Resident Staff

Hiring is open for 2023. If you would like to find our more information, please email Program Director Maggie Rutherford at

To apply for a Resident Staff Position, fill out this application.

 If you have an appetite for adventure and want to make a difference in children’s lives, Galilee could be the place for you! Galilee is an Episcopal camp that offers a meaningful and adventurous program for youth ages 8 to 16. As a resident staff person at Galilee, you will take the lead in building a welcoming community where campers and counselors alike can grow and flourish. The camp is located right on the shore of Lake Tahoe, one of the most breathtaking sites of natural beauty in the world. 

As a resident staff person at Galilee, you will:

•        Lead overnight backpacking trips, including cooking and camping as a group
•        Take groups rock climbing on a challenging natural crag
•        Explore Lake Tahoe on kayaking adventures
•        Work with other young adults in a shared leadership model
•        Mentor high school – aged counselors and help them develop as leaders
•        Sing, dance and lead improvisational theater
•        Reflect on and evaluate the program and your own experiences
•        Live in an inclusive community

As a resident staff person at Galilee, you will be an essential part of the summer program. You will have opportunities to contribute to the goals and themes of each session in addition to facilitating the day-to-day experiences of the groups. You will also attend a staff training, be a part of our counselor training program, and act as a role model for campers and counselors throughout the summer.

Resident Staff must be at least 18 years old and have graduated from high school. A year of college or work experience is preferred. Lifeguard certification is required.  Galilee provides free lifeguard training  June 12-15, 2023.  If already a certified waterfront lifeguard, you may arrive on June 18 to begin staff training.  The summer camp season runs through August 5.

Compensation: $400 per week for 9 weeks plus full room and the best (mostly local and organic!) food around. Small educational grants are available for those in college, universities, or trade schools.

  For questions or more information please contact Maggie Rutherford at or by calling 775 749-5546.

A Job Description for Counselors and Staff is available here.

To apply for a Resident Staff Position, fill out this application.

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