Summer Camp Counselor
Cal-Wood Education Center is a 1,200 acre scenic mountain setting 15 miles northwest of Boulder. We connect youth and families with nature through outdoor, environmental education and camping programs.
Summer Camp Counselors will have a unique opportunity to provide our campers (primarily middle and high school age) with a fun, safe, and unforgettable experience in our 1,200 acres classroom. Alongside a Cal-Wood Instructor, you will be responsible for the needs of a group of campers during the day and in the cabins in the evenings. This includes campers’ social, physical, medical, and emotional needs. You will set a good example for behavior and attitude for your campers. You will also serve as a liaison between campers and administrative staff, and provide regular feedback to administrators to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of camp operations.
Responsibilities of the Summer Camp Counselors:
- Make connections with campers and develop meaningful relationships.
- Lead campers through various outdoor and indoor activities such as campfires, hiking, games, fishing, archery, crafts, star gazing, survival skills, and orienteering.
- Stay overnight in-cabin with your assigned campers.
- Facilitate meals and supervise down time.
- Create opportunities within the group to allow for each camper to experience success.
- Be alert to the needs of campers and act accordingly and appropriately.
- Communicate the needs of campers to the administrative staff when appropriate.
- Show enthusiasm and encourage campers to get involved in the activities and discussions.
- Be a good role model by demonstrating positivity, cleanliness, punctuality, sharing, chores, sportsmanship, and table manners.
- Maintain good public relations when interacting with parents and community members.
- Instruct campers on emergency procedures and ensure procedures are followed correctly when necessary.
- Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.
- Support other staff in the arrival, program, and departure of all campers.
- Participate in debrief meetings at the end of each week and preparation for the following week of programs.
- One week of camp includes Hunter Education, archery and shooting practice, if desired
Qualities and Qualifications:
- Must be at least 18 years of age. High School diploma required.
- Experience working with youth (10-17 year olds)
- First Aid/CPR certifications required (can be completed during staff training).
- Spanish ability is highly desired, but not mandatory.
- Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
- Live and work in the beautiful Rocky Mountains
- Access pro-deals on outdoor gear
- Learn new skills such as fishing, archery, orienteering and survival skills
- Complete Hunter Education, if desired
Exact dates of employment to be determined but roughly from June 10 - July 30.