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What is SSC?


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What is SSC?


What is Stanford Sierra Camp?

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

A summer at Sierra Camp entails both hard work and play, 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 make meaningful connections with passionate people, 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 love to educate children, inspire adults, serve meals, and teach waterskiing, wakeboarding, tennis, volleyball, sailing, dance, art, and a cappella. We want photographers, hike leaders, musicians, comedians, cooks, scholars, naturalists, rock climbers, engineers, actors, 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?


Why apply? 

Why should you apply?


Why apply? 

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!