Casti Camp Assistant Summer Program Director

About Castilleja
Castilleja is a non-sectarian, independent school for girls in grades 6-12. Our mission is to educate motivated young women to become confident thinkers and compassionate leaders with a sense of purpose to effect change in the world.

About Casti Camp
For more than 55 years, Castilleja School has been home to Casti Camp, offering all-day, all-girl fun! Girls who come to camp experience the true meaning of summer with dedicated time and space for play, creativity, exploration, and discovery. For many new campers, this is their first camp experience, and we immediately see them develop confidence as they settle into making decisions for themselves and building new friendships. For returning campers, we notice they stand a little taller and smile a little wider the moment they arrive.  Casti Camp is a wonderful combination of cherished tradition and exciting activities, creating a world that is both relevant and inspiring for girls today. Our camp is available to rising 2nd-6th graders, and we offer a vibrant Counselor-in-Leadership-Training (CiLT) program to rising 7th-9th graders. These older mentors offer valuable and lasting lessons in leadership to our younger campers.

Casti Camp is located at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, and our facilities include gymnasiums, art rooms, a swimming pool, classrooms, stage, field and more! A delicious lunch and snack are provided every day. Extended Day Care is also available.

Assistant Director Job Responsibilities:
The Assistant Director reports to the Camp Director and assists in the planning, directing, and supervision of all camp programs and staff. The Assistant Director will serve as a role model to campers and staff through their actions, manners, language, and general conduct. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Ensuring the safety and wellness of participants

  • Overseeing a wide variety of activities for campers, counselors, and the CiLT (Counselor in Leadership Training) coordinators

  • Communicating with parents

  • Assisting with preparations for weekly staff meetings

  • Assisting with food, supplies, and equipment ordering for camp and arranging for proper distribution

  • Assisting with executing office procedures, including opening and closing day logistics for staff and campers

  • Helping develop routines, schedules, and procedures for camp operation

  • Maintaining a safe environment at the camp and ensuring that proper safety precautions are being followed

  • Assisting counselors and camp staff wherever needed 

  • Communicating regularly with Camp Director regarding updates and concerns


  • Highly collaborative with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a high degree of patience, and positivity

  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines

  • Commitment to equity and inclusion

  • Experienced with Google docs and iMovie


  • B.A. or B.S., preferably with a degree in Education or a related field
  • 1-2 years prior experience working as a teacher or camp counselor with children entering 2nd-9th grade
  • Preferably has prior supervisory experience including strong leadership skills to motivate and engage camp counselors.
  • Must be available to work from June 1, 2020, through August 7, 2020, from 7:30am until 4:30pm, Monday through Friday

Physical Demands:
The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities; recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as boxes. Must be able to assist and lead campers in cases of emergency (fire, earthquake, illness or injury).

Work Environment:
This position will work indoors and outside throughout the duration of the camp.

For Consideration:
Please send a resume, cover letter and application to You must use ASSTCAMPDIR as the subject of your email. Compensation commensurate with experience.