Camp Via West

Camp Via West

Camp Via West offers meaningful camp programs that include children and adults with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome. Staff and campers alike enjoy life-changing experiences through their connection with the environment and with each other. Join the team today and make a difference.

Now hiring Summer Camp Counselor positions, which are paid, residential positions from June 5 – August 18, 2023 and include housing and meals. Create lasting friendships, gain relevant work experience, and most of all have FUN!  You’ll have Saturdays off to explore northern California: visit a beach, hike the redwoods, attend a Giants baseball or Earthquakes soccer game, and more.

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Job Opportunities at Camp

Camp Via West provides skills and training relevant to careers in:

  • Recreation therapy, art therapy, music therapy
  • Physical education, adaptive P.E., recreation
  • Public service, law enforcement, and social services
  • Performing arts, art, music, dance, creative expression
  • Nursing
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • In Home Respite (IHR)
  • Speech Therapy (SLP), Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT)
  • Education, special education, early intervention

See what a day in the life of a summer counselor is like at Camp Via West!

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Benefits

Camp Via West is located in Cupertino, California. Compensation and benefits include weekend/summer stipend, housing and meals, and performance and attendance bonuses. During the summer, you will also have days off to explore the beauty of Northern California – Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and all that lies between. The experience you will be able to add to your resume includes:

  • Real life, hands-on experiences interacting with and supporting children and adults with developmental delays in a natural setting that will foster skills that can be generalized into therapeutic work in clinical settings.
  • Opportunities to implement speech, language, and feeding support, as well as strategies to encourage development of participant’s social competencies in the social setting of camp.
  • Develop communication techniques to increase participation with participants with varying language barriers.
  • Develop strategies to assess factors that impact unwanted behaviors.
  • Opportunities to develop and deliver lesson plans based on camper needs and counselor interests.
  • QBS Behavioral Safety Care training provided.
  • Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification available.

Culture

Via strives hard to create an open and communicative environment for our employees. We believe in letting everyone have their own unique voice and we value what each individual person brings to the table. We foster not only professional growth, but personal growth as well. Working at Camp Via West is a unique experience that you will not find anywhere else.

Watch below to see how current and former staff would describe Camp Via West in just one word.

 

Testimonials

I am currently a medical student and work as a Pediatrics Primary Care/Disability Specialist. For any healthcare job, being able to help an individual with their daily living activities is an important skill that is taught in great detail at camp. What I enjoyed the most about working at Via West was the campers. I loved getting to know them, supporting them, and generally spending time with every single camper. They are truly the stars of Via West and the reason camp shines.

Sahil, Camp Counselor/Behavior Assistant
June 2019-March 2020

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