At camp, our staff (lovingly known as the Unicorn Crew) becomes a tight-knit family that rallies around a single mission, fostering the next generation of LGBTQ+ leaders. Brave Trails staff members are committed, dynamic, positive, energetic, patient, and give 100% to their campers and any task they are assigned, even the gritty ones like plunging toilets and loading a lot of heavy luggage. Life at camp requires staff members to have a strong understanding of boundaries and serve as a mentor and role model to our campers.

We’re not gonna lie, it’s really hard work and this job is not for everyone. There will be early mornings, long days, late night and rustic environments. The most successful staff members are people who don’t mind getting dirty, have A LOT of energy and a good sense of humor, will gladly make a fool of themself to make campers smile, can get along with all personality types, and have a genuine passion for working with LGBTQ+ youth.

The success of Camp Brave Trails is due, in large part, to the quality of the staff we hire. Staff members make or break the experience each camper will have at camp. If you are ready to make a huge impact, work really hard, and have the time of your life, we welcome you to apply!


Full Summer Paid Positions - California: June 17 - August 1, 2020 (dates include staff training)

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  • Kitchen Assitant (2) Brave Trails is looking for a dedicated Kitchen Assistant to join the 2020 Unicorn Crew! As a kitchen assistant, you are effectively the engine room of the kitchen. Working under the guidance of a Food Service Director, your job is to ensure that the kitchen is clean and operational. You may also be involved in preparing ingredients, so it’s a great way to learn about the kitchen. We are looking for someone to join us all summer in California from 6/17/20 - 08/01/20. This position is paid $300/weekly + Room & Board. Candidates must be 18 years of age or older. This is a great position for a recent high school graduate or college student looking to enhance their working experience and be a part of something life-changing! Click here to view the full job description!
Session 1 - California: June 17 - July 3, 2020 (dates include staff training)

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  • Build On Program Lead + Cabin Counselor (2) The Build On Program lead is responsible for designing and facilitating youth appropriate and empowering lessons throughout the week that will develop into a showcase. The build on lead will meet with a set group of campers daily. The build on lead will also serve as a Cabin Counselor for 8-10 youth between the ages of 12-18. Click here to view the full job description!
  • Free Choice Program Lead + Cabin Counselor (5) The Free Choice Lead is responsible for designing and facilitating 3-6 youth appropriate and empowering lessons about a specific focus area. The free choice lead will also serve as a Cabin Counselor for 8-10 youth between the ages of 12-18. Click here to view the full job description!
  • Floating Counselor (1) Cabin Counselors are responsible for providing a safe space for camps to explore their identity and become better versions of themselves. The floating cabin counselor will be an "on-call"/back-up counselor who will jump into cabins as needed. Click here to view the full job description!
  • Admin Assistant (1) The Admin Assistant is an essential part of keeping camp running smoothly behind the scenes. The Admin Assistant will assist with administration paperwork, filing, program set-up and break-down, running off-campus errands, organizing, and other duties as assigned. They will work alongside the A Team and Directors to create a magical experience for our campers! Click here to view the full job description!
  • Inclusion Staff - Camp Therapist (1) The Inclusion team is our version of a camp mental health team. The reason we call you the Inclusion Team is because your job is not to provide therapy for our campers, your job is to have "curbside" therapeutic conversations, with the goal of getting campers back into programming. As part of the Inclusion Team, your priority will be maintaining good mental health for campers at camp and getting our teens reintegrated into programming! This will mean missing out on some camp programming and daily activities. However, the bonds you create with staff and campers being on the inclusion team will be unlike any other at camp. You are basically the heroes of camp! Click here to view the full job description!
  • Medical Staff (RN or EMT) - paid (1) Camp Brave Trails has 2-3 medical staff (MD, RN, LPN, EMT) on-site at all times. This position is paid $750/weekly OR EMT $500/weekly + Room & Board. The medical team provides basic medical needs to our campers & staff throughout our camp session. This team's ability to work together to provide our campers with quality care is critical to the success of our programming. Must be knowledgeable or willing to learn LGBTQ youth matters and medicine. Must be very comfortable working with and treating transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and questioning children and adults. Must be comfortable giving injections (insulin, testosterone, etc).  Click here to view the full job description!
Session 2 - California: July 5 - July 14, 2020 (dates include staff training)

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  • Build On Program Lead + Cabin Counselor (1) The Build On Program lead is responsible for designing and facilitating youth appropriate and empowering lessons throughout the week that will develop into a showcase. The build on lead will meet with a set group of campers daily. The build on lead will also serve as a Cabin Counselor for 8-10 youth between the ages of 12-18. Click here to view the full job description!
  • Free Choice Program Lead + Cabin Counselor (3) The Free Choice Lead is responsible for designing and facilitating 3-6 youth appropriate and empowering lessons about a specific focus area. The free choice lead will also serve as a Cabin Counselor for 8-10 youth between the ages of 12-18. Click here to view the full job description!
  • Medical Staff (RN or EMT) - paid (1) Camp Brave Trails has 2-3 medical staff (MD, RN, LPN, EMT) on-site at all times. This position is paid $750/weekly OR EMT $500/weekly + Room & Board. The medical team provides basic medical needs to our campers & staff throughout our camp session. This team's ability to work together to provide our campers with quality care is critical to the success of our programming. Must be knowledgeable or willing to learn LGBTQ youth matters and medicine. Must be very comfortable working with and treating transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and questioning children and adults. Must be comfortable giving injections (insulin, testosterone, etc).  Click here to view the full job description!
  • Inclusion Staff - Camp Therapist (1) The Inclusion team is our version of a camp mental health team. The reason we call you the Inclusion Team is because your job is not to provide therapy for our campers, your job is to have "curbside" therapeutic conversations, with the goal of getting campers back into programming. As part of the Inclusion Team, your priority will be maintaining good mental health for campers at camp and getting our teens reintegrated into programming! This will mean missing out on some camp programming and daily activities. However, the bonds you create with staff and campers being on the inclusion team will be unlike any other at camp. You are basically the heroes of camp! Click here to view the full job description!
Session 3 - California: July 16 - August 1, 2020 (dates include staff training)

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  • Build On Program Lead + Cabin Counselor (2) The Build On Program lead is responsible for designing and facilitating youth appropriate and empowering lessons throughout the week that will develop into a showcase. The build on lead will meet with a set group of campers daily. The build on lead will also serve as a Cabin Counselor for 8-10 youth between the ages of 12-18. Click here to view the full job description!
  • Free Choice Program Lead + Cabin Counselor (4) The Free Choice Lead is responsible for designing and facilitating 3-6 youth appropriate and empowering lessons about a specific focus area. The free choice lead will also serve as a Cabin Counselor for 8-10 youth between the ages of 12-18. Click here to view the full job description!
  • Operations Assistant (1) The Operations Assistant will assist the Operations Director in keeping camp running smoothly behind the scenes. The Operations Assistant will assist with program set-up and break-down, running off-campus errands, organizing, starting fires, walkie talkies management, setting up the camp sound system, and other duties as assigned. Click here to view the full job description!
  • Admin Assistant (1) The Admin Assistant is an essential part of keeping camp running smoothly behind the scenes. The Admin Assistant will assist with administration paperwork, filing, program set-up and break-down, running off-campus errands, organizing, and other duties as assigned. They will work alongside the A Team and Directors to create a magical experience for our campers! Click here to view the full job description!
  • Programs Assistant (1) The Programs Assistant will assist the Program Director in designing and implementing camp programs, workshops, and activities. Applicants must be experienced in planning and executing creative camp programming and leading songs/games. This position will also require assisting with organization, activity set-up/break-down, off-campus errands, and other duties to keep camp running smoothly. Click here to view the full job description!
  • Photos & Media Assistant (1) The Camp Photographer is responsible for capturing the magic of camp through photos, video, and social media. Applicant must be an experienced photographer and a social media wiz! This position will also be responsible for editing and uploading photos daily, creating the session slide show, and posting on social media platforms. Applicant must have a working camera and laptop. Click here to view the full job description!
  • Inclusion Staff - Camp Therapist (1) The Inclusion team is our version of a camp mental health team. The reason we call you the Inclusion Team is because your job is not to provide therapy for our campers, your job is to have "curbside" therapeutic conversations, with the goal of getting campers back into programming. As part of the Inclusion Team, your priority will be maintaining good mental health for campers at camp and getting our teens reintegrated into programming! This will mean missing out on some camp programming and daily activities. However, the bonds you create with staff and campers being on the inclusion team will be unlike any other at camp. You are basically the heroes of camp! Click here to view the full job description!
  • Medical Staff (RN or EMT) - paid (1) Camp Brave Trails has 2-3 medical staff (MD, RN, LPN, EMT) on-site at all times. This position is paid $750/weekly OR EMT $500/weekly + Room & Board. The medical team provides basic medical needs to our campers & staff throughout our camp session. This team's ability to work together to provide our campers with quality care is critical to the success of our programming. Must be knowledgeable or willing to learn LGBTQ youth matters and medicine. Must be very comfortable working with and treating transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and questioning children and adults. Must be comfortable giving injections (insulin, testosterone, etc).  Click here to view the full job description!
Session 4 - Maryland: August 8 - August 20, 2020 (dates include staff training)

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  • Medical Staff (RN or EMT) - paid (1) Camp Brave Trails has 2-3 medical staff (MD, RN, LPN, EMT) on-site at all times. This position is paid $750/weekly OR EMT $500/weekly + Room & Board. The medical team provides basic medical needs to our campers & staff throughout our camp session. This team's ability to work together to provide our campers with quality care is critical to the success of our programming. Must be knowledgeable or willing to learn LGBTQ youth matters and medicine. Must be very comfortable working with and treating transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and questioning children and adults. Must be comfortable giving injections (insulin, testosterone, etc).  Click here to view the full job description!

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