Every summer, we have many parents who help us at Woodward Tahoe. A parent's motivation for being involved in camp may vary: some are looking for a way to subsidize their child's tuition, others may want to bring a young child who may be leery about their first full week away from home. Whatever the reason, we're always looking for people who can help make camp a great experience for kids!
Camp Parents should expect:
Camp Parents should NOT expect:
- A rewarding experience
- To be a parent for up to 10 kids
- To sleep in a bunk bed
- To be available for other duties
- To enforce camp rules
- To meet children different than your own
- Memories to last a lifetime!
- To have time for personal obligations
- To spend every waking minute with your own child
- To sleep in the same bunk room as your child
- To interfere with your child's camp experience
Parents are hired as Camp Drivers, General Counselors and Camp Nurses. You'll be asked to list your order of preference on the application. All Camp Parents sleep in camper or staff housing, even if they are not officially counselors.
All camp parents MUST arrive by 10:00am on the Sunday of your child's session. NO EXCEPTIONS. Late arrivals will jeopardize your employment for the week. You will attend a mandatory training session covering all aspects of your job.
Your work week will end the following Sunday at 5:00pm. If you are bringing other children home with you, they will each incur a $125 fee for staying an additional night and their own parents must arrange for accommodations in advance (your child is not charged).
For each week a parent works as a Camp Parent, a $300 discount will be applied toward the balance of one camper's fees. Your child must be registered for camp before you can be considered for employment. If your child's enrollment is dependent on you being hired, please contact the Camp Office at 530-426-1114 x33307. We will NOT process payment until and unless you are hired.
All parents, even those who were not hired as Camp Drivers, must be prepared to drive in case of emergency. Consequently, we ask all parents applying to provide driver's license information.
We also hire Camp Nurses for each week. Full tuition discount is offered in exchange for medical services. Please review the job description and necessary qualifications.
Camper's registration form must accompany employment application. Hiring typically begins in March.
AVAILABLE CAMP PARENT JOBS:
Camp Drivers must be at least 25 years old and have a clean driving record for the past year. A Camp Driver is typically responsible for transporting campers, staff and special guests to and from airports, bus stations or medical facilities with camp vehicles. Drivers have scheduled work times and are also on-call during their entire stay in case of emergency. This is not a paid position; Camp Drivers are parents of campers who work in exchange for a discount on their child's camp tuition fees. Camp Driver are our first priority for Camp Parent hiring.
A Micro Parent typically works with children aged 7 to 9 and is the counselor for these children all week. There could be up to 10 children in your bunk room. Your role is to be a parent to these young children all week, to eat meals with them, make sure they get to activities on time, help them to call home, etc. As a counselor, you'll have specific duties related to keeping the cabin clean, helping campers check-in and orient them to camp, enforce rules, participate in recreation activities, etc. A comprehensive training upon arrival will provide detailed information. This is not a paid position; Micro Parents are parents of campers who work in exchange for a discount on their child's camp tuition fees. Micro Moms & Dads are our second priority for Camp Parent hiring.
Camp Nurses are responsible for providing medical coverage to campers and staff and related administrative duties. Nurses will have responsibilities including medical paperwork, medical rescues, dispensing medication, and caretaking for those individuals needing to spend periods of time in the camp infirmary. Nurses will work in conjunction with other camp medical staff including Ski Patrol and certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) to provide medical injury coverage. Nurses will communicate campers’ medical needs to appropriate staff so arrangements can be made to alter training and/or recreation as needed. Nurses are expected to assist campers in resuming activity as quickly and safely as possible. Nurses are expected to provide a quiet, professional, caring environment for those in medical need. This is not a paid position; nurses are parents of campers who work in exchange for a full discount
on their child's camp tuition fees.