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Applications are due no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, January 12, 2015 to the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center

Stanford Sierra Camp is a Stanford alumni family camp nestled between the shores of Fallen Leaf Lake and the beautiful peaks of Desolation Wilderness, just outside South Lake Tahoe. For each of 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, teach waterskiing, wakeboarding, tennis, volleyball, sailing, dance and a cappella. We want photographers, hike leaders, musicians, comedians, cooks, scholars, naturalists, rock climbers, engineers, dramatists, 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.

Camp Dates

The hired staff of 61 Stanford students will arrive at Camp on June 15 and have orientation beginning on June 16. Camp begins when guests arrive on June 20 and runs until September 12. Kids Camp, our volunteer weekend with the awesome fifth and sixth graders from EPACS (East Palo Alto Charter School), begins on September 12 and ends September 14.

Guest Interest

Interested in applying to be a GUEST at Stanford Sierra Camp? Make your way to the for information on getting involved in this fantastic family experience from the participation end. Downloadable application, calendar, rates, and more! Feel free to contact the Stanford Sierra Camp office at (530)-541-1244 for any questions.

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