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AT CAMP

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!

At the Colorado Lions Camp, we employ up to 15 staff and volunteers each summer to ensure that our campers receive the best possible care. Our on-site staff includes an Executive Director, Business Administrator Program Director, Registered Nurses, Camp Counselors (age 18+), Activity Specialists (Arts & Crafts, Sports & Nature, Music & Drama), Food Service, Maintenance, Housekeeping, and numerous volunteers. Our Registered Nurses provide routine medical care and administer medications, and we also have an on-call physician readily available to assist.

We're proud to say that our staff and volunteers are required to complete an intensive 50+ hour training that focuses on camper care, medical and emergency procedures, behavior management, risk management, programming, and CPR/First Aid certifications. We also require all staff and volunteers to complete the FBI and CBI background checks before interacting with campers. By maintaining a low camper-to-staff ratio of 4:1 or better, we're able to provide top-quality care and support to meet our campers' daily needs.

The Colorado Lions Camp is committed to employment equality and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all staff and campers. If you require accommodation at any point during the hiring/employment process, please let us know, and 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 Executive Director. Join us in providing an unforgettable summer experience for our campers while also gaining valuable skills and experience yourself!

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, psychology, etc. Contact our office for more information.

  • Sports & Games/Nature Specialist
    Position Title: Sports & Games/Nature Specialist Responsible to: Executive Director, Program Director Salary: $400/week plus Room and Board 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, & archery. 4. Individual 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 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. Teach staff their responsibilities in activities during staff training. 2. Have the ability to conduct yourself in a professional manner, 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 in a positive manner. 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 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. 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.Will stay in the dorms and help during rest time, before breakfast and at bedtime. Will cover duty during the week.
  • Arts & Crafts Specialist
    Position Title: Arts & Crafts Specialist Responsible to: Executive Director, Program Director Salary: $400/week plus Room and Board 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 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. Teach staff their responsibilities in activities during staff training. 2. Have the ability to conduct yourself in a professional manner, 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 in a positive manner. 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 facilitation of camp events and programs. 10. Plan & direct camp-wide art programs including crafts, decorating for weekly themes & activities, etc. 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. Will stay in the dorms and help during rest time, before breakfast and at bedtime. Will cover duty during the week.
  • Music/Fine Arts/Drama Specialist
    Position Title: Music/Fine Arts/Drama Specialist Responsible to: Camp Director, Program Director Qualifications: College student or at least 21 years of age Current First Aid & CPR Certification (provided during staff training week if needed) Training & experience in Music, Fine Arts, Drama Ability to teach creative skills in fine arts-related areas Desire to work & live in a camp community 24 hours a day during summer A genuine interest in working with children and adults with special needs. Must be enthusiastic, patient, have high moral character and a team player Independent, mature and can supervise and take care of others Must be able to work at altitudes of at least 8500 feet Responsibilities: Teach staff their responsibilities in activities during staff training. Have the ability to conduct yourself professionally, while still having a great time with campers and staff. Conduct end of season inventory & store equipment for safety. Possess the ability to appropriately manage camper behaviors/situations positively. Supervise campers’ activities in the dormitories during assigned cabin duty times (rest time and after evening programs). Write weekly lesson plans for program activities. 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. Explain and enforce all camp rules to campers. Assist program staff with the facilitation of camp events and programs. Plan & direct camp-wide drama programs including plays, talent shows, skits, etc. Complete mandatory staff and volunteer training before the start of summer camp sessions. Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings. All other duties assigned by leadership staff. The ability to HAVE FUN!
  • Camp Counselor
    Position Title: Summer Camp Counselor Responsible to: Executive Director, Lead Counselor Salary: $375/week plus Room and Board 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!
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