Summer Camp Counselor

Website Mountain Kids!

Outdoor Adventure Education

Compensation: $17-$22/hour

Employment type: full time and part time positions available

Program Description

Mountain Kids is a 15 year-old outdoor education and adventure program for children ages 5-12, connecting kids with nature, themselves, and each other through personal challenge, learning and fun.

Camp Counselor Opportunity

We are seeking outdoor educators who are responsible, outgoing and fun. Applicants must love working with children and care about their development. Applicants are flexible team players, have excellent judgment, problem-solving skills, are outdoor enthusiasts and love sharing this joy with children.

We offer a low adult:child ratio for a quality experience in nature and as a group. Weekly staff meetings and a supportive environment aim to create a cohesive and harmonious staff team where everyone can learn and grow.

Camp activities are experiential in nature and include hiking, games, team building activities, nature awareness games, arts and crafts, and imaginative play. We also offer backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking, primitive & wilderness skills and encourage applicants with expertise in these areas.

The ideal candidate meets the following criteria:

Experienced outdoors person with knowledge of mountain hazards and preparedness, or willingness to learn
College graduate or current student or 2 years of related work experience
Experience with and love of working with children, high energy level, excellent group management skills
Strong communication and organization skills
Team player – able to implement camp curriculum with other leaders
Excellent problem solving skills, flexibility, and willingness to take initiative
Excellent driving record, able to drive a 15-passenger van (25 and older)
Excellent judgment and concern for safety of children
Counselors must have reliable transportation to and from camp

Available Positions:

Camp Counselor (Full Time)

May 20-August 19, 2024, with possible extension beyond summer
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (40 hours/week)

Winter/Spring Facilitator (Part Time)

Weekly Fridays 12:30-5:30
Six Thursdays 9:30-2 (School Field Trips)

Hotel Nature Guide (Part Time)

May 20-Aug 31, 2024
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9:30-3:30
Mountain Kids! Staff Training– May 20-24, 2024

Minimum Qualifications to meet upon acceptance:

Wilderness First Aid/CPR Training
Excellent driving record (25 years +) for drivers
Background check

Compensation and Benefits:

Hourly Wage (see above)
1 week paid vacation (July 1st- July 5th)
Training in Outdoor Education
Pro Deals on Outdoor Gear

To Apply: Please fill out the Mountain Kids! Employment Application  and email resume to

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