Summer Staff Requirements

Roughing It hires individuals of the highest moral character who will serve as exceptional role models for our campers.

Campers waving to the camera from their canoe

General requirements include:

  • Commitment to full 9-week season. Learn more about camp dates & training.
  • Completion of freshman level of college, or equivalent. For support positions, you must be 18 years or older and have graduated High School.
  • Previous youth leadership experience
  • High moral character
  • Excellent work and leadership references
  • Conservative dress and grooming code

Workplace requirements include:

  • Roughing It is a drug and alcohol free workplace
  • Roughing It is a non-smoking workplace
  • Employees are subject to follow all Roughing It personnel policies
  • Employees are subject to alcohol & drug testing
  • Employees are subject to fingerprinting and fingerprint submission
  • Employees are subject to routine background investigation by the California Department of Justice and commercial background investigation service