Summer Positions

We are always accepting applications for Head and Assistant Counselors! Please contact us to inquire about open spots for other positions.

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Counselor and Trip Leader Positions

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Head Counselor

Minimum Age: 21
Compensation: $3500 (plus lodging, meals, *travel allowance, and *end-of-summer bonus)
Length: 10 Weeks
Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of Head Counselors is to ensure the physical safety and emotional well-being of campers in their care. Specific duties can be broken down into three categories: living in a cabin with 4-6 campers; planning and leading in-camp activities; and co-leading 3-5 day wilderness trips. Head Counselors also receive Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training and certification through NOLS Wilderness Medicine or a pay bonus if they already have that certification or higher certification.

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Assistant Counselor

Minimum Age: 18
Compensation: $3200 (plus lodging, meals, *travel allowance, and *end-of-summer bonus)
Length: 10 Weeks
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 their Head Counselor. AC’s will lead some activities and lead all trips with Head Counselors. AC’s are also responsible for dishwashing, lodge & kitchen clean-up, regular garbage runs, and laundry pick -up & delivery, all on a scheduled rotating shift basis.

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Pathfinding Instructor

Minimum Age: 21
Compensation: $4500 (plus lodging, meals, *travel allowance, and *end-of-summer bonus)
Length: 11 Weeks
Responsibilities: Pathfinding Instructors are responsible for leading a group of 6-12 campers, grades 10-11, on a four week wilderness expedition through alpine terrain in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. Responsibilities include being aware of and tending to physical and emotional safety and well-being of campers, teaching basic outdoor skills (e.g. low-impact camping, map and compass), preparing trip menus and working with Expedition Coordinators, working with Program Directors to communicate needs and issues that may arise within the group, facilitating camper leadership roles, and continuously working on positive group dynamics. WFR Certification required.

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Program Coordinator

Minimum Age: 21
Compensation: $4500 (plus lodging, meals, *travel allowance, and *end-of-summer bonus)
Length: 11 Weeks
Responsibilities: Program Coordinators make up our seasonal leadership team and are in charge of daily operations for each age group. We have four age groups and thus we hire four Program Coodinators each summer. Their primary responsibility is to organize and implement their camp’s daily schedule with input from both staff and campers. Program Coordinators supervise a staff of 5-10 Head Counselors and Assistant Counselors and up to 40 campers. Program Coordinators will strive to utilize their staff’s strengths in providing new challenges and exciting activities for campers. Prior experience on staff at CSC is preferred as they must be familiar with all areas of CSC’s in camp and wilderness tripping programs and must be physically capable of leading backcountry wilderness trips. Program Coordinators also play a large role in staff training and must be proficient in childcare methods and backcountry skills which includes the ability to coach staff in these areas as well. Lifeguarding Certification required.

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Support Staff Positions

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Wranglers

Minimum Age: 21 for Head Wrangler & 18 for Assistant Wrangler
Compensation: $4500 for Head Wrangler & $3700 for Assistant Wrangler (plus lodging, meals, *travel allowance, and *end-of-summer bonus)
Length: 12 Weeks
Responsibilities: The wranglers’ primary responsibility is for the safety and welfare of campers (ages 7-17) taking part in our Western riding program. Riding groups will typically include 6-10 campers and at least one counselor. Counselors will be responsible for managing camper behavior, enabling the wranglers to focus on instruction in the ring and on the trail.

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Expedition Coordinator

Minimum Age: 21
Compensation: $4500 (plus lodging, meals, *travel allowance, and *end-of-summer bonus)
Length: 12 Weeks
Responsibilities: The Expedition Coordinator is responsible for planning menus and keeping and packing food and equipment for all expedition trips leaving camp. The Expedition Coordinator(s) do not attend trips, they manage our faciltiy that is responsible for trip provisions. Food is packed following prescribed menu guidelines, and equipment includes standard camping gear (packs, stoves, fuel, cooking utensils, tents, etc.) as well as special equipment (bicycles, canoes, life jackets, paddles, etc.) We offer a wide variety of trips for all age levels (7-17). Some seasons we will hire an Assistant Expedition Coordinator, they must be at least 18 and their summer salary is $3700.

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Arts and Crafts Coordinator

Minimum Age: 21
Compensation: $3700 (plus lodging, meals, *travel allowance, and *end-of-summer bonus)
Length: 11 Weeks
Responsibilities: The “Art Barn” Coordinator develops arts & crafts programs for all age levels (7-17) and supervises the Art Barn while campers are involved in projects. This will include setting up work areas for specific crafts, coordinating materials and supplies, scheduling groups and projects with input from other staff, giving creative direction to campers and staff, and making sure that everything is put away and organized after each project.

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Climbing Instructor

Minimum Age: 21
Compensation: $3700 (plus lodging, meals, *travel allowance, and *end-of-summer bonus)
Length: 11 Weeks
Responsibilities: The Climbing Instructor is responsible for planning and leading all aspects of our rock climbing and ropes/challenge course programs. This includes an in-camp climbing wall, several initiatives activities, a variety of in-camp natural rock climbs, day trips to a local climbing area, and overnight trips to more extensive climbing areas. All natural rock that we currently use is sandstone.

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Activity Specialist

Minimum Age: 18
Compensation: $3700 (plus lodging, meals, *travel allowance, and *end-of-summer bonus)
Length: 11 Weeks
Responsibilities: The main role and responsibility of an Activity Specialist at camp will be to serve as additional members of the support staff team, assist with random projects and tasks around camp, provide back up to counseling staff and other support staff, and per their individual interest, experience, and skill sets, Activity Specialist can be trained in leading specialized camp activities such as target sports, mountain biking, climbing, and natural history to name a few.

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Photographer

Minimum Age: 18
Compensation: $3400 (plus lodging, meals, *travel allowance, and *end-of-summer bonus)
Length: 11 Weeks
Responsibilities: The Photographer’s primary responsibility is to take high quality pictures of both campers and staff throughout the day; manage, edit, and upload the pictures onto the internet; label and organize photos for future use; and to produce various slide shows both during the summer and in the fall. The photographer must be very mobile and thorough each day in order to get as many quality pictures of camp’s activities as possible. During the summer, these pictures are uploaded every evening for parents and friends to enjoy, and then are used for marketing and gifts later in the year.

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Videographer

Minimum Age: 18
Compensation: $3400 (plus lodging, meals, *travel allowance, and *end-of-summer bonus)
Length: 11 Weeks
Responsibilities: The Videographer’s primary responsibility is to capture video of both campers and staff throughout the day participating in activities; manage, edit, and create short videos and/or webisodes to be uploaded to various internet platforms (i.e. YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) regularly throughout the summer. In addition, each season the videographer may have more specific objectives and goals to create specified videos for marketing purposes or to be embedded on the website.

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Nanny

Minimum Age: 18
Compensation: $3300 (plus lodging, meals, *travel allowance, and *end-of-summer bonus)
Length: 11 Weeks
Responsibilities: The Nanny’s primary responsibility is the supervision and caretaking of year-round and seasonal staff’s children not yet of age to attend camp. This likely includes children ages 1 to 7, and maybe older children in individual cases. The Nanny will be responsible for the supervision and caretaking of these children from the time they wake up to bedtime while their parent(s) are on-duty at camp.

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Cook

Minimum Age: 21
Compensation: $6500 (plus lodging, meals, *travel allowance, and *end-of-summer bonus)
Length: 11 Weeks
Responsibilities: The cook’s primary responsibility is to assist the Head Chef in the preparation, management, and safe handling of all in camp meals at the Lodge. Cooks will work directly with the Head Chef and Prep Cooks to help prepare meals for up to 200 people per term. Cooks should be prepared to spend long hours in the kitchen. They will be responsible for pre-meal preparations, serving and refilling the meal dishes, managing and ordering kitchen inventory, and overseeing kitchen safety and health standards. We also hire two Prep Cooks each summer. Prep Cooks should have some kitchen experience, be at least 18, and their summer compensation is $3200.

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Nurse aka Witch Doctor

Minimum Age: 21
Compensation: $9500 (plus lodging, meals, *travel allowance, and *end-of-summer bonus)
Length: 12 Weeks
Responsibilities: Each summer we hire one full time, residential nurse. Our nurse position is tailored to provide the camp community with optimum health care in a unique environment. Health care support includes a staff certified in, at minimum, CPR and Wilderness First Aid, ambulance and helicopter access to a nearby hospital, and a 24-hour on call camp physician. RN or MD Required/Out of state applicants would need to be able to get certification to practice in the state of Colorado.

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Maintenance Assistant

Minimum Age: 18
Compensation: $7000 (plus lodging, meals, *travel allowance, and *end-of-summer bonus)
Length: 18 Weeks
Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the Maintenance Assistant will be to assist the Maintenance Director in their duties during the busy summer season. There are typically many planned projects during the summer months as well as unplanned maintenance tasks (i.e. broken infrastructure, etc.). The Maintenance Assistant may also assist in projects specific to summer programming or the site/facility.