Positions & Compensation

Thank you for your interest in working at Mountain Camp Marin. Descriptions of the camp job can be found below. The compensation is at the bottom of this page. Depending on the hiring process, these positions may or may not be open. The titles below are the “positions” that you will need to choose when you complete the online application. Please email Mario at [email protected] if you have any questions. Scroll to the bottom for information on compensation.


Junior and Senior Counselors

If you’re looking to 1) have fun and 2) make friends, this role is for you! JCs and SCs are responsible for the care and supervision of the campers in all aspects of the program. Depending on the period of the day, counselors may supervise an age group, lead activities, or execute special parts of the program. They build positive relationships with campers and serve as role models and authority figures. Counselors work from 8:30-5:30 pm Monday-Friday. They need to be able to commute to work each day.
Cub Counselors – We hire a number of Junior and Senior Counselors to specifically work in our Cub Program, working with our 5-6-year-olds. Find information about the Cub Camp program here.

Lead Counselors

The Lead Counselors are in charge of their respective age group (Cubs, Blazers, Trackers, Alpiners). Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to: activity schedules, Wacky Wednesday schedules, camper groups, counselor groups, all camp activities, making sure supplies are ready, changeovers, lunch supervision, shoutouts, morning meetings, checking activities, checking group times, clean-up, and weekly meetings with the Camp Director. In addition, Lead Counselors will take on another smaller role, such as managing our badging program.

Program Directors

Program Directors are experienced childcare professionals who ensure the magic of camp is maintained at camp at all times. Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to: coaching and development of counselor staff, parent communication, and all responsibilities of Lead Counselors. In addition, the Program Directors will take on other significant roles at camp, such as leading our counselor evaluation system.

Photo and Media Specialist

This position is in charge of taking all group photos, ordering photos, organizing photos from summer for marketing, and putting together the weekly slideshow.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, uploading videos from movie making, and creating fun videos and stories to help with camps outreach and branding.


The following is an outline of our pay scale for summer staff. The pay scale is our way of making salaries consistent for the entire staff. However, if you have unique qualifications not stated in the outline, please contact our office to discuss your situation.

TitleBase Salary Per WeekMinimum Qualification
Junior Counselor$61016-years-old
Senior Counselor$68018-years-old OR High School Graduate
Lead Counselor$750Multiple years experience working with kids, ideally a College Graduate
Program DirectorTo be discussed during interviewExperienced, full-time youth development professional

Additions to base salary are made for the following situations:

BonusesAdded on last pay check
Returning Counselor (per summer, minimum 4 weeks prior summers)$200.00
Photo and Media Specialist$300.00
Referred an enrolled family$75.00

**ALL staff MUST be 1st Aid and CPR Certified. We will provide a chance to take a course during the week of staff training.

We look forward to reading your application and will contact you if you are selected for an interview. In the interim, if you should have any questions or require additional information please contact Mario, [email protected].