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8 Feb 2024

Other Outdoor Day Camp Staff Program Leader – Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Region – Girl Scouts of Colorado

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

Job Description

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 Staff Program Leader General Duties: Play, guide, supervise, and counsel 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.

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 $18.50 per hour.


Employee Assistance Program – 100% Employer Paid.
Sick Pay in accordance with Colorado Law.
Mileage reimbursement for driving to program locations.


Must have at least three (3) months (460 hours) of full-time or equivalent part-time verifiable experience with school-age children. (Verified by previous employer letterhead with specific hours and age of children written and sent prior to hiring.)
Experience working in an outdoor program, camp, or educational setting, preferred.
Documented training, experience, or certification in applicable outdoor program areas.
Have current, or willing to obtain the following certifications through day camp staff training:
CPR/First Aid
Archery, USA Level 1 instructor
Paddle Sports Facilitator


Minimum age requirement 21+
Five years driving experience, valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to the Girl Scout insurance company, ability to drive Girl Scouts of Colorado vehicles to transport children and equipment.
Must pass any and all GSCO required background checks.


Experience working with 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.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse population of children.


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.
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.
Mentor Day Camp Program Assistants throughout the summer.
Manage groups of Girl Scouts, facilitate program, and complete daily tasks.
Be prepared with activities for all types of weather and other changes in the planned program.
Act as the supervising staff person for a group of campers:
Demonstrate a caring attitude and manner with 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 Day Camp Site Director.
Carry out activities to encourage personal growth, learn skills, and provide challenges appropriate to age, ability and readiness.
Keep a high level of patience and understanding with campers and other staff during high stress times.
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 girls, parents, and volunteers through all interactions.
Participate in staff trainings, 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 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.

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.

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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