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Cabin, Program, and Leadership Positions
The Painted Turtle (medical specialty camp)

Make a difference this summer at The Painted Turtle, a medical specialty camp in California for children with serious medical conditions. We are seeking fun, enthusiastic and responsible individuals for our 2012 staff team. We offer both paid summer positions and year-round volunteering opportunities.

We are a member of the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, a family of camps first started by Paul Newman. Through therapeutic, safe, and just plain fun year-round programs, The Painted Turtle provides a life-changing, free-of-charge experience to children facing serious illness.

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 empowering, unforgettable adventure.

We are currently seeking Cabin, Program and Leadership staff for Summer 2012.

Paid positions require a summer commitment from June 3 until August 22, including a week-long, mandatory staff orientation. Select positions require earlier start dates, including:
Adventure Team: May 27
Waterfront Team: May 28
Bale Leaders and PFDs: May 28
Entertainment Team: May 29
Leadership: TBA

If you are unable to work for the duration of the summer, consider joining our volunteer team for a week-long Cabin Counselor opportunity.

Submit an online application anytime at our website Summer staff positions are paid and require living on-site at our residential camp. Positions include housing for the duration of the summer and meals while camp in session. We hire international staff! (Hired individuals are responsible for their own visa costs.)

Paid positions include Cabin Counselor and Program Counselor roles. Program areas include Entertainment Team, Camp Musician, Creative Arts (Theatre and Moviemaking), Waterfront Team (Lifeguards for Pool/ Fishing and Boating), Adventure Team (High/Low Ropes & Teambuilding, Archery), Arts and Crafts, Woodshop, Discovery (Nature & Science), and Camp Photographer. We also offer seasonal camp leadership positions.

In addition to our paid summer positions, The Painted Turtle also offers year-round volunteer opportunities. Volunteering is a great way to get involved with our program! Please see our website for more details.

If you have any questions about staff positions, please write to

Thank you for your interest!

Position Type
Permanent Full-Time, Temporary/Seasonal – Full Time
June 2-August 22 (3 month seasonal position)
Hours Per Week
75 (approximate, varies based on camp schedule each week)
See job description on website for full details.
Job Location(s)
Lake Hughes, California
Job Function
Advocacy, Animal Care (Non-Veterinary), Animal Care (Veterinary), Childcare, Coaching, Community Service, Conflict Resolution, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Curriculum Development, Domestic Care / Services, Education/Teaching, Health Services / Healthcare, Healthcare, Human Resources, Investigation, Law Enforcement, Lawyer / Attorney / Legal Advisor, Ministry / Clergy, Other, Research, Social Services, Social Work, Training, Volunteer 

How To Apply
Submit your resume through our online application system at the following link: 

Requested Documents:

  • Resume

Note: Candidates are required to submit an online application for consideration through The Painted Turtle website. You can go to the application directly at the following link:

Important Dates
Posted On:
Jan 20, 2012 

Applications Accepted Until:
Feb 19, 2012

Contact Information
Employer: The Painted Turtle
Name: 4 Kristin Friedersdorf
Title: Assistant Camp Director (Residential Life)
Phone: 310-451-1353 ext. 112
Fax: 310-451-1357
Address: 1300 4th Street
Santa Monica , CA
90401-1370 United States
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