Welcome Staff Members

Thank you for your interest in becoming a staff member at Mountain Camp Marin. Summer 2024 applications are available here.  Please reach out to our Camp Director Mario, [email protected], with any questions.

Not ready to apply? Leave your email HERE to get our email updates or schedule a prospective video call here.

Positions are available for experienced, responsible and enthusiastic young leaders who want to work with children in a positive, outdoor environment. Position descriptions and details can be found here. Skills such as certified lifeguards, guitar and mountain biking are highly desirable.

We hire Day Counselors from the local Bay Area.

Our Purpose

To inspire a community where friendships, creativity, experiential learning, healthy life choices, values, and character are nurtured through recreational challenges.


Campers range in age from 5-13 years old (Kindergarten-8th grade).

The majority of our campers come from communities around the Bay Area.


Our program is designed to balance independence, choice, challenge, and community. We strive to provide an environment where kids grow by feeling comfortable enough to step outside their comfort zones and try new things. Our staff is the most important component in creating an amazing camp experience for our campers.

Camp is divided into four (4) smaller camps: Cubs (K-1st Grade), Blazers (2nd-3rd grade), Trackers (3rd-4th grade), and Alpiners (5th+). Within these smaller camps, campers are divided into groups by age. Campers start off each day in their group and eat lunch together. For the rest of the day, campers choose their own activities.

All counselors are assigned a group each week. Counselors also typically lead activities for 3-4 periods per day. Each period is an hour long.

Basic Requirements

Counselors must be 18 or have graduated high school or 16 for our Junior Counselors.

We prefer applicants that can work a majority of the summer, but do hire counselors for partial summers.

Training and Support

Mountain Camp Marin provides a week-long Staff Training before the summer sessions begin. This week is spent orienting counselors to all aspects of camp and the job, including working with campers, leading activities, traditions, skits and songs, rules and regulations and emergency procedures.

We are committed to helping counselors excel at their jobs. Ongoing support for counselors is provided throughout the summer in many forms. Directors and Lead Counselors are available at all hours for mentoring, advice and support. Counselors receive 2-3 “Check-In’s” during the summer for reflection and feedback on their job performance.

At Mountain Camp Marin, we target a camper/staff ratio of approximately 5.5-to-1.