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Reaching Multi-cultural awareness through shared experience!

Thank you for your interest in Hidden Villa Summer Camp employment. Please visit our website in December for information on our 2015 Summer Camp seasonal employment opportunities. We look forward to seeing you next summer!

Are you looking for an amazing job opportunity? If so we invite you to become a staff member at Hidden Villa Summer Camp. Hidden Villa is located on the East side of the Santa Cruz Mountains, 45 min south of San Francisco. Hidden Villa offers campers the opportunity to explore our farm and wilderness preserve while learning about social and environmental justice, and develop a better understanding of multiculturalism.

Hidden Villa is committed to diversity in the workplace. People of color, LGBTQQ and multilingual people are encouraged to apply.


Please complete the proper application, below, and submit it via email to

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Returning Staff Application |
Kitchen & Maintenance Staff Application|
Health Care Manager Application|

Why work for Hidden Villa?

A rewarding experience.Working as Hidden Villa’s summer staff you will help create shared experience for youth from different racial and economic backgrounds, which will build a new foundation of friendship and understanding.  You will teach campers about the farm, natural world and give them the skill to bring about change in their communities. This is not just another summer job, it is a job that impacts the world.

Build your resume. Many don’t realize that working at a summer camp can help prepare you for your career. You will build experience that will help begin your career as a Teacher, Social worker, Naturalist, Psychologist, Nurse, or Doctor… as well as develop skills that future employers will see as quality, such as:

  •  Problem Solving: Whether it’s conflict resolution with campers or logistics of planning the evening activity, you will learn to think creatively and empathize with different view points.
  • Organizational Skills: Caring for a group of campers, teaching activities, farm chores the list goes on. All will help you work on time management, group management, logistical planning and interpersonal response.
  • Public Speaking: Develop your confidence in teaching and presentation with a forgiving audience who will look up to you no matter what.
  • Responsibility: Caring for a group of children shows that you are trustworthy, hard working and motivated.
  • Collaborative Process: Learning to work collaboratively is more than teamwork; it is being an active part of a decision made for the betterment of the community. Learning to evaluate the whole group’s needs and working together to achieve a selfless product.
  • Curriculum Development: You will teach your own activities daily which will help you to refine your planning and presentation skills.
  • Supervisory Skills: Whether you are a counselor or Leadership Team member, you will have the experience of positively motivating individuals to work together to achieve a common goal.

Can I complete an internship?

Hidden Villa is a great place to work on an internship in many different fields of study. Talk to your academic advisor about specific requirements at your school and then contact us for more information.

Check out Summer Camp Job descriptions!