Come spend the summer working in an amazing community in a beautiful place!
This is a full-time seasonal camp counselor and outdoor guiding position based in Durango, CO from 5/27/24 – 8/12/24 for a total of ten weeks. Ideal applicants include those who are at least 21+ years old and have outdoor education, youth development, childcare, and/or summer camp experience!
Our Head Counselors are responsible for providing leadership in a cabin of 4-6 campers in one of our four distinct age groups in addition to co-leading backcountry wilderness trips between 2-5 days in length throughout the summer in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado and canyon country of southeastern Utah. We provide a comprehensive two-week Staff Training to cover all aspects of our program ranging from unique Colvig culture and traditions, youth development, and outdoor skill development and leadership.
We offer competitive compensation with Head Counselors earning a minimum of $4,300 for a full ten-week season (5/27/24 – 8/12/24). Head Counselors also receive a free Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training from NOLS during our Staff Training if they do not already have a wilderness medicine certification. All staff receive free housing and meals for the duration of their contract. Staff can also apply for reimbursable Travel Allowances ($0.13/road mile), field/experience bonuses, a Rental Assistance Program, and will receive bonuses for relevant certifications such as Wilderness First Aid, First Responder, LNT, Lifeguarding etc. Please click here for a description of our bonuses and travel reimbursement information.
Please fill out a Staff Application here if you are interested in employment for the 2024 summer season. Applications are open until filled! If you have any questions please email Tyler or Truman at [email protected]