Junior Counselors

  Being a Junior Counselor at camp is a wonderful way to spend the summer – developing many invaluable life skills!

*NOTE: Applications for the Junior Counselor Program will open mid to late January 2022

Former Junior Counselors say that their time at summer camp was very helpful when applying to jobs, colleges or other leadership roles. Many Junior Counselors use their experience at camp to fulfill any school-required community service hours as this is an unpaid position. Junior Counselors need to be current 9th or 10th graders.


Junior Counselors will have the opportunity to work with campers of different ages:

  • PRE-CAMP for ages 3 to 5
  • DAY CAMP for ages 6 to 10 (through 4th grade)

Positions are available in all Specialist Programs: Pool, Horses, Archery, and Activities.

Junior Counselors must commit to camp for at least one of the options below. Typically Junior Counselors are assigned to positions in 2 or 3 week increments.

If you are interested in our Junior Counselor program at Tom Sawyer Camps:

Step 1 Fill out the Junior Counselor application (link will be available mid-late January).

Step 2 is to attend one of our Junior Counselor interviews (details provided after application is submitted).


What are the dates that you need to be available?

*Summer dates are June 13-August 12th

  • Option 1: June 13 – June 24 (2 weeks)
  • *Option 2: June 27 – July 8  (2 weeks) *no camp on July 4
  • Option 3: July 11 – July 22 (2 weeks)
  • Option 4: July 25 – August 12 (3 weeks)

TSC has mandatory training dates for all Junior Counselors which will be June 4th and June 11th. There will be other optional training dates specific to each position (Horses, Pool, Archery, Activities etc) prior to the first day of camp, which Junior Counselors can and are encouraged to participate in.

If you are interested or have any questions about the Junior Counselor Program, please call our office at (626) 794-1156 or email info@tomsawyercamps.com


Click here to review the 2021 Junior Counselor Packet

After reviewing the above link, click here to apply!

*NOTE: You will be registering on the Camper side of our system as this is an unpaid position. Once you log in you will be able to access the Junior Counselor Application

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