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Spend your summer working in the mountains of the beautiful Pike National Forest at the Colorado Lions Camp, while making a difference in the lives of those with disabilities. We are currently seeking exceptional individuals who possess strong leadership skills, who have a desire to help others, are team-oriented, and love to have fun in the great outdoors. Join our team for the summer experience of a lifetime!

Each summer, the Colorado Lions Camp employs up to 30 staff and volunteers to care for the camper's personal and medical care needs. On-site camp staff includes: Executive Director, Camp Director, Executive Assistant, Program Director, Registered Nurses, Camp Counselors (age 18+), Counselors-In-Training (age 15-17), Activity Specialists (Arts & Crafts, Sports & Nature, Music & Drama), Food Service, Maintenance, Housekeeping, and numerous volunteers. Registered nurses provide routine medical care and administer medications. In addition, we have an on-call physician readily available to assist. 

CLC staff and volunteers are required to complete an intensive 50+ hour training geared towards camper care, medical & emergency procedures, behavior management, risk management, programming, and CPR/First Aid certifications. In addition, all staff and volunteers are required to complete the FBI and CBI background checks prior to interacting with campers. By maintaining a low camper-to-staff ratio of 4:1 or better, campers receive top-quality care and support with their daily needs. 

The Colorado Lions Camp is committed to employment equality and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. If you require accommodation at any point during the hiring/employment process please let us know as we will work with you to meet your needs. All responses will be handled with strict confidence. 

To apply, please fill out the employment application along with three (3) reference forms and email them to our Camp Director. 

Just as we go out of our way to train our staff and develop skills in teaching, coaching and learning, you will in turn teach campers the invaluable skills of independence, personal growth, teamwork, goal setting, and more. Serving a summer at camp provides for exceptional personal and career development.

If you are a college student considering a career in athletics, sports management, coaching, teaching, dance, theater, fine arts, child development, psychology, or management, summer camp provides a practical, meaningful experience to build your resume.

 

Many universities offer internships credit in various fields like parks and recreation, education, child development, tourism, etc. Contact our office for more information.

Camp Counselor


Position Title: Summer Camp Counselor

Responsible to: Camp Director, Sr. Lead Counselor

Qualifications:

  1. Age 18 or above
  2. Current First Aid Certification (provided during staff training week if needed)
  3. Current CPR Certification (provided during staff training week if needed)
  4. Camping experience preferred
  5. Lift a minimum of 25 pounds
  6. A genuine interest in working with children and adults with special needs.
  7. Must be enthusiastic, have high moral character and a team player
  8. Independent, mature and have the ability to supervise and take care of others
  9. Must be able to work at altitudes of at least 8500 feet

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide a positive atmosphere for campers and staff, by demonstrating enthusiasm, excitement, and energy during camp activities.
  2. Have the ability to conduct yourself in a professional manner, while still having a great time with campers and staff.
  3. Direct responsibility for 4-5 assigned campers per session. Ratio will vary depending upon the needs and abilities of the camper.
  4. Possess the ability to appropriately manage camper behaviors/situations in a positive manner.
  5. Supervise campers’ activities in the dormitories during assigned cabin duty times (rest time and after evening programs).
  6. Daily responsibility of caring and assisting campers with activities of daily living (ADL’S) as needed: including prompting, dressing, bathing, toileting, meal times and supervision throughout the day.
  7. Assist in camper check-in/check-out procedures which include welcoming parents/caregivers and campers, marking camper clothing, packing and unpacking luggage, making sure camper is organized/settled into dorm area.
  8. Explain and enforce all camp rules to campers.
  9. Assist program staff with facilitation of camp events and programs.
  10. Daily maintenance of facilities: sweeping and mopping living quarters, disinfecting restroom areas, and organizing camper’s belongings.
  11. Successfully complete mandatory staff and volunteer training prior to the start of summer camp sessions.
  12. Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  13. All other duties assigned by leadership staff.
  14. The ability to HAVE FUN!




Program Director


Position Title: Program Director

Responsible to: Executive Director, Camp Director

Position Purpose:

To further the mission of the camp, through the planning and delivery of program activities and events. Design and deliver program activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. Assist in the management of the overall camp operation at the direction of the Camp Director.

Essential Job Functions

Deliver a fun program to campers.

  • Ensure lesson plans are prepared and implemented that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers.

  • Evaluate program delivery abilities of staff.

  • Deliver progressive program activities.

  • Evaluate the success of the program and the development of the campers’ abilities and skills in various program activities.

  • Coordinate all camp program and campfire activities with other staff.

Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures during camp programs.

  • Assist in the implementation of staff training.

  • Provide guidelines for programs utilizing camp equipment.

  • Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures in all program areas.

Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in all program areas.

  • Oversee daily checks of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.

  • Ensure that program areas are kept free of hazards and debris.

Supervise and evaluate Program Specialists to develop and implement all facets of camp program activities

  • Regularly monitor work of program specialists.

  • Provide feedback and guidance to program specialists.

  • Provide recommendations and concerns to Camp Director regarding program specialists’ performances.

Develop and implement schedules and records for all areas of camp program and facilities.

  • Create camper and group program and activity schedules.

  • Develop and supervise staff schedule for programs and activities.

  • Collect and evaluate records; report and evaluate camp program and activity areas.

Other Job Duties:

  • Attend administrative staff meetings.

  • Maintain clear and positive written and verbal communication with all camp staff.

  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, providing support and guidance to those assigned as leaders.

  • Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, and other camp activities.

  • Provide ongoing program ideas to counselors and program specialists.

Relationships:

Program Directors often have direct relationships with the counseling staff and may actually supervise Counselors who also have program activity responsibility. Program Directors may in some cases act as an Assistant Camp Director and be placed in charge when the Director is absent.

Qualifications: (Minimum Qualifications and Experience)

  • Experience in administrative roles at similar camp

  • Experience in the development and delivery of programs and activities for similar population.

  • Current instructional certification in program or related experience.

  • Current certification in first aid and CPR.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Training and experience in teaching program to adults and children.

Desire and ability to work with children and adults outdoors.

Physical Aspects of the Position

  • Ability to communicate and work provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.

  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess camper appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.

  • Ability to observe staff behavior, assess staff appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.

  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.

  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Some physical requirements of a program position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate program equipment and program activities. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs. Willingness to live in camp setting and work irregular hours, delivering the program in facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying weather conditions.




Sports & Games/Nature Specialist


Position Title: Sports & Games/Nature Specialist

Responsible to: Camp Director, Program Director

Qualifications:

  1. College student or at least 21 years of age
  2. Current First Aid & CPR Certification (provided during staff training week if needed)
  3. Training & experience in sports, games & leading nature activities. Some of these games will include but are not limited to adaptive sports, basketball, softball, volleyball, bocce, disc golf, mini-golf & archery.
  4. Individuals with practical experience in teaching sports, games & nature activities to special populations preferred but not required.
  5. Desire to work & live in a camp community 24 hours a day during summer
  6. A genuine interest in working with children and adults with special needs.
  7. Must be enthusiastic, patient, have high moral character and a team player
  8. Independent, mature and can supervise and take care of others
  9. Must be able to work at altitudes of at least 8500 feet

Responsibilities:

  1. Teach staff their responsibilities in activities during staff training.
  2. Have the ability to conduct yourself professionally, while still having a great time with campers and staff.
  3. Conduct end of season inventory & store equipment for safety.
  4. Possess the ability to appropriately manage camper behaviors/situations positively.
  5. Supervise campers’ activities in the dormitories during assigned cabin duty times (rest time and after evening programs).
  6. Write weekly lesson plans for program activities.
  7. Assist in camper check-in/check-out procedures which include welcoming parents/caregivers and campers, marking camper clothing, packing, and unpacking luggage, making sure camper is organized/settled into dorm area.
  8. Explain and enforce all camp rules to campers.
  9. Assist program staff with the facilitation of camp events and programs.
  10. Plan & direct camp-wide sports & games/nature programs including field days, sporting events, nature hikes, archery, lake day activities, etc.
  11. Complete mandatory staff and volunteer training before the start of summer camp sessions.
  12. Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  13. All other duties assigned by leadership staff.
  14. The ability to HAVE FUN!




Arts & Crafts Specialist


Position Title: Arts & Crafts Specialist

Responsible to: Camp Director, Program Director

Qualifications:

  1. College student or at least 21 years of age
  2. Current First Aid & CPR Certification (provided during staff training week if needed)
  3. Training & experience in Arts & Crafts
  4. Ability to teach creative skills in art-related areas
  5. Desire to work & live in a camp community 24 hours a day during summer
  6. A genuine interest in working with children and adults with special needs.
  7. Must be enthusiastic, patient, have high moral character and a team player
  8. Independent, mature and can supervise and take care of others
  9. Must be able to work at altitudes of at least 8500 feet

Responsibilities:

  1. Teach staff their responsibilities in activities during staff training.
  2. Have the ability to conduct yourself professionally, while still having a great time with campers and staff.
  3. Conduct end of season inventory & store equipment for safety.
  4. Possess the ability to appropriately manage camper behaviors/situations positively.
  5. Supervise campers’ activities in the dormitories during assigned cabin duty times (rest time and after evening programs).
  6. Write weekly lesson plans for program activities.
  7. Assist in camper check-in/check-out procedures which include welcoming parents/caregivers and campers, marking camper clothing, packing, and unpacking luggage, making sure camper is organized/settled into dorm area.
  8. Explain and enforce all camp rules to campers.
  9. Assist program staff with the facilitation of camp events and programs.
  10. Plan & direct camp-wide art programs including crafts, decorating for weekly themes & activities, etc.
  11. Complete mandatory staff and volunteer training before the start of summer camp sessions.
  12. Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  13. All other duties assigned by leadership staff.
  14. The ability to HAVE FUN!




Music/Fine Arts/Drama Specialist


Position Title: Music/Fine Arts/Drama Specialist

Responsible to: Camp Director, Program Director

Qualifications:

  1. College student or at least 21 years of age
  2. Current First Aid & CPR Certification (provided during staff training week if needed)
  3. Training & experience in Music, Fine Arts, Drama
  4. Ability to teach creative skills in fine arts-related areas
  5. Desire to work & live in a camp community 24 hours a day during summer
  6. A genuine interest in working with children and adults with special needs.
  7. Must be enthusiastic, patient, have high moral character and a team player
  8. Independent, mature and can supervise and take care of others
  9. Must be able to work at altitudes of at least 8500 feet

Responsibilities:

  1. Teach staff their responsibilities in activities during staff training.
  2. Have the ability to conduct yourself professionally, while still having a great time with campers and staff.
  3. Conduct end of season inventory & store equipment for safety.
  4. Possess the ability to appropriately manage camper behaviors/situations positively.
  5. Supervise campers’ activities in the dormitories during assigned cabin duty times (rest time and after evening programs).
  6. Write weekly lesson plans for program activities.
  7. Assist in camper check-in/check-out procedures which include welcoming parents/caregivers and campers, marking camper clothing, packing, and unpacking luggage, making sure camper is organized/settled into dorm area.
  8. Explain and enforce all camp rules to campers.
  9. Assist program staff with the facilitation of camp events and programs.
  10. Plan & direct camp-wide drama programs including plays, talent shows, skits, etc.
  11. Complete mandatory staff and volunteer training before the start of summer camp sessions.
  12. Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  13. All other duties assigned by leadership staff.
  14. The ability to HAVE FUN!




Summer Counselor-in-Training


Position Title: Summer Counselor-in-Training

Responsible to: Camp Director, Lead Counselor, Counselors

Qualifications:

  1. Age 15-17
  2. Current First Aid Certification (provided during staff training week if needed)
  3. Current CPR Certification (provided during staff training week if needed)
  4. Camping experience preferred
  5. Lift a minimum of 25 pounds
  6. A genuine interest in working with children and adults with special needs.
  7. Must be enthusiastic, have high moral character and a team player
  8. Independent, mature and have the ability to assist in supervising and taking care of others
  9. Must be able to work at altitudes of at least 8500 feet

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide a positive atmosphere for campers and staff, by demonstrating enthusiasm, excitement, and energy during camp activities.
  2. Have the ability to conduct yourself professionally, while still having a great time with campers and staff.
  3. Assist counselors in the responsibility of caring for 4-5 assigned campers per session. The ratio will vary depending upon the needs and abilities of the camper.
  4. Possess the ability to appropriately manage camper behaviors/situations positively.
  5. Assist with supervision of the campers activities in the dormitories during assigned cabin duty times (rest time and after evening programs).
  6. Assist counselors with the daily responsibility of caring and assisting campers with activities of daily living (ADL’S) as needed: including prompting, dressing, bathing, toileting, meal times, and supervision throughout the day.
  7. Assist with camper check-in/check-out procedures which include welcoming parents/caregivers and campers, marking camper clothing, packing, and unpacking luggage, making sure camper is organized/settled into dorm area.
  8. Assist with explaining and enforcing all camp rules to campers.
  9. Assist program staff with the facilitation of camp events and programs.
  10. Assist with daily maintenance of facilities: sweeping and mopping living quarters, disinfecting restroom areas, and organizing camper’s belongings.
  11. Complete mandatory staff and volunteer training before the start of summer camp sessions.
  12. Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  13. All other duties assigned by leadership staff.
  14. The ability to HAVE FUN!




Lead Counselor


Position Title: Lead Counselor Position

Responsible to: Executive Director, Camp Director

Position Purpose:

The Lead Counselor is responsible for overseeing all issues related to Cabin Life. The Lead Counselor Supervisor works as part of the Leadership Team with the Program Specialist/Program Director and Camp Director. He/she is accountable for camper wellness, safety, adjustment, welfare, and growth while at camp. In general, the job consists of handling all immediate issues related to camp life which do not require the direct attention of the Camp Director. Must be 21 years of age.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide a safe and fun camp experience.
  • Before the beginning of each session, assign both campers and counselors to their respective groups. Before each session, review camper's applications and medical needs. At the beginning of each session, arrange an afternoon duty schedule, night duty schedule, and shower schedule. Communicate problems/concerns the camper groups are experiencing to the appropriate supervisor as assigned expediently and accurately.
  • Act as liaison for caregivers and counselors, in supporting campers.
  • Read, assess, and follow up on camper written and verbal reports such as “Report to caregivers” and “Behavior logs”. Work with camp counselors to take action to decrease the chances of re-occurrence. Report information to the supervisor and complete the report.
  • Read, assess, and process the end of the week camper evaluations. Provide guidance, and feedback to camp counselors if needed.
  • Monitor laundry during the day and return to the appropriate camper, assist with cleaning responsibilities during evening activities.
  • Assist with staff training.
  • Responsible for the camper assignments. Provide a variety of experiences and determine teams that work well together. Responsible for problem-solving and team building for camp counselors and CIT.
  • Supervision and support to all camp counselors and CIT. Provide daily support and encouragement by helping in the cabin, problem-solving, promoting teamwork, and open communication.
  • Conduct staff evaluations with the assistance of the Camp Director. Conduct post-camp evaluations and recommendations.
  • Offer feedback, suggestions in a supportive and timely manner.
  • Responsible for the scheduling time-off for camp counselor and CIT
  • Ensure that established organizational structures, systems, and processes are adhered to by staff under his/her supervision.
  • Assist with directing camp clean-up, assist in changeovers
  • Work with Activities Coordinator in the planning and implantation of all staff meetings weekly
  • Support the CIT and meet with them weekly.

Other Job Duties:

  • Able to drive a 14 passenger bus if needed during the camp week.
  • As an employee, you may also need to perform duties that involve a variety of physical challenges. Appropriate training will be given to ensure that correct techniques and precautions are used in this area.

These may include

  • 1. Extreme heat or cold

  • 2. High decibel noises

  • 3. Physically exerting activities (walking, lifting, crouching, sitting for lengthy periods)

  • 4. Exposure to ionizing/nonionizing radiation (from radios, walkie talkies, microwaves, etc)

  • 5. Physical aggression from campers who may display challenging behaviors

Qualifications: (Minimum Qualifications and Experience)

  • Experience in administrative roles at a similar camp
  • Experience in the development and delivery of programs and activities for a similar population.
  • Current instructional certification in the program or related experience.
  • Current certification in first aid and CPR.

Some physical requirements of a program position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate program equipment and program activities. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs. Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours, delivering the program in facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying weather conditions.





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F.(719) 687-7435

coloradolionscamp@msn.com
 

Find us:
28541 HWY 67N 
Woodland Park, CO 80863

The Colorado Lions Camp is a 501 (c) 3  non-profit organization.  The program is also licensed through the Department of Human Services Offices of Early Childhood. Our program will be accredited by the American Camping Association by the fall of 2019. The camp operates under a special use permit from the USDA Forest Service, Pike National Forest.

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