Rockies Rock Adventure Camp Crew Leader
ORGANIZATION: Get Outdoors Leadville!
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, hourly; seasonal position
SALARY: $120 – $200 per day (Rock Crew Leaders are temporary employees. This position is seasonal, running from June through August 2019. )
REPORTS TO: Get Outdoors Leadville! Healthy Kids Director; Rockies Rock Camp Director
SUMMARY: The Rockies Rock Adventure Camp Crew Leader oversees and instructs groups of 10-15 campers, aged K-9th grade, in daily outdoor adventures ranging from hiking and leave no trace education lessons to team building games and mountain biking treks, as well as special topic fieldwork conducted by local programming partners. Crew Leaders develop and implement outdoor education and recreation curriculum for up to (4)
2-week camp sessions. Crew Leaders are responsible for ensuring safe, enriching, and inclusive outdoor experiences for Lake County youth in their crew.
ABOUT GET OUTDOORS LEADVILLE! (GOL!): Get Outdoors Leadville! is a grant-funded initiative launched in December 2016 that connects Lake County youth and families to the outdoors to inspire dreams, foster stewardship, build leadership, and strengthen community. GOL! works with numerous community partners to create and expand engaging outdoor and environmental education programming. Please see the GOL! Facebook page for examples of GOL! programming and the latest updates on
outdoor adventures in-school, out-of-school and with families.
Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Oversee Rockies Rock Adventure Camp camper crews, leading daily outdoor activities for youth in a day camp setting. Primary programs and topics include:
- Place-based environmental education, focused on Lake County locations, flora/fauna, habitats, weather, history, etc.
- Leave No Trace principles and environmental stewardship, cultivating an understanding of the larger web of natural and human communities and love of the earth as a whole
- Nature play, inspiring creative engagement with outdoor places & spaces
- Community connection and introduction to local outdoor recreation amenities & historic locations
- Leadership and teamwork, fostering a sense of self, belonging, and resilience
- Progressive mountain biking and hiking curriculum, led by an Adventure Program leader
- Occasional special activities including swimming, indoor rock climbing, nature art/journaling, fishing clinics, etc.
- Help write and implement a session-based (2 week) schedule and curriculum for your crew group integrating scope and sequence into the summer-long camp curriculum. Submission of daily crew lesson plans and learning objectives on regular basis, as requested by the Camp Director and/or Healthy Kids Director
- Maintain risk management protocols and situational awareness to ensure safe, well-supported experiences for campers; monitor and support physical safety and comfort of campers at all times, completing injury/accident report documentation, as required
- Identify and respond to camper behavior issues. Communicate and collaborate with camp administration to support social-emotional needs of campers and address behavioral needs and challenges, including completion of indecent reports, as required
- Administer pre- and post-program evaluations to campers and share feedback with Camp Director and Healthy Kids Director
- Maintain accurate program records, including completion of daily attendance rosters, lunch distribution, gear checkout logs, and other reporting
- Create fun, engaging crew dynamic for all campers, setting a high-energy and positive atmosphere for learning and sharing within your crew, where all campers’ abilities, cultures, and contributions are honored and appreciated
- Guide and mentor Junior Counselors in their supportive role, providing positive modeling and constructive feedback as they develop leadership and counseling skills
- Other tasks as necessary to fulfill camp programming
- Experience with direct youth programming and/or administration in a school or camp setting
- Demonstrated ability to plan, lead, organize, and implement small group program activities
- Sense of humor, resourcefulness, creativity, flexibility, and passion for connecting youth to the outdoors to inspire a lifelong love of nature
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Suite and Google Drive
- Exhibit core values of cultural awareness, inclusivity, compassion, integrity, healthy lifestyle choices, respect for others and the environment, and collaboration.
- Current First Aid, CPR, AED certification for Adults and Children
- Formal education or experience in youth programming, and/or outdoor education/recreation, and/or camp leadership
- Knowledge of the Lake County community and families
- Spanish fluency
- Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification
The majority of this person’s duties are performed within an outdoor environment in a variety of locations and settings. The incumbent may be exposed to some noise (electrical, mechanical or human) on an occasional basis, and other related hazards associated with an outdoor environment. Physical hazards may include weather-related hazards, extreme heat, extreme cold, noise, and sun/UV exposure. Exposure to natural, biologic hazards such as insects and injurious plants is also possible.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear for extended periods of time. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distant vision. Must have the ability to safely restrain and physically support children when needed for safety in general camp activities (child weighing 40 – 200 pounds).
TO APPLY, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact info for 3 professional references. Applicaiton materials and questions may be directed to Cisco Tharp, Healthy Kids Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Open until filled.
Specifications are intended to present a description of the range of duties performed by employees. Specifications are NOT intended to reflect all the possible duties that could be performed within this job. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.