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Since 1921, we have been offering outstanding summer camp experiences for young people from all over the world. We have become successful through the efforts of many fine people who have contributed their enthusiasm and talents while on our summer staff. Our goal is to find staff members committed to those same high personal standards.

Cheley provides an outstanding environment to meet remarkable people. We work toward a common goal of making the summer a safe, fun, and enriching experience for all our campers and staff. Cheley attracts people with similar objectives and ideals who come together for the summer to make a difference. You will have the opportunity to establish many life-long friendships as you work closely with other members of the staff.

All staff at Cheley are part of the camp community. At different times throughout the summer, you may be asked to help the community in some way outside of your job description.


Working directly with campers

Counseling Staff

Counseling staff members are assigned to a specific job in a camp unit and are typically at least 19 years old. Every counselor is first a counselor involved in the person-to-person relationships of guiding campers, helping them to make the most of their camp opportunity.

Counselors live with and are responsible for a group of campers – at Land O’Peaks, counselors live in cabins with the campers and one or more other counselors, while at the Trail’s End Ranches, counselors live in cabins near camper wagons. Counselors care for and provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for each camper. They write five to six weekly reports to parents, supervise meals, maintain discipline, and set a good example. Counselors also help campers with laundry sorting, making beds, homesickness, and personal hygiene. They plan and lead fun and engaging activities while assisting campers with earning their patches and keeping accurate records of campers who have earned patches in their area.

Being a counselor is a very important position, and the choices they make affect the campers’ entire camp experience. The goal of the counselor is to give each camper a safe, fun, and memorable summer where they learn about themselves and learn to “act spontaneously in the right.” They must enjoy young people and have a sense of fair and effective discipline.

Counselors need to have the ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, communicate effectively with campers, peers, directors, and camper parents, and provide necessary instruction to campers. All counselors must have the visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards, the cognitive ability to plan and conduct the activity safely, the physical ability to respond appropriately to situations (especially those requiring first aid), and the physical ability and strength necessary to lead the activity five days a week. Counselors must be prepared for long hours, minimal personal time, and many rewards.

Backpacking

Backpacking Counselors run the backpacking program in their unit (Ski Hi, Chipeta, Haiyaha, Senior Chipeta, Boys’ Trail’s End, Girls’ Trail’s End). Backpacking Counselors lead backpacking trips in Rocky Mountain National Park and Indian Peak National Wilderness five days a week, which requires excellent physical condition and stamina. Must be 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license. CPR/WFA required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plan two-to-five-day backpacking trips for groups of nine campers and two counselors in Rocky Mountain National Park and/or Indian Peaks Wilderness, based on permits we have secured for the summer.
  • Plan menus and food prep for each trip.
  • Assist campers with earning their backpacking patch.
  • Teach cooking on backpacking stoves, Leave No Trace ethics, orienteering, basic geology (flora, fauna), and backcountry skills.
  • Drive campers and packs (can change the balance of the van) in a 15-passenger van to and from trailheads.

Preferred Skills: Backcountry/backpacking experience. Ability to navigate off trail above tree line. Ability to teach orienteering, outdoor cooking, and backpacking skills. Knowledge of Rocky Mountain National Park and Indian Peaks Wilderness.

Physical Requirements: Must have visual and auditory ability to assess any unsafe environment or hazard and physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must have the physical ability and strength to carry a heavy pack over varied terrain (snow, tundra, boulders, loose rock, etc.) five days per week.

Hiking

Hiking Counselors run the hiking program in their unit (Lower Ski Hi, Lower Chipeta, Ski Hi, Chipeta, Haiyaha, Senior Chipeta, Boys’ Trail’s End, Girls’ Trail’s End). Hiking Counselors lead hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park and Indian Peak National Wilderness five days a week, which requires excellent physical condition and stamina. Must be 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license. CPR/WFA required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plan hiking trips for groups of thirteen campers and two counselors in Rocky Mountain National Park and/or Indian Peaks Wilderness.
  • Assist campers with earning their hiking patch.
  • Teach Leave No Trace ethics, orienteering, introductory geology (flora, fauna), and backcountry skills.
  • Drive campers in a 15-passenger van to and from trailheads.

Preferred Skills: Hiking experience and passion for the outdoors. Knowledge of Rocky Mountain National Park and Indian Peaks Wilderness.

Physical Requirements: Must have visual and auditory ability to assess any unsafe environment or hazard and physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must have the physical ability and strength to carry a heavy pack over varied terrain (snow, tundra, boulders, loose rock, etc.) five days per week.

HBO (Hiking, Backpacking, and Out of Camp Activities)

HBO (hiking/backpacking/out of camp) Counselors spend time leading hikes and backpacks in Rocky Mountain National Park and Indian Peaks National Wilderness, lead outcamps, and may accompany campers on activities such as mountain biking, whitewater rafting, or stand-up paddleboarding in their unit (Ski Hi, Chipeta, Haiyaha, Senior Chipeta, Boys’ Trail’s End, Girls’ Trail’s End). CPR/WFA required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Help plan hiking trips for groups of thirteen campers and two counselors in Rocky Mountain National Park and/or Indian Peaks Wilderness.
  • Help plan two-to-five-day backpacking trips for groups of nine campers and two counselors in Rocky Mountain National Park and/or Indian Peaks Wilderness, based on permits we have secured for the summer.
  • Plan menus and food prep for each trip.
  • Teach cooking on backpacking stoves and/or fires, Leave No Trace ethics, orienteering, basic geology (flora, fauna), and backcountry skills.
  • Drive campers and backpacks (can change the balance of the van) in a 15-passenger van to and from trailheads (if 21 years old).

Preferred Skills: Hiking/backpacking experience and passion for the outdoors. Ability to teach orienteering, outdoor cooking, and backpacking skills. Knowledge of Rocky Mountain National Park and Indian Peaks Wilderness.

Physical Requirements: Must have visual and auditory ability to assess any unsafe environment or hazard. Must have physical ability and strength to lead activities five days a week, carry a heavy pack over varied terrain (snow, tundra, boulders, loose rock, etc.), and respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding Counselors teach fundamentals of horsemanship, handling, care, and basic riding to campers of all skill levels in a safe and fun manner for their unit (Lower Ski Hi, Lower Chipeta, Ski Hi, Chipeta, Haiyaha, Senior Chipeta, Boys’ Trail’s End, Girls’ Trail’s End). Rides can include all-day trail rides, instructional ring rides, and overnight trips. Horseback Riding Counselors interact and work with the Ranch Manager and Barn Crew to help ensure camper and horse safety. CPR/WFA required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • While your first responsibility is that of a counselor, you are also part of the horse program and need to be willing and able to balance the requirements of both.
  • Ride five days per week with all-day rides, combined half-day rides, instructional ring rides, multi-day overnight rides (older units), and horse packing on mountain trails (TEs).
  • Assist campers with earning their horseback riding patch.
  • Teaching fundamentals of horsemanship, western riding, and horse care.

Preferred Skills: Must have experience working with children and experience with horses. Ability and patience to teach campers while working with horses at the same time.

Physical Requirements: Must have visual and auditory ability to assess any unsafe environment or hazard. Must have physical ability and strength to lead activities five days a week, and to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.

Outcamping

Outcamping Counselors plan and run outcamps for their unit (Lower Ski Hi, Lower Chipeta, Ski Hi, Chipeta, Haiyaha, Senior Chipeta, Boys’ Trail’s End, Girls’ Trail’s End). CPR/WFA required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plan menus, order food, and prepare equipment and supplies for outcamps.
  • Plan and facilitate games and activities for outcamps ranging from one to two nights.
  • Assist campers with earning their outcamping patch.
  • Teach proper camping techniques, basic geology (area flora and fauna), knot tying, Leave No Trace principles, outdoor cooking, and safe campfire conduct.

Preferred Skills: Must be organized, have experience working with children, and have general knowledge of the outdoors. Ability to plan games and creative activities.

Physical Requirements: Must have visual and auditory ability to assess any unsafe environment or hazard. Must have physical ability and strength to lead activities five days a week, and to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking Counselors run the mountain biking program and all sports activities for their unit (Haiyaha, Senior Chipeta, Boys’ Trail’s End, Girls’ Trail’s End). CPR/WFA required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist campers with earning patches (archery, mountain biking).
  • Accompany campers on technical rock-climbing trips with KMAC guides.
  • Belay campers on the climbing wall under the direction and supervision of the Climbing Wall Coordinator.
  • Teach campers to ride on rough terrain.
  • Fix problems with the bikes and regularly maintain them.
  • Size campers properly for bikes.
  • Plan and run Play Day, a field day (think “lowkey Olympics” or color wars), on the first Sunday of each term between brother/sister units.

Preferred Skills: Must have experience working with children and knowledge of mountain biking. Ability to lead a variety of sports.

Physical Requirements: Must have visual and auditory ability to assess any unsafe environment or hazard. Must have physical ability and strength to lead activities five days a week, and to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.

Sports

Sports Counselors run all sports activities for their unit (Lower Ski Hi, Lower Chipeta, Ski Hi, Chipeta). CPR/First Aid required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist campers with earning patches (archery, climbing).
  • Accompany campers on technical rock-climbing trips with KMAC guides.
  • Belay campers on the climbing wall under the direction and supervision of the Climbing Wall Coordinator.
  • Plan and run Play Day, a field day (think “lowkey Olympics” or color wars), on the first Sunday of each term between brother/sister units.

Preferred Skills: Must have experience working with children. Ability to lead a variety of sports.

Physical Requirements: Must have visual and auditory ability to assess any unsafe environment or hazard. Must have physical ability and strength to lead activities five days a week, and to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.

Crafts

Crafts Counselors plan and implement the craft program for their unit (Lower Ski Hi, Lower Chipeta, Ski Hi, Chipeta, Haiyaha, Senior Chipeta, Boys’ Trail’s End, Girls’ Trail’s End). CPR/First Aid required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plan five days of projects per week, appropriate for the unit, with help from the Crafts Coordinator.
  • Keep a running inventory of all craft supplies.
  • Make sure the craft shop is kept clean and free of hazards.

Preferred Skills: Must have experience working with children and background in creative arts. Ability to teach a variety of creative craft projects (pottery, silversmith, woodworking, etc.).

Physical Requirements: Must have visual and auditory ability to assess any unsafe environment or hazard. Must have physical ability and strength to lead activities five days a week, and to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.

Riflery

Riflery Counselors run the riflery program in their unit (Lower Ski Hi, Lower Chipeta, Ski Hi, Chipeta, Haiyaha, Senior Chipeta, Boys’ Trail’s End, Girls’ Trail’s End). Riflery Counselors act as General Counselors, helping in a variety of program areas when riflery is not offered. CPR/First Aid required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintain a safe and organized shooting range.
  • Teach proper gun safety, shooting techniques, aim, and scoring.
  • Organize and keep an updated record of the campers’ scores and patch earnings.
  • Clean rifles and keep an inventory of all supplies (safety goggles, ear protection, bullets, targets, etc.).

Preferred Skills: Must have experience with children and shooting rifles. Ability to be conscientious in teaching riflery to children and have incredible patience.

Physical Requirements: Must have visual and auditory ability to assess any unsafe environment or hazard. Must have physical ability and strength to lead activities five days a week, and to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.

Campfire

Campfire Counselors run all evening programs (“campfires”) for their unit (Lower Ski Hi, Lower Chipeta, Ski Hi, Chipeta, Haiyaha, Senior Chipeta, Boys’ Trail’s End, Girls’ Trail’s End) as well as Chapel, All-Camp Campfire, Vespers, Choir, Final Banquet, and Recognition Night. During the day, they act as General Counselors and help in a variety of program areas. CPR/First Aid required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Create a sense of community in your unit and promote the Cheley Spirit.
  • Create a schedule and routine for evening campfires.
  • Attend weekly campfire meetings.
  • Recruit participants for Chapel, Vespers, and Banquet.
  • Recruit for and run choir practice.
  • Coordinate and facilitate your unit skit for All-Camp Campfire.
  • Organize, plan, and run the Final Banquet.
  • Serve as a general counselor for daily programs.

Preferred Skills: Must have experience with children and leading large groups. Must be organized, outgoing, creative, a strong leader, and a team player. Ability to play a musical instrument and lead group singing preferred.

Physical Requirements: Must have visual and auditory ability to assess any unsafe environment or hazard. Must have physical ability and strength to lead activities five days a week, and to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.

General

General Counselors will act as an assistant for all the programs offered for their unit (Lower Ski Hi, Lower Chipeta, Ski Hi, Chipeta, Haiyaha, Senior Chipeta, Boys’ Trail’s End, Girls’ Trail’s End). CPR/First Aid required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist campers with earning their patches.
  • Plan program for campers on a day-to-day basis, making sure that you include safety, appropriateness, and creativity.

Preferred Skills: Must have experience with children. Ability to think on your feet, to be flexible, creative, and patient.

Physical Requirements: Must have visual and auditory ability to assess any unsafe environment or hazard. Must have physical ability and strength to lead activities five days a week, and to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.


Managing Campers and Staff

Leadership Staff

Leadership staff are responsible for the day-to-day operations of their respective unit and must be 21 years old. Each of our eight units has approximately 60 to 70 campers and 15 or so staff managed by leadership staff:

  • Director
  • Assistant Director

Unit directors and assistant directors (DADs) build a close-knit community through thoughtful and deliberate leadership, planning, and preparation. They provide a safe, fun, and cohesive environment for campers and staff and know each staff member and camper by name. The overall unity of campers and staff is dependent upon the DADs in each unit.

DADs develop the staff by creating opportunities for leadership and to grow and learn together. They are directly responsible for each camper’s Cheley Experience. They help each camper feel safe, learn about themself and others, and have a fun and memorable summer. Leadership staff have clear expectations for counseling staff concerning behavior, leadership, and how to do their jobs.

Every week, leadership staff lead staff meetings covering camper concerns, upcoming events, reminders, etc. They create a weekly schedule for campers and staff, keep records of the patches that campers have earned, and review, proofread, and correct camper reports that are sent home. They are also responsible for maintaining a clean lodge and high expectations for unit cleanliness. DADs must complete all paperwork in a timely manner and make appropriate contact home to parents. They communicate regularly with the nurses regarding camper incidents, illness, medications, etc., and coordinate laundry days for campers’ clothing and commercial laundry. Flexibility is imperative for leadership staff as they work together with the other seven units, various programming schedules, and more. At the end of the summer, they will write an article about their unit for our newsletter, the Pack Rat.

Throughout the summer, DADs provide exceptional experience in management and leadership by giving immediate feedback to staff (when appropriate) and completing two evaluations on each counselor. The assistant director(s) oversee the CILTs (Campers in Leadership Training) in each unit (Haiyaha, Senior Chipeta, Boys’ Trail’s End, and Girls’ Trail’s End,) or on exchange. Leadership staff also continuously communicate concerns with the Boys’/Girls’ Camp Director and keep them up to date on the needs and current functioning of the unit.

In order to ensure a high level of camp functioning while providing feedback and growth opportunities, DADs work together to establish what needs to be accomplished in the unit and what areas each will be responsible for overseeing. As a member of the leadership staff, the expectations for conduct and behavior are very high.


Working Indirectly with Campers

Support Staff

More than half of our summer staff are not counselors but are what we call support staff, an integral part of the operation of camp. Support staff members are essential to Cheley’s success and an amazing way to join our staff community. Within our support staff, we have ten teams, each with several different positions. Although some positions within a team don’t directly work together, most do.

Support staff members live together in designated camp property cabins and are typically 18 years old. They play an integral part in role modeling. Being on support staff is a very important position, and the choices they make affect the entire camp experience.

All support staff need to have the ability to communicate and work effectively with peers, have the visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards at camp, and have the physical strength and endurance necessary to complete assigned tasks. A positive attitude and a sense of humor are essential. Support staff must be prepared for long hours, minimal personal time, and many rewards.

Barn Crew

Barn Crew consists of multiple Barn Crew members, the Colts Coordinator, and the Ranch Education Coordinator.

Barn Crew

Barn Crew cares for the camp horses, under the supervision of the Ranch Manager. Keeping the barns clean, feeding, grooming, and assisting in shoeing are part of this job. Barn Crew assists campers in bridling, saddling, and mounting, and they assist with general camp maintenance. Because of the nature of working with livestock and children, days can be long, and start and end times are not based on a clock. Barn Crew lives and works together in the barn area and works toward the goal of attaining the camp mission statement. Barn Crew is great training for those interested in ranch operations, veterinary medicine, or those that simply like working with horses. CPR required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversee care of horses and barn area. This includes catching, horse handling, horse health care, and occasional horse training.
  • Ability to drive a full-sized pickup truck.
  • Feed string of horses before breakfast.
  • Groom and saddle your string before morning program.
  • Muck stalls and perform general barn maintenance.
  • Un-saddle, un-bridle, and turn out horses at the end of the day.
  • Unload small square bales of hay repeatedly.
  • Be willing to work with and around a large group of horses.
  • Work with the transportation crew to ensure camp property is kept at a high standard. This may include facility maintenance, fence building and repair, use of hand and power tools, and operating and maintaining machinery and vehicles.

Preferred Skills: Experience with horses, general operations of a ranch/barn, and the ability to work early and long hours. If an applicant does not possess all the skills listed above but has a willingness to learn and work hard, they will be able to be a valuable member of the crew.

Physical Requirements: The physical strength to lift hay bales and other heavy items as well as unload, load, and move equipment.

Colts Coordinator and Ranch Education Coordinator

The Colts Coordinator and Ranch Education Coordinator lead the Colts program and Little Ranchers program, instructing campers several days a week and facilitating half-day ranch exploration programs with campers, horses, and other ranch animals (including, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, and more). CPR required.

They will work with some horses in a training capacity; help the barn crew and wranglers; and will be cross-trained in case they need to fill in at times. They will also assist the Ranch Manager with ranch facilities-related repairs, maintenance, and improvements. This may include but is not limited to fixing and building fences; cutting trees; building and maintaining trails; painting; pasture improvements; using a tractor, skid steer, and associated equipment; basic machinery and vehicle maintenance; and basic construction.

Preferred Skills: Experience with horses, ranch animals, general operations of a ranch/barn, and the ability to work early and long hours. If an applicant does not possess all the skills listed above but has a willingness to learn and work hard, they will be able to be a valuable member of the crew.

Physical Requirements: The physical strength to lift hay bales and other heavy items as well as unload, load, and move equipment.

Camp Stores

The Camp Store Team consists of two to four Camp Store Managers.

Camp Store Manager

Camp Store Managers operate and oversee four camp stores smoothly and efficiently, including taking opening/closing inventory, re-stocking, friendly sales to campers, staff, and camp families, maintaining financial records, and daily cleaning and organization. Camp Store Managers also pick up and distribute mail; drive the daily shuttle to town for staff; and assist in the office during times when the store is closed. Camp Store Managers must work well together to ensure all stores are run smoothly and efficiently and create a schedule that allows coverage of all stores. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide polite, responsible, and personable customer service.
  • Restock food and drink items (“treats”) daily and clothing, equipment, and gift items.
  • Inventory at the beginning and end of summer.
  • Clean and organize the Camp Store daily.
  • Record sales purchases accurately using the CampBrain Camp Store.
  • Watch camper accounts so they are not overcharged.
  • Process payments and enter charges accurately using Square.
  • Communicate with the Office Manager when camper accounts near their balance.
  • Keep all equipment in good working order.
  • Imprint clothing and kerchiefs as needed using the heat press and iron-on decals.

Preferred Skills: Some retail experience (especially, utilizing Square) is a plus. The ability to work early and long hours, serve as an active member in the Cheley community and quickly learn camp’s software system to track funds and inventory.

Physical Requirements: The physical strength to lift medium-weight boxes and stand for several hours at a time.

Childcare

The Childcare Team consists of two to three Nannies.

Nanny

Nannies supervise the children of our year-round staff. Nannies are responsible for childcare for staff children ranging in age from newborn to thirteen. Our team of nannies typically cares for about a dozen children living on-site at camp. First Aid/CPR required. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Share care for all the children. Younger children may need assistance with feeding, snacks, diaper changes, potty training, naps, etc. Older children will need creative activities to keep them engaged.
  • Supervise children during meals. Every attempt is made to give nannies mealtimes off to be with other support staff whenever possible.
  • Expect that Final Weekend of each term will be busy, and you may work more hours than usual.
  • Schedule events and activities for the kids. Come prepared with ideas for games and activities to do with kids of varying ages.
  • Have the kids assist you in tidying the house each day (put away toys, wash dishes you used, etc.).
  • Wash children’s laundry and/or help with light housekeeping.

Preferred Skills: Experience with young children and/or being a nanny/babysitter. Ability to create and manage an educational and fun childcare experience, high level of energy, creativity, and enthusiasm.

Food Service

Our Food Service Team consists of four Head Cooks, at least eight Cooks, at least four Kitchen Assistants, a Store-Room Manager, Munch Inn Manager, and Munch Inn Assistant.

Head Cooks and Cooks

Cooks work together to create delicious meals for the camp in four large kitchens. Cooks must effectively and efficiently prepare and serve three meals a day. Head Cooks must be able to manage the kitchen; supervise and assist the Cooks with food prep, service, and clean-up; and oversee food safety and sanitation procedures. Cooks follow the lead of the Head Cook and are responsible for meal preparation and presentation.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepare three meals a day for 80-250 people.
  • Follow safety procedures for the use of equipment, food safety, and sanitation.
  • Assist with cleaning of pots, pans, and kitchen equipment daily.
  • Answer directly to health inspector’s unannounced visits and make necessary changes.

Essential Job Functions of Head Cooks:

  • Train staff in the use of equipment, food safety and sanitation, and basic food preparation techniques.
  • Order food, paper, and cleaning supplies daily.
  • Supervise and evaluate staff, create schedules for time off and kitchen duties, and create a pleasant work atmosphere in the kitchen.
  • Supervise cleaning schedules and procedures.
  • Answer directly to health inspector and unannounced visits and make necessary changes. Responsible for overall cleanliness and presentation of food service building.
  • Create a pleasant work atmosphere in the kitchen.

Preferred Skills: Experience with cooking in large quantities is preferred. Must be organized, a self-starter, a team player, and a leader with management experience. Practice food safety and sanitation. Knowledge of food terms, ability to read and follow recipes, familiarity with kitchen equipment.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift 40-50 pounds and stand for extended periods of time while working 10-12 hours per day.

Kitchen Assistants

The two Kitchen Assistants in Chipeta and Ski Hi Dining Hall support the kitchen team with cleaning and dishwashing.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Report to the Food Service Manager.
  • Perform general cleaning of the dining hall, kitchen, and bathrooms daily.
  • Set the dining hall for meals, three times per day.
  • Wash dishes using the commercial dish machine and put them away.
  • Daily trash run – separate trash and recyclables daily.
  • Replace and restock supplies (trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)

Preferred Skills: Positive attitude, ability to work well with others, flexibility, patience, organization. Ability to follow directions and be a self-starter, and the ability to work early and long hours. The ability to drive a manual transmission is a plus.

Physical Requirements: The physical strength to lift 30-40 pounds and to work 10–12-hour days

Storeroom Manager

The Storeroom Manager, or “Food Dude/Foodette” is responsible for receiving and distributing the food supplies from a central storeroom to various kitchens and camps. This person is “on call” for supplies from early morning until dinner time each day. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Receive deliveries from wholesale grocers and store properly, rotating stock as appropriate.
  • Keep inventory of all food, paper, and cleaning supplies.
  • Check-in with Head Cooks and Munch Inn daily for order sheets.
  • Deliver food, paper, and cleaning supplies to kitchens daily as requested.
  • Maintain cleanliness of delivery van, storeroom, and dock.
  • Assist with the collection and disposal of trash around camp.
  • Help set up, deliver, and serve food as needed for special events.

Preferred Skills: Be patient, organized, and flexible; and be able to work independently without a lot of direction/supervision.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift, unload, and move food and supplies around camp (up to 80 pounds) and work 10–12-hour days.

Munch Inn Manager and Assistant

The Munch Inn Manager and Assistant handle menus and bulk lunches submitted by staff for out-of-camp consumption.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Practice food safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Work as a team member for the greater good of the camp community.
  • Read and assemble menus from counselors.
  • Assemble bulk lunches.
  • Order and restock food and supplies.
  • Maintain a clean and friendly environment.

Preferred Skills: Must be flexible, punctual, and patient. Works well with little supervision and has good organizational skills.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift boxes up to 40 pounds and move food. Munch Inn’s hours of operation are 7:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Laundry

The Laundry Team consists of two to three Laundry Coordinators.

Laundry Coordinator

Laundry Coordinators are responsible for washing all camper laundry each week. Skills needed: positive attitude, ability to work well with others, flexibility, patience, organization, self-starter. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Pick up, wash, and deliver camper laundry.
  • Keep linen storage clean and organized and manage inventory.
  • Clean the laundry room and laundry van.
  • Distribute linens to units weekly. This requires driving a 15-passenger van at camp and on mountain roads (training provided).
  • Communicate laundry needs with Unit Directors and Nurses.

Preferred Skills: Ability to work early and long hours, and ability to drive a 15-passenger van.

Physical Requirements: The physical strength to lift 30-40 pounds and to work 10–12-hour days.

Media

The Media Team consists of a videographer, a graphic designer, an online editor, and at least one photographer.

The Media Team uses their creative and technical skills to create fresh content to engage the Cheley community (campers, parents, and staff), build brand awareness, and generate a buzz for the Cheley Experience. The Media Team is dedicated to creating new, one-of-a-kind content. They are passionate about media through filming, editing, storytelling, graphic design, writing, and photography.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work together to create a schedule that allows for equal coverage of all units and all activities.
  • Lead efforts to ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Maintain all equipment (e.g., iMac, Røde VideoMic, LaCie Hard Drive) in good working order.
  • Create visual content for various social media platforms, including, but not limited to, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.
  • Create an organized system for labeling, storing, and saving content from the summer.
  • Clean PowWow weekly.

Videographer

The most important and time-consuming project for the Videographer is filming, editing, and producing the annual video. Each video is less than 10 minutes long and must contain equal coverage of First Term and Second Term, each camper unit, and each program area. While the annual video is the primary project throughout the summer, there will be a list of smaller projects requested from the Videographer.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Capture all video content (or obtain it from other staff members).
  • Present video story ideas.
  • Create video project timelines and day-of timelines for shoots.
  • Develop and execute interview questions, as well as direct campers and staff during interviews.
  • Capture specific actions or events and bring out the story they are attempting to convey.
  • Edit video segments, including color grading and audio editing, to be used in a variety of formats.
  • Use post-production editing to tell concise, visually pleasing stories.

Preferred Skills: Proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro, ownership or access to professional video camera equipment, and experience in standard video content creation. Experience in other Adobe Creative Cloud suite of programs (After Effects, Audition, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) is a plus. Experience flying or ownership of a drone is a plus. A valid driver’s license is preferred.

Physical Requirements: The physical strength to handle our rugged terrain to capture our different activities. This will include our property and trails where our campers hike, ride, and climb.

Graphic Designer

The most visible and time-consuming project for the Graphic Designer is designing and creating the annual 86-page yearbook. The Graphic Designer must also manage the entire process of defining requirements, visualizing, and creating graphics including illustrations, logos, layouts, and photos for the Spirit Button, Name tag, and Holiday Card. At the end of the summer, the Graphic Designer must turn in the completed, ready-to-print yearbook. The final copy must be 100% correct and all names have been proofread.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversee theme development and the overall contents and design of the yearbook.
  • Study design briefs and determine requirements. Conceptualize visuals based on requirements.
  • Design layout concepts, layouts, cover design, end sheets, title page, opening and closing spreads, and division pages.
  • Write all copy in the yearbook, including articles, sidebars, infographics, pull quotes, etc., and take personal responsibility for the quality of the written content.
  • Supervise all photo work to be done for the yearbook, including quality of photos and selection of best photos for layouts.
  • Ensure that every camper/staff member is in the yearbook and that there is even coverage of units.
  • Manage a schedule of required benchmarks and deliverables that must be met every two weeks.

Preferred Skills: Degree in Design, Fine Arts, or related field is a plus. Proficiency with design software/technologies (e.g., InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), and proven graphic designing experience or a strong portfolio of work. Experience in other Adobe Creative Cloud suite of programs is a plus. A valid driver’s license is preferred.

Physical Requirements: The physical strength to handle our rugged terrain to capture our different activities. This will include our property and trails where our campers hike, ride, and climb.

Online Editor

The main responsibility of the Online Editor is managing the Cheley Connection, a secure online portal with photo galleries for parents and family members. The Online Editor is also responsible for writing and posting newsletters to our website daily.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Upload multiple photos of every camper during the first week of camp.
  • Vary the program area that is featured in each upload so that photos of the same program area are not uploaded multiple days in a row.
  • Lead trips and programs while simultaneously photographing what you are involved in.
  • Connect with staff headed out of camp/on overnights to remind them to take photos.
  • Gather photos that other staff members take on program.
  • Respond to email concerns with grace from parents and family members regarding photos of their camper(s). Most often this pertains to either a). a lack of photos of their camper or b). a facial reaction or other physical concern (e.g., a camper is sunburned, has chapped lips, or has a band-aid on).
  • Print emails from parents/family members and place them in unit mailboxes by 3pm each day.

Preferred Skills: Degree in Journalism, Marketing, Communication, English, or a related field is a plus. Strong writing skills, organized, and self-starter. Must be proficient at using computers. Experience in Adobe Creative Cloud suite of programs and WordPress is a plus. A valid driver’s license is preferred.

Physical Requirements: The physical strength to handle our rugged terrain to capture our different activities. This will include our property and trails where our campers hike, ride, and climb.

Photographer

The main responsibility of the Photographer is taking unit and program photographs for the Cheley Connection (a secure online portal with photo galleries for parents and family members), the 86-page yearbook, the website, and other promotional/marketing purposes. The Photographer must also ensure at least 10 photos per unit per day are uploaded to the Connection via Flickr and that photos are of quality and appropriate.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Upload multiple photos of every camper during the first week of camp.
  • Vary the program area that is featured in each upload so that photos of the same program area are not uploaded multiple days in a row.
  • Lead trips and programs while simultaneously photographing what you are involved in.
  • Connect with staff headed out of camp/on overnights to remind them to take photos.
  • Gather photos that other staff members take on program.
  • Ensure all photos necessary for the yearbook are taken, including photos of all a). Cabins and wagons; b) Unit staff; c). Directors; d). CILTs; e). Support staff; f). Cheley family; and g). Programs, units, and special occasions
  • Create folders of the best photos of every:
    • Unit: At least 15 photos from each unit for each term (resulting in 16 folders).
    • Program: At least 10 photos from each activity (resulting in 25-30 folders).
    • Staff in Action: At least 50 photos of staff from throughout the summer. These photos should not include portraits used in the yearbook.

Preferred Skills: Degree in Photography, Media Studies, Fine Arts, or a related field is a plus. Proficiency with editing software (e.g., Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop), proven photography experience, or a strong portfolio of work using a DSLR or other professional-grade camera. Experience in other Adobe Creative Cloud suite of programs is a plus. A valid driver’s license is preferred.

Physical Requirements: The physical strength to handle our rugged terrain, follow groups, and capture our different activities. This will include our property and trails where our campers hike, ride, and climb.

Medical

Our Health Professional Team consists of medical staff, typically at least four nurses (one per Health Center), two nurse aides, and a doctor/physician liaison.

Nurse

Nurses have the overall responsibility for the health care of their unit(s). This includes speaking to campers and staff about preventative health care; storing and distributing daily medications; treating minor illnesses and injuries; documenting medication and treatment given; and determining if individuals need care in our Health Center, or need to be seen by the camp doctor, local health care clinic, or EMS. Nurses collaborate with staff to ensure that all camper health needs are being met. Must be licensed as an RN, LPN, or Doctor. CPR required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Review current standing orders for camp health care protocols.
  • Keep Health Centers stocked with appropriate supplies.
  • Stock and restock First Aid kits carried by counselors on out-of-camp activities.
  • Assist with Medication Administration class.
  • Instruct counselors on Health Center procedures and regular medication administration.
  • Review incoming camper’s medical histories and health needs prior to their arrival.
  • Check campers in on arrival day: review allergies, medications, and other needs, perform basic health status assessments, and oversee lice checks.
  • Reconcile health needs, medications brought (or not) to camp, and parent requests with physician orders and camp protocol.
  • Contact parents to clear up discrepancies between expected needs and medications brought to camp.
  • Provide units with health care, determining when illness/injury requires further evaluation.
  • Keep accurate records of all camper and staff visits to the Health Center.
  • Store (under lock and key), distribute, and document all medications for campers.
  • Pack medications for out-of-camp activities and instruct staff on proper administration and about any other health needs campers may have.
  • Arrange transportation for campers requiring a physician, dentist, or other medical appointments.
  • File a report with the office concerning any camper taken to the local clinic or emergency department.
  • Participate in the daily cleaning and sheet changing needed in the health center and bathrooms.
  • Follow camp protocols concerning timely contact of parents about the health care needs of their children.
  • Supervise and evaluate the nurse aide in your health center (if applicable).

Preferred Skills: Experience in pediatric or school nursing. Strong organization, assessment, and communication skills.

Physical Requirements: Be physically fit for an active camp environment, adapt to high elevation living and be able to work long hours when needed.

Nurse Aide

Nurse Aides support the Nurses. This includes speaking to campers and staff about preventative health care, storing and distributing daily medications, treating minor illnesses and injuries, and documenting medication and treatment given. All medical staff collaborate with counseling and support staff to ensure that all camper health needs are being met. CPR/First Aid required. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Support the Nurses however needed (i.e., wrapping ankles, knees, wrists as instructed by RN; blister care; strep test; cuts and scrapes; dispensing Gatorade; etc.).
  • Keep Health Centers stocked with appropriate supplies.
  • Stock and restock First Aid kits carried by counselors on out-of-camp activities.
  • Instruct counselors on Health Center procedures and regular medication administration.
  • Take Medication Administration class.
  • Assist with medication dispensation as directed by Nurse.
  • Review incoming camper’s medical histories and health needs prior to their arrival.
  • Assist with camper check-in on arrival day: basic health status assessments; review allergies, medications, and other health needs; and conduct lice checks.
  • Assist with reconciling camper medications brought (or not) to camp with physician orders and camp protocol.
  • Work with Nurse to determine when illness/injury requires further evaluation.
  • Keep accurate records of all camper and staff visits to the Health Center.
  • Store (under lock and key), distribute, and document all medications for campers.
  • Assist Nurse in packing medications for out-of-camp activities.
  • Act as the primary transport person for any camper requiring a visit to the clinic or ER, as well as picking up any prescriptions called into the pharmacy and supplies needed for the health centers in town.
  • File a report with the office concerning any camper taken to the local clinic or emergency department.
  • Participate in the daily cleaning and sheet changing needed in the health center and bathrooms (make beds, mop floors, wipe down surfaces, clean bathroom).
  • Submit a daily report of the “highlights” from the four Health Centers.

Preferred Skills: Experience or courses in any healthcare field: nursing, pre-nursing, pre-med, PT, etc. Strong organization, assessment, and communication skills.

Physical Requirements: Be physically fit for an active camp environment, adapt to high elevation living and be able to work long hours when needed.

Doctor

Doctors are available daily for consultation in person or by phone with our four Health Centers. Typically doctors work for one or two weeks. Doctors work cooperatively with medical staff. Must be licensed as a doctor.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Review current standing orders for camp health care protocols. Write additional orders for nurses to follow for anything not listed in the standing orders.
  • See patients daily in health centers and consult by phone.
  • Call prescriptions into the pharmacy as needed for campers or staff.
  • Fill in at the Health Center as needed (approximately once or twice per week).
  • Follow camp protocols concerning timely contact of parents about the health care needs of their children. Contact parents or delegate to nurses.
  • Communicate regularly regarding schedule and findings.
  • Enjoy time to yourself during the day, on or off camp property, to hike, rest, read, etc. If an emergency arises, we will attempt to call you by phone to consult. If you are not available, we will follow our normal procedures regarding transport to the ER.

Preferred Skills: Pediatric experience. Strong organization, assessment, and communication skills.

Physical Requirements: Be physically fit for an active camp environment, adapt to high elevation living and be able to work long hours when needed.

Office

The Office Team consists of the Office Assistant and the Travel Coordinator.

Office Assistant

The Office Assistant answers the phone, handles staff requests, meets parents, picks up and sorts mail, cleans the office, and assists in the day-to-day operations of the office. The Office Asst. supports our year-round office staff. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Answer phones and give information about Cheley.
  • Make sure visitors sign in and receive the information or tour requested. Tours may or may not be scheduled in advance.
  • Type and layout projects such as weekly schedules, Chapel programs, newsletters, etc.
  • Respect confidentiality codes when answering phone calls or working with the Human Resources Manager and/or Enrollment Manager on specific office or paperwork tasks.

Preferred Skills: Must have computer experience, basic clerical work, computer skills (email, Word, Excel), excellent phone manners, and typing skills. A welcoming, helpful, and outgoing personality would be the best fit for this position.

Physical Requirements: The tour can be physically demanding as it entails walking throughout our property. The office is located on the second floor of a building and is accessed by stairs.

Travel Coordinator

The Travel Coordinator must be very detail orientated, and proficient on the computer to keep track of over 1000 campers and their travel plans. The Travel Coord. answers the phone, handles staff requests, meets parents, picks up and sorts mail, cleans the office, and assists in the day-to-day operations of the office. The Travel Coord. supports our year-round office staff. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage all the details of getting campers and their baggage to camp and home again.
  • Work with Unit Directors on travel arrangements for each camper.
  • Assist with day-to-day office duties.

Preferred Skills: Experience with office/clerical duties a plus, computer skills (email, Microsoft Word, internet), and excellent phone manners. Must be detail-oriented, very organized, knowledgeable about airports and travel regulations, able to think quickly on your feet, and able to keep accurate files and records.

Physical Requirements: This job requires long hours immediately before camper arrival and departure, four times per summer.

Program Coordinators

Program Coordinators are responsible for staff training, fun and innovative lesson plans, supervising and evaluating staff, obtaining supplies, and overseeing equipment maintenance and inventory. Each day is different and may involve observing or teaching in the activity area, planning, and meetings with the program directors. Must be organized. Program Coordinators report to the In Camp and Out of Camp Program Directors.

In Camp Program Staff

In Program Staff consists of the Crafts Coordinator, Ceramics Specialist, Woods Specialist, Riflery Coordinator, and Ropes Course Staff (Ropes Course Coordinator, High and Low Ropes Facilitators, Climbing Wall Facilitator).

Crafts Coordinator

The Crafts Coordinator is in charge of the entire crafts program and also does inventory and ordering of craft supplies. They should be organized, have good knowledge of arts and crafts, and enjoy managing and training crafts counselors. Teaching experience in the arts is very helpful.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Train the eight Crafts Counselors.
  • Support the Craft Counselors with any needs they may have.
  • Order craft supplies and keep an inventory of all craft supplies.
  • Create fun and innovative craft projects.
  • Oversee our silversmith, woodworking, and ceramics programs.
  • Turn in a closing inventory to the Program Director at the end of the summer.

Preferred Skills: Experience in the arts and crafts industry, previous Cheley Experience, or experience teaching or leading groups. Management experience, organization, and a self-starter. A degree in Design, Fine Arts, or a related field is a plus.

Ceramics Specialist

The Ceramics Coordinator runs the entire ceramics program. They should be organized, have extensive knowledge of ceramics, and enjoy teaching children of all ages. They are responsible for inventory and ordering of ceramics supplies. Teaching experience in the arts is very helpful. First Aid/CPR required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plan and teach half and full-day ceramics classes to campers.
  • Create castings for glazing.
  • Be available for afternoon free time hours when campers may complete projects.
  • Fire all camper work in our kilns.
  • Use pottery wheels.
  • Keep an inventory of camper work.
  • Help campers complete their projects.
  • Support the Crafts Counselors with any needs they may have.
  • Order ceramics supplies and keep an inventory of all supplies.
  • Create fun and innovative ceramics projects.
  • Turn in a closing inventory to the Program Director at the end of the summer.

Preferred Skills: Experience teaching or leading groups preferred. Proven experience with ceramics, including the use of kilns and pottery wheels.

Woods Specialist

The Woods Specialist works with campers to create memorable wood craft projects. They need to be organized, have extensive knowledge of woodshop, and enjoy teaching children of all ages. This person is responsible for inventory and ordering of woodshop supplies, and the upkeep of all the woodshop equipment. Teaching experience in art or in the arts is very helpful. First Aid/CPR required.

Essential Job Functions:

· Plan and teach full-day woodshop classes to campers ranging in age, using equipment such as: belt sander, drill press, wood turning lathe and turning tools, scroll saw, band saw, power miter saw, cordless drill, palm sander, saber saw, grinder, wood burners, and various hand tools. Camper projects include night lights, yule logs, name plaques, clocks, boxes, drawers, boats, and more. We don’t make weapons (guns, knives, swords, bows and arrows, catapults, etc.).

  • Create sample woodcraft designs to display for campers.
  • Be available during campers’ free time hours so they may work on projects.
  • Keep an inventory of camper work and help the campers to complete their projects.
  • Support the Crafts Counselors with any needs they may have.
  • Order supplies and keep an inventory of all supplies for the woodshop.
  • Keep all equipment clean and in working order.
  • Create fun and innovative wood craft projects for the summer.
  • Turn in a closing inventory to the Program Director at the end of the summer.

Preferred Skills: Experience teaching or leading groups preferred. Proven experience with wood shop tools and in a woodshop. The ability to manage, train, and support Crafts Counselors.

Riflery Coordinator

The Riflery Coordinator is in charge of the entire riflery program. This includes training and managing the riflery counselors, keeping inventory, ordering supplies, and managing the upkeep of all riflery equipment and ranges. Experience teaching riflery as a sport in a camp or school setting is very important. This position has a strong focus on safety

Essential Job Functions:

  • Train all Riflery Counselors on proper teaching techniques, range safety and upkeep, rifle safety and upkeep, scoring techniques, etc.
  • Support the Riflery Counselors, observe and evaluate them, and provide constant training.
  • Keep an inventory of rifles and complete all necessary maintenance.
  • Keep an inventory of ammunition.
  • Create fun and innovative riflery program activities.
  • Turn in a closing inventory to the Program Director at the end of the summer.

Preferred Skills: Experience in running a school or camp riflery program. Must have riflery experience and certification.

Ropes Course Staff

The Ropes Course Staff consists of the Ropes Course Coordinator, two to three High and Low Ropes Facilitators, and Climbing Wall Coordinator.

Ropes Course Staff work with all units at camp at the High Ropes Course, Low Ropes Course, and Climbing Wall. They are also Program Assistants. They check in on all units to make sure their equipment is in working order. Program Assistants will be trained in archery and care for archery equipment. They are responsible for the upkeep and inventory of the Dungeon (storage unit for in-camp program equipment).

Essential Job Functions:

  • Run safe, enriching, and meaningful ropes programs where campers learn about themselves, each other, and how to work as a team.
  • Plan and implement ropes course programming six days per week.
  • Set up and take down belay systems daily.
  • Maintain all equipment and property and keep records of equipment and element inspection.
  • Be aware of surroundings on the course, and monitor safety, and possible environmental hazards.
  • Implement a variety of creative activities to accommodate the age ranges and makeup of groups.

Preferred Skills: Challenge course experience on a high or low ropes course. Ability to teach proper belay, knot tying, and safety procedures for the climbing wall and high ropes course. Must have extensive experience in climbing, and the ability to run the climbing/ropes course program. Group processing and facilitation skills are required. Patience, flexibility, and ability to work independently.

Physical Requirements: The physical ability and strength to lead activities five days a week, and to respond appropriately to any situations requiring first aid, and the visual and auditory ability to assess any unsafe environment or hazard.

Ropes Course Coordinator

The Ropes Course Coordinator supervises the indoor climbing wall and outdoor low and high ropes courses. They work with all units at camp in small groups of 8-12 for half-day and full-day sessions. They supervise the Low Ropes Facilitator, High Ropes Facilitators, and Climbing Wall Facilitator. Level 2 Challenge Course Facilitation certification through ACCT is required (or the ability to acquire prior to June 1st). Must provide certification or written documentation of challenge course and climbing experience and training. First Aid/CPR required.

Essential Job Functions for Ropes Course Coordinator:

  • Coordinate ropes staff schedules, and days off, and conduct staff evaluations several times during the summer.
  • Meet with Program Director on a regular basis to ensure proper implementation of program.
  • Keep ropes course manuals up to date.

High and Low Ropes Facilitator

High and Low Ropes Facilitators work with all units at camp at the high ropes course and low ropes course, which consists of many elements. They work with all units at camp in small groups of 8-12 for half-day and full-day sessions. They oversee the general upkeep of the high ropes course and low ropes course. Level 1 or Level 2 Challenge Course Facilitation certification through ACCT is required (or the ability to acquire prior to June 1st). Must provide certification or written documentation of challenge course and climbing experience and training. First Aid/CPR required.

Climbing Wall Facilitator

The Climbing Wall Facilitator works with all units at camp and is solely responsible for the climbing wall program. They work with all units at camp in small groups of 8-12 for half-day and full-day sessions with one counselor. They oversee the general upkeep of the climbing wall. First Aid/CPR required.

 

Out of Camp Program Staff

Outcamping Coordinator

The Outcamping Coordinator has contact with campers every day and is responsible for overseeing the entire outcamping program and managing Stuff Inn. This includes organizing and packing the equipment necessary for overnights and overseeing the cleaning and maintenance of equipment upon its return. They also maintain and repair the fishing equipment and accompany groups to the fishing pond. CPR is required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Train, manage, and support the Outcamping Counselors.
  • Organize and pack equipment for activities.
  • Monitor the cleaning of equipment upon its return.
  • Maintain and/or fix broken equipment.
  • Care for cast iron equipment.
  • Distribute, maintain, and refill Theme Boxes.
  • Distribute and fill Solo Kits and tarps.
  • Clean and organize Stuff Inn bays and bathroom daily.
  • Turn in inventory at the end of the summer, noting and labeling any equipment that needs repair.

Preferred Skills: The ability to work long hours, move constantly, and multi-tasking. The ability to organize. The desire to serve as an active member in the Cheley community, interacting with campers and counselors daily.

Physical Requirements: The physical strength to lift, move, load, and unload equipment. The stamina to be constantly moving for hours at a time.

Rockstock Coordinator

The Rockstock Coordinator is a unique leadership role. Our Rockstock site is a beautiful parcel of land complete with a stream, mountainous landscape, and easy access by a dirt road. There is a shelter big enough to store gear and prepare meals, a stone fire pit, a tree house, several low ropes initiatives, an outhouse, and numerous sites for building shelters and setting up camp. The goal of Rockstock is to provide an enjoyable and educational outcamping experience for small groups of 12 campers along with one or two counselors from their unit. Each group will visit for two or three days. The Rockstock Coordinator oversees all aspects of the program: meal and program planning, equipment requisites, the safety of the site, and providing a creative learning environment for the campers. They are also responsible for facilitating the training for the Outcamp Counselor training. The Rockstock Coordinator must be very independent and connected to the Cheley community and the Cheley Experience. CPR/WFA required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Team with the Outcamp Coordinator in facilitating the staff training for the Outcamp Counselors.
  • Provide an enjoyable and educational outcamping experience for campers.
  • Oversee the facility: make sure all necessary equipment is ordered and kept in good condition, and keep the property clean, and in a safe condition.
  • Live outdoors five days per week at Rockstock.
  • Coordinate all meals: plan the menu, order food from Munch Inn, and facilitate meal preparation.
  • Teach outdoor education: fire building and safety, knots, shelter building, Leave No Trace ethics, etc.
  • Facilitate creative program activities for a variety of ages: challenge course initiatives, games, leadership skills, orienteering, nature crafts, slingshots, hiking, scavenger hunts, bracelet making, boat building/races, storytelling, etc.
  • Keep campers and staff motivated and excited to assist in outcamp duties; keep morale high in inclement weather.

Preferred Skills: Must have experience working with children and be passionate about living outdoors and teaching new skills. Organized, independent, strong leader, flexible, creative, adaptable, and have experience in outdoor education.

Physical Requirements: The physical ability and strength to lead activities five days per week and to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid, and the visual and auditory ability to assess any unsafe environment or hazard.

Hiking/Backpacking Coordinator

The Hiking/Backpacking Coordinator is responsible for working with the Out of Camp Program Director (OCPD) to oversee the hiking and backpacking programs. This includes organizing and packing the equipment necessary for overnights and overseeing the cleaning and maintenance of equipment upon its return. Must be 21 years old. CPR/WFA required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist in training, managing, and supporting the Hiking and Backpacking Counselors and each program.
  • Participate on hikes to serve as a “mentor” for counselors new to their position.
  • Serve as “back-up” to counselors when additional support is needed for hikes and/or backpacks.
  • Assist in reviewing, inspecting, and the inventory of program equipment (backpacks, tents, stoves, filters, etc.).
  • Help maintain and/or fix broken equipment.
  • Responsible for assisting with program skills training for the above areas.
  • Share new ideas for program development, staff training, etc.
  • Assist with the scheduling of hikes. Coordinate with the OCPD for changes to the schedule.
  • Helps organize, inspect, and inventory the equipment at the end of the summer.

Preferred Skills: Hiking/backpacking experience and passion for the outdoors. Ability to teach orienteering, outdoor cooking, and backpacking skills. Knowledge of Rocky Mountain National Park and Indian Peaks Wilderness. Experience at Cheley.

Physical Requirements: Must have visual and auditory ability to assess any unsafe environment or hazard. Must have physical ability and strength to lead activities five days a week, often carrying a heavy pack over varied terrain (snow, tundra, boulders, loose rock, etc.), and to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must have the physical strength to lift, move, load, and unload equipment. The stamina to be constantly moving for hours at a time.

Transportation Crew

The Cheley Department of Transportation (CheDOT) consists of Equipment Drivers and CDL Drivers.

Equipment and CDL Drivers

CheDOT has contact with campers every day as they are responsible for the safe transportation of campers. Transportation Crew handles the daily transportation and maintenance needs, including busing campers to trailheads for backpacks and campsites for outcamps. They also sweep lodges and porches, and do general camp maintenance such as fixing screens, roofs, toilets, and furniture; and cutting and splitting firewood, as assigned by the Facility Manager.

CDL Drivers must be at least 21 years old and have or be willing to obtain a commercial driver’s license (training provided). Equipment Drivers must be at least 19 years old with a valid driver’s license. CPR required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintain upkeep of all camp facilities, along with the Maintenance team.
  • Keep outpost sites clean and prepared for each camp group.
  • Work with Barn Crew to ensure that camp property is kept at a high standard.

For CDL Drivers:

  • Hold or obtain a valid commercial driver’s license. Training is provided at camp prior to staff training.
  • Provide safe transportation for campers using vehicles such as 15- passenger vans, 24-passenger shuttles, and buses.

For Equipment Drivers:

  • Hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Drop off equipment at outpost sites using camp vehicles.

Preferred Skills: Experience with general maintenance (training is provided). CDL Drivers must have or be willing to obtain a commercial driver’s license. Must complete a DOT physical before arrival at camp. Ability to work early and long hours, and ability to drive a manual transmission.

Physical Requirements: The physical strength to unload, load, and move equipment.