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1 Nov 2023

Other Outdoor 2024 Summer Camp Program Instructor – Girl Scouts of Colorado – Tomahawk Ranch

Girl Scouts of Colorado – Posted by GIRLSCOUTSOFCOLORADO Bailey, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Summer Camp Program Instructor at Tomahawk Ranch

Make a difference in the life of a camper and spend an unforgettable summer in the Rocky Mountains! Tomahawk Ranch is located one-hour southwest of Denver in Bailey, Colorado. Activities include arts and crafts, backpacking, boating, horseback riding, zip lining, farm with ranch animals, dance & drama, archery and sports, photography, international cultures, nature and science, astronomy, homesteading, gardening, and outdoor skills. Camp themes include Wizarding, Fantasy (Percy Jackson, Zombies, Renaissance), Wild West & Mountain Adventure! Tomahawk Ranch is licensed by the State of Colorado and accredited by the American Camp Association.

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: Late May to Mid-August 2024 (approximate dates TBD)

Pay: $510/wk (plus food and lodging valued at $200)


Employee Assistance Program – 100% Employer Paid.
Sick Pay in accordance with Colorado Law.

For more information about Tomahawk Ranch please visit our website!

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Program Instructor General Duties: The Program Instructor is responsible for planning, directing, and implementing general and specialized camp programming for groups of campers during overnight and troop day camp sessions at Tomahawk Ranch, a Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) camp property. This position is responsible for the care and keep of assigned areas as well as all equipment therein. Additionally, this role supports the property, hospitality, operational, program, health, & cabin leadership team as needed as part of the Tomahawk Ranch team. A primary function of this, and every other job at the Tomahawk Ranch, is to ensure that each member, guest, and visitor receives the highest caliber of service.


General Responsibilities

Provide and/or support emergency procedures during on-site and off-site trip incidents.
Provide and/or support health and wellness practices.
Provide support as necessary to all operational, cabin leadership, and health staff.
Support the work of the site, kitchen, and housekeeping staff as needed.
Assist in the care & management of camp and program equipment, including storage, maintenance, and usage in coordination with fellow team members.
Program Responsibilities

Plan, direct, implement, and evaluate a variety of camp programs for groups of campers during overnight, troop day, and family camp sessions.
Develop and direct a program of activities based on specialty themes, which provides opportunities for campers to plan programs, experience variety, challenge, and progression suitable to their age, readiness, and ability.
Actively participate in various general and specialized camp programs.
Responsible for the care, maintenance, and inventory of equipment & program materials.
Camper Leadership & Supervision

Provide support in camper leadership and supervision, while acting ‘in loco parentis’ as an active member of the camp staff.
Support fellow staff in the leadership and supervision of Program Aide campers.
Support & counsel campers in daily living, camp activities, and developing peer relationships.
Staff Leadership & Supervision

Provide staff education in the delivery of programs conducted by various staff members.
Support the work of fellow program staff, working in tandem as a team.
Train & orient of proper use of assigned areas, equipment, and materials.
Verify staff competence before assigning them supervisory role. Monitor their performance throughout the season.

Manage administrative responsibilities in a timely, independent, and detail-oriented manner.
Work on the development, review, and assist in the creation of daily, weekly, and activity schedules, in cooperation with other staff, based on camp program, camper planning, and camp goals.
Provide & participate in camper and staff feedback forms as necessary for the overall camp’s strategic planning.
Participate in regular staff meetings and training for planning purposes, communication resolutions, and carrying out assignments.
Coordinate and communicate schedules to campers & staff as necessary.
Carry out ongoing observations to assure that goals and expectations of leadership & program delivery are positive and appropriate.
Interact with digital systems including WorkBright, CampMinder, Slack, Instagram, & Facebook.
Respect the confidential nature of all information pertaining to staff, volunteers, and campers.
Follow policies, procedures, and standards set by the American Camping Association, Girl Scouts Safety Activity Checkpoints, Colorado Department of Health and Human Services, and other certifying industry organizations.


In accordance with the philosophy of Girl Scouts of Colorado, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.
Support the efforts and commitments of Girl Scouts of Colorado in pluralism and diversity throughout the organization and within each community served.
Embrace diversity and inclusiveness by contributing to positive relationships between diverse racial, ethnic, and social groups in the Council as a whole and between employees and volunteers.


Education and/or Formal Training

High school diploma or GED. Some college preferred.
Must have current OR willingness to obtain the following certifications: First Aid/CPR, Child Abuse Mandated Reporter, Universal Standard Precautions, Medication Administration, USA Archery Level 1, and possibly WFA/WFR, Lifeguard, and Small Craft Safety Facilitation.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experience

Experience working with children.
Preferred experience working in an outdoor program and/or camp setting.
Experience teaching or facilitating a variety of programs/activities for children.
Working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Experience in leadership of children, peers, or staff.
Willing to provide innovative and engaging program development and facilitation in an informal, outdoor setting.

Additional Requirements

Must be able to pass a criminal background check acceptable to GSCO standards.
Must be at least 18 years of age.

We encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities. Our workplace is inclusive, and we strive to create an accessible and accommodating environment for all employees. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding accommodations for disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are invited to interview and require accommodations, please inform us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure a smooth and accessible interview experience. If you have questions about accessibility or need assistance with the application process, please contact Human Resources at or 877-404-5708. We are here to help.

Girl Scouts of Colorado celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse community. People from historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: GSCO is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at GSCO are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations where we operate. GSCO will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

How to Apply

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.

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Other Outdoor.

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