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What is SSC?


Live the dream.

Apply to Stanford Sierra Camp.

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What is SSC?


Live the dream.

Apply to Stanford Sierra Camp.

What is Stanford Sierra Camp?

Stanford Sierra Camp is a Stanford alumni family camp nestled between the southern shore of Fallen Leaf Lake and the beautiful peaks of Desolation Wilderness, just outside South Lake Tahoe. Each week for 13 weeks, 61 creative, diverse, responsible, and energetic students work to make sure 60 Stanford families have the best 7 days of their year.

A summer at Sierra Camp entails both hard work and play with unrivaled friendship and a deep sense of community. Developing programs for kids, conversing with adults, bussing tables, writing skits and making beds, you're there giving everything you've got. If you are looking for a challenging environment where you can give wholly of yourself in work and play, then you are likely to thrive at Sierra Camp. There is no "ideal" staffer; we have no mold to fit. The unique contributions from each individual staff member make the magic of Sierra Camp. 

We're looking for Stanford students who want to educate children, inspire adults, create art, serve meals, and teach waterskiing, wakeboarding, tennis, volleyball, sailing, dance and a cappella. We want photographers, hike leaders, musicians, comedians, cooks, scholars, naturalists, rock climbers, engineers, dramaturgs, office organization experts, and more. Stanford Sierra Camp is a job, a community, and an experience you'll never forget. We look forward to reading your application!

Why should you apply?


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Why should you apply?


Why should you apply?

Why should you apply to SSC?

In this video, past Sierra Camp staffers will tell you about their time at Sierra Camp. After three summers working at camp, these alumni reflect on how applying changed their Stanford experience, what opportunities it has opened up for them in their professional careers, why they're glad they applied, and why you should too!