Seasons For Hire
GO WEST CAMPS, Colorado Springs' premier Summer Day Camp is hiring staff for summer 2022. Here you will find all the community and connection of an overnight camp but have your nights and weekends free! Go West staff work Monday-Friday, 35-40 hours per week, May 22nd-August 4th.
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.
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 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, the American Canoe Association, National Outdoor Leadership School, League of American Bicyclists, USA Archery and others. An interest in teaching, leading, and working with youth is key for all of our staff members.
Go West operates on a small group philosophy and staff will typically work with a group of 12 campers and one other staff member. The ages of our campers range from 5 to 15.
When it's time to get energized or wind down at camp, music can be key. We're always looking for staff who are excited to sing or play an instrument. 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.
CAMP COUNSELOR STAFF - Camp Counselors at Go West lead campers in all of our camp activities (Art, Rock Climbing, Standup Paddle Boarding, Gardening, Group Games, Biking). Camp Counselors work to create an atmosphere of respect, caring, and acceptance for each camper and show each camper as much individual attention as possible. Previous experience as a camp counselor, teacher, after school staff, or child care is required.
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 certification 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.
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.
Job Type: Full-time, Temporary (Summer Season Only)
Pay: From $15.00 per hour
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.