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7 Nov 2023

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

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

Job Description

Summer Camp Ranch Supervisor 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: $576/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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Ranch Supervisor General Duties: The Ranch Supervisor is responsible for supervising and supporting the ranch team and the overall implementation and success of the farm, equine, and gardening programs at Tomahawk Ranch, a Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) camp property. This position is responsible for the oversight of all barn/farm and garden/greenhouse areas. 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

With guidance from the Operational Director provide oversight and support to the ranch team in daily and emergency care of equine, barn animals, and garden areas.

Provide and/or support emergency procedures during on-site and off-site trip incidents.

Provide and/or support health and wellness practices.

Provide support and oversight as necessary to all additional operational and program staff.

Provides oversight in the care management of program equipment, including storage, maintenance, and usage in coordination with fellow team members.

Support the work of the cabin, health, site, kitchen, and housekeeping staff as needed.

Program Responsibilities

Assist with the oversight of the planning, implementation, and evaluation of program for a group of campers during overnight, troop day, and family camp sessions, ensuring safety and quality of activities.

Responsible for the care, maintenance, and inventory of assigned areas.

Camper Leadership Supervision

Support counsel campers in daily living, camp activities, and developing peer relationships when needed.

Staff Leadership Supervision

Provide training, support, evaluation, and supervision to ranch staff, while encouraging autonomous decision making without supervisor approval.

Participate and conduct supervisory conferences and coaching reports to guide staff through the evaluation process.

Verify staff competence before assigning them supervisory role. Monitor their performance throughout the season.

Train orient of proper use of specialized areas, materials, and delivery of program.

Be an active member of the supervisor team to provide cohesive teamwork leadership opportunities, develop open communication, encourage positive peer relationships, and deliver support.


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.

Conduct, participate, and provide support of 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, 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

Some college preferred or equivalent post high school leadership/supervisory work experience.

Must have current OR willingness to obtain the following certifications: First Aid/CPR, Child Abuse Mandated Reporter, Universal Standard Precautions.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experience

Proven experience in leadership and supervision of children, peers, or staff.

Proven experience in horse care and safe practices around equine farm animals.

Proven experience in western riding.

Preferred experience in gardening/plant care and identification.

Preferred experience working in an outdoor program and/or camp setting.

Working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

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 21 years of age.

Valid driver’s license, driving record acceptable to the Girl Scout insurance company standards, with 5 years of driving experience.

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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