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Walden West (at Saratoga)
15555 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA 95070

Summer Camp Volunteer Counselors

Walden West Summer Camp offers many great volunteer opportunities all summer long. Each volunteer position provides training and experience working with peers, group management, child safety, and more. Be a part of creating something special with your time this summer.

The summer counselor program is a leadership opportunity that encourages emotional maturity and builds personal growth and respect for others. Counselors work with elementary to middle school aged children through structured group time and fun free play. Summer camp counselors gain valuable life skills like becoming responsible for themselves and others, learning effective communication, and being open to new and exciting ideas. In addition to leadership, the counselor program provides to grow as an individual and make a difference in a child’s life.

Experienced counselors may have the opportunity to give back even more by providing mentorship to those who follow in their footsteps. The Mentor Program is designed to utilize counselor’s lessons and experiences to mold the next generation into the best counselors possible. Mentors receive additional guidance and coaching that will support their journey into the professional world and enhance the overall Walden West summer experience. Mentors are selected by staff based on experience, leadership skills, maturity, and initiative.

Parents and counselors can check here for helpful information on our camp policies and program times.

Email or call (408) 573-3053 with questions.


  • Capable of following and adhering to all Santa Clara County Health Department Guidelines.
  • Be motivated and have a positive, respectful, patient and caring attitude.
  • Must apply, be invited to an interview, attend interview, orientation and all mandatory trainings.
  • Entering grades 10-12 up to 23 years old.
  • WOW Camp will be limited to one (1) week per counselor unless needed
  • Must be available for the entire assigned program hours Monday-Friday for the week (check program schedule before committing to volunteer)
  • If you are 17 and older, please read: those currently 18 or WILL TURN 18 between June 10 - August 10, 2021 you MUST pass a background check (fingerprinting) BEFORE the start of the summer camp program (more information to follow)

Selection Process

  • Returning Counselors and CIT(Formerly JCs) will receive priority for weeks requested.
  • Counselors last year that were 18+ and excluded due to fingerprinting limitation will have 1st priority.
  • High School Seniors, will receive next priority.
  • After that will be Juniors.
  • Mentors for the LIT/CIT Program will be invited from the application pool
  • Pool will then be opened to new applicants

Other Information

  • Once the application is closed, counselors will be invited to interview with staff
  • Counselors must attend orientation and all mandatory trainings
  • WOW Camp will be limited to one (1) week per counselor until filled

To Apply:

Please fill out this form below. This application will close April 2, 2021 at midnight.