Special Needs Camp Counselor

Via Services - Cupertino, CA

Part-timeEstimated: $19,000 - $27,000 a year

Via West Counselors work in a hands-on, fully immersive setting with participants in a one on one or three on one setting.

Sessions typically revolve around: Arts and crafts, cooking, outdoor activities, and other various fun activities.

These activities all take place in a camp setting in the scenic Cupertino Hills.

What we ask of you:

  • Provide attentive supervision during assigned activities.
  • Establish relationships with participants.
  • Provide a positive role model for participants by exhibiting an upbeat, cooperative, and friendly attitude at all times.
  • Help participants learn and follow rules to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
  • Be a problem–solver, but ask for help when necessary.
  • Be punctual, organized, and follow directions.
  • Be able to assist and care for all of your participant's needs
  • Be able to work long shifts


  • Room and Board (While working)
  • Meals
  • Possible tuition reimbursement
  • Possible Commitment Bonus depending on sessions worked

Schedule: Weekends (2x a month), Saturdays (Example Schedule below)

  • February 1-3, 2019 Chinese New Year Adults Ages 16+
  • February 15-18, 2019 (Fri-Mon) Amazon Rainforest Adventure Kids, Teens, and Young Adults Ages 5-22
  • March 8-10, 2019 Parks & Rec Kids, Teens, and Young Adults Ages 5-22
  • March 22-24, 2019 Chopped Adults Ages 18+
  • March 29-31, 2019 Via West In Space Kids, Teens, and Young Adults Ages 5-22
  • April 5-7, 2019 Denim & Diamonds Adults Ages 18+
  • April 12-14, 2019 Barnyard Bonanza Kids, Teens, and Young Adults Ages 5-22
  • April 26-28, 2019 Altitude Kids, Teens, and Young Adults Ages 9-22
  • May 3-5, 2019 Water Wonderland Kids, Teens, and Young Adults Ages 5-22
  • May 17-19, 2019 Suite Life of Via West Adults Ages 18+

Full Schedule w/ details: http://viaservices.org/assets/images/uploads/misc/2018-2019_Fall_Winter_Spring_Registration_Brochure.pdf


  • At least 16 years of age.
  • Willingness to work with people with developmental and physical disabilities.
  • Flexible and caring

Job Type: Part-time


  • Special Needs: 1 year (Preferred)

Working days:

  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Hours per week:

  • 20-29

Overtime often available:

  • No