Tom Sawyer Camps

About Tom Sawyer Camps

Tom Sawyer Camps is a long-standing summer day camp in the Pasadena area. Our mission since 1926 has been to create lifelong memories by providing fun-filled days where children feel happy and safe. We provide an all outdoor, unplugged summer camp experience for campers from ages 3- 14 years old.

A job at a camp gives you career skills in leadership, communications, public speaking, supervision, problem solving and decision making, and more. Working at Tom Sawyer Camps will more than likely be the most challenging and most rewarding job you have ever had. Where else could you have so many learning opportunities in an outdoor environment working with kids!?

Our staff place the needs of children first and foremost. You spend your day with children. Successful staff organize activities each day while maintaining a sense of responsibility. Throughout the summer you are supported by your coworkers and the administration. You will develop life-long friendships, identify new strengths within yourself and make a difference in the life of a child.


Summer Camp Counselor

June 2019 - August 2019 La Cañada Flintridge, CA
“I am an IES major so this is just another way to gain experience with children of all ages in a more fun way. Although a lot of my fieldwork observations for my college courses require me to be in the classroom, this is another way for me to engage with children of all ages. Gaining this experience with interaction and discipline can be applied to my future goal of being a classroom teacher. Along with that it didn't feel like work! Whenever someone asked me about my summer job I told them that I was getting paid to rock climb, windsurf, and go on high ropes courses, all while hanging out with a great group of kids and working with some of my best friends. I honestly would have been fine doing my job without getting paid and most of the time I forgot I was.”
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