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YMCA of The Rockies

Located: Estes Park, Colorado and Granby, Colorado

Position Available: Leadership & Trips Director

Salary Range: $37,000 - $40,500/year with full benefits, lodging, and employee perks

Type: Coed summer day camp

Contact: kallison@ymcarockies.org

Website: http://www.ymcarockies.org

  • Recruiting, hiring, and training seasonal staff for summer leadership and trip camps.
  • Mentoring youth by focusing on developing confidence, independence, and resilience in a safe environment.
  • Assist in forming partnerships with organizations that serve diverse populations.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of education, training, and/or experience related to organized camping, and at least 23 years of age.

Summer Camp at SOAR

Located: North Carolina, Wyoming, Florida, California, and New York

Position Available: Outdoor Trip Leader

Salary Range: $2,250 - $3,250/season

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: andrea@soarnc.org

Website: http://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/

  • Supervise a group of 7-8 students (2 staff per group), for 24 hrs/day, on 10 to 26 day courses; facilitate a safe and successful experience during adventure-based courses; facilitate the development of life skills, organizational skills, self-esteem, problem-solving strategies, communication techniques, and social skills.
  • Assist in developing personal goals for each student; write a comprehensive student evaluation at the end of each course; and act as a role model for students by demonstrating maturity, responsibility, good organizational skills, and professional behavior.
  • Minimum 21 years of age (some exceptions allowed); 2 years of college experience, in human service related field preferred (e.g., Education, Psychology, Recreation); current WFA and CPR certifications; Lifeguard required for FL & CA staff; experience and/or desire to work with LD and AD/HD youth; patience, energy, enthusiasm, flexibility.
  • Complete a staff application on-line at http://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/ or contact Andrea Wackerle, SOAR, PO Box 388, Balsam, NC 28707, (828)456-3435, andrea@soarnc.org

Summer Camp at SOAR

Located: North Carolina, Wyoming, Florida, California, and New York

Position Available: Activity Specialist

Salary Range: $2,250 - $3,250/season

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: andrea@soarnc.org

Website: http://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/

  • Work with groups of 7-8 students with 2 instructors to facilitate a safe and successful experience during the adventure activity portions of 10 to 26 day courses.
  • Minimum 21 years of age (some exceptions allowed). Minimum of 2 years college experience, preferable in Recreation Therapy, Outdoor Recreation, Education, or Psychology. WFA and CPR required (WFR preferred for WY & CA). Lifeguard certification required for FL, WY and CA staff.
  • Strong experience required in technical skills such as rock site facilitation and management, ropes course facilitation, white water rafting, caving, mountain biking, or ocean/water activities (FL & CA only). Patience, energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, maturity, and integrity required. Use of personal vehicle required for NC & WY.
  • Complete a staff application on-line at http://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/ or contact Laura Pate, SOAR, PO Box 388, Balsam, NC 28707, (828)456-3435, pate-moore@soarnc.org.

Kennolyn Camps

Located: Soquel, California

Position Available: Camp Counselors (Day and Resident camps)

Salary Range: $442+ /week with room and board

Type: Coed Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions

Contact: camps@kennolyn.com

Website: http://www.kennolyncamps.com

  • Make a difference in a child's life and make your own lifelong friendships.
  • Enjoy working outdoors, under the warm California sun close to many clean beaches and hot surf spots. A job full of like minded, dedicated people. The hardest job you'll ever love!
  • Counselors who can teach the following activities required: climbing, ropes course, swimming, archery, riflery, fencing, horseback riding, self defense, outdoor adventure, drama, photography, fun science, outdoor cooking, crafts, ceramics, tennis and more. (We train our own Ropes staff and Waterfront staff incl. Lifeguards!)
  • Lifeguard Certification is a plus but not required

Sanborn Western Camps

Located: Florissant, Colorado

Position Available: Counselor

Salary Range: $3,000+

Type: Residential camp with separate sessions for boys and girls

Contact: anne@sanbornwesterncamps.com

Website: http://www.sanbornwesterncamps.com/employment/why-work-at-sanborn

  • Assisting and/or leading on or off-camp trips, activities, programs and special events.
  • Living, working with and having charge of a group of campers.
  • Being a responsible, dedicated role model to the campers and other staff.
  • Assistant Counselor, Wrangler, and Support Staff positions also available-- email for information.

Cheley Colorado Camps

Located: Estes Park, Colorado

Position Available: Summer Camp Counselor

Salary Range: $2875 or more for 9 weeks/$3200 or more for 10 weeks

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: abbey@cheley.com

Website: http://www.cheley.com

  • Room and Board and college credit
  • Pro deals on outdoor gear
  • A camp counselor serves as a cabin counselor as well as a specialist in the assigned program area. Activities include Backpacking, Horseback Riding, Climbing, Rafting, Riflery, Crafts, Outcamping and Hiking.
  • Surround yourself with amazing people, develop professionally, live in a beautiful place and make a difference in the lives of children.

Camp Trinity on The Bar 717 Ranch

Located: Hayfork, California

Position Available: Summer Camp Counselor

Salary Range: $445/week

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: emma@bar717.com

Website: http://www.bar717.com/staff/

  • Seeking enthusiastic leaders to work with youth 8-16 years old in a residential mountain ranch camp; must demonstrate interest in working with children and the outdoors.
  • Positions include: backpacking leaders, horsemanship, crafts, woodworking, ceramics, hiking, camping, and general counselors.
  • Must be 19 years old and have completed 1 year of college or equivalent work experience by June.
  • For more information, please see: http://www.bar717.com/staff/job-opportunities/

Crazzy's Wasewagan Camp & Retreat

Located: Angelus Oaks, Southern California

Position Available: Summer Camp Counselor

Salary Range: $200-$400/week; varies depending on experience

Type: Residential coed camp

Contact: adventures@wasewagan.com

Website: http://www.wasewagan.com

  • Enjoy a summer filled with fun and get paid to do so!
  • Great experience for those wanting to work with kids and/or work in the recreation field.
  • Practice leadership and communication skills, as well as learning to work with a team towards a common goal.
  • Impact and change the lives of kids by creating a once in a lifetime experience while learning and teaching outdoor skills.

Adventure Treks

Located: Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, British Columbia, & NC

Position Available: Instructor

Salary Range: $2400 and up

Type: Wilderness adventure program for Teens

Contact: info@adventuretreks.com

Website: http://www.adventuretreks.com

  • Instructors lead activities that include backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, caving, canoeing, sea kayaking, whitewater rafting, ice climbing, ziplining, cooking, orienteering
  • The six-person instructor team works closely together to coordinate all aspects of the trip, including instruction in all outdoor activities, risk management, managing group dynamics, menu planning, purchasing food, laundry, transportation, coordinating with outfitters, maintaining equipment and handling medical issues.
  • Benefits include a competitive salary, a travel stipend, access to pro-purchase discounts, and the opportunity to work both summer (early June to mid-August) and fall school group programs (late August through late October in North Carolina).
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age (college graduate or degree in progress preferred), have a valid WFR/CPR certification (or be willing to acquire one), several years experience working with youth and leading outdoor programs and be willing to work long hours with little to no time off.

Astrocamp

Located: Idyllwild, California

Position Available: Summer Camp Science Instructor

Salary Range: $275/wk

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: summerpd@astrocamp.org

Website: http://www.astrocampsummer.org

  • Lead groups of up to 12 students in science based classes as well as ropes courses, arts & crafts, and other classic summer camp activities!
  • Work with awesome scientific equipment like 3D printers, microscopes, telescopes, liquid nitrogen and more!
  • Bachelor's Degree encouraged
  • Live on site in an amazing community. Instructors to not live in the dorms with the kids, but instead in attached fully furnished staff housing.