Summer Camp Counselor

Company: Keystone Science School

Job Type: Seasonal, Temporary

Job Description


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 driver’s 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 base rate is $520-587.60 per 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!

Ready to find yourself at the heart of Science. Adventure. Fun? Apply now!

Please submit the Employment Application found at KeystoneScienceSchool.org/Employment.

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.

About Keystone Science School

Located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Keystone Science School’s historic campus serves as base camp for our diverse suite of inquiry-based learning programs. We combine hands-on science education with outdoor adventure to create engaging experiences for our students. At KSS, we change lives, we bring fun and laughter to everything we do, we care about each other and those we serve, we strive for excellence, we offer competitive compensation and generous benefits, and we are committed to serving students from diverse backgrounds. For more information, please contact the Human Resources department at [email protected].

How to Apply

Visit www.KeystoneScienceSchool.org/Employment to apply! 
Posted on: January 5, 2022
Job Type: Seasonal, Temporary
Job Starting Date:
May 23, 2022
Application Closing Date:
April 17, 2024
Job Salary Range:
520.00 to 588.00