Work With CoolineKids!

Join a life changing program that inspires young leaders in YOUR community!

What CoolineKids Provides You

Impact

CoolineKids inspires children to become leaders no matter what situation they are faced with. You get to be apart of making that magic happen at camp!

Rewards

CoolineKids provides cash stipends at the end of the program. While in our in-person program, you will get FREE lunch everyday! Have younger siblings? They can attend for free too!

Growth

From positon specific training to leadership opportunities, on going professional development and caring feedback that is ingrained in the philosophy of CoolineKids.

Hear Valeria Explain Her Experience @ CoolineKids Camp!

Check Out Some Frequently Asked Questions! 

What Are The Different Teams At Camp This Summer?

Programming

The Programming Team is led by the Assistant Camp Director. Programming leads & facilitates all classroom activities, projects, outdoor programs & enrichment opportunities for campers. 

Operations

The Operations Team is led by the Operations Coordinator. Operations leads & facilities all food service operations, camper check-in/check-out, health/first aid, front office operations, supplies/inventory, and all the other nitty-gritty details of camp!

Camper Wellness 

The Camper Wellness Team is led by the Manager of Camper Wellness, alongside the Executive Director. Camper Wellness leads all of our camper supports, teaches campers about SEL (social-emotional learning), helps them develop social skills, responds to campers in crisis, and offers 1 on 1 support for campers with high needs. 

What Does Cooline's Cash Stipends Look Like?

Let's be clear. This is a paid internship program, not legal employment. 

Cooline is led by young people, for young people, and we know that summer jobs can be important for many youth in our community. The goal of our cash stipends is to...

All staff starts at a $100 base stipend but most earn up to $300. Specific leadership positions including Lead Instructors, Assistant Camp Director, Operations Coordinator, Manager of Camper Wellness, Manager of Extended Care & Manager of Play & Leadership can earn up to $500 for the additional time they spend supporting Cooline.

We encourage youth who are primarily applying for the $$$, to look into other opportunities.

 But every year CoolineKids staff participants say the same thing, "I had no idea that this experience was going to be so amazing, the pay means so little to me now that I have experienced Cooline", 2022 Summer Staff Program participant.

Traveling over 15 miles or over a bridge? Get up to $80 in travel stipend

Have additional questions? Reach out to Christian at Christian@coolineprograms.org

What Are The Work Dates & Times?

Depending on the program you choose, the dates/hours will vary. 

If you are just participating in the Camp Staff Program, which is 3 weeks long, you will be participating from June 12th to June 30th. Hours will run from 8:00 am-5:00 pm for the 3 weeks.

If you are expanding your personal development & service in our Summer Leadership Academy, which is 6 weeks long (in-person/online), you will be participating from June 12th to July 21st. Hours will run from 8:00 am-5:00 pm in the first 3 weeks and will be flexible in the second 3 weeks.

Learn more here!

Who Is My Hiring Manager & Supervisor?

Christian - Camper Wellness Staff, Managers & Camp Leadership Team

Alexis - Programming Staff

Jazmine - Operations Staff

Camp Location

Join Us At The Primary School In East Palo Alto


The Primary School offers a new type of school experience, a place where health, family, and education meet to support the whole child!

The Open Positions In Our Camp Program

Connect with campers. Grow your mind. Join a family. Inspire others to be leaders.

Camper Wellness Department

Wellness Interventionist

The Wellness Interventionist works to explicitly teach SEL skills campers struggle with, like anger management, respecting boundaries, body image, etc. They also support campers in crisis and are advanced support for campers who express severe emotional/behavioral differences.

Wellness Assistant

The Wellness Assistant floats around camp providing wellness support to all campers. They also operate the 'Wellness Room', a space where campers go when they are experiencing big emotions that is safe, quiet, and comfortable. Some Wellness Assistants may support 1-2 campers with high need if needed at camp.

Programs Department 

Lead Instructor

The Lead Instructors are our main classroom leaders at camp! They are lead teachers in classrooms by overseeing campers, providing teaching instruction, and leading classroom staff. Each Lead Instructor has a classroom, 20 students, and 3 counselors.

Counselor

The Counselor is the one that does the activity with the campers, creates a playful class environment, builds meaningful friendships and helps provide assistance when campers are having difficulty with their projects & activities. 

Support Staff

The Support Staff will support camp with all of our needs. Providing assistance to both classrooms and operations (as needed). They will help cover for staff absences and act as a substitute for all non-leadership roles at camp. They may also be assigned to other important areas like assisting in the Extended Care program.

Assistant Coach

The Assistant Coach will co-facilitate all outdoor play-based programming & sports. They will also be supporting our Junior Leaders program. The Assistant Coach will also support our team as a floater during lunch and in the classrooms when extra staff is needed. With a primary focus on bringing a passionate, energetic spirit to campers!

Operations Department

Camp Sous Chef

The Camp Sous Chef will support with breakfast, snack, and lunch prep and line cooking, manage inventory, organize food service for special events, cofacilitate cooking club class, and lead with Extended Care food service.

Social Media Intern

The Social Media Intern is dedicated to using social media to expand and promote CoolineKids Camps. Utilizing platforms like TikTok and Instagram to reach more donors and poteinal staff for next year!

Camp Videographer

The Camp Videographer is a master at video shooting, creation, and editing and uses their skills to create all sorts of video content. Their primary goal during camp is to gather video content to showcase our program so that our team can market camp, gain donors & recruit new staff.

Teens Program (CrewCamp) 

Operations Intern (Teens Program)

The Operations Intern (Teens Program) will organize supplies for CrewCamp, set-up and break down CrewCamp space, tables, chairs and materials, check in CrewCamp participants, complete daily list of operational and administrative tasks to prepare for CrewCamp or KidsCamp, handle food service delivery for participants and other tasks as assigned. 

TO APPLY, EMAIL US AT Jobs@coolineprograms.org

Unpaid internship. Other benefits provided.

Media Intern (Teens Program)

The Media Intern (Teens Program) will capture quality photo and video content of CrewCamp participants & programming and assist the Executive Director and Assistant Camp Director in any operations-related tasks for the CrewCamp program.

TO APPLY, EMAIL US AT Jobs@coolineprograms.org

Unpaid internship. Other benefits provided.

More Opportunities For Service.

If you join our camp staff team this summer, you will get access to earn extra money and take up expanded opportunities.

CoolineKids Ambassador

Share about CoolineKids in your school, recruit peers and share about CoolineKids at community events.

Have you been hired and are interested in this? Contact us at Jobs@coolineprograms.org

JEDI Advocate

At KidsCamp, you will evaluate practices and report back to the Executive Director on areas of improvement to ensure Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.

Have you been hired and are interested in this? Contact us at Jobs@coolineprograms.org

Remote Translator

Before KidsCamp, provide live translation and document translation on both our high school and elementary school programs for parents.

Have you been hired and are interested in this? Contact us at Jobs@coolineprograms.org

Staff In Leadership Training

Are you interested in becoming the Assistant Camp Director in 2024 and being the co-leader of CoolineKids? Become a Staff In Leadership Training and get a chance to try out the job at some point during KidsCamp!

Have you been hired and are interested in this? Contact us at Jobs@coolineprograms.org

Camp Support Staff

Support Staff participates in Operations Rotations. Operations Rotations are a time for staff to support camp in ways that our out of their direct job. Some Operations Rotations include lunch service, check-in/check-out, outdoor programming, extended care, supply management, classroom support, and daily facility prep. Each person on our support staff will have a chance to participate in all rotations. 

Support Staff include,