Tocaloma staff members are enthusiastic, flexible, patient, humorous and imaginative leaders. As a counselor you will often find yourself in the role of friend, teacher, coach and big brother/sister. It is a trust and responsibility that is very rewarding and serious and requires dedication as well as your utmost efforts to fulfill.

A major component of our camp culture that sets us apart from many other camps is our clear communication policy. We promote an environment where positive communication among all staff members is rewarded and negative talk, such as gossip, is not tolerated. By establishing such a policy, it allows for an environment where people feel safe to be themselves and can focus on being great role models for their campers.

We believe that this policy has contributed greatly to the amount of diversity among our staff and to the large return rate we have of staff from one year to the next. We have approximately 55-75% staff return to work every year!

At Tocaloma, we hope to provide you with an environment in which you can have a fun summer experience while making a positive impact on children and establishing friendships with an amazing group of young adults.

Want to join Tocaloma Staff 2024? Click here to fill out a staff application!

Staff positions that we plan to hire for:

  • Camp Counselor for children ages 5-13
  • Music Specialist (playing guitar or ukulele preferred)
  • Sports Specialist
  • Pool Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
    • Requires current Red Cross Lifeguard certification OR
    • Be able to obtain certification, we can help with this

***Please direct any employment questions to Erica Carlin: erica@tocaloma.com***

Please note that we will be following the LA Dept of Health guidelines, which may include operating as pods, wearing masks, physical-distancing, etc. In order to work at camp you must be willing to abide by these guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 18 years old by 6/13/24 (required) and completed first year of college (preferred)
  • Be an outstanding role model
  • Present a neat and professional appearance
  • Have an enthusiastic & positive outlook
  • Have the desire and ability to work outdoors and lead games/activities
  • Possess outstanding moral standards, character & integrity
  • Display excellent communication skills
  • Possess a wonderful sense of humor and a willingness to act silly
  • Embrace individual/group differences
  • Be safety conscious
  • Is adaptable to a highly dynamic work environment
  • Have an interest in seeking guidance and direction
  • Have a strong desire to make a positive difference in a child’s life
  • Be able to secure your own housing (we do not have overnight facilities)
  • Be available to attend in-person staff training dates (3 days) in mid June
  • Be able to complete online staff training before June 13th
  • Be available to work mid June through mid August
  • Be fully vaccinated for COVID-19

Tocaloma is an Equal Opportunities Employer