Dates & FAQs

2024 Staff Dates- will be updated soon!

Staff Training: Week of June 10th
Camp: June 17 – July 26th

Please note: Staff Training is required for all staff.

Staff Training

Staff Training is required for all staff and is paid. Staff Training is packed full of activities to help you get to know your fellow staff members, learn and practice the skills you will need working with kids and leading activities, and familiarize yourself with our site, rules, and procedures. Counselors and support staff will also be asked to work for periods of time during Staff Training week in order to help prepare the facility for camp. Time off during Staff Training is limited, so we suggest you are prepared for camp when you arrive.


Mountain Camp Marin is located on the beautiful campus of the Mark Day School. The address is 39 Trellis Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903

Transportation at Camp

Summer staff members are responsible for providing their own transportation during their time off.

Time Off

Our day consists of four one (1) hour activity periods. Most of our summer staff will work 3 of these 4 periods and have one of these periods off.

Staff Lounge

The staff lounge is a large classroom with couches and a TV, designated for staff members to spend time off, watch a movie, or relax away from campers.


Staff and campers are provided with two snacks a day. Staff are responsible for bringing their own lunch.

Personal Cell Phones

Mountain Camp Marin has a “no electronics” culture that keeps technology out of the daily camp experience for campers and staff. It is important that staff understand and support this core value, and are comfortable separating themselves from their cell phones. Staff members may only use personal cell phones during their time off, away from campers (in the staff lounge or off-site). Staff may not carry cell phones on them while on duty.

Staff Team

Our leadership team will be there to give you support and offer feedback through the summer and staff can expect at least one evaluation during their contract. In addition, we have a few specialist roles to help out the camp outside the responsibilities of a counselor.


Some people assume that summer camp will be hot all the time! It can be hot, especially during the day. Some weeks can reach 90 degrees F. Please bring appropriate clothes. Camp will have sunscreen around campus. We also will sometimes have fog come over from the sea that will make the mornings cool. We do not usually have to worry about rain during the summer.

Personal Belongings

Mountain Camp Marin is not liable for any lost or stolen property. Staff are able to put small valuables (passports, plane tickets, cash, etc.) in our office lock box, and may store prescription medications with our nurse.


Due to security concerns, Mountain Camp Marin does not allow summer staff to have visitors while camp is in session.

Use of Camp Equipment

Mountain Camp Marin has equipment available to staff for personal use during time off. Campers always have first priority with all camp equipment and staff are expected to return camp equipment in good working condition, or report any damages to a director. Staff is responsible for any damage to equipment while in their possession.

Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug Policy

Smoking is not permitted on the campus Mark Day School. The use of any controlled substances is absolutely prohibited while you are a staff member at Mountain Camp Marin. Absolutely NO alcoholic beverages may be brought onto camp property and no one is to return to camp under the influence.

Staff Screening

We fully screen all applicants before hire and during Staff Training with thorough background and reference checks and fingerprinting. This includes county, state, and national databases.