Summer Camp Counselor


Keystone Science School


Keystone, CO



Katherine Bush

Keystone Science School is hiring Summer Camp Counselors to facilitate day and overnight outdoor education programs. Counselors are responsible for teaching science curriculum, leading camp activities (hiking, camping, songs, skits, archery, etc.), facilitating meals and evening programs, and completion of manual labor tasks on a rotating basis.

You'll work collaboratively with a fun and mission-driven team that cares about youth science and outdoor education, and your work will positively and directly impact the thousands of campers that visit KSS campus each summer. This position requires a minimum of 3 months of work experience with children and/or teens, a Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification, and a valid drivers license/excellent driving record.

KSS is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee a group of up to 13 children

  • Plan, prepare, and teach grade appropriate curriculum and activities

  • Lead overnight wilderness camping trips and hikes

  • Facilitate adventure experience with professional contracts (e.g. rafting, climbing)

  • Supervise campers overnight in a dorm or tent

  • Maintain high standards for safety and risk management

Dates of Employment and Schedule

May 23, 2022 - August 13, 2022. Instructors will generally work 6+ days per week during the summer.

Compensation, Benefits, and Housing

The salary is $520-587.60/week. Housing and food is provided at no cost. Counselors are required to live on campus. Housing includes rustic cabins, dorms, and/or canvas tents that may be shared with other staff and/or students. Counselors also gain access to hundreds of outdoor industry gear pro deals and discounts!

Required Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications, from an approved vendor, or the ability to obtain before the first day of employment.
  • Candidates will be asked to provide verification of 460 hours of experience working with school-age children.
  • Excellent driving record and a valid driver's license.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check.

Preferred Skill Sets:

  • Ability to communicate verbally and teach in Spanish.
  • Proficiency with Google Drive and CampSite camp management software.
  • Candidates age 20+ with a minimum of 5 years driving experience will be required to participate in and pass Van Driver Training, and they will be required to drive a 15-passenger van.

Required COVID 19 Vaccine Policy

Keystone Science School has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy. Individuals hired after January 1, 2022 are required to be either fully vaccinated or partially vaccinated before their start dates. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the revocation of the employment offer. Employees in need of an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief must submit a completed Request for Accommodation form to the Human Resources Department to begin the accommodation process. Accommodations will be granted where they do not cause KSS undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
Keystone Science School is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.