Other Outdoor Summer Camp Counselor – Head Wrangler Tomahawk Ranch – Girl Scouts of Colorado
Summer Camp Counselor/Head Wrangler at Tomahawk Ranch
Make a difference in the life of a girl 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.
Summer 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!
Weekly Rate: $776/week with $200/week deducted for Room, Board, and Meals. Total taxable take home salary is $576/week.
DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: May 28- August 7, 2023
Summer Camp Head Wrangler General Duties:
Lead, Supervise, and Work on a team of 3-5 other horse and barn staff.
Instruct & supervise Wranglers and campers on western horse riding (including but not limited to trail rides around property, maneuvers, and activities in arenas) to 12-15 campers at a time.
Provide adaptations to meet special needs of campers.
Always enforce safe riding and horse care practices.
Motivate and encourage campers to develop their confidence and skills for working with horses.
Carry out a program of progressive activities within the framework of individual and group interests, abilities, and safety standards.
As a team, care for a herd of 15-20 horses including but not limited to; feeding, grooming, tacking, general first aid of animals, mucking.
Assist Barn Specialist with daily care of various barn animals when needed.
Help maintain the cleanliness and organization of all farm/barn/arena/pasture areas.
Adhere to all health, safety, security, and emergency procedures.
Participate as a professional member of the total staff of GSCO.
Participate as an active member of the camp staff by performing camp wide duties and responsibilities.
Present a positive image to parents and visitors through attitude, dress, and courtesy.
Work plans are developed with the Horse Program Manager and Director in conjunction with camp program goals, policies, activity procedures and this job description.
Support the efforts and commitments of Girl Scouts of Colorado in JEDI practices.
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.
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Western riding skills.
Horse care and safe practices around equine & farm animals.
Project voice to give instructions over 100 ft. in outdoor riding ring.
Ride 6-8 hours daily, 6-7 days per week.
Lift and/or carry heavy and/or bulky items up to 50lbs such as saddles, hay bales, feed and filled wheelbarrows.
Willingness to maintain the standards, carries out the purpose and adheres to the policies of the camp and the Girl Scout movement.
Pass FBI/CBI criminal record check, document legal employment status.
Motivate campers and inspire confidence.
Work as a team member.
Anticipate and prevent accidents.
Meet emergencies with good judgment and calmness.
Flexible and adaptable in dealing with changing situations and settings.
Adaptable to the camp setting and community life.
Work and live with others within an equal opportunity employment environment.
Leadership and organization skills.
Training/certification for specific activities if assigned.
Knowledge of Girl Scout outdoor program (or willingness to learn).
Ability to act as a role model in accordance with the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
Ability to work cooperatively and communicate with other staff for the benefit of the camp.
Riding staff must be able to appropriately handle horses in addition to assisting children in any situation.
Must be able to care for the physical, mental and emotional needs of horses, barn animals and campers.
At least 21 years old or have completed high school or equivalent.
Must hold a current, non-restricted driver’s license and possess an acceptable motor vehicle background history according to GSCO and GSCO insurance standards.
Current first aid and CPR certification desirable.
Western riding skills, required.
Experience in horse & rider classification, required.
Previous riding instruction, required.
Previous management/supervision of Wrangler Staff, highly desirable.
Previous childcare experience, highly desirable.
Camp counseling experience, desirable.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Camps are at altitudes of 7,200 to 9,000 feet.
Program activities are completed outdoors and are often strenuous.
Staff shares living and bathroom quarters with other camp staff.
Many campers and staff who come to camp have little or no other horseback riding experience.
The riding program is carried out with a barn, two instructional arenas and trails throughout camp.
Activities are often strenuous, including moving horse feed, grooming, barn cleaning and equipment repair.
Days start as early as 6AM and finishes around 9PM.
Camp living and activity areas are spread over many acres.
We hope you consider working for Girl Scouts of Colorado at Tomahawk Ranch this summer! Each summer is a life changing experience where you will make a difference in the lives of girls, gain valuable experience and resume skills, make amazing friendships, and have the most fun you can imagine!
For more information about Tomahawk Ranch please visit our website!
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 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/963690-285986.html
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