Work at the Lair


You will develop friendships that will last forever. You will become part of a very long and rich Lair staff tradition. You will enter a unique family that will make an indelible mark on the rest of your life.

We’re looking for creative, team-oriented individuals who will take their job responsibilities seriously and who will breathe life into our summer season in an exceptional way. Successful staffers are friendly, approachable, reliable, flexible, honest, positive, and spirited, among many other things. Additionally, our staff members are role models to our camp kids and provide outstanding customer service to our camping guests each and every day of the summer.

If you love the outdoors and are excited about networking with Cal families and making lifelong friendships with fellow students, then you will love this job.

2018 Applications & Instructions

Applications for summer 2018 are now available:

New Staff Applications »

Veteran Staff Application »

Lair Staff Selections Timeline 2018

Final selections will be announced by mail or email in March 2018.

2017 2018
Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Application Period Open     Camp in session

Lair Staff Positions

You will have the opportunity to apply for specific positions at the Lair. For more information, please see our job descriptions page.


Please read our Staff Application Fact Sheet, which addresses some of the most common questions and requirements regarding employment opportunities with the Lair of the Golden Bear.

If you have any other questions, please call Daniel Prelip at 510.900.8257 or email him at