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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 and Games Specialist
    Position Title: Sports & Games/Nature Specialist Responsible to: Executive Director, Program Director Salary: $400/week plus Room and Board Qualifications: College student or at least 20 years of age Current First Aid & CPR Certification (provided during staff training week if needed) Training & experience in leading sports and games activities. Some of these games will include, but are not limited to: adaptive sports, basketball, softball, volleyball, bocce, disc golf, mini golf & archery. Practical experience in teaching sports and games activities to special populations preferred but not required. 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 have the ability to 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 in a professional manner, 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 in a positive manner. 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 the dorm area. Explain and enforce all camp rules to campers. Assist program staff with facilitation of camp events and programs. Plan & direct camp-wide sports and games programs including field days, sporting events, archery, etc. Successfully complete mandatory staff and volunteer training prior to the start of summer camp sessions. Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings. All other duties assigned by leadership staff. Will stay in the dorms and help during rest time, before breakfast and at bedtime. Will cover duty during the week.
  • Outdoor Skills Specialist
    Position Title: Outdoor Skills Specialist Responsible to: Camp Director, Program Director Salary: $400/week plus Room and Board Qualifications: College student or at least 20 years of age Current First Aid & CPR Certification (provided during staff training week if needed) Training & experience is preferred but not needed in Outdoor Skills and Education Ability to teach creative skills in Outdoor Skill related areas Desire to work & live in a camp community 24 hours a day during summer A genuine interest in working with adults and children with special needs. Must be enthusiastic, patient, have high moral character and a team player Independent, mature and have the ability to 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 in a professional manner, while still having a great time with campers and staff. Conduct end of season inventory and store equipment for safety. Possess the ability to appropriately manage camper behaviors/situations in a positive manner. 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 the dorm area. Explain and enforce all camp rules to campers. Assist program staff with facilitation of camp events and programs. Plan & direct camp-wide nature programs including but not limited to; Outdoor Skills, Outdoor Education, etc. Successfully complete mandatory staff and volunteer training prior to the start of summer camp sessions. Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings. Will stay in the dorms and help during rest time, before breakfast and at bedtime. Will cover duty during the week All other duties assigned by leadership staff.
  • Camp Counselor
    Position Title: Summer Camp Counselor Responsible to: Executive Director, Lead Counselor Salary: $375/week plus Room and Board Qualifications: Age 18 or above Current First Aid Certification (provided during staff training week if needed) Current CPR Certification (provided during staff training week if needed) Camping experience preferred Lift a minimum of 25 pounds A genuine interest in working with children and adults with special needs. Must be enthusiastic, have high moral character and a team player Independent, mature and have the ability to supervise and take care of others Must be able to work at altitudes of at least 8500 feet Responsibilities: Provide a positive atmosphere for campers and staff, by demonstrating enthusiasm, excitement, and energy during camp activities. Have the ability to conduct yourself in a professional manner, while still having a great time with campers and staff. Direct responsibility for 4-5 assigned campers per session. Ratio will vary depending upon the needs and abilities of the camper. Possess the ability to appropriately manage camper behaviors/situations in a positive manner. Supervise campers’ activities in the dormitories during assigned cabin duty times (rest time and after evening programs). 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. 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 the dorm area. Explain and enforce all camp rules to campers. Assist program staff with facilitation of camp events and programs. Daily maintenance of facilities: sweeping and mopping living quarters, disinfecting restroom areas, and organizing camper’s belongings. Successfully complete mandatory staff and volunteer training prior to the start of summer camp sessions. Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings. All other duties assigned by leadership staff. The ability to HAVE FUN!
  • Camp Nurse
    Position Title: Camp Nurse Responsible to: Executive Director Salary: $1,075/week plus Room and Board Position Purpose: The Nurse is responsible for overseeing the health and safety of campers, staff and volunteers. Essential Job Functions: 1. Provide health care to meet individual needs of camp campers, staff and volunteers. Collaborate with other medical staff to meet medical needs. Follow CLC health care policies/procedures, comply with CLC Standing Orders and follow CLC Health Care Plan as described in protocols. 2. Organize, maintain, and utilize adequate resources for serving the health and medical needs of the campers, staff and volunteers. Assist in organizing and setting up Health Lodge for summer camp. Inventory and order all necessary medical supplies and equipment in accordance to approved Standing Orders. 3. Maintain accurate and detailed medical records in camper file. Ensure camper health examinations, medications are current and in camper file. Prepare and utilize daily medical log for treatment and medication. Prepare and record insurance and accident report forms. 4. Oversee First Aid procedures and supplies. Prepare and distribute first aid kits throughout camp including; camp vehicles, kitchen, office, camper dorms and activity areas. Ensure supplies are well stocked and distributed as needed. 5. Ensure a staff orientation session is delivered on medical services. Ensure camp staff and volunteers know their role related to health care and first aid. Provide or ensure orientation is provided that includes standing orders, clinic hours, specific camper health and social needs, health center procedures, emergency procedures, growth and development of age groups, incident reporting (behavior and physical), staff health assessment of campers, policies on contacting parents, transportation to outside health facilities, accident prevention and risk management, nutrition & hydration, and first aid in the camp setting. 6. Screen all campers who are arriving and departing camp. Verify health history and examination. Verify emergency authorization. Identify any observable evidence of illness or communicable diseases. Conduct a health assessment. Keep all medications for campers and staff under his/her control at all times during disseminating and locked in health lodge at all other times. Other Job Duties: Perform any tasks beyond those assigned, as help is needed. Develop a resource file and obtain information and/or literature concerning health in the camp community. Be responsible for contacting parents concerning the status of their camper’s health by telephone in the following situations: any injury requiring an x-ray, illness requiring an infirmary stay and emergency treatment/accident, etc. Be knowledgeable of outside health resources. Evaluate medical services. Qualifications: Registered nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with a valid CO license. CPR certified Current First aid certification and experience in first aid and emergency management. Current Driver’s license Experience working with individuals with disabilities is preferred but not required (both children and adult) illness/injury care. Desire to work with children and adults in a camp setting. Must enjoy working in the outdoors, and have a positive attitude. Great written and verbal communication skills
  • Food Service Manager
    Job Title: Food Service Manager Reports to: Executive Director Salary: $575/per week Position Purpose: The Food Service Manager will cook and prepare nutritious meals and in maintaining the cleanliness and sanitation of the kitchen and dishwashing area. Essential Job Functions: 1. Daily operations of the camp food service. The preparation of food as the menu indicates including washing and peeling. Set up food, supplies, and utensils for dining hall distribution. Store food and leftovers at proper temperature. 2. The routine sanitation of the kitchen and related equipment. Clean and maintain all food-preparation and storage areas. Wash all dishes, serving and preparation equipment, and utensils according to regulated washing methods and temperatures. Reduce waste, reuse items, and recycle as indicated through the camp’s procedures. 3. The preparation and packaging of food for use outside the camp dining hall. Work with other staff in reviewing pack out requests to ensure adequate and accurate amounts and variety. Prepare and store pack out food according to camp and health code procedures. Advise staff on equipment or preparation materials needed for identified menu choices. Other Job Duties: Considerations for job duties are made based on the size of the kitchen staff; food service styles (such as buffet, family style etc.); amount of food service outside of the dining hall including tripping programs, picnics etc. Qualifications: Desire to work in the food service area. Knowledge of food preparation and serving, storage of food and dishwashing procedures is preferred. Willing to work Sunday evening to Friday afternoon, can live on site or drive to work and salary includes meals, staff attire and housing if needed. It is from the beginning of June to the middle of August. Physical Aspects of the Job: Ability to lift and carry 30 pounds including unloading food, carry trays of dishes, lifting supplies and equipment as needed. Visual ability to identify and respond to environmental hazards. Physical ability to operate kitchen equipment according to safe recommended methods. Physical mobility and endurance to perform tasks while standing for long periods of time (60 minutes or more). Determine cleanliness of dishes, food surfaces, and kitchen area.
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