Welcome to Camp Tuku!

At Camp Tuku, our mission is to provide a mindfulness approach designed to integrate the mind, body, and heart and teach children how to nurture their inner worlds.  Our curriculum is based on several core tenets that will help children, counselors, and staff to realize their inherent potential to be mindful, loving, creative, and resourceful individuals.

As a staff or a counselor, not only will you be the campers’ mother, father, friend and counselor, you will also have the same opportunities as the children to enjoy the wonders of nature and be able to tap into your limitless potential as joyful, compassionate human beings.

During our 3 week residential camp, you will get to set up shop in the great outdoors, explore the natural beauties of the Southwest in Mayer, AZ and the Foothills of the Catskill Mountain in NY, & enjoy some of the unique benefits that Camp Tuku has to offer:

  1. A dynamic opportunity to be a positive influence and role model in the lives of young people.
  2. Profound life-long friendships with staff from across the country.
  3. Use the tools learned to manage stress, interface with your emotions, and learn to meet whatever experiences may arise in life with an open heart.
  4. Greater sense of independence and self-reliance.
  5. Improved decision-making skills.
  6. Build a resilient core.
  7. Living and interacting with nature in a gorgeous mountain and lake setting.
  8. Expand your adventurous spirit.
  9. Be a part of the healthy ecosystem by practicing and helping others to promote sustainability.
  10. Have a fun and joyful experience while cultivating compassion for self and others.

We are actively hiring for our 2023 Camp Season – Camp Counselors (+18 years old)! If you have a passion for working with kids, a positive “Can-Do” attitude, a desire to be a positive role model for youth and are responsible and dependable – please apply!

2023 Camp Dates

  • 2023 Camp Training + Sessions
  • Pre-Camp Training (Mayer, AZ)
  • Session 1 (Mayer, AZ)
  • Session 2 (Mayer, AZ)
  • Pre-Camp Training (Huguenot, NY)
  • Session 3 (Huguenot, NY)
  • Camp Dates
  • June 16, 2023 – June 17, 2023
  • June 18, 2023 – June 24, 2023
  • June 25, 2022 – July 1, 2023
  • July 7, 2023 – July 8, 2023
  • July 9, 2023 – July 15, 2023

Open Positions

At Camp Tuku, our mission is to provide a holistic approach designed to integrate the mind, body, and heart and teach children how to nurture their inner worlds. With a focus on developing mindfulness and awareness, our unique summer camp experience offers a profound opportunity for kids to learn and practice simple, fun tools for self-awareness and self-expression, as well as daily techniques to respond more effectively to stressful situations in their lives.

Description of the role:
Camp Tuku counselors are the first level of support for campers both in your assigned bunk & during activities within your specialty. During meals/evenings you will support campers within your bunk providing supervision, ensuring physical safety and emotional well-being, and generally being a great role model. During the day you will facilitate activities within your specialty.

● Arts & Crafts        ● Wilderness  Exploration       ● Kayaking
● Sewing                      ● Cooking                                         ● Hiking
● Team Building       ● Yoga                                                ● Mindfulness
● Archery                    ● Low Ropes                                     ● Woodworking
● Drama                       ● Landsports


  • Serve as the big brother/big sister, parent and 24/7 role model for the 10-12 campers (ages 6-14) in your assigned bunk.
  • Facilitate daily program activities within your assigned specialty area & other support as needed around camp including evening activities
  • Build relationships with campers and to create energy and fun within camp
  • Ensure the campers’ physical and emotional well-being needs are being met
  • Build positive relationships, leading interactive games, facilitating daily camp activities, and modeling positive behaviors and mindfulness practices


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Positive attitude, excellent communication skills, passion for working with children, and an ability to be silly and have fun!
  • Have some college education or equivalent work experience, and remain a non-user of tobacco and alcohol during the dates of employment.


  • Full vaccination for COVID-19 including booster
  • Background check required
  • CPR/First Aid Certification preferred

Required Dates:  6/15~7/2

Training: June 15 – June 18 Session 1: June 19 – June 25 Session 2: June 26 – July 2

Compensation: $1,500.