Summer Staff


Paid Summer Staff Positions

Our Summer Staff are the foundation of Camp! From late May to late August, The Painted Turtle hires approximately 60 people to fill our paid summer staff positions. Though working at Camp is demanding, it is tremendously rewarding. Each camp day involves long hours and limited time off. We expect a lot from our staff, but we also expect staff to gain a tremendous amount from their experience at The Painted Turtle.

Many former staff describe their camp experience as life-changing. Our dedicated staff team is made up of individuals from all over the world, bonded together by one goal: to shape our campers’ experience at The Painted Turtle into an incredibly empowering adventure they won’t ever forget. Our summer staff positions offer the opportunity to grow and contribute more than you ever thought possible in 3 months time. We invite you to read more about our staff positions and consider joining our team. 

Questions? Contact or call (310) 451-1353.


Summer Staff Positions

Summer staff positions, staff member with camper giving thumbs up!

We have many different Summer Staff opportunities for compassionate people of all talents!  We encourage you to browse the position descriptions and qualifications. 

Positions are paid and include housing for the duration of the summer and meals while camp is in session. Most positions start in late May or early June. Waterfront, Entertainment, Adventure and Leadership positions will start earlier to allow for training. All positions are required to live on camp. Cabin Counselors live in cabins, and all Activity Counselors live in a dormitory style Staff Housing building.


Summer Staff FAQs

Want to know more about Camp? We’re so glad to hear that!

Here are some questions we receive most often about staff positions. Please feel free to click on any of the questions below to read the answers, and if you have additional questions, please email us at