CampCo Day Camps

Now Accepting Applications
for Summer 2024


CampCo Day Camps is seeking fun, energetic, outgoing, dedicated people who love working with kids to work this Summer, early June to Mid-August (plus staff trainings in May). CampCo staff lead 5-12 year old campers in crafts, games, songs, fishing, boating (LMVA only), swim time and more!
CampCo has an amazing Training Program to help our staff become the very best of the best!  Many of our staff return to work at CampCo for multiple summers throughout their high school and college careers.  Learn life skills for your future career and make great memories that will last a lifetime! Apply Today!!

We are currently seeking staff for the following positions:
Camp Counselor @ Lake Forest Sun & Sail Club (Ages 16+)
Camp Counselor @ Lake Mission Viejo (Ages 18+)

Summer Day Camp Counselor Job Descriptions

CampCo prides itself on having very well-trained staff. Applicants must be available to attend all training dates listed below. Make up dates are not available.


Fri, 5/17/24 12-4pm or 4-8pm New Hire Paperwork & Manual

Sat, 5/18/24 8:30am-1pm
Summer Kick off Training (New hires)
Sat, 5/18/24 12pm-4pm Summer Kickoff training (Returners)
Sun, 5/19/24* 9-11:30am, or 12pm-2:30 or 3pm-5:30pm CPR/First Aid Hybrid Course
Various Times TBD Site Director/Asst Site DirectorTraining
5/17/24-5/29/24 2 hours online
3 hours online
3 hours at home
Sexual harassment training
Mandated Reporter training
Assigned Reading
Fri, 5/31/24 1pm-5pm Site-specific training
Sat, 6/1/24 9:00am-4:30pm General Staff Training

*CPR class available for those not yet certified

Lake Forest: Mondays-Fridays; June 3-August 9, 2024
Lake Mission Viejo: Mondays-Fridays; June 3-August 16, 2024
No camp July 4 & 5 for all locations



Please apply through the link at the bottom of this page. Resumes will be accepted in addition to, but NOT in Lieu of CampCo Employment Application. Emails without a CampCo Application will not be considered for employment.

Please remember that working Summer Day camp is a commitment. Summer camp applicants should be available to work the majority of weekdays for the summer season. Campers, parents, co-workers, and CampCo rely on staff fullfilling their commintment. We love students, and school teachers working for us! Before applying, be sure to know your Fall School Start dates, vacation dates, and last date available for work so that we can attempt to hire a combination of staff whose availabe work dates can cover our mandatory staff to child ratios.

Questions?: Call CampCo @ (949)643-9008.


Here's what previous Summer's Staff said about working at CampCo:

I loved the experiences and different types of kids.  I was able to develop my childcare skills and learn exciting new activities that children responded well to. I very much enjoyed the wide-array of activities, the consistent ones and the varied ones.  The days flew by and I didn’t mind working the long hours because everything kept me busy and engaged.  The other counselors were like-minded and I made friends out of all the them.  Management was a tremendous and encouraging presence at camp and the support was greatly appreciated.

I loved working with kids and being able to build good relationships with them all summer.  I also really enjoyed working with my co-workers.  Going into this job, I knew absolutely no one and they made work a lot of fun.  I am interested in studying Child Development after high school and it was really cool to be able to hang out with them.  I was able to learn a lot!

I became a ‘leader’ this summer.  At the beginning of this summer, I was very quiet and didn’t know how to be the kids leader.  I learned to become more authoritative.

I learned how to take different approaches when talking to kids and how to discipline.

I learned more about how to talk to parents and how to handle different situations.  I am way more confident in my leadership abilities.

The days go by really fast which is fun.  The open-air, friendly atmosphere and different themes each day made it really fun, also.  I really like the array of activities.

I loved working with my co-workers and I loved the kids! 

Working here showed me how interactions with each child needs to be specialized and there is no perfect way to act with all the campers. I felt appreciated working at CampCo.  The snacks and parties made me feel cared for as a worker.

I really liked getting to know my co-workers and meet more young adults who are in similar stages of their lives.