issues, and more
  • Opening and closing Camp River Glen for the season
  • Participating in regular staff meetings
  • Anything else needed to ensure camper safety, provide basic needs, and encourage program success

Requirements:

  • San Bernardino County Food Handler’s Card (training will be provided if you don’t have one already)
  • Able to work outside, upright and mobile for six to eight hours a day
  • Physically able to perform job responsibilities, with or without accommodation. This may include carrying objects up to 50lbs, bending down, and reaching high shelves.
  • Be able to pass a background check
  • Experience working with youth and being outdoors strongly preferred

Pay: $90-105 per day

Kitchen Manager – responsible for overall operations of kitchen staff and kitchen area

The Kitchen Manager is primarily responsible for the camp kitchen and directly supervises other staff while they are working on kitchen duties.

Specific duties include:

  • Tracking, managing, and ordering supplies/food, including estimating quantities and working within a budget
  • Directing, training, and supervising other staff while they are assigned to kitchen duties
  • Taking primary responsibility for preparing and serving food on-time for all camp sessions
  • All duties of Kitchen & Site Staff

Requirements:

  • ServSafe Manager Certificate (training will be available if you do not have this)
  • Able to work outside, upright and mobile for six to eight hours a day
  • Physically able to perform job responsibilities, with or without accommodation. This may include carrying objects up to 50lbs, bending down, and reaching high shelves.
  • Be able to pass a background check
  • Experience working with youth and being outdoors strongly preferred

Pay: $115 per day

Alpine Supervisor – runs and manages climbing activities

The Alpine Supervisor is responsible for supervising the Alpine Tower and all climbing apparatus at Camp River Glen. Applicants must either have belaying experience on an Alpine Tower or have outside experience supervising/belaying climbing or challenge course programs. Additional training may be required before the start of the season. 

Job responsibilities include:

  • Supervise the Alpine Tower & climbing wall when in use
  • Supervise and evaluate the Alpine staff
  • Work effectively with fellow Alpine specialists on a daily basis
  • Set up Alpine Tower  & climbing wall for rotations when needed
  • Close Alpine Tower & climbing wall at the end of any use
  • Inspect Alpine Tower before and after each use & maintain equipment logs and report any issues
  • Climbing instruction to campers between the ages of 10 – 17 with different ability levels
  • Assist in the kitchen during meal service
  • Assist in the kitchen during the end of day clean-up
  • Assist in emergency situations
  • Other responsibilities as assigned 

Requirements:

  • MUST either have belaying experience on an Alpine Tower or have outside experience supervising/belaying climbing or challenge course programs
  • Able to work outside, upright and mobile for six to eight hours a day
  • Posses physical capacity to fulfill all essential job functions
  • Additional training may be required before the start of the season. 
  • Be able to pass a background check
  • Experience working with youth and being outdoors strongly preferred

Pay: $115 per day

Facilities Supervisor – maintains the buildings/grounds

The facilities supervisor is primarily responsible for maintaining the buildings, equipment, and grounds of Camp River Glen so it is safe, usable, and complies with local standards.

Specific duties include:

  • Manage dumpsters, including working directly with the waste management company and rotating dumpsters as-needed
  • Manage septic tanks, including logging levels daily and coordinating septic tank pumping with our local vendor
  • Maintain and repair activity areas and equipment, including mountain bikes, sound system, and more
  • Track and perform preventative maintenance around the campsite as needed
  • Prioritize, track, and perform all needed repairs and maintenance (including maintenance requests) on the campsite. This may involve finding and coordinating with local contractors when extra help or expertise is needed.
  • Track and maintain the pool to local standards
  • Assist the water system operator in managing the water treatment and distribution system. (Water treatment/distribution experience not required.)
  • Assist in all campsite emergencies (including evacuations, animals, disease outbreaks, strangers on-site, camper behavior issues, and more)

Requirements:

  • Experience maintaining facilities and equipment (this may include general repair, plumbing, auto maintenance, bike maintenance, and more)
  • Able to work outside, upright and mobile for six to eight hours a day
  • Posses physical capacity to complete needed maintenance (this may include climbing ladders, crawling under buildings, standing for extended periods of time, bending over, lifting heavy objects, and more)
  • Be able to pass a background check
  • Experience working with youth and being outdoors strongly preferred

Pay: $105-115 per day, depending on experience

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a New Woodsey / I’ve never been to camp before. Is that a problem? No! All required UniCamp-specific training is provided during the training dates in mid June. Because we weren’t able to run in-person camp last summer, many Woodseys have never been to camp before. We value the perspective of New Woodseys and it’s a great way to get experience before your session. The “Kitchen & Site Staff” role is a great fit for applicants without experience.

Can I apply even if I am volunteering for a session? Yes! Please mark that you are not available for your session on the application.

Do I need transportation? Having your own transportation is highly recommended, but we will be helping arrange carpools. You are welcome (and, because of COVID-19, encouraged) to stay at camp on your days off.

Is housing/food provided? You will be living on-site at Camp River Glen in our staff cabins. Three meals are provided each day, but you are welcome to bring your own food too. Staff cabins are small (4 bunks max) and have electricity. They are directly adjacent to two bathrooms.

Is laundry available? Staff are welcome to use our on-site washer/dryer when it is not being used for kitchen laundry.

Do I have to get the COVID-19 vaccine? We strongly encourage you to receive the vaccine. Since these roles involve working closely with others, receiving the COVID-19 vaccine prior to the start of the job will help protect you and the camp community. Upon hiring, you will receive a letter confirming you as a childcare worker so you can receive vaccine priority (if you are not otherwise eligible). The vaccines currently approved by the FDA are safe and effective.

Where is Camp River Glen? All these roles are in-person at our campsite, Camp River Glen in Angelus Oaks. Click here to see the location in Google Maps.

Can I apply for multiple positions? Yes. Fill out the application for the position you want most and put in the “notes” section if you would like to apply for others.

Do I have to commit to the whole summer? We will give priority to applicants who can commit to the whole season, but we frequently hire staff who can only commit to part of the season.

Application Process

  1. Submit your application online by April 16. (Late applications will be considered until all positions are filled.)
  2. Attend one or more virtual interviews over Zoom
  3. If accepted, receive a conditional employment offer and submit information for a background check

Dates

These roles are all seasonal and cover our summer sessions:

Training: June 14-18
Session 1: June 18-25
Activity 1: July 2-5
Activity 2: July 9-11
Session 2: July 11-17
Session 3: July 17-24
Session 4: July 24-31
Session 5: July 31 – August 7
Session 6: August 7-14
Cleanup: August 15-20
Activity 3: August 20 – September 2

This schedule is subject to change. Times marked “Activity” are tentative.

COVID-19 Information

These roles are all in-person at our campsite in Angelus Oaks, and involve interacting closely with other people. We will mitigate the risk of COVID-19 through measures like testing/screening, vaccinations, mask-wearing, physical distancing, cohorting, and more. These will change over time as research, laws, and guidance are updated.

Despite our precautions, we can never completely prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19.

Questions?

Email Byron “Blitzen” Lutz at blutz@unicamp.org