Mental Health Professional



Start Date


End Date


Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


One-time only


Camp Kesem at the Claremont Colleges
1233 North Columbia Avenue
United States


Camp Kesem at the Claremont Colleges is looking for a Mental Health Professional to join their overnight summer camp team! Our chapter, one of 105 Camp Kesem chapters across the United States, offers a free week-long camp for kids affected by their parent’s cancer. Camp is free to attend, and the camp is planned, managed, and staffed by college student volunteers from the Claremont Colleges. Camp will be held from July 29, 2018 to August 4, 2018 at Camp Eaton in Pearblossom, CA.


  • Is a resource for camp staff and leaders to help them better interact and communicate with campers and each other.
  • Is a "mandated reporter" and helps with communicating reportable offenses that we are required by state law to report to law enforcement or social services.
  • Is responsible for any major psychological issues that arise during the week of camp that fall outside of a counselor's control and expertise. Counselors should be open to sharing difficult situations with the MHP and while the MHP will first work to coach and support the counselor or staff member, s/he may need to intercede if the safety of the camper is in danger or if the counselor, camp advisor, and MHP agree that this is the best course of action.
  • Checks in with the Admin team and counselors, particularly after stressful situations, to make sure the team has had a chance to rest and is able to continue to be successful at camp.
  • Is present for the entire week of the overnight camp.

You must have or are the process of obtaining a Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, School Counseling, or a related Mental Health field.

The MHP is an integral part of the camp staff, and we want them to get to know our campers and counselors! We encourage our professional staff to be involved with all camp activities, such as arts and crafts, archery, rock climbing, dance/drama, etc.

All potential candidates will undergo a background check and interview process.

If you are interested, please click the link to apply (NOTE: indicate Claremont Colleges as the chapter you'd like to work with on the application):

For more information about Camp Kesem and our mission, please visit


  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available

How To Apply

We are looking to fill this position ASAP! A $500 stipend will be provided, along with travel reimbursement, food, and housing.