We’re looking for young people who want to spend their summer helping kids between the ages of 7-14 have the best summer of their lives, all while learning leadership and career skills for themselves. You’ll spend your summer working with kids on one of America’s premier sailing lakes, helping them to master sailing small boats, and getting to be on the water yourself.
Every day, you’ll help kids learn to sail on one of America’s premier sailing lakes, Huntington Lake. Due to convection from the Central Valley floor rising and moving over the dam at our 7,000 foot elevation, the winds are strong and predictable every day. It’s a sailor’s dream!
Our fleet is comprised of RS Teras, RS Q’bas, RS Quests, American 19’s, and a Hobie Getaway. We believe that all campers should have the opportunity to learn to sail their own boat. If you want to sail and help kids learn to sail, this is the job for you!
The primary responsibility of Gold Arrow Camp counselors is the care and safety of all campers. We are looking for counselors who are positive role models, who enjoy working with kids and being outdoors, who genuinely want to invest in the lives of young people and commit to their growth, happiness, and friendship.
Counselors live in a rustic cabin or large tent with 8-10 campers and at least one other counselor in the cabin. There will be a lack of privacy some people aren’t used to, but you will have your own bed and area to store your personal items. In addition to a lack of personal privacy, this job is 24/7 and hard work. There are other summer jobs that will be less demanding and maybe even offer higher pay. You have to ask yourself why you want to be a camp counselor – if it is to have a fun, easy job this summer, you want to rethink what you consider easy and fun.
We do structured activities at Gold Arrow Camp, which means that campers go to activities in the morning and afternoon with their cabin groups. We’ve found that campers, when faced with a challenging activity, are more likely to push themselves if they’re around people they know and trust who are going to encourage them. In each activity, our main focus is always on the camper. While we do offer a wide range of fun, challenging activities, the primary goal of each activity is the growth and development of our campers. While waterskiing is a fun activity, it’s about the life lessons they’re learning – failure hurts, attitude is everything, growth and accomplishment takes work.