We are thrilled to be expanding our year-round team by creating a new Assistant Camp Director position! 

Click the links below for the job description, detailed information on the role, and what it is like to work at OFRC. Instructions on how to apply can be found on the job description.


PLEASE NOTE: We expect to update the section below with 2021 information in January. Thanks for your patience!

A summer working at Oakland Feather River Camp is the perfect combination between having fun and doing good. And – the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountains is the icing on the cake!

Our staff members work together to provide memorable bonding experiences in nature for our families and youth campers. Away from the chaos of everyday life, our guests can relax, soak in nature and, most importantly, enjoy time together. Our amazing staff team facilitates this experience.

Whether you cook nourishing meals for our guests, create learning opportunities for kids at activities like crafts and archery, or work behind the scenes to make everything come together, you will know that you are making a difference. You’ll also meet lifelong friends along the way and get to spend your summer at one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

We look forward to hearing from you. Let’s get this adventure started!

Mark Olson, Camp Director


PROGRAM/ACTIVITY LEADER: Guide guests through experiences doing classic camp activities, like water sports, crafts, nature, sports and more! We’re also hiring lifeguards and staff interested in working specifically with our youngest campers ages 2-5!

FOOD SERVICE STAFF: Prepare nourishing meals for our guests with flexible hours and space for creativity.

FACILITIES TEAM: Help keep our buildings and activity spaces as beautiful as the natural environment! Whether in a housekeeping capacity or doing complex repairs, this diverse and hardworking team makes our camp into a home.

OFFICE/STORE MANAGEMENT: Do the important behind-the-scenes work to make camp go–while still being an important part of our staff community.

YOUTH CAMP COUNSELOR: A two week commitment, these special staff are traditional camp counselors for kids ages 7-16 from the city of Oakland for OFRC’s youth camp from June 14-19.


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  2. Fill out our inquiry form by clicking the big button below.
  3. We’ll contact you to learn more!


Weekly salaries can range from $444/week for most program positions to $1,040/week for some of our leadership or high skilled positions. You also are provided room and board at no cost! That’s right, unlike some residential employers, we do NOT deduct room and board from your paycheck! This allows you to save nearly all of what you make! Check out all of our rates in the jobs brochure.

Many of our operations positions (Food Service, Facilities, Office) start as early as mid-May and end in August. Most positions begin on June 7th and end on August 9th. If you have specific schedule requirements, just talk with us! Some positions have flexibility. Youth Camp Counselors work June 7th-19th.

You’ll be provided meals and housing for the summer. Some staff choose to live off-site in their own homes but most staff live on-site. Some staff live in private lodging with electricity (preference given for staff with greater experience) and some staff live with a fellow staff member as a roommate. Staff have access to private bathhouses with regular toilets and warm water.

That depends on the role! Program, Office, Housekeeping, Facilities, Store and Kitchen Staff all work hard, but have different schedules and duties. You can check out the typical daily schedule here.

Most of our positions are six day work weeks and are capped at 40 hours per a week, however some positions are only scheduled 5 days a week (for 8 hours a day).

Our program positions typically start right before breakfast and last until the end of evening programming around 8:45 p.m. Time off is in shifts; you may have evenings off or specific hours for time-off during the day if you are working in the evening. You will also get at least one full 24-hour period a week as your designated off day. You can head into town, explore the nearby trails, mountain lakes or swimming holes, do laundry or relax on site at camp.

OFRC is a rustic, mostly outdoors site.

We will provide all of the necessary equipment needed for your job as well as your staff uniform. You’ll just need to bring bedding and personal items like clothing, footwear, toiletries, etc. We’ll send a detailed packing list in the spring to all staff, but you won’t need special equipment. You’ll have to leave pets, alcohol, drugs, and weapons at home. Free laundry service is offered weekly for all staff members and staff members always have access to washing machines and supplies.