Summer Camp Leader


Friends of Dinosaur Ridge


Morrison, CO



Amanda Rea

Dinosaur Ridge Summer Camp  

Camp Leader  

Dinosaur Ridge is currently seeking energetic outdoorsy educators to serve as Camp Leaders at our Summer Camp for Summer of 2023.  


Summer Camp Program Description  

Dinosaur Ridge runs ten, one-week-long summer camps from the end of May through the second week of August for children ages 5 to 13 (completion of kindergarten is a camp pre-requisite). The camp day runs from 9am-3pm with an aftercare option from 3pm-5pm daily. Dinosaur Ridge Summer Camp offers a variety of themed sessions all involving hands-on science, nature, and exploration activities, lessons, outdoor games, guest speakers, and field trips. Our camps are designed to foster excitement and wonder for science, art, and the outdoors while engaging children in our educational curriculum based on Colorado State Science Standards. Dinosaur Ridge is a School Age Child Care Center licensed by the State of Colorado Division of Childcare. 


Camp Leader Description and Responsibilities:  

We are seeking camp Leaders to facilitate groups of 5- to 13-year-old campers for full days of outdoor adventures, science activities, and fun! Dinosaur Ridge Camp Leaders will be responsible for working with the Camp Directors and other leaders to provide a high-quality experience for every camper. They will ensure the safety, well-being, and enjoyment of camp for each participant. 


Camp Leaders are expected to:  

  • Act as role models for all participants and Junior Counselors.  

  • Lead a variety of group activities each week based on a set and pre-prepared curriculum and itinerary. 

  • Foster stewardship for the environment, fossils, plants, and animals.  

  • Participate in 15 hours of camp-related training before the start of camp (arranged by Dinosaur Ridge).  

  • Perform other reasonable responsibilities as determined by the Camp Directors that are directly related to Dinosaur Ridge Summer Camp.  


Minimum Camp Leader Qualifications:  

  • Must be at least 21 years of age (insurance requirement for diving 15-passenger vans). 

  • Must have 3 months (460 hours) of full time or equivalent 6 months to 1 year part- time experience working with school-aged children.  

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. 

  • Must pass all necessary background checks for childcare licensing. (Dinosaur Ridge pays for and will give direction on submission once hired). 

  • Must be able to work the following schedule:  

  • Camp Training Week: May 22-26, 2023 9am to 2pm daily  

  • All camp sessions: May 29, 2023 through August 11, 2023 (July 3-7, 2023 is a week off) 

  • 8am to 5pm flexibility (the schedule will fluctuate between 9am and 5pm, and 8am and 3pm to allow for adequate aftercare coverage. A minimum of 8am to 3pm daily is required)  


Desired Skills and Qualifications:  

  • Interest and experience in teaching outdoor environmental science to youth  

  • Passionate about Dinosaur Ridge’s Mission  

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask patiently and professionally  

  • Strong communication skills with adults and children  

  • Team player, enthusiastic, organized, creative, critical thinker, and self-motivated  



$17.00/hour. This is a full-time (35 average hours/week) hourly, seasonal position (May 22 through August 11 with one off week during July 3-7).