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Assistant Counselor – Lead Multi-Day Backpacking Trips in Colorado!

Company: Colvig Silver Camps

Job Type: Seasonal

Job Description

We strive to facilitate the development of caring, thoughtful, and responsible human beings through creative programming on our 600-acre site and 3 to 5-day wilderness backpacking trips in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. This is a great entry-level opportunity for individuals looking to further develop their childcare and/or outdoor leadership skills. 

Responsibilities:

Assistant Counselors (AC’s) live in a cabin with one Head Counselor and 4-6 campers. The AC provides supplemental leadership along with and in the absence of either Head Counselor.

AC’s are primarily responsible for dishwashing, monitoring dishwasher temperatures, lodge/kitchen clean-up, regular garbage runs, laundry delivery, and administrative office tasks, all on a scheduled, rotating basis. Approximately one-half of their time is spent in scheduled programming with campers, and about half is spent doing the “grunt work”. Whenever possible, AC’s assist Head Counselors and Coordinators in planning and leading in-camp activities.

The Assistant Counselors are the “backbone” of the camp, filling holes where and when needed in almost every area of the camp operation. Flexibility is the AC’s greatest asset. AC’s must be physically capable of lifting and carrying heavy loads and assisting in the leadership of 3-5 day backcountry wilderness trips. Again, the rewards for this position are proportionate to the effort, energy and enthusiasm invested. This is a great way to become familiar with camp and the responsibility of being a Head Counselor.

Minimum Age: 18 years of age, completed freshman year of college or equivalent experience

Terms of Employment: Assistant Counselors are hired for 10 weeks, unless contracted otherwise. 2023 dates of employment run from 5/29/23 to 8/14/23

Compensation: $3,300-, plus room, board, laundry, pro-deals, end-of-summer bonus ($500), and travel allowance ($100)

Time Off: Approximately one period of time off each week, plus three days between sessions

Availability:  We are actively accepting applications until all positions are filled.

How to Apply

Click on '2023 Staff Application' for our online application form. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at (970) 247-2564 or [email protected]
Posted on: October 31, 2022
Job Type: Seasonal
Job Starting Date:
May 29, 2023
Application Closing Date:
June 4, 2023
Job Salary Range:
3900.00 to 4200.00
Years of Experience: Not Specified
Job Activity(ies): Backpacking
Population(s) Served: Youth - K-12
Job Category(ies): Summer Camp
Region(s): Southwest US
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