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.  They are able to balance fun with safety.  Our staff are people-centered and are great at communicating with our parents and children. Most importantly, Sunshine Day Camp staff are role models to the children we serve!

If you are passionate about keeping children SAFE and helping them have FUN we encourage you to learn more about the application process below.

YES, we are FULLY COVID compliant with State and Local Health Orders!

We get it, you need a job!  Why not come to a company that is passionate about the families we serve and the employees we hire. 

There are lots of employment opportunities out there…but there is nothing more rewarding than working with children (that is assuming you enjoy working with kids)!   In addition to working for a great cause, here are some tangible benefits of working at Sunshine Day Camp:

  • Starting pay $16 per hour (15-25 hours a week)
  • Consistent shifts and schedules
  • No weekends-That is right, all shifts are daily, Monday-Friday.  Staff must be available Monday-Friday, everyday, from a minimum of 2p-5p.
  • Holidays-We observe and are closed most national holidays which means you have the day off!  Holidays include: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.
  • Part Time-All of our entry level positions are part-time, which works perfectly for college students, or anyone looking for part-time work.  While entry level positions are part time, we do have several full time positions at each center.  We typically hire from within to fill those positions.
  • Experience-Whether you are looking to be teacher, coach, doctor, manager, or anything else, the training and experience you will receive at Sunshine Day Camp can be valuable assets for other job opportunities in the future.

Work Requirements-Sunshine Day Camp is a licensed childcare by the State of California, Department of Social Services.

  • By law, childcare 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.
  • Per licensing, staff must be at least 18 years of age or older, or have a high school diploma
  • Per licensing, employees are required to undergo a health screening with their doctor to certify they are physically able to work with children.  The health screening process also includes a TB test and proper immunizations as required by the State.
  • Staff work daily, Monday through Friday.  While most shifts are part-time, afternoon hours, recent school closures may allow for additional morning shifts, and/or full time hours.

Sunshine Day Camp is located in the Santa Clarita Valley, in Los Angeles, California, and follows all State and local employment laws.

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 operates year-round, and consists of before and after-school care, extended care during school breaks, and summer camp.  We serve school-age children (grades K-6).  Entry positions are typically part-time.  To begin the application process, please scroll down to download our application.

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.

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

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.

Apply now

If you’re interested in joining the Sunshine Day Camp team and meet (or exceed!) the requirements above, please click on the link below to download the Sunshine Day Camp application.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the application and interview process will be completely remote.  Here are the steps to begin the application process:

  1. Complete the Sunshine Day Camp Application.  Click Here to complete the online application
  2. Once you complete the online application, we recommend you getting one or 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.
  3. Email your letter of recommendation(s) if available to
  4. Once we receive your application and letter of recommendation (if available), we will reach out regarding potential interviews.
  5. Interviews are held via zoom, and are usually 20-30 minutes.

Still have a few questions?

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