Other Outdoor Day Camp Site Director Summer 2024 – Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Region – Girl Scouts of Colorado
Summer Day Camp Program Staff
Make a difference in the life of a camper and spend an unforgettable summer working for Girl Scouts of Colorado! Guide, supervise and counsel elementary and middle school aged campers in outdoor program activities at various day camp locations across the Colorado Springs area. Days at camp are filled with hiking, boating, outdoor skills, archery, Girl Scout outdoor badges, team building, camp games, singing and other activities.
Summer day camp is a great way to add work experience and desirable skills to your resume – especially for those pursuing a degree in education or recreation!
As part of our ongoing commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, we’re invested in building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds, identities, and experiences. If you have some of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed and you share Girl Scouts of Colorado’s values and support our mission, we encourage you to apply.
Day Camp Site Director General Duties: The Day Camp Site Director will be the lead for all day camp staff and assist with all activities including administrative tasks, childcare licensing site visits, health department inspections, emergency actions and other leadership tasks. Directors will also assist with guiding, supervising, and counseling in the outdoors with elementary age Girl Scouts at local nature parks in the Colorado Springs area throughout the summer to help them gain invaluable experience in outdoor recreation, leadership, confidence and so much more! Activities include but are not limited to hiking, stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, outdoor skills, archery, Girl Scout outdoor badges, teambuilding, camp games and other activities.
*Tentative* Summer 2024 Work Schedule: Camp sessions are Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday’s will be for staff to prepare and practice for the next week of camp.
May 27- 31: Site Director Training Week. May not be a full week.
Jun 3 – 7: Staff Training Week. Additional online training will be added and shared with staff by Mid-May.
Camp Session 1: June 10 – 13, Location TBD
Camp Session 2: June 17 – 20, Location TBD
Camp Session 3: June 24 – 27, Location TBD
Fourth of July Holiday Week: July 1- 5 (No work!)
Camp Session 4: Jul 8 – 11, Location TBD
Camp Session 5: July 15 – 18, Location TBD
Camp Session 6: July 22 – 25, Location TBD
We hope you consider working for Girl Scouts of Colorado Day Camp this summer! Each summer is a life changing experience where you will make a difference in the lives of our members, gain valuable experience and resume skills, make amazing friendships, and have the most fun you can imagine!
PAY RATE This position pays at a rate of $25.00 / hour.
Employee Assistance Program – 100% Employer Paid.
Sick Pay in accordance with Colorado Law.
Mileage reimbursement for driving to program locations.
EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING
Must have: (Verified by previous employer letterhead with specific hours and age of children written or unofficial transcripts sent prior to hiring.)
A four-year college degree with a major such as recreation, outdoor education, education, early childhood education, or a subject in the human service field; or
Two years of college training and 6 months (910 hours) of experience, since age 18, in the care and supervision of 4 or more children; or
Three years (5460 hours) of experience in one of the following:
Six semester hours in course work from a regionally accredited university; or
40 hours of training in course work applicable to school-age children.
Experience working in an outdoor program, camp, or educational setting.
Documented training, experience, or certification in applicable outdoor program areas.
Have current, or be willing to obtain, the following certifications through day camp staff training:
Archery, USA Level 1 instructor
Paddle Sports Facilitator
Minimum age requirement 25+
Must be able to pass a criminal background check acceptable to GSCO standards.
Must have at least three years driving experience, a valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to Girl Scout standards.
Experience working and leading children and adults in an informal outdoor setting.
Experience in developing and facilitating outdoor, environmental or camp programs.
Familiarity with concepts in recreation, environmental education or experiential education.
Familiarity with risk management in an outdoor setting, ability to respond appropriately and direct others in outdoor emergency situations.
Ability to be flexible, adaptable, think quickly under pressure and modify programming design in outdoor situations.
Knowledgeable of the development needs of children and appropriate program engagement and behavior management techniques.
Ability to motivate, develop, inspire, engage, and relate to elementary aged Girl Scouts and staff Program Aides.
Strong communication and leadership skills, including knowledge of mentoring, evaluating, and inspiring youth and adults.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse population of children.
Ability to work outside all day in varying temperatures, including high heat.
Ability to commute to varied work locations in the Colorado Springs area.
Facilitate outdoor and camp programs:
Facilitate high-quality outdoor and camp programming for Girl Scouts that meet the needs of Girl Scouts and fosters the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Work with childcare licensing and health department specialists during site visits.
Ensure all regulations are being followed at camp and fix issues that may arise.
Act as the direct contact for pick-up and drop-off for camper families.
Create programming that is exciting, progressive, skill based and inclusive of Girl Scouts of all ages, ability levels and from a variety of backgrounds.
Adapt activities and methods to individual and group needs and abilities, provide opportunities for Girl Scouts to experience variety, challenge, and progression.
Use experiential, Girl Scout-led methods of instruction, and positive group management in accordance with the outdoor program department procedures and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Supervise and mentor Day Camp staff throughout the season.
Be prepared with activities for all types of weather and other changes in the planned program.
Additional administrative tasks as assigned.
Ability to tow an enclosed trailer around Denver Metro area.
Act as the supervising staff person for staff members and campers:
Demonstrate a caring attitude and manner with staff and campers. Act as a role model of Girl Scout values for campers and staff.
Guide Girl Scouts in becoming a group that includes and appreciates all members and honors individuality.
Build appropriate and positive relationships with campers and communicate participant or group issues to Outdoor Programs and Events Manager.
Ensure and assist that all tasks are being completed correctly including gear cleanup/usage and keep a supply list to send to Outdoor Programs and Events manager.
Keep a high level of patience and understanding with campers and other staff during high stress times.
Help resolve any small conflicts with staff and parents or contact manager to assist.
Prevent accidents and injuries through maintaining safety and risk management standards:
Implement Girl Scout, State of Colorado, and American Camp Association safety standards.
Conduct ongoing site inspection for hazards and verify that equipment is in safe condition before each use and is used properly for participants.
Give first-aid care and complete required documentation of care.
Respond to emergencies as appropriate in dynamic outdoor situations.
Participate as a professional member of the GSCO staff in providing effective staff service to the Council:
Be an active member of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., demonstrating the principles of the Girl Scout Promise and Law in all activities.
Present a positive image to campers, parents, and volunteers through all interactions.
Participate in staff training, attend staff meetings, participate in the evaluation process, and contribute to the planning of the work of the staff team.
Respect the confidential nature of all information pertaining to staff, volunteers, or campers.
Support the efforts and commitments of Girl Scouts of Colorado around pluralism. Demonstrate sensitivity to racial, ethnic, and social diversity of individuals and groups.
Demonstrate a recognition and understanding of good customer service and maintain constructive relationships with co-workers, members, parents, volunteers, and the community.
Demonstrate responsibility, accountability, and overall maturity of judgment.
For more information about Girl Scouts of Colorado please visit our website Girl Scouts of Colorado
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ApplyFor 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. https://gscolorado.workbrightats.com/jobs/1069701-298700.html
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