Staff FAQ

Why should I work at Eden Village West?

Working at Eden Village West is a rewarding and unique experience. Each day our staff change the lives of our campers. Our staff is a strong, close-knit community who love waking up each morning at camp. If you love working with kids and being part of a team, you’ll love working at Eden Village West!


What qualifications do I need to be a staff member?

At a minimum you need to be at least 18 years old, graduated high school, have experience working with youth, and excited to work at camp! Many staff positions require additional certifications and training.


What if I’m interested in multiple positions?

That’s great! You can mark down which positions you’re interested in when you fill out your staff application. Once we receive your application, we’ll be in touch with you about which positions we think are the best fit.


When should I apply to work at camp?

Now! Staff applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Most positions are filled by mid-January. In late-January we will update the staff page to reflect which positions are still open.


How do I apply to work at camp?

You can apply to work at camp by filling out an online application. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the “Apply Now” button to start your application!


Where is camp? What are the facilities and what is nearby?

Camp is located on 350 acres in Healdsburg, California, about 70 miles north of San Francisco. We have a private stretch of the Russian River, an outdoor pool, miles of hiking trails, a teaching kitchen and bakery, woodshop, ceramics studio, outdoor amphitheater and fire circles, a large gym with basketball courts, and outdoor playing fields.

Camp is just two miles from downtown Healdsburg, ~12 miles from Santa Rosa, ~20 miles from the Pacific Ocean, and near countless state parks.


What are the accommodations for staff?

The majority of our staff live in dorm rooms with other staff members. Bunk staff live in rooms adjacent to the rooms of the campers in their age group. Our dorms are equipped with electricity, internet, bathrooms, showers, laundry, and a staff lounge.


Will I get days off and free time?

Every staff member receives a day off each week to rest, rejuvenate, and build community with other staff. Break time for each staff is built into the daily schedule.


Don’t see your question answered above? We’d love to answer it! Email us at hiring@edenvillagewest.org with your questions or call the office at 510 560 5610.