Echo Lake Camp Staff Applicant Information:

Echo Lake Camp is located fifteen minutes from South Lake Tahoe atop a 7,400 foot ridge overlooking the Tahoe Basin. Camp programs include Family Camp, Youth Resident Camp, Counselors-In-Training (CIT), 50+ Camp, Pre-K Family Weekend, Teen Retreat, and private group rentals. A variety of Camp Staff positions are available for Summer 2017 with duties and responsibilities ranging from facilities maintenance, food service, and recreation programs, to office administration, lifeguards, and child care.  Please review the job descriptions below for additional information: 

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Echo Lake Camp General Staff Requirements

Echo Lake Camp Summer 2017 Staff Positions

Note:  Our Summer 2017 Program Season begins June 11, 2017, and concludes August 27, 2017 with opportunities to continue employment during our fall season programs through September 11, 2017 and beyond.   All staff are required to attend a MANDATORY Staff Training, June 11-15, 2017.  Leadership are required to attend a MANDATORY staff training June 5-9, 2017.  Please note that due to the needs of Camp, applicants unavailable or unable to commit to the full season commitment may not be considered.

  • BELC Staff Application 2017 (.pdf)
  • Supplemental Questionnaire (.pdf)
  • Summer 2017 Job Descriptions (.pdf) <----Click here for a full description of our 2017 seasonal camp staff positions available
  • NEW! Temporary Camp Manager - Job Post Closes January 23, 2017
  • Other Positions At Camp include:

    Camp Medical Staff (.pdf)

    Weekly Rotations: June 17 – Sep. 10, 2017
    Pay Rate:
    $62.88 - $94.32 / Day
    Benefits: Room & Board Provided. Medical Staff can bring additional family members or guests to camp with them! 

    The Echo Lake Camp Medical Staff position is a unique opportunity for qualified medical professionals to join the Echo Lake Camp Staff team for one week or more in beautiful Echo Lake CA, overlooking South Lake Tahoe, CA. Echo Lake Camp is situated along the Pacific Crest Trail just minutes away from Desolation Wilderness, and offers a variety of summer residential camp programs including Family Camp (all ages), Private Group Rentals, Youth Residential Camp (Age 7-14), City of Berkeley Weekend programs, and Adult Camps (50+).  

    Due to State of CA minimum standards, the Camp Medical Staff role is typically filled by a Medical Doctor, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Medical Technician, or similarly qualified medical professional. Camp Medical Staff attend to the day-to-day health and safety needs of Echo Lake Camp guests and staff. This position will work out of our ‘Health Hut’, a small facility equipped with basic medical supplies and equipment located in the center of camp.  

    Daily tasks will vary based on the program taking place at Echo Lake Camp. During our Family Camp Sessions, Camp Medical Staff typically attend to medical needs of campers such as minor wounds, bumps, cuts, scrapes, splinters, headaches, or other ailments as well as attending to emergency situations as they arise. Camp Medical Staff will document interactions and regularly communicate with Camp Administrative Staff.  

    During our Youth Residential Camp sessions, July 31-August 18, 2017, Camp Medical Staff will attend to the needs of Youth Residential Campers (age 7-16). This may include performing head lice checks, tracking and dispensing prescription medication administration, attending to basic medical needs of campers in accordance with on file Health History and Medical Authorization forms, and addressing general issues and concerns that arise at Camp such as homesickness, bumps, cuts, and scrapes, and occasional behavior issues.   

    While medical and emergency situations can and will arise, Camp Medical Staff will have opportunities to enjoy camp and the surrounding area.

    To Apply:  

    The City typically begins accepting Echo Lake Camp applications in December. If you would like to be considered for open jobs, read the information below:

    • For information about all City of Berkeley Recreation Department Hiring, visit the Recreation Employment Page.   
    • For Echo Lake Camp positions, complete the City of Berkeley Application (.pdf) and Supplemental Questionnaire (.pdf).   
    • In the "Employment Record" portion of the City’s application, list all your paid or volunteer experience, as it applies to the job. Examples include: babysitting jobs, youth coaching experience, leadership camps, youth mentoring programs, etc. If you have any questions about what is appropriate, feel free to contact us.   
    • In the “Relevant licenses, certificates, or training” portion of the City’s application, list relevant certificates that apply to the job. Examples include: First Aid and CPR, Lifeguard, WSI, etc.   
    • Attach all required certifications with your application. (Please refer to the “Job Requirements” section below for certificates required for the position you are applying for with the City).   

    Please mail or drop-off your completed applications to:  

    City of Berkeley Recreation Office
    Attn: Echo Lake Camp Employment
    2701 Telegraph Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94705
    Phone: (510) 981-6717
    Fax: (510) 981-5160.
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.


    Upon receipt, applications will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be contacted by phone or email with further instructions. 

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