About the position
GO WEST CAMPS, Colorado Springs’ premier Summer Day Camp is hiring staff for summer 2021. Go West staff work Monday through Friday, 35-40 hours per week, May 17th-August 6th
Working at Go West Camps isn’t just a summer job…it’s a way of life. While at camp you’ll experience lots of fun and adventurous activities, but it is the community of understanding, friendship and encouragement that keeps campers and staff coming back year after year.
Grew up in 4-H or spent some time WWOOFing? We are looking for staff with experience farming or gardening. If you've ever had a job where you've bike commuted, Go West Camps might be a perfect fit for you. We use pedal powered transportation, and basic riding and bike maintenance skills are a real plus. Adventure programs are an important part of Go West Camps and require some of our staff members to have a greater level of certification and education.
We are looking for people with education and certification through nationally and internationally recognized organizations such as Red Cross, American Mountain Guide Association, the American Canoe Association, National Outdoor Leadership School, International Mountain Biking Association, League of American Bicyclists. An interest in teaching, leading and working with youth is key for all of our staff members.
When it's time to get energized or to wind down at camp, music can be the key. We're always looking for staff who are excited to sing or play a few licks on the guitar. We hope to use photos and video to document our campers experience at camp. If you're a photographer or GoPro wiz, we need your skills.
MOUNTAIN BIKING STAFF - Mountain Biking staff help campers to build bike handling skills and lead single track and double track rides on Colorado Springs’ best trails. In addition to mountain biking, staff lead our Bicycle 123 program, teaching campers to safely navigate neighborhood streets by bike. Riding experience is required and guiding experience is preferred.
THE PERKS OF WORKING AT GO WEST
**PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE - **Get a head start! Thinking about a career in education or outdoor recreation? Get real life experience working at camp and honing your skills.
**CERTIFICATIONS - **Take it with you when you go! All of the Go West Camps staff have First Aid and CPR. Go West has supported staff financially to attend certifications programs through the American Mountain Guide Association, American Canoe Association, and the International Mountain Biking Association. These certifications can be an asset in your job search after the summer.
**REFERENCES - **Boost your resume! We love telling everybody how great our staff is. Camp is the perfect opportunity to create relationships with people who want you to succeed at camp and beyond.
**ROCKY MOUNTAIN SETTING - **Location, location, location! While our focus is on youth development, it doesn’t hurt that we’re surrounded by the scenic Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Not a bad place to play and explore during the summer!
**FOR FUN - **The opportunities for fun while you are on staff at Go West Camps are boundless. We will hike, climb, mountain bike, kayak, shoot archery, fish, create art and swim, among many, many other great activities.
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary Pay: From $13.00 per hour
- Monday to Friday
COVID-19 considerations: Our camp programs were put on pause for the 2020 season. We are utilizing this time to work on detailed plans for the safe opening and operation of camp for Summer 2021.
- Biking: 1 year (Preferred)