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Sunshine Day Camp is located in Santa Clarita, California. We offer seven (7) programs at local elementary school campuses throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.  Our program primarily consists of after-school care for school-age children (grades K-6), although we do operate one preschool program on the campus of Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary (in Canyon Country).  Entry positions are typically part-time.  To begin the application process, please scroll down to download our application.

Please note: We do not own or operate the two Sunshine Learning Center preschools on Wiley Canyon or Newhall Ranch Road.


Sunshine Day Camp has been my home since 2013. I quickly learned that this program and the staff had something special. This company has a great way of caring for their staff and leading them well–as both the owner and directors of the company have walked in our shoes as counselors themselves. I can truly say that Sunshine Day Camp makes a positive and lasting difference, not only for the families and children attending, but especially for the lucky staff who get to be a part of it all.

Mariah B.
Sunshine Day Camp Fair Oaks
Mariah B.

I have worked at Sunshine Day Camp for two years, and I have found it to be a great learning environment for the kids, as well as myself. It has its challenges like any work area, but Sunshine has a way of bringing out the best in all of us. I have learned that Sunshine Day Camp is a place where I can come to let out my fun-loving, zany self and make great relationships with the kids, the parents, and my fellow staff members. It’s a big Sunshine family!

Lindsay W.
Sunshine Day Camp Mitchell
Lindsay W.

Here’s what we’re looking for…

Are you Sunshine Day Camp material?

Working with children is a special opportunity–which is why we take special care in the people we hire! Sunshine Day Camp counselors are sensitive and enthusiastic leaders. Our staff are people-centered and are great at communicating with our parents and children. Most importantly, staff must be excellent role models!


  • By law, child care employees in California must undergo a background check and be free from any prior criminal conviction. If hired, staff will be undergo a criminal clearance and child abuse background check.
  • Staff must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • School-age staff are required to work daily Monday through Friday between the hours of 2-5 pm at minimum. More hours are often available, if desired.

Apply now.

If you’re interested in joining the Sunshine Day Camp team and meet (or exceed!) our requirements, please click on the link below to download the Sunshine Day Camp application. We’re always accepting applications for school-age positions, but we don’t typically hire summer-only staff.  We’ll reach out to setup an interview if the perfect position for you opens up.

Step #1: Print and Complete the Sunshine Day Camp Application.  Click Here to download the Sunshine Day Camp Employment Application

Step #2: We recommend you getting two letters of recommendation from persons that share why you would be an excellent person to work with children.  While the recommendation letters do not guarantee a job, it can help in the selection process.  You may also wish to include a resume with your application.

Step #3: Schedule an appointment to drop off the application (and letters of recommendation if available) to one of our 7 Santa Clarita locations.  You can make an appointment by emailing the facility director, or by calling the facility phone number.  For location information, and director email/phone, please click here:

PLEASE NOTE:  There is no need to submit applications to more than one center.  All applications are collected and reviewed in one central HR office.

Sunshine Day Camp does an amazing job at making each employee feel recognized, encouraged, and supported. Every birthday and accomplishment–big or small–is celebrated by the team. To be able to put your own needs aside for the needs of children and co-workers reveals the overall character of the individuals I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by each day.

Dani K.
Sunshine Day Camp Valencia Valley

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