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:
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.
The Camp Driver works under the supervision of the Camp Office Manager. Camp Drivers must be at least 21 years old and have a clean driving record. Camp Drivers are 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. A comprehensive training upon arrival will provide detailed information on company policies and procedures. In exchange for your services, you will receive a $300 discount from your child’s total tuition fees.
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.
Mini Parent Counselor
A Mini Parent Counselor’s mission is to foster a positive and nurturing environment for our youngest kids who attend camp (generally ages 7 to 9). There could be up to 10 children in your Bunkroom, and your role is to be a parent to these young children 24/7. Further, you are responsible for the daily and nightly needs of each camper including eating meals with them, making sure they get to activities on time, helping them call home, etc. As a counselor, you’ll have specific duties related to keeping your rooms clean, helping kids check-in and orient them to camp, enforce rules, etc.Mini Counselors must present a neat and well-kept appearance during their stay at Woodward Tahoe and be a role model in character and behavior. Mini Counselors work under the direction of the Head Counselor. Although you are hired on as a counselor, this position is ever changing and you must be able to complete multiple jobs at any given time while at camp. In exchange for your services, you will receive a $300 discount from your child’s total tuition fees.