Horse Camp Leader


Highlands Ranch Community Association


Highlands Ranch, CO


The Backcountry Wilderness Area’s mission is to improve wildlife habitat, inspire the next generation of environmental stewards, and ignite a lifelong love of the outdoors for all. Located at 5,920 feet in the heart of the Front Range, our 8,200-acre campus—featuring outdoor learning spaces, an outdoor amphitheater, a natural play space, garden, chicken coop and pastures with chickens, goats, and donkeys, a state-of-the-art archery range, and horse corrals—serves as the ultimate learning environment. This position is responsible for the daily facilitation of summer camps, horse care (including feeding, mucking, and watering) and overall camper safety. The Equine Leader is responsible for overseeing camp programming in the absence of the Equine Supervisor and Coordinator. Typical days for this position are Monday through Friday, with varying start/stop times. HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Requirements: • Candidates must be 21 years of age or older • Must have an interest in, respect for, and ability to work with children • At least three years horse care and riding experience is required • Previous experience teaching horseback riding lessons is required • Experience with both Western and English riding is strongly preferred • Previous childcare experience required. Candidates will be asked to provide verification of up to 1,040 hours of previous experience working with school-age children in a formal capacity • Must have an interest in, respect for, and ability to work with children • Ability to adapt lesson plans and instructions to meet a wide variety of learners • Strong work ethic and motivation to contribute positively to the Backcountry Wilderness Area at large • Strong communication skills with ability to effectively interact with people of all backgrounds • Current First Aid and CPR certifications, or ability to obtain before the first day of employment • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. Applicants will be required to drive the 15 passenger camp vans • Must attend the mandatory staff training May 23 through May 27, 2022 Must pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen. Salary: $17.50/hour