Working at Go West Camps isn’t just a summer job…it’s a way of life. While at camp you’ll experience lots of fun and adventurous activities, but it is the community of understanding, friendship and encouragement that keeps campers and staff coming back year after year. Colorado Springs’ premier Summer Day Camp is hiring staff for summer 2022. Go West staff work Monday through Friday, 35-40 hours per week, May 23rd-August 5th
Working at Go West is an exciting, exhausting, demanding, rewarding opportunity. You’ll experience fun and adventure, but it’s the community of understanding, friendship and encouragement that keeps campers and counselors coming back year after year. Our staff members are truly committed to helping our campers grow, build skills and develop meaningful relationships. We support each other and are dedicated to contributing to a positive environment focused on youth development.
THE PERKS OF WORKING AT GO WEST PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE - Get a head start! Thinking about a career in education or outdoor recreation? Get real life experience working at camp and honing your skills. CERTIFICATIONS - Take it with you when you go! All of the Go West Camps staff have First Aid and CPR. Go West has supported staff financially to attend certifications programs through the American Mountain Guide Association, American Canoe Association, and the International Mountain Biking Association. These certifications can be an asset in your job search after the summer. REFERENCES - Boost your resume! We love telling everybody how great our staff is. Camp is the perfect opportunity to create relationships with people who want you to succeed at camp and beyond.
Grew up in 4-H or spent some time WWOOFing? We are looking for staff with experience farming or gardening. If you've ever had a job where you've bike commuted, Go West Camps might be a perfect fit for you. We use pedal powered transportation, and basic riding and bike maintenance skills are a real plus. Adventure programs are an important part of Go West Camps and require some of our staff members to have a greater level of certification and education. We are looking for people with education and certification through nationally and internationally recognized organizations such as Red Cross, American Mountain Guide Association, the American Canoe Association, National Outdoor Leadership School, International Mountain Biking Association, League of American Bicyclists. An interest in teaching, leading and working with youth is key for all of our staff members. When it's time to get energized or to wind down at camp, music can be the key. We're always looking for staff who are excited to sing or play a few licks on the guitar. We hope to use photos and video to document our campers experience at camp. If you're a photographer or GoPro wiz, we need your skills.
Since we are a day camp we do not provide housing. However, we do have good connections with several local universities who usually have many summer sublet options available. We can assist you in your search for housing.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN SETTING - Location, location, location! While our focus is on youth development, it doesn’t hurt that we’re surrounded by the scenic Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Not a bad place to play and explore during the summer! FOR FUN - The opportunities for fun while you are on staff at Go West Camps are boundless. We will hike, climb, mountain bike, kayak, shoot archery, fish, create art and swim, among many, many other great activities.
Due to COVID we are no longer able to provide lunch for staff.