Week long session – $799


Two week long internships – $1,400


Hold over (weekend stay between sessions) – $150


Saturday Pick up – $75 (must be by 11am)


Shuttle service to/from fresno – $60 round trip ($30 one way)


Here at the Element YMCA camp, we pride ourselves in selecting truly capable human beings. United by the passion for skateboarding, we come together as a team to celebrate one another as well as provide a positive experience for our campers. We conduct ourselves with the concept of“In Loco Parentis”, or rather, in the place of the parent. We take the safety and enjoyment of our campers serious. With that being said, all staff members are required to be apart of our week-long staff training. During the staff training, the staff is guided through a number of different emergency procedures, daily responsibilities, first aid/CPR training, child development psychology, and much more. Our goal is to prepare the staff to be positive role models for all of our campers.




Must be 18 or older to apply


Listed below are a number of different jobs available at camp. Keep in mind, you must set a good example in all you do and say. You are the leader of youth! Some of the teachings extended to the youth will be through the exemplary lives of their leaders. This implies a great responsibility and obligation to live as an example to our campers in keeping with their needs, interests and abilities.


Counselor – Must be an avid skateboarder. Counselors are responsible for skate instruction every morning. Must be well organized. Counselors are responsible for seven campers each week. Counselors stay with their campers in the same cabin, and are responsible to keep them safe physically and emotionally. They are to enforce the cleanliness of their campers and cabins. On commission duty, counselors are required to act as a lifeguard for a scheduled block of time at a particular skate park. They can skate, and hang with the campers. Counselors must organize their cabins to navigate through camp in a timely manner. The job is not an easy one. However, having the responsibility of mentoring seven campers each week is beyond rewarding. Link to Skateparks


Hospitality – Will be required to do general maintenance of facilities. Responsible for the cleanliness of the kitchen, restrooms, trash cans, dining hall and rec hall. It can be a dirty job, but it offers free time to skate and a great entry level position to camp. Work hard, and gain an experience of a lifetime.


Kitchen Crew – Become apart of a hard working crew! Learn to cook for over one hundred people. Kitchen crew will be required to do general serving, line prep work, and cleaning of kitchen.


Lifeguard – What better way to spend your summer than working beside the gorgeous Sequoia Lake. Life guards must have current Lifeguard certification and Red Cross training. They will be responsible for guarding the waterfront area during scheduled hours. Will be responsible for opening and closing waterfront procedures. Previous experience is important.


Driver – The role of the driver is integral to the success of camp. Drivers are responsible for scheduling, coordinating, and maintaining all camp transportation needs. Responsible for transportation in regards to medical needs and emergencies. Responsible for maintenance and safety of the “White Whale” (skate camp van). Experience driving a large vehicle will help. Experience with excel is helpful as well.


Shop Manager – The shop is open three hours per day. Shop managers are required to take inventory and organize all shop goods. They must organize campers by cabin into a database from which store purchases may be accounted for. Shop managers set the price, stock the shelves, and maintain cleanliness of their zone. Also, must have a desire to talk with campers and set positive vibes. Experience with excel and retail is ideal.


Media Assets Director – Work with media program to organize as well as publish all content from camp. Required to take portraits of all campers as well as organize them into a database. Proficient organization skills are required. Experience with photography/videography is a plus. Link to Media Program


Media Director – Coordinate the weekly videos. Oversee filming, editing, and overall production of the video. Work with interns and campers to enhance their skills. Must have experience filming and editing as well as equipment. Link to Media Program


Photographers – Work with the media department to capture camp each week. Lifestyle, skateboarding, and land scape photography practices. Help instruct campers with their own photography practice. You must have your own equipment. Link to Media Program


‘Zine Director – Organize and coordinate weekly skate camp zine. Work with a group of campers to educate them on the process and production of a hand made zine. Must have experience with journalism and photography. Link to zine.


Art Director – A fun and creative way to spend your days at camp. Art Directors are required to instruct campers on the process of making a skateboarding with Professor Schmitt’s Create A Skate Program ( The Art Director is required to glue and press enough boards for the program. Furthermore, they are required to implement fun projects and crafts for campers throughout the week. Link to art activities


Facilities Maintenance – Help keep skate camp facilities in top form. Maintain camp’s safety. Must have experience working on skate ramps. Background in construction/carpentry is required.


Music Director – Encourage creativity with the gift of music. Music Directors must create, and coordinate a curriculum to teach campers how to begin or enhance their skills. With a focus on guitar and percussion, music directors work with campers to create a new band each week. Required to play as a band at the final campfire. Experience teaching music is ideal. Link to music program.



Give back to camp by volunteering your time. Help us offer an incredible summer experience for our campers. Must be at least 18 to apply. Contact the YMCA if interested.