Adult Camp Counselors: Newport Beach Summer Camp Paid Employees

Paid Adult Camp Counselors: Camp 2024 June 10th – August 16th (M – F)

Applications Only Being Accepted for Martial Arts Specialist. All other positions filled. Teen Volunters fo our CILT Program still OPen.

Do you have what it takes to join our Adult Camp Counselors team?

If you can teach and help our campers experience sportsmanship, creativity, cooperation, respect and friendship, Camp James is the place for you! Our Adult Camp Counselors help guide campers to new outdoor activities, and more often than not, our staff has such a rewarding and fun experience they choose to return again and again.  Our philosophy is Be Kind – to each other, the environment, and oneself.

Minimum Requirements and Commitment: 

  • Camp James’ Adult Camp Counselors and staff members are part-time and full-time seasonal employees. We operate Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30. 6/10/24 – 8/16/24
  • All staff members must be able to work outdoors in the sun all day and swim in deep, cold, ocean water.
  • All staff members must be First Aid and CPR certified.
  • Ages 18 and up are eligible for the Adult Camp Counselors or Specialist positions. Ages 16-17 are eligible for Assistant Counselor or some Specialist Positions.

Once you make an account or log into your account, be sure to click make a reservation and select staff application which is at the very bottom of the animal group list.

Personal interviews will be set up after applications are received and generally after your group interview – so be sure and check your email.

adult camp counselors
adult camp counselors

Amazing Adult Camp Counselors Needed!

Camp James is looking for stellar adult camp counselors like YOU!

In order to complete your application, you will need to have the emails of 3 professional references. 

Professional references include current and past employers (paid or unpaid positions), teachers, coaches, mentors, etc. 

PLEASE do not include friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, teammates, your parent’s friends – we want to hear from impartial people who have seen you in a position of responsibility including being a student, team player, babysitter, and so forth.

You will also need to enter your social security number for our background check.  This is encrypted and cannot be seen, even by us.  The actual background check will not be run until after you are offered a position. You will not be able to complete the application without completing this form.  In addition, you will also be fingerprinted (again after you are hired).

Your application cannot be saved to be completed at a later time. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time and have the above information handy.  Be sure to get a reservation confirmation – not just a completed form confirmation.

Lastly, before applying to our Adult Camp Counselors team, we recommend you read below about the positions and job in general and feel free to email the with questions before starting the application process.

Join Our Adult Camp Counselors Team

“My favorite part about Camp James is the enthusiasm of all the young counselors. I love the silly hats that they wear in the parking lot and that they do crazy silly songs as you’re walking in and everybody greets you and waves to you. This makes all the difference!!!” 

-Camp James Parent

Hiring Process

Each member of our staff is carefully interviewed, screened, and trained for one of the best summers of their life. Along with a pre-camp Leadership Launch training program, we provide feedback and guidance over the course of the summer to ensure individuals are improving their skills and growing. All members of our staff will gain experience with leadership, creativity, teamwork and problem solving.  If you’re ready to sign up for a summer that will challenge you, be fun, and help you develop work place and life skills, apply on our online application starting March 1st!  

See the positions below and apply for all those that suit your particular interest and expertise.


Must have high school diploma

Commit to 8-10 weeks of camp

Program Specialist

16 or older students in high school or college

Commit to 6-10 weeks of camp


16 or older students in high school or college
Commit to 6-10 weeks of camp

Camp James is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and selects the best matched individuals for each job. Employment and program policies of Camp James are nondiscriminatory in regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.