Colorado summer camp

Dates and Information for 2022


Contract Dates:

June 4 - August 13**

**Limited positions are available with an August 7 end date. Please note your availability on your application

Discovery: Early May (exact date TBD)
Outcamping Coordinator: Tuesday, May 17
Pre-Camp Leaders: Wednesday, May 18
Pre-Camp and CheDOT: Thursday, May 19
Head Cooks: Monday, May 23
Horseback Riding Counselors and Barn Crew: Friday, May 27
Directors and Asst. Directors: Tuesday, May 31
Hiking, Backpacking, and HBO Counselors: Tuesday, May 31
All Staff Arrival: Saturday, June 4

Housing and meals are provided and staff members are expected to live at camp. The paycheck schedule varies, typically with paydays being after staff training, multiple times throughout each term, and then weekly for post-camp: roughly every 2-3 weeks.

Salary information for 2022 will be updated once finalized, likely by the end of the year. In 2021, first year counseling staff salary was $3300 for the 10 weeks (June 5–August 14). The following positions started at $12.32/hour: office, stores, media, laundry, kitchen assistant, transportation crew, cooks, and barn crew. Head cooks were paid $13.25/hour with the possibility of additional overtime. Our goal is to provide around 40 hours of work per week.

Additional opportunities for income and fun!

Burn Camp: August 13 - August 22
Teen Summit: August 14 - August 20
Kent Denver: August 21 - August 22
Post-camp Work Crew: August 15 - August 25
Discovery: August 23 - Mid-October (exact date TBD)

First Aid Information

Depending on the position, staff members must obtain required certifications.

WILDERNESS FIRST AID & CPR - required for Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Backpacking, Hiking, Outcamping, HBO Counselors, and Rockstock Coordinator.

STANDARD FIRST AID & CPR - required for Sports, Crafts, Riflery, Campfire, and General Counselors, Childcare, Nurse Aides, and all Ropes Coordinators.

CPR ONLY - required for the Transportation Crew and Barn Crew.

NO FIRST AID OR CPR REQUIREMENT - for Program coordinators, office, media, stores, maintenance, kitchen and laundry.

Note: Wilderness first Aid will be offered at camp before Staff Training on June 2 - June 3, 2022 (the cost is TBD). CPR is not included in our WFA class. Acquiring the required certifications prior to the start of summer camp (June 4, 2022) is the responsibility of the staff member. If hired, you will receive a list of ACA-approved certification providers.

What we need

  • A completed application
  • Three completed reference questionnaires (also submitted through our website)
  • Two live interviews (on Zoom, in person, or on the phone)

We will begin accepting staff applications on October 15th with interviews starting late November/early December. Once we have received your application, we will contact you.

For returning staff, priority will be given to applicants who reapply by November 1st. For those reapplying to leadership positions – priority will be given to applicants who reapply by November 15th. We aim to let all of our returners know the status of their application throughout November and December, and no later than December 15th.

We will begin placing new staff after that time. Interviews are scheduled on Zoom, typically from 8AM – 3PM mountain time. We will be in touch within two weeks after your interview to let you know if we have a position available. Again, let us know if you have any questions.

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