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Summer 2021 Hiring Timeline

The 2021 summer staff application is now open!
Click “Join Our Staff” at the bottom of the page or click on the “How to Apply” tab for more information.

Summer Dates

Our 2021 summer dates are June 14 -August 13.

Staff members are also required to attend our Staff Orientation, June 7 – 10.

Camp is a full ten-week commitment. Missing time is difficult to accommodate, and must be approved in advance. Contact us today if you are concerned about potential schedule conflicts.

Daily Schedule

Daily hours vary depending on position, but most staff work approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. We also have staff meetings Tuesday evenings.


Salaries vary, depending upon position. The range for first year staff with no previous experience is generally between $4,200 – $5,500+ for the summer. Those with previous experience or filling area lead positions may earn more.


Our campers and staff go home at the end of each day. Staff are responsible for arranging their own summer housing; camp housing is not available. If you live within 30 minutes of any of our bus pick-up points (listed in our transportation section), you are close enough to work with us.


Most staff members are part of our camper transportation program and ride our buses to and from camp each day as a member of a bus staff team or they assist with campers being dropped off and picked up from Camp. Certain positions may require a commute directly to and from camp. We offer bus pick-up points in Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, West Hills, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, and Moorpark.

International Applicants

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we will not able to consider international applications for summer 2021.

We would like to refer you to two agencies that help international applicants find camp jobs within the United States.

Contact either Camp Counselors USA or Camp America for information on their placement services.

High School Students

Graduating High School Seniors – to be eligible for a staff position at Camp Kinneret Summer Day Camp, you must be either 18 years old, or have graduated from high school. If you are graduating from high school this year and would like to find out more about working with us, visit our Staff Positions page.

Teens entering 10th, 11th or 12th grades in the fall are eligible to apply for a volunteer position in our Camp Internship for Leadership Training (CILT) program. To learn more, click here.

Leadership opportunities for teens entering the 8th or 9th grades are found in our Camper In Training (CIT) program. To learn more, click here.