Employment Opportunities

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.  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, staff must be excellent role models to the children we serve!

If your skill set resembles the description above, we would love to learn more about you.  Continue reading below to find out more about the application process.

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.

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 download the Sunshine Day Camp Employment Application
  2. 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 completed application (and letters of recommendation if available) to our hiring manager george@sunshinedaycamp.com.   If you need further assistance with the application process, please contact george@sunshinedaycamp.com for assistance.

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

Still have a few questions?

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